Manzo Izakaya Japanese Restaurant Richmond 万藏居酒屋 is located on Alexandra Road for over 10 years. They were one of the first izakayas offering Japanese tapas and grilled dishes and skewers in Lulu Island before Gyo-O Kaisen Shokudo Japanese Restaurant, G Men Nan Chuu, Gyoza King Group, Ebisu, etc opened. Since then, they have also expanded to open Manzo Itamae on 120-9020 Capstan Way. Let us saviour the original Manzo barbeque. For those unfamiliar with the term izakaya (居酒屋) it is a type of Japanese drinking establishment which focuses on a popular yet casual place to congregate after work drinking and communication. The red lanterns – pronounced akachōchin (赤ちょうちん) are traditionally found in front of any izakayas. Manzo has been a popular spot to enjoy some sake, unique tapas dishes and the company of friends along with impeccable service.
Their daily specials with a wide variety of choices also make frequent visits entertaining.
To start, fresh cabbages are served with daikon soy sauce. Something with a little bite without the heaviness.
Uni Chawanmushi海胆茶碗蒸 $7.95: A traditional egg custard steamed in a tea cup added with a piece of fresh sea urchin. Inside you will find it flavoured with soy sauce, dashi, shiitake mushrooms and shrimp. Egg custard is smooth and light, perfect as a starter.
Kawahagi 燒雞泡魚乾 $4.50: This Thread-sail File fish is an angler’s favourite catch during summer months in Japan. It is also commonly known as File Fish or Leatherjacket. The skin is rough yet brightly colored. When grilled it will remind you of dried cuttlefish; only sweeter.
Sazae 禜螺片刺身 $7.50: Conch. This crustacean may not be a popular sashimi item, but in case you are wondering, it closely resembles the texture of an octopus or hokkigai (surf calm) – elastic consistency and subtle ocean tastes.
Okonomiyaki お好み焼き: aka Japanese noodle pizza. Its main ingredients are egg, cabbage, Aonori (Seaweed Flakes), Panko (Tempura bits), noodles and various other toppings. This dish is on the heavier side and goes great to absorb / coat your stomach from alcohol consumption.
Hanna Sushi 花寿司: Currently not on the menu, but if you ask it will be served. This sushi roll is made with farm salmon sashimi rolled with little rice, chopped scallop and sprinkled with tobiko. It is refreshing and has a lot of bite.
If you are looking for something more refined and sophisticated, hop of to Manzo Itamae where it features an array of fresh sashimi flown from Japan.
Manzo Izakaya Japanese Restaurant Richmond | Grilled Skewers 万藏居酒屋
Cuisine: Japanese, Late Night, BBQ
Mon 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8391 Alexandra Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1C3