Miku Restaurant

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned in life is that it’s not just a a birthday it’s a birth month. That’s right. A month worth of celebrations and drinking. For me, that month is February. Yes, I got shafted in that it’s a shorter month, but that just means I need to party…

Satomi Sushi

I had first wanted to try this place back in August of last year, but we came on a day that they were closed. I didn’t have another opportunity until recently to finally check it out! We went here after work (around 9 pm) so the restaurant was pretty empty. We were famished, so we…

Black Rice Izakaya

I haven’t seen B in a long time, and we finally were able to find time in both of our schedules to meet up for lunch on a weekday. What we ate: Teishoku A, Aburi Spicy Salmon hako, Chef’s selection of Aburi Sushi and sashimi with Guacamole Side of Beef karaage, agedashi tofu, oshinko, green…

Taishoken Ramen

When I’m in Japan, one of my favourite things to eat is Tsukemen. I have yet to find a version in Vancouver as good as the ones I’ve had in Tokyo, but the one I had at Taishoken comes pretty close! Seating is very cramped in this small restaurant, so I wouldn’t recommend coming with…

Kimu

A and I met up for lunch last Sunday, and we ended up at Kimu because our first choice of restaurant wasn’t open on Sunday! ): I love how open the restaurant is. The seats weren’t cramped and the overall feeling of the restaurant was very airy. It’s a bit out of the way, but…

Sushi Aria

R picked me up after work today and we went for a really late lunch at Sushi Aria. The restaurant was very spacious and clean. Given our odd dining time, it was also quite empty, but service was very good, and they kept refilling our tea and checking in on our table. What he ate:…

Ramen Jinya

My good friend Q is leaving Vancouver for school for the next two years, so this was our last meet up. She was really craving noodles so we decided to go to Ramen Jinya. We arrived at around 6pm and there was no line, which was perfect. The seating is extremely tight, so much so…

Sushi California 

Came here for a quick lunch with Q. I’ve been coming to Sushi California since they first opened when I was in university. It’s one of my favourite places for a quick bite of no frills Japanese food, and I have often come here from my office Downtown just to pick up lunch! What I…

Tentatsu Sushi

Ahh, another Japanese restaurant at a very ill fated location. Tentatsu is located next to Anton’s, and pretty much every restaurant here lasts about a year (if they’re lucky) before going under. Tentatsu pretty much took over the Sushi Giwa space. Everything looks exactly the same as it was when it was Sushi Giwa, except…

Ki-Isu Sushi (Yaletown)

Met up with P for dinner after a crazy hectic week. Due to some miscommunication on my part we ended up at Ki-Isu Sushi in Yaletown. I’ve been here once before and it wasn’t bad, plus the place was quite busy for a Thursday evening! The only downside is that they have no descriptions for…

Guu Otokomae (Gastown)

Guu Otokomae located in Gastown is one of my favourite izakayas. I love popping in after work for some drinks and delicious food. What I ate: Mushroom Cheese Bibimbap キノコとチーズの石焼きビビンバ ($8.50) fried rice in a hot stone bowl w/ mushrooms, cheese w/ “nori” seaweed sauce This is one of my favourite dishes here! Can’t go wrong…

Urban Sushi

I’ve always walked past this sushi joint, but I’ve never actually went in. Last week R asked me out for lunch as we haven’t met up in a while and we decided to check this place out. The restaurant is actually two restaurants in one. On one side they have sushi and on the other…