Every spring a dusty array of Millennial Pink coats the city with cherry blossoms. While pictures of sakura probably is flooding your Instagram, the truth is the taste of cherry blossoms is even better than their smell. The flowers and leaves of the cherry tree […]
Sushi Bar Maumi is a by reservation only Japanese restaurant in the West End neighbourhood of Vancouver – particularly between Bute and Davie. Menu focuses on traditional nigiri sushi. The omakase menu consists of a course of 11 pieces of sushi for $75 per person […]
Miku at Coal Harbour waterfront is one of my favourite Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. It is located next to Canada Place and has wonderful views – you can watch the sunset over the North Shores. To celebrate our third wedding anniversary, Dave and I wanted to indulge in their omakase menu – Aburi Kaiseki Dinner.
Kaiseki menu is only available during dinner service. There are three choices of Shokai (zensai, entree, signature sushi and dessert) $68 per person, Kaisen (six course chef’s tasting menu) $88 per person and Aburi (unique multi-course experience with premium and seasonal ingredients) $135 per person. Traditional Kaiseki Ryori incorporates region’s food culture and is presented in unique Arita plateware from Kyushu, Japan.
To start the evening we savoured a glass of Riesling while watching the thunderstorm – after all it is September in Vancouver.
Amuse Bouche: croquette
Aburi Sashimi: trio selection of flame seared salmon, scallop and tuna with signature sauces.
Appetizer: Presented in a beautiful bento box from Arita plateware that is so Instagram worthy. Seven seasonal bite size appetizers that consists of fresh oysters (or substitution for clams), Salt Spring mussels with mignonette and tiger prawn cocktail. The bottom layer includes octopus ceviche, pan seared Hakkaido scallop, beef carpaccio, and ahi tuna.
Lobster Tail: The third course consists of half lobster table grilled with tomato chili sauce served with seasonal vegetables.
Wagyu Beef: tender and cooked perfectly medium rare with a dash of pink Himalayan salt. Served with seasonal greens.
Miku’s Signature Sushi: The fifth course includes an assortment of Aburi nigiri, rolls (Miku roll and Red Wave Roll) and oshi sushi (salmon, ebi). Before ending the evening with dessert, you have the option to add more food a la carte. For us, it was the perfect amount. Besides we wanted to get ice cream afterwards…
Black Forest Tiramisu with Vanilla Bean ice cream. This dessert was airy, light and not too sweet. Just the way I like it.
If you are looking for an omakase dinner service with an amazing view. I highly recommend the Aburi Kaiseki dinner from Miku.
Mon 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
200 Granville St #70, Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4
Many people were saddened by the news that Basho Cafe was closing. Instead, Yama Cafe reopened and kept the essence of Basho. Taking over is Chef Yama – a former employee. Most of the original menu and spirit remains. I came here a while ago […]
Edo Japan is opening this May Long Weekend at Pacific Centre Mall in downtown Vancouver! This Canadian fast food chain specializes in Japanese traditional Teppanyaki style cooking made with freshly prepared and delicious ingredients. There are over 100 Edo Japan food court and storefront locations across Canada. Their […]
Nubo Japanese Tapas is located on a quint little corner on 739 Pandora Ave. in downtown Victoria, British Columbia. We were over on Vancouver Island for a weekend getaway. Every time we are on vacation we always crave Asian food at least once – we always needed some sort of comfort food.
Nubo was clean and had a fusion, hip vibe. The menu offers more authentic Japanese cuisine than fancy fusion items.
Lucky Strike Roll 13: smoked salmon, seared tuna, spicy tuna, prawn tempura, avocado, fish eggs.
Nigiri sushi – Saba, Hotate, Amaebi. The sashimi was very fresh and I liked the giant pieces of butterfly scallops
Off the tapas menu we ordered Tamago Spam Musubi 9: spam, tamago, pressed sushi. This was not my favorite and thought it was rather dry and bland. The spam was too thin and the rice too dry.
Nabeyaki Udon 17: udon soup, mussels, scallop, prawn
We could never have a Japanese meal without at least some cooked food. This Nabeyaki Udon was especially comforting for a windy night after spending a day at the waterfalls!
Buta Gyoza 4: Pork dumplings.
If you have any recommendations for good quality sushi, please me know in the comments below! I need this next time we head over for a staycation!
