Kuma Japanese Restaurant: Good Quality But Slow Service
I don’t find myself out in the Dunbar area that frequently but, after an enjoyable visit to MOA in the beginning of September, we stopped by Kuma Japanese Restaurant on Dunbar (across from the Tim Horton’s and liquor store). There didn’t seem to be many other shops on this street that were still open (guessing that they might eventually turn this block into condos…).
This is a fairly small Japanese eatery but had some interesting choices on the menu. The first dish to arrive at our table was the Assorted Sashimi ($21.30 Chef’s Choice of 12 pieces). We were actually pretty impressed with the sashimi quality… 2 pieces of wild salmon, 2 pieces of slightly fatty salmon, 2 pieces of tuna, 3 pieces of tako (octopus), 2 pieces of plump scallops, and 4 slices of hokkigai (surf clam).
The next dish to arrive at our table was the Spicy Agedashi Tofu ($5.05) – the sauce reminded me of the spicy sauce you get at Korean restaurants. Nice crispness to the exterior of the tofu.
We also ordered their Chicken Teriyaki Bento Box ($13.05). While the sashimi and agedashi tofu were a bit slow to come out, the bento box was painfully slow to come out… it was about another 15 minutes after we received our first dishes. We did notice that another party came in after us and received their bento boxes way before we did.
On the plus side, the food is actually made quite well. The thing that turned me off a bit was how slow our bento box came out (especially when people who come in after us and order after us receive the same dish before we do).
3446 Dunbar St
Posted on November 25, 2019, in Japanese, Restaurant Review and tagged Agedashi Tofu, Bento Box, Dunbar, Food, Japanese, restaurant review, Sashimi, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.