Nobusan Japanese Tapas-Bar

Update Sep 21, 2009: This restaurant has since shut down. Nobusan is a recently opened restaurant located on what Wendy and I call “Road of Hell”, aka. Richmond’s No.3 Rd.  The Canada Line construction has made driving almost intolerable.  If you are to get to this restaurant, you must be heading south to get into […]

+Alpha Izakaya Tapas Bar

Pretty Sis introduced me to +Alpha (UPDATE: now called Alpha Sushi Bar), another izakaya restaurant located in downtown Vancouver. I first thought that it’s probably a lesser known Japanese tapas restaurant due to the “monopoly” by Guu.  However, Pretty Sis says that this place gets busier the later it gets, so I guess this gem […]

Toratatsu Tapas Bistro 虎龍

Update: This restaurant has closed. Boyfriend and I had originally planned on going to Motomachi for ramen Wednesday night.  However, once we got there, we found out that it was closed on said day.  We were a bit disappointed, but at the same time I was excited because it finally gave us a chance to […]

Como Taperia

For Fannypack’s birthday this year I took her to Como Taperia on Main Street.  I had passed by this place many times and had always wanted to try it, so this was a great opportunity to do so! Como Taperia doesn’t take reservations unless you’re a big party, so I emailed the restaurant prior to see how busy […]

Chicha Chalaco Ceviche

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: Chicha

For AngryRussian’s second ever Dine Out experience (my third this year) we settled on Chicha.  They are offering a $30 menu in a tapas-sharing environment, where each diner got to choose 1 appetizer, 2 entree tapas, and 1 dessert.  Our bar-top quickly got crowded as most of the dishes except for the desserts came out […]

The Ascot – Restaurant Review

Update: This restaurant has closed. For our monthly gossip session, Fannypack and I visited The Ascot with a Groupon in hand.  As we approached the restaurant we were impressed by the swanky hipster-looking storefront.  However it did look out of place for its location, as it’s near Richards and W. Pender. Stepping in the hipster-factor […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2013: Judas Goat Taberna

Update: This restaurant has closed. Wendy and I managed to secure a reservation on Dine Out Vancouver‘s opening night this year for one of the more intriguing of the $18 menu hosts; Judas Goat Taberna in Gastown.  For those unfamiliar with the Dine-Out concept, it’s a 17-day annual food festival where many local restaurants set […]

Gyo-O 魚王

Wendy likes to check out the Klip magazine where they feature local restaurants and other interesting items.  The front cover to a recent issue had Gyo-O as one of the featured places (it sure pays to be on the front cover)!  Gyo-O is at a good location inside the usually busy Continental Centre in Richmond.  […]


Update: This restaurant is now closed. It was Mommy’s birthday last week, so Pretty Sis and I took Mom and her sister (our aunt obviously) out to Downtown for dinner. Traditionally we had taken her to fine-dining.  However this year, I’ve decided to make full use of my $5 Let’s Go For Dinner membership (it’s […]

Soul Robata & Izakaya 魂

Update: This restaurant is now closed. Fannypack and I met up with the gang on Sunday for dinner to catch up.  W chose the place and she chose Soul Robata & Izakaya on Alexandra Road.  As it was a Sunday I was weary of parking there, so I got Boyfriend to drop me off.  That […]