Nubo Japanese Tapas
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi Bar
Mon 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 2:45 pm, 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
739 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N9
Harvest Community Foods (or as I like to refer to Harvest Union) is a local grocer servicing the Chinatown-Strathcona neighbourhood at 243 Union St. The grocery and food shop began is a community project (This Space), in which a public vote determined the use of the […]
For lovers of Tannis Ling’s award winning Bao Bei, Kissa Tanto at 263 Pender Street is a must visit. It was voted number one enRoute Magazine Canada’s Best New Restaurant 2016. This highly anticipated restaurant with long lines and lengthy reservation waitlist does not disappoint. Executive […]
ANCORA DINE OUT DINNER MENU 2017
- Dine Out Menus are available January 20th to February 5th, 2017
Neighborhood: YaletownCuisine Type: Seafood
Dinner Menu Price: $40
Lunch Menu Price: N/A
Gluten-Free Options Available: Yes
Vegetarian Options Available: Yes
Wild Mushroom Bisque goat cheese chantilly, red onion jam, parsley
Crispy Prawn Causa beet potato, kale chicharron, rocoto emulsion, escabeche sauce
Nikkei Style Trout Ceviche daikon, cilantro, hoisin sesame leche de tigre, puffed nori
Ras el Hanout Spiced Winter Vegetables quinoa tabbouleh, squash puree, parsley chimichurri
Grilled Kuterra Salmon roasted red pepper rice, chorizo, shellfish, roasted garlic and lemon espuma
Roasted Pork Tenderloin celeriac puree, potato pavee, pickled red radish, brussels sprouts, grainy mustard jus
Tres Leches Cake spiced chantilly, strawberries, dulce de leche
Rice Pudding Panna Cotta purple corn gel, apple crumble, pineapple sorbetBeverages, tax and gratuity are extra.
Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio
Cuisine: West Coast, Peruvian, Japanese
Monday – Sunday 3:00 – 12:00 am
1600 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L9
Pokérrito (poké + burrito) is a new Poke restaurant at 558 Dunsmuir Street in Downtown, Vancouver. Serving gluten-free sushi burritos and flavorful marinated raw fish sashimi in your choice of rice or salad bowls. It’s generally a sushi-lover’s fast-food dream come true. Chef Jung Moon […]
Chef Andrea Carlson (Burdock & Co) will be partnering with Chef Masayoshi Baba and Masa Shiroki on the Masa, Masa, Matsutake collaborative dinner at Burdock & Co this Sunday, November 20. The dinner is selling out fast! They are considering offering a second seating. If […]
The 12th annual Taste of Yaletown 2016 event starts tomorrow Oct 13th to 27th. During this two week period, 31 Yaletown restaurants will be offering special menus and wines for a limited time. Sharing and Pairings and fixe prix menu prices of $25, $35, or $45. Yaletown will be making a donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Did you see our Instagram Stories?
Tonight, we met at Xoxolat with some chocolate tastings before breaking off into groups.
$35 TASTE OF YALETOWN MENU
All of the following signature dishes:
lightly seared albacore tuna sashimi, cilantro, tomatoes, onions and garlic chips
PONZU BEEF TATAKI
lightly seared AAA beef, seaweed, fresh onions, garlic chips and ponzu
KALE AND ASPARAGUS GOMA-AE
kale and asparagus with sesame dressing
SHISO PESTO CHICKEN STEAK
Roasted chicken thigh, shiso-ooba pesto sauce, karashi mashed potatoes and shishito peppers
lobster and king oyster mushroom baked in a lobster shell, miso-mayonnaise and yuzu
PINE MUSHROOM YAKI UDON
stir-fried thick udon noodles with pine mushrooms and spring onions, tempura bits and kelp-dashi soy butter
TORCHED SMOKED CHICKEN SUSHI
house made smoked chicken thigh, torched mayonnaise, ume paste, onions and ooba oil pressed sushi
TORCHED SABA SUSHI
seared, marinated mackerel with vinegar, lime juice, ooba leaf and apple pressed sushi
PEPPER AND AVOCADO PRESSED SUSHI
grilled peppers marinated in sweet soy, kale purée and wasabi mayonnaise. A great vegetarian option!
TASTE OF YALETOWN RESTAURANTS
- 21 Nautical Miles Seafood Bar
- Bistro Sakana
- Brix & Mortar
- Cactus Club Cafe
- DD Mau
- Hapa Izakaya
- Honjin Sushi
- House Special
- Hub Restaurant
- Hurricane Grill
- Kuma Izakaya
- La Pentola
- La Terrazza
- Lime and Moon Pie Company
- Little Saigon
- Minami Restaurant
- The New Oxford
- The Parlour
- Provence Marinaside
- Rodney’s Oyster House
- Romer’s Burger Bar
- Simply Thai Restaurant
- Sushi Maro
- The Distillery Bar
- The Greek by Anatoli
- Urban Thai Bistro
- West Oak Restaurant
- WildTale Coastal Grill
- Yaletown Brewing Company
- Yaletown L’Antipasto
- Zend Conscious Lounge
For more information about Taste of Yaletown visit https://yaletowninfo.com
Pepper Lunch Canada currently has two locations: Vancouver on Cambie street and Richmond on No.3 Road. This popular Japanese DIY Fast Food Steak restaurants offers sizzling hot teppanyaki style hot plates. As we approach the new Fall season, there are a few new menu items and combo […]
Poke Time located on 1258 Robson Street (at Bute) is a fast food restaurant dedicated entirely to Hawaiian style sushi bar. Vancouver’s craze is booming with these much loved chopped raw seafood salad. The 900 sqft space is bright and open. Similar to Subway, Poke Time is […]