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Masa Japanese Restaurant: 2nd Floor Japanese Eats

Masa Japanese Restaurant is located on the corner of Hemlock and West Broadway on the 2nd floor, overlooking the small mini mall below. I fondly remember having our first Japanese restaurant date at a now defunct Japanese restaurant in the same location many moons ago.
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FusionCore Japanese Eatery: Solid Take-Out Only Spot

Recently, I noticed a Japanese place show up on my radar that’s located in a mini mall along the busy Burnaby/New Westminster border. From past experience, most of these places are just your run-of-the-mill quick sushi places that are nothing to write home about. So I was actually pleasantly surprised by the variety of Japanese fare that FusionCore serves up.
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Mr. Japanese Curry: Beef Curry

Ever since we visited Japan and had the most amazing Japanese curry at CoCo Ichibanyan, I’ve been dying to find a really good Japanese curry place in Vancouver.
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Takara Sushi: Solid Japanese Offering in Burnaby

Takara Sushi was the second restaurant that I attempted to try after the Coronapocalypse shut down dine-in eating… we were having a big craving for Japanese food while stuck at home so we might have overdid it with the amount of food we ordered, lol.
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Masayoshi: Special Take-Out Menu

When the whole coronapocaplyse shut down dine-in eating at restaurants, it was a bit of an inconvenience at first… then I started to realize just how often I ate at restaurants – turns out we’re saving a lot of money by me not eating out. After a couple of weeks, I started to get cravings for Japanese food and it so happened that I saw that Masayoshi was going to offer special take-out meals. I’ve had Masayoshi on my radar for a long time but never found the time to visit in person before so I figured this was serendipitous.
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Kiyo Sushi: Sashimi and Tempura

Kiyo Sushi is tucked away in the Cambie Plaza mini mall in Richmond. We came for a visit in early November because I was intrigued by their menu (I’m tired of “Japanese” restaurants that only serve sushi rolls).
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Y Sushi: Unremarkable Japanese on Edmonds

Ok, so I’ve held off on visiting Y Sushi for a very long time. Why? Well, I’ve heard many mixed reviews of the place and, to be honest, life is too short for bad sushi.
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Tatsu Japanese Bistro: Sashimi and Bento Boxes

Tatsu is a tiny Japanese bistro located on “The Drive” in Vancouver. We stopped by one weekend for lunch and managed to squish into a table near the window.
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Yuwa Japanese Cuisine: A Tale of Two Visits

Did you ever go for dinner somewhere and receive a completely different experience on separate occasions? That’s how I felt about Yuwa Japanese Cuisine. This place had been on my wish list for a long time but because they only open for dinner service and it being located so far away, it was only until recently that I finally managed to come visit.
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Marutama Ra-men (Metrotown): Super Duper Busy

If you’re a ramen lover in Vancouver, you’ve probably heard of Marutama Ra-men. This iconic chain founded in Japan back in 2001 has spread across the globe and is known for their signature creamy chicken broth with aosa seaweed. Recently, they opened up a new location near Metrotown (in the former Ramen Raijin spot on Kingsway) and I visited during their soft opening.
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Sushi Street – Paris Hotel (Las Vegas): What’s in a Name?

It happens to us all the time… we make plans to try and eat somewhere and something goes wrong. Specifically, we were looking to grab some Japanese food while we were in Vegas and I had already scoped out a target that was located right in our hotel called Sekushi. The online menu and pictures all seemed good. The only problem is that we couldn’t find the darn place. We wandered around and around the casino and hotel area looking for Sekushi but couldn’t find it anywhere.
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Sapporo Kitchen (Surrey): Lunch Specials

Just on the outskirts of White Rock is a little shopping centre called Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. When we visited in early September, it looked like they were doing a bunch of renovations in the mall but we were really here to try out Sapporo Kitchen (a Japanese restaurant located outside the shopping centre).
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