Browsing the "Izakaya" Category

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

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

Black Rice Izakaya: Winter Menu

Black Rice Izakaya in Vancouver is always trying to have seasonal items on the menu to keep items fresh and also cater to the tastebuds for the winter months. They have released 6 new dishes for the cold winter season. [...]

December 29, 2017 Downtown, Izakaya, Japanese, Korean, Three Beakers

Rajio Japanese Public House: Osaka-Style Japanese Izakaya in Vancouver

It’s been 3 years since my last visit to Rajio Japanese Public House and I remember a lot of great nights here but I’m glad I’ve come back for more of their Osaka-style dishes. Interior The interior is fun and [...]

September 10, 2017 Four Beakers, Izakaya, Japanese, Late Night, Noodles, Ramen, Seafood, Sushi, UBC/Point Grey

Kibo Restaurant and Lounge: Drink in Yaletown

It’s been a while since my last visit to Kibo. They are a modern Japanese restaurant which is popular among larger groups celebrating birthdays or other milestones. We came here to grab a few bites and get some drinks in the [...]

November 20, 2016 Izakaya, Japanese, Late Night, Three Beakers, Yaletown

Kozakura: Japanese Cuisine in Gastown

Kozakura is a new Japanese Izakaya located near Gastown. They specialize in Kappo-style Japanese food and the menu is seasonal, fresh and local. Foodgressing, Food Wench, Maggi, Nosh & Nibble, Picky Diner and I came here for dinner as we were so curious about what [...]

September 24, 2016 Gastown, Izakaya, Japanese, Late Night, Three Beakers

Kuma Izakaya: Drinks and Asian Fusion in Yaletown

Kuma Izakaya is located in Yaletown close to the Skytrain. They serve up Japanese and Korean dishes with a hint of French influence. At first it can seem confusing how all 3 types of cuisines would come together. We were [...]

August 15, 2016 Izakaya, Japanese, Korean, Late Night, Seafood, Three Beakers, Yaletown

Black Rice Izakaya: Japanese Restaurant near BC Place

Every Friday, my friends and I love to spend time eating and drinking at Japanese Izakayas to unwind after a week of work. Since we’ve managed to hit most Izakayas in Downtown, I had to do some reasearch to see [...]

July 20, 2015 Downtown, Izakaya, Japanese, Sushi, Three Beakers

VanVan Izakaya: Japanese Sakaba on Robson Street

VanVan Izakaya is a relatively new restaurant on Robson Street. You won’t be able to find any sushi here except for the lunch hour. You will still find sashimi on the dinner menu. They call themselves a Sakaba, which translated [...]

May 27, 2015 Izakaya, Japanese, Robson Street/West End, Three Beakers

Manzo: Japanese Izakaya in Richmond

Manzo Japanese Restaurant is located on Alexandra Road in Richmond. We came here for some more drinks and smaller dishes to pick at, so an Izakaya was the perfect idea. They have been around for over a decade and they [...]

November 24, 2014 Izakaya, Japanese, Late Night, Richmond, Three Beakers

Shirakawa Gastown: Daily Happy Hour

What more do I love on a Friday than happy hour at a Japanese Restaurant? Spending time with friends on Friday eating happy hour! They are located in Gastown right in Gaolers Mews. Shirakawa is focused on serving the highest [...]

November 16, 2014 Gastown, Happy Hour, Izakaya, Japanese, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers

VanVan: New Japanese Izakaya on Robson Street

VanVan opened in the Summer of 2014  and a lot of people have been attracted by their $9.50 pitchers that they were offering, but sadly it has now ended, so a pitcher will cost $12.95. They are a Japanese Izakaya, [...]

October 16, 2014 Downtown, Izakaya, Japanese, Three Beakers

Minami: Taste of Yaletown

  Taste of Yaletown is back for its 10th year full of bites, treats, sips and sights of Yaletown. Every year, Taste of Yaletown brings together the talents of chefs with culinary treasures in the best dining district in Vancouver. [...]

October 11, 2014 Four Beakers, Izakaya, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Yaletown

Rajio: Turn On The Rajio Dining Package

Rajio is located near UBC and are owned by the same people who have brought us Suika Izakaya and Kingyo Izakaya. Rajio is Japanese for Radio, so you will notice their logo is a radio at the front of the restaurant. [...]

September 24, 2014 Izakaya, Japanese, Kitsilano, Late Night, Three Beakers

Guu Garden: Frozen Beer in Vancouver

Kanpai! Vancouverites are celebrating the Summer by cooling off with FROZEN BEER. Earlier in July, Guu Garden and Guu Richmond are the only 2 locations in Vancouver that serve Kirin Ichiban Frozen beer. Perfect for summer especially at Guu Garden’s roof [...]

August 27, 2014 Downtown, Izakaya, Japanese, Tapas, Three Beakers

Miku: Great Place to Take Tourists in Vancouver

Behind these beautiful doors are the famous aburi sushi dishes from Miku. Aburi Sushi was inspired by the innovative idea of sear-flaming sushi, which they are best known for. You can’t come here without having a taste of their Aburi [...]

August 11, 2014 Downtown, Izakaya, Japanese, Kid Friendly, lunch, Seafood, Sushi, Tapas, Three Beakers

Minami: Minami Zen Lunch Set

Mags and I wandered to Yaletown to get a sandwich, but ended up going to Minami, which was the best idea ever. We just needed a taste of their delicious Salmon Oshi Sushi. If you’ve had it before, you know [...]

June 30, 2014 Four Beakers, Izakaya, Japanese, lunch, Seafood, Sushi, Yaletown

Kishimoto: I Got Cravings

Right after work, M and I were deciding if we wanted to go home to cook dinner or just to go out for dinner. After pondering in the car for a while, I thought about Kishimoto and we ditched our [...]

May 11, 2014 Commercial Drive / Grandview, Four Beakers, Izakaya, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi