Tag: Izakaya

Guu Garden Izakaya Vancouver | Japanese Izakaya Downtown

Guu Garden Izakaya Vancouver | Japanese Izakaya Downtown

  Across from the Law Courts is Guu Garden Izakaya on 808 Nelson Street. It is part of the Guu family of restaurants. Up the stairs you will find a cozy but spacious izakaya with wooden floors, garden patio and large bar space. The atmosphere is […]

Guu Kobachi (Guu Izakaya), Vancouver (Downtown)

Guu Kobachi (Guu Izakaya), Vancouver (Downtown)

  Friends and fans for Guu Kobachi will rejoice over their Denman location also. This small izakaya joint amongst the street filled with ramen – Motomachi, Kintaro, etc. Inside are small wooden tables and a bar area with a projection screen. We arrived one Monday […]

Ebisu Japanese Restaurant (Kamei Group), Vancouver (Downtown)

Ebisu Japanese Restaurant (Kamei Group), Vancouver (Downtown)




Many of you living in Vancouver will pass by えびす Ebisu Japanese Restaurant on Robson x Butes location at one point in time; or perhaps frequent this eatery. Like Ebisu in Richmond, it comes from the same parent group Kamei Group. This place is forever jammed action packed and is great of late nights or happy hour. Problem with this location, like any other establishment on Robson is that street parking is terrible and there isn’t any free parking. There is a long bar table, booth seats and high tops tables in the back. Again, it is a great place to watch the game, pre-drink, chill and grab a bite.





We came here this time for some food to bridge the gap on a TGIF and a late dinner party with friends. Thank goodness for the Royale Sashimi Feast Platter. Plenty of fresh sashimis that is filling but also easily digestible.


Royale Sashimi Feast 29.95: Amaebi, Hotate scallops, Sashimi (Salmon, tuna, saba, and hamachi) and spicy tuna.


Fresh oysters: Although on the skinny side. they were fresh.


A beautiful array of my favourites.


Generous chunks of spicy tuna garnished with green onions


Sweet awesomeness of hotates.


Two sweet amaebis prawns.


For $30, this was a great deal. After dinner at Ebisu Japanese Restaurant, I’m ready for some shopping before we migrate to dinner. TGIF! <3

Ebisu on Robson on Urbanspoon


Ebisu Japanese Restaurant

827 Bute Street  Vancouver, BC V6E 3Y4
(604) 689-8266
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Guu Otokomae Japanese Izakaya, Vancouver (Gastown)

Guu Otokomae Japanese Izakaya, Vancouver (Gastown)

Guu Izakaya. “Shouting is one of our specialty other than serving Izakaya dish” Guu Otokomae Japanese Vancouver (Gastown) √ Guu Original Vancouver (Thurlow) Guu Garlic Vancouver (Robson) Guu Garden Vancouver (Nelson) Guu Richmond (Aberdeen) Guu Kobachi Vancouver (Denman) Guu’s empire is steadily building in Vancouver and […]

Manzo Izakaya Japanese Restaurant Richmond | Grilled Skewers 万藏居酒屋

Manzo Izakaya Japanese Restaurant Richmond | Grilled Skewers 万藏居酒屋

  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, […]

Suika Izakaya, Vancouver

Suika Izakaya, Vancouver

Kingyo expanded a sister restaurant Suika Izakaya on West Broadway and Fir St. I was there on a Tuesday night and it’s already packed around 7pm. Make sure you make reservation if you want to come on the weekend. I really enjoy looking at their beer bottles covered lights, quite creative.

They have a Suika-watermelon signature drink and they serve it in a cocktail glass that also has a watermelon on it. I finally realized that they put the Japanese cartoon character Doraemon and his little sister Dorami as the menu background at the second time I was there. Obviously I am all about their food.

Cuisine: Japanese, Izakaya, Tapa

Price/Entrée: $10-20

Out of 5… (1: Don’t bother —> 5: Excellent)

Food: 4

Service: 4

Ambiance: 4.5

Overall: 4

Suika on Urbanspoon

First we started with Toko wasabi and amaebi sashimi. Amaebi is always my favorite and it’s a must order item. I wish they could deep fry the shrimp heads. It looks more appealing and fresh with the whole shrimp on the plate.

Amaebi Sashimi $5

Toko wasabi with seaweed $3.5

Kakuni Bibimbap $8.80 picture take after the server mixed the rice.

Stewed pork belly, sweet dried shrimp & scallions on rice served in a hot stone bowl.

Another must order item is Aburi ‘Shime-saba’ sushi. Saba became my new favorite sashimi a couple years ago. The rice was a bit soggy with too much sauce.

Aburi ‘Shime-saba’ sushi $12

Seared Cured Mackerel Pressed sushi served with mustard soy dressing.

AAA steak on hot stone plate. You can tell I am a fan of hot stone bowl/plate. You can cook your steak a bit more on the hot stone plate if you wish. But I like it as is, perfect medium rare. You may find it a bit more on the salty side.

AAA Beef filet Steak and fresh garlic served on a hot stone plate $16

Comes with fresh shichimi spice & soy onion sauce

If you have more room for dessert, I would recommend matcha cream brulee to complete your meal. It’s a frozen dessert and it tastes like ice-cream. So yummy.

Matcha cream brulee (left) and red bean strawberry cake (right)

They do open late, a good place to have dessert and drinks!

Gyo-O Kaisen Shokudo Japanese Restaurant 王海食堂, Richmond

Gyo-O Kaisen Shokudo Japanese Restaurant 王海食堂, Richmond

Another Gyoza King produced Japanese Resto specifically featuring remarkable seafood and serving Donburi, Gyo-O Roll (fresh sashimi on sushi rice roll) , Ramen, Udon and Takoyakis… Unlike G-Be Izakaya Japanese Restaurant in Burnaby or Gyoza King on Robson Street downtown, Gyo-O is a quaint little […]