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Sushi Mania Japanese Restaurant | Main Street

Sushi Mania Japanese Restaurant | Main Street

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Sushi Mori Coquitlam | Closed Due to Fire

Sushi Mori Coquitlam | Closed Due to Fire

[image_with_animation image_url="10677" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] Sushi Mori Coquitlam is now closed due to fire. Fire crews were called to Sushi Mori Restaurant in Eagle Ridge Square around 1:30am earlier this month. There are quite a few good Japanese restaurants in Coquitlam compared to Sushi Mori. What [...]
Shirakawa Japanese Restaurant Gastown |  Modern Teppanyaki Eatery

Shirakawa Japanese Restaurant Gastown | Modern Teppanyaki Eatery

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

 

 

Shirakawa Japanese Restaurant Gastown is located in the historic Blood Alley next to L’Abattoir. Open since May, I often wonder which restaurant took over the space from Boneta. We finally decided to give this place a try and I’m quite happy that we did. Shirakawa by Itoh Dining is a modern teppanyaki eatery, owned and operated by Keisuku Itoh and Takuya Motohashi. Itoh holds a sommelier certificates in wine and sake and is under the mentorship and guidance with world-renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Shirakawa Japanese restaurant specializes in Japanese kappo, sushi, teppan grilled high-end Kuroge Wagyu Beef from Japan.

 

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

 

WAGYU TATAKI 18″ snake river wagyu beef, garlic soy and walla walla onions. Beef is tender and very fresh. The onions has been rinsed to take away bite and its sharp taste. I do like myself some raw bloody, beef.

 

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

 

HAMACHI CARPACCIO 16: thinly sliced yellowtail finished with kaiware sprouts and yuzu kosho.

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

 

TOFU GOMAAE SALADA 10: fried tofu and mixed greens dressed with black and white sesame. Our waitress recommend this salad and she did not disappoint. The house made sesame sauce is very fragrant and highlights the spinach greens and lightly breaded agesdashi tofu. I’m just so glad this gomaae salad isn’t that wring out spinach you see at your typical AYCE diners.

 

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

 

HOTATE NIGIRI 4 each: I often like to order this as a dessert to finish off a meal. In tonight’s case, we couldn’t help ourselves to encore this twice. Fatty. Sweet. Scallops. Splashed with some nirigi soy.

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

 

TORO NIGIRI 3.75 each: A fatty piece of tuna belly splashed with nigiri sauce.

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

 

BUTA RICE 12: fatty pork belly fried rice. This very fragrant rice had us wanting more. Each piece of rice seems to be coated with pork fat but yet it is still dry.

 

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

 

GASTOWN GYOZA 7: pork and mixed vegetables served with jalapeño miso. Although the skin is crispy and gyoza filling was quite juicy, this dish didn’t quite sing to us. The jalapeno miso sauce was spicy but flat. Another option is to request the ponzu soy sauce. For us, we also found it too salty.

 

Shirakawa Japanese Gastown restaurant itoh dining nomss.com

 

TEBA 8: fried ginger soy marinated chicken wings. A lightly breaded and flaky wing is how I like it.

 

We have high hopes for Shirakawa Japanese Restaurant. It is always exciting to find modern teppanyaki restaurant that also cares about maintaining traditional Japanese culinary methods.

 

 

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Shirakawa Japanese Gastown Restaurant
URL: http://shirakawagastown.com/
Cuisine: Japanese, Tapas
Hours:

Mon 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 1:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm – 1:00 am
Sun 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

 

 

12 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B
(604) 336-6918

Kishimoto Japanese Vancouver | Oshisushi & Aburi Sushi Commercial Drive

Kishimoto Japanese Vancouver | Oshisushi & Aburi Sushi Commercial Drive

  Kishimoto Japanese Vancouver on Commercial Drive has really long line ups. Lately it is one restaurant I frequent more than others. Not because it is new. But I happen to in the area. We Vancouverites are so spoiled in terms of good quality food […]

Sushimoto Burnaby | Sushi Under a Skytrain Station 鮨元

Sushimoto Burnaby | Sushi Under a Skytrain Station 鮨元

Every time Deedmonton* visits Vancouver, we are always on a mission to find some delicious and swimmingly fresh salmon sashimi for them. Every time we feel like we should wow them with our sushi to lure them to move here. Although Edmonton is only perhaps 1h26m flight, […]

Miku Restaurant Vancouver | Aburi Sushi Flame Seared

Miku Restaurant Vancouver | Aburi Sushi Flame Seared

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Miku Restaurant Vancouver Downtown is located where Aqua Riva once was at Granville Square. This high-profile waterfront location is lovely with a great view of Five Sails. Miku Restaurant is founded by Seigo Nakamura, sister restaurant to Minami Yaletown; and has been known as the place to go for Aburi sushi. Aburi sushi (flame seared) consists of nigiri sushi with a party seared, partly raw fish toppings. For those that know me well, understand that I love Japanese food. I can probably eat sushi all day errday! Miku is a great place for girls night or date night. The space includes an open kitchen main dining area and a quieter more intimate back room with water view.

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Miku Casesar: well spiced, rimmed and savored.

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French 75: A bubbly classic of gin, fresh lemon, simple syrup, sparkling wine, lemon twist.

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Sashimi Platters from $20 / person. Please ask your server for details as selection varies daily. Today special was Botan Ebi spot prawn, Hotate scallops, Hamachi Yellow Tail, Wild Sockeye Salmon, Tuna, Maguro Red Tuna, and a medley of diced tuna with garlic sauce. The heads of the botan spot prawn can be deep fried after you are done. The value and the quality of this platter was pretty decent. Everything was very fresh and good sized.

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Aburi Beef Carpaccio 18: sterling silver AAA short rib, tamari horseradish crème fraîche, ponzu, celery, organic 64° egg, organic baby greens. The sous vide egg took a few pokes to get theyolk running. The sauce was too salty and it didn’t stand a chance against Phnom Penh’s butter beef. Nonetheless, the beef was tender and soft. Sometimes less is more.

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Aburi Saba Oshi Sushi 15: pressed house cured mackerel, miso sauce. This roll was very tasty but a tad salt with the miso sauce. And I wish the saba was slightly thicker to get that texture and bite. I would still prefer the Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi!

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Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi 16: pressed BC wild sockeye salmon, jalapeno and miku sauce. This is one of my favorite aburi rolls. I love the spiciness and the slight crunch of the jalapeno against the freshness of the fish. I clearly remember that one piece of this from theMinami Dine Out Menu, simply was not enough.

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MIKU Roll 18: salmon, crab, cucumber, sea urchin, rolled in flying fish roe, miku sauce. The miku sauce used here is the same sauce used in the Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi. The roll is gently torched and the roe are half cooked. Like popping bubble wrap and tobiko pop rocks in your mouth.

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Miku Restaurant Waterfront
URL: http://www.mikurestaurant.com/
Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood
RSVP: opentable.com

Hours:
Monday – Thursday
o lunch 11:30 to 3:00pm
o bar bites 3:00 – 5:00pm
o dinner 5:00 – 10pm
o bar bites: 10pm – 10:30pm

Friday – Saturday
o lunch 11:30 to 3:00pm
o bar bites 3:00 – 5:00pm
o dinner 5:00 – 10:30
o bar bites: 10:30 – 11pm

Sunday
o lunch 11:30 to 3:00pm
o bar bites 3:00 – 5:00pm
o dinner 5:00 – 10pm

Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C
(604) 568-3900

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Toyotomi Richmond | Hot Pot and Japanese AYCE 豐臣家

Toyotomi Richmond | Hot Pot and Japanese AYCE 豐臣家

  When it comes to hot pot or Japanese sushi, Toyotomi Richmond doesn’t necessary roll off the tongue easily. One reason probably because I simply do not enjoy All You Can Eat – especially when it comes to raw fish. Quality over Quantity. Buy Less […]

Sushi Hun, Port Coquitlam x Herman Miller Eames Chairs

Sushi Hun, Port Coquitlam x Herman Miller Eames Chairs

  Sushi Hun is a newly opened sushi bar in Port Coquitlam. It took over from the previous Japanese restaurant (which was completely dis-functional) and completely did a 180 on the renovations. 2×4’s line the back wall with soft under cabinet and accent lighting and […]

The Eatery, Vancouver (Kitsilano)

The Eatery, Vancouver (Kitsilano)

THE EATERY KITSILANO

The Eatery, a place for fusion sushi, beer and hanging out with friends. We came here during my UBC days and still come back occasionally for the same reasons and perhaps for some nostalgia.

 

 

 

THE EATERY KITSILANO

The place always reminds me of having a bad hallucination with really loud music. And if my date took me home to flying dragons, neon unicorns and octopus I would get the eff out of there ASAP.

 

 

 

THE EATERY KITSILANO

THE EATERY KITSILANO

My dark psychedelic, idiosyncratic trip down the rabbit hole wasn’t all bad. The Eatery has some pretty decent rolls. My favorite is their Captain Crunch roll (deep fried Cali with unagi mayo). Their platters are reasonably priced. I love the Ring of Fire 40 for 5 rolls: Captain Crunch, Viva Las Vegas, Tataki Attack, Energy Roll, Erotica Roll, Dragon Roll.

