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Horin Ramen + Sake: Now Open on Robson Street in Vancouver

Horin Ramen + Sake finally open their doors on Robson and Bute in Downtown Vancouver. They specialize in Fukuoka Ramen with their own spicy twist. Back in 1966, Mr. Sadayuki Nakahara and his wife Keiko were the originators of adding [...]

November 8, 2018 Japanese, Noodles, Ramen, Robson Street/West End

Ramen Gaoh: New Ramen Shop in North Burnaby

Ramen Gaoh is a new ramen shop in North Burnaby on Hastings and Willingdon. They are the newest concept from the Menya Kouji Group, which also has Ramen Gojiro and The Ramen Butcher. What is unique about Ramen Gaoh is [...]

November 3, 2018 Japanese, Noodles, North Burnaby, Ramen

Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba: Japanese Noodles in Downtown Vancouver

Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba opened up in Downtown Vancouver right under BCIT Downtown Campus on Seymour Street. Japanese Chef Takuma Ishikawa created KOKORO mazesoba in Tokyo Japan in 2013 and soon expanded quickly around Japan. Ever since they opened in Vancouver, its [...]

October 28, 2018 Downtown, Japanese, Noodles

Wasabi Robson: Aburi, Sushi Rolls and Bento Boxes

Wasabi Robson is the newest sushi restaurant to open up in Downtown Vancouver at the Vancouver Public Library. I saw them on Instagram and wanted to make a visit as they make a few aburi-style sushi items on the menu [...]

October 12, 2018 Downtown, Japanese, Kid Friendly, lunch, Seafood, Sushi

Matsuzushi: $25 Omakase in Port Moody

Matsuzushi is a hidden gem in Port Moody serving up $25 Omakase, which is a Japanese term meaning “I’ll leave it up to you”. I was intrigued by a lot of people posting up pictures of this great deal, so [...]

October 8, 2018 Japanese, Port Moody, Seafood, Sushi

Mensho Tokyo SF: Long Lines, Expensive, and Rich in Flavour

Mensho Tokyo is a popular ramen shop in Japan and this is their first location outside of Japan. Luckily, it’s located in San Francisco in the Tenderloin. When I was visiting for a week, a lot of my Instagram followers [...]

September 2, 2018 Japanese, Ramen, San Francisco

Uncle Tetsu’s Japanese Cheesecake at Metropolis at Metrotown

Uncle Tetsu is best known around the world for their famous Japanese Cheesecakes. They opened up at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby, BC and there are always long line ups even though it has been open for a few months.  [...]

August 12, 2018 Burnaby Central, Dessert, Japanese, Specialty Shop

Kosoo Restaurant: $30 Lunch Set for Two in Vancouver

Kosoo Resaurant is serving up their Kosoo Set Course for $15 per person. There’s not a lot of options where you can get such a diverse amount of dishes for just $15. We were excited to give this set course a [...]

August 8, 2018 Fusion, Japanese, Korean, lunch, Robson Street/West End

Nana’s Green Tea: Matcha Drinks and Soft Serve in Waikiki

Inside Yokocho Gourmet Alley in Waikiki is Nana’s Green Tea, a Japanese Tea House that specializes in tea-based drinks and desserts. Vancouver has one opening up very soon, but when we were in Waikiki, we had to come for a [...]

August 6, 2018 Cafe, Dessert, Hawaii, Japanese

Mr. Black Restaurant 黑桑: Meal Sets, Hot Pots, and Drinks in Richmond

Mr Black is a newer restaurant located in Aberdeen Centre Mall serving up Japanese and Taiwanese inspired tapas and meal sets. Mr Black is a little hard to find but it’s right above H Mart on the 2nd floor of [...]

July 24, 2018 Hot Pot, Izakaya, Japanese, Richmond, Taiwanese

Tsujiri Edmonton: Japanese Matcha Desserts in Downtwon

Tsujiri is a Japanese-chain for tea-based desserts with over 155 years of history. Primarily focusing on matcha – ground up green tea with many health benefits as it is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. They have matcha parfaits, floats, and [...]

July 8, 2018 Cafe, Dessert, Edmonton, Japanese

Izakaya Gon’s on Denman Street

Izakaya Gon’s is a new Japanese restaurant that opened up in the West End of Downtown Vancouver. I was quite curious to see how this would compare to the other options in the area. I came after work with my [...]

June 27, 2018 Izakaya, Japanese, Robson Street/West End

Ramen Taka: Ramen Challenge in Vancouver

Ramen Taka aka Ramen Takanotsume is launching their Giga Ramen Challenge on June 1st and it’s not for the faint of heart. I came to watch my friend Maggie attempt this challenge and wow…it’s not easy. In 30 minutes, you must finish [...]

June 3, 2018 Downtown, food challenge, Japanese, Noodles, Ramen

[Sneak Peek] Nana’s Green Tea in Vancouver BC

Nana’s Green Tea is opening in Vancouver, BC on June 6th, 2018. Nana’s opened in Tokyo 10 years ago and is a Japanese cafe specializing in all things matcha. Matcha is powdered green tea popularly used in drinks and desserts. All [...]

May 26, 2018 Cafe, Dessert, Japanese, Kerrisdale

Kurumucho: Japanese Taco Shop in Vancouver

Kurumucho is a Japanese Taco Shop in Vancouver. M and I wanted to grab a bite before seeing a movie, so we decided to come here for some of their unique tacos. The menu looks very healthy, so it is [...]

May 25, 2018 Downtown, Fusion, Gluten-Free, Japanese, Mexican, Seafood, Three Beakers, Vegetarian

Blazing Sushi: Food Court Aburi-style Sushi in Vancouver

Blazing Sushi recently opened up in the International Village Food Court by Stadium Skytrain in Vancouver. My friend told me about them serving up food court aburi-style sushi and that got me very curious how it can compare to the [...]

May 22, 2018 Chinatown, Japanese, Sushi, Three Beakers

Ramen Koika: More Ramen on Robson Street

Ramen Koika has opened another location on Robson street to join all the other Ramen shops on the same street. It has taken over the previous location of Hapa Izakaya. We came to check out a bunch of their appetizers [...]

May 14, 2018 Japanese, Ramen, Robson Street/West End

Jinya Ramen Bar: Suntory Toki Highballs, Appetizers and Noodles

Jinya Ramen Bar on Robson celebrates its 1 year anniversary with a gift to themselves, and their customers by proxy, the first Suntory Toki Highball Machine in Canada! What in the world is a highball machine? You can think of it as [...]

May 10, 2018 Happy Hour, Japanese, Ramen, Robson Street/West End
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