Category Archives: Japanese

Shokudo Restaurant: Kushiage and Kitsune Udon

Shokudo is a Japanese restaurant that recently moved into the former Amorosa Pasta House location on Edmonds and 6th St (Amorosa moved next door to combine with their Greek Santali House).
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Ikoi Sushi: Assorted Nigiri

Okay, I’ve been to Ikoi Sushi, located in the Sapperton area of New Westminster, many times in the past so I’ll keep this post relatively light. If you want to read more about Ikoi, take a look at our previous post.
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Miku Restaurant: Coal Harbour Platter

It was over two years ago that I first visited Miku Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. From that moment, I knew that I’d eventually be back but I had no idea it would take so long for a revisit.
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Bara Sushi: Forgettable Sushi

I’m a little backlogged with writing my blog posts so when I came across this entry, I had to think hard about what I remembered about this restaurant. Bara Sushi is a newish Japanese restaurant located on Sixth Street in New Westminster.
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Bluefin Sushi: Average Eats

Bluefin Sushi is located in the Sapperton area of New Westminster, directly across from Royal Columbian Hospital.
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Sushi Dragon: Surprisingly Good Take-Out

While running errands back in October, we were looking for something quick and tasty to eat around the Broadway area. Since there is an overabundance of sushi places in Vancouver, we decided to try Sushi Dragon.
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Edo Mirakuchaya Sora Machi Tei (Tokyo 2016): Sashimi and Rice Bowl

Tokyo Skytree is really a sight to behold… this building is the tallest structure in Japan at 634 metres and they have an observation deck that can see all the way to Mt. Fuji on a clear day. After taking in the magnificent views from the top of Skytree, we went looking for some lunch in one of the buildings attached to the Skytree complex.
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Yokohama World Porters (Japan 2016): Food Court

During our trip to Japan, we spent most of our time in the major areas of Tokyo but decided to take a day trip to nearby Yokohama (about an hour away by train). Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan by population (after the 23 special wards of Tokyo). It’s important to remember that Yokohama is a city within the Kanagawa prefecture while Tokyo is a nearby prefecture in and of itself.
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Udon No Shikoku (Tokyo 2016): Shibuya Tokyu Department Store

It seems like inside every department store in Japan, you can find a lot of food options… typically, the basement floors have the deli and fast food options while restaurants are located on the higher floors. Read the rest of this entry

Odaiba Takoyaki Museum (Tokyo 2016): Takoyaki Heaven

Quick! When you think of Japanese street food… what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Did you say “takoyaki”? You can find takoyaki in Vancouver, but for the uninitiated, takoyaki is round-shaped dumplings filled with piece of octopus (ie. tako) and then topped with various ingredients.
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Fukuhachi Yakitori Restaurant (Tokyo 2016): Yakitori Alley Memory Lane

One dining experience that you should really plan on trying if you find yourself in Japan is the yokocho or alleyway restaurants that are crammed full of tiny yakitori restaurants. Most of these restaurants only have a dozen or so seats and are only open at night. One such alleyway located in Shinjuku is called Omoide Yokocho and is located on the west side of Shinjuku station. Read the rest of this entry

Curry House CoCo Ichibanya – Shibuya (Tokyo 2016): Japanese Curry

One of the best meals that I had in Japan was when we came across this curry house while we were in Shibuya. Curry House Coco Ichibanya is a popular chain that’s been around since 1978. Read the rest of this entry