 

 

 

THE EATERY KITSILANO

Wings are 35 cents each and the Hot Hot Hot is spicy and garlicky unlike your typical tobacco glazed one way suicide.

 

 

 

What disappoints me most is their lack of service or the fact my waitress was suppose to bring me change for $5 and instead a comes back with $2.75 and asks if this is ok because she doesn’t have enough on her (otherwise she would have to ask the other servers. God forbids. *Gasp*). Sorry Honey! Tips are to be earned not shortchanged.

 

 

 

The Eatery on Urbanspoon

 

 

 

3431 W Broadway Vancouver, BC V6R 2B4
(604) 738-5298

 

 

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TOKYO THYME Sushi Vancouver (Kerrisdale)

TOKYO THYME Sushi Vancouver (Kerrisdale)

    TOKYO THYME Sushi Vancouver located in Kerrisdale is hidden gem. Their sushi is phenomenal. Their presentation is exquisite. Inside, the decor suggests nothing like a high end quality sushi restaurant: dated orange koolaid walls, swivel chairs and mis-matched artwork.       House Special Sunomono 6.25 […]

Addiction Aquatic Development Taiwan上引水產 | Uni, King Crab and Fresh Sushi

Addiction Aquatic Development Taiwan上引水產 | Uni, King Crab and Fresh Sushi

    Addiction Aquatic Development Taiwan 上引水產 is an exciting new development. At Addiction Aquatic Development you can experience the freshest fish, sushi, and sashimi in Taipei. Located on Minzu East Road by the Taipei Fish Market about a 20min walk from Zhōngshān Junior High School Station embarks […]

Sushi K Kamizato Japanese Restaurant, Port Coquitlam

Sushi K Kamizato Japanese Restaurant, Port Coquitlam

Sushi Kazimato Poco

 

 

PoCo has another great sushi restaurant now, Sushi K Kamizato. Opened since June 6, 2012 in Shaughnessy Station (where Safeway and Earls is). Chef Keith Kamizato originally from Okinawa 沖縄県, Japan, was trained in the traditional style of Japanese cooking and sushi preparation brings us some really delicious and quality sushi.

 

Sushi Kazimato Poco

 

Brick walls, sushi bar, dark wooden tables and LCD TVs playing ocean scenes sets the mood. It reminds me of the super awesome Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium: mysterious marine life right before your eyes.

 

Sushi Kazimato Poco

Sushi Kazimato Poco

 

We were greeted by friendly staff and complimentary salmon karrage with chili mayo were provided. Warm bite sized crunchy exterior and juicy center.

 

Sushi Kazimato Poco

 

Chicken Udon: A flavourful broth with a few lightly seared tender strips of chicken. Tastes like dark meat instead of chicken breast which is a plus! Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of cooked food here. I would love to see a few traditional Okinawa dishes being offered. I think that would complete the menu!

 

 

Sushi Kazimato Poco

Sushi Kazimato Poco

 

Ocean Wiser: Amaebi, salmon toro, cucumbers on the inside. Topped with more salmon, avocado, green onions, sesame and house special sauce. A savory mix of some sort of soy vinaigrette.

 

Sushi Kazimato Poco

Sushi Kazimato Poco

 

Let it Beef House Roll: like a Aburi Beef Carpaccio – tender and lightly seared on the outside. Topped with fried garlic and carrot bites. Best served alone sans wasabi & soy mixture. The house soy vinaigrette is enough says the Chef (and we concur).

 

Sushi Kazimato Poco

 

Chef Keith Kamizato is extremely friendly and has a great memory. He remembers our friends Alecia and John when asked how we found this little slice of heaven. I can’t wait to make this place home and try out a few more Signature Rolls & Sushi Favorites: Tuna 4 Way, Goodbye Yellow Brick Roll, PoCo Gunner, and Tiger’s Eye.

 

Be sure to check out some videos posted of their facebook page!

 

 

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Sushi K Kamizato Japanese Restaurant
URL: https://www.facebook.com/SushiKKamizato
Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
Hours

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm,
Fri 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

2850 Shaughnessy St, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6K5
(604) 474-0022

 

 

Ebisu Japanese Richmond (Kamei Group), Richmond

Ebisu Japanese Richmond (Kamei Group), Richmond

  Ebisu Japanese Richmond, part of the Kamei Group has opened several locations in Vancouver and Richmond. One that we normally frequent is Ebisu Japanese Richmond since it is close to work which makes a great place for Happy Hour. Cheap beer, wings, and also a […]

Takeya Sushi Richmond

Takeya Sushi Richmond

Takeya Sushi Richmond is awesome. Table for One is not the most ideal way to spend my lunch hour. But sometimes in between meetings and running errands it is hard to avoid. Something about eating alone that makes everything a little bit lonely. So I need […]