ShuRaku Sake Bar and Bistro

For Fannypack’s birthday dinner, I chose for us to head to Downtown via the Canada Line.  It’s convenient and since Fannypack and O haven’t been on it before, I thought it’ll be fun. My restaurant choice that night was ShuRaku Japanese Bistro. Just get off at Vancouver City Centre Station and walk 1.5 blocks and […]

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.  […]

Sushi Garden

Feeling like sushi, so I dragged L with me after work for some.  She recommended Sushi Garden in Burnaby, as it was close to our work.  It’s supposedly good and cheap food. We expected it to be busy and it was, but the wait wasn’t too bad.  5-10 minutes only.  It was a good idea […]

Toratatsu Again

Update: This restaurant is now closed. The bunch of us congregated in Downtown again to attend M’s convocation at the new Vancouver Convention Centre.  Afterwards, we had to decide where to go for dinner and I suggested Toratatsu since we all like Izakayas. As usual we’re all supposed to pick something.  We ordered a bunch […]

Sushi House

It was lunch with Mom again.  This week we did it on a Sunday.  At first I was obviously skeptical about venturing to the “Golden Village” during the weekends, but since our destination is a little bit away from the “Bermuda Triangle” of Aberdeen, Parker Place, and Yaohan, I thought we’ll be safe. Sushi House […]

Ichiro Japanese Restaurant w/ Friends

This dinner was planned for about a month.  A few weeks ago I saw the comment in my previous Ichiro Japanese Restaurant review and saw that the commenter did not have a good experience here.  That worried me as I had highly recommended it to my coworkers.  It was also tediously planned so I really […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kingsway Sushi 東壽司 AYCE

Kingsway Sushi has recently become my favorite place for All-you-can-eat (AYCE) japanese (albeit chinese-made) food.  They have quality fresh sashimi and a decent selection of items in their Deluxe Dinner menu. It was a Saturday so the place was packed.  Good thing we made reservations, but still we waited for about 15 minutes.  Those without […]