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Da Hawaiian Poke Co (Hawaii 2018): Da Works!

Located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Ono Seafood, Da Hawaiian Poke Co is a more modern poke establishment that’s right in front of the Safeway on Kapahulu.
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Ono Seafood (Hawaii 2018): Ahi Poke

No trip to Honolulu would be complete without a healthy dose of poke. One of the best places to find fresh quality poke is Ono Seafood. Ever since our first visit to this hole-in-the-wall poke shop, we make a point to coming back whenever we’re in Waikiki.
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Blue Water Shrimp and Seafood (Hawaii 2018): Best Garlic Shrimp

As I mentioned on my last post on Da Spot Health Foods and Juices Food Truck, we were pleasantly surprised to find not one but two shrimp trucks in the heart of Waikiki. Despite having plans to head over to the North Shore, it’s much more convenient to be able to pick up some tasty garlic shrimp when you can simply walk a couple of minutes to the shrimp trucks at Kuhio and Kanekapolei, next to the Food Pantry.
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Da Spot Health Foods and Juices Food Truck (Hawaii 2018): Butter Garlic Shrimp

One of the iconic food items from Hawaii (aside from poke) is garlic shrimp… specifically from the countless food trucks that dot the North Shore of Oahu. But if you’re not in the mood for a road trip, you can find garlic shrimp in the heart of Waikiki. We came across a couple of food trucks on the corner lot of Kuhio Avenue and Kanekapolei, next to the Food Pantry.
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Stem Japanese Eatery: Unassuming Izakaya in Burnaby

Stem Japanese Eatery is one of the latest izakaya restaurants that’s opened up in Burnaby, in the former Jules Cafe location on Rumble St. Although there are some fairly good sushi restaurants nearby such as Makoto and Asa Sushi, Stem is far from a simple sushi restaurant.
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Nisshin Tasuke (Tsukiji Fish Market): Tokyo 2017

In addition to the famous sushi restaurants that Tsukiji Fish Market is known for, there are a number of small stalls littered around the market hawking various street food items.
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Sushi Dokoro Sei (Tsukiji Fish Market): Tokyo 2017

If you’re like us… and not willing to wait 3 hours to eat at one of the super popular sushi restaurants in Tsukiji Fish Market, you’re not alone. You’re also not without options. There are plenty of less popular sushi restaurants that are just as enjoyable.
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Kaikaya By The Sea: Tokyo 2017

One of our best meals during our last visit to Tokyo was at an izakaya (a restaurant that serves up Japanese tapas) located in Shibuya. We heard that this place was popular so we made an effort to show up early for their dinner seating. It’s about a 10 minute walk west of the Hachikō statue but it’s on a small little side street that we probably wouldn’t have even noticed.
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Edo Mirakuchaya Sora Machi Tei: Tokyo 2017

One of the things that quickly becomes obvious when dining in Tokyo is that most restaurants are small and specialize in their own niche of foods. So if you’re in the mood for a little bit of this and a little bit of that… it becomes exponentially harder to find a place that will meet your needs.
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Sennariya (Kuromon Ichiba Market): Osaka 2017

If sushi isn’t your thing and you find yourself in Kuromon Ichiba Market, all is not lost. They also grill up pretty much any kind of seafood that you can imagine. Sennariya is one such shop where you can find grilled seafood.
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Marusho Suisan (Kuromon Ichiba Market): Osaka 2017

Kuromon Ichiba Market is a popular covered market in Osaka (along the same lines as Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo). For my money, I much preferred Kuromon over Tsukiji but let’s focus on Marusho Suisan for the moment. Now, you’re not going to see an English name for this shop.
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Golden Eats Seafood Restaurant: Lobster Sticky Rice

It seems like everywhere you go nowadays, Chinese restaurants are offering lobster sticky rice. If you’ve never had this before, it’s exactly what it sounds like… a big serving of sticky rice with lobster. Sticky rice is a serious comfort food and lobster just kicks up the luxuriousness of it all.
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