Foodology Disclaimer: VANEATS.ca approached me to try out their “Cheers Ebisu” dining package and write a review about it. I got a complementary dining package for myself and I brought along 2 of my friends to keep the review as unbiased as I could. This review does not guarantee 100% similar service you might normally get from this restaurant.
Ebisu is a great place for drinks and tapas. I remember going here a lot before when people would hold birthday parties here. It’s actually a very popular place for people to dine at before they head off to the club.
There is lots of room in the restaurant. Good for large groups or small groups. The weekdays are not that busy, but when it’s Friday and Saturday, it does get busy, so best to make reservations.
When you arrive at the table you are given the hot towels to wipe your hands. Great idea since it’s cold and flu season!
For the Cheers Ebisu dining package ($25) from VANEATS.ca , you get:
- 4 pcs of Chikuwa Cheese
- 2 Cajun Tuna Tacos
- 2 pcs of Tiger Mayo
- 2 Kansai Steak Sliders
- 5 pcs of Chicken Karaage
- Thunder Fries
- 1 pitcher of Sapporo
Pitcher of Sapporo
It’s really good to drink beer with the whole meal since there is quite a bit of fried foods with the meal. In the pitcher, you can get about 4 glasses from the pitcher.
Thunder Fries, fresh house-cut fried sweet potato sticks served with our popular house cajun dip
We were quite impressed by the thunder fries since they seemed like fries with steroids. They were really big and thick and had a good taste of the sweet potato. The cajun dip went well with this nicely!
Chikuwa Cheese, deep fried fish cake stuffed with melted mozzarella cheese
I’ve never had anything like this fish cake with cheese?! It had a chewy texture and then the ooey gooeyness. Yum.
Chicken Karaage, deep fried boneless chicken
I also liked the chicken karaage, there are no bones, so you don’t need to get your hands dirty. It was moist and had a good flavour.
I didn’t really like the sliders since they were on the salty side. There could have been a bit more avocado to cut through the saltiness. M had no problems with it, but maybe thats because he’s a man. I don’t know, probably a thing of personal preference.
Tiger Mayo, deep fried Black Tiger prawns complete with our chefs sweet chili mayonnaise dip
The tiger mayo did not have very much flavour on it’s own. I also think we didn’t get the sweet chili mayo dip, so we just dipped it the thunder fries sauce.
Cajun Tuna Tacos, seared fresh tuna & shredded mixed salad dressed with our tantalizing house ginger sauce
The tuna taco was good, but it was very hard to eat without the shell breaking. I’ve had this years ago and it’s still tasty, but make sure you have a plate in front of you to catch everything when it breaks.
Take sake ($9.50) comes in a cool bamboo container. M didn’t want any of the beer since it makes him full, so he decided to get himself the sake. He dubbed this sake, the sake that kept on giving because it seemed pretty endless. Until…well it ended after many many shots. He liked the crisp taste too.
Jalapeno Shrimp ($6.95) is shrimp seasoned with jalapeno flakes, battered and fries. It sits on a bed of fries too. We thought it would have been spicier, but it’s not too bad. everything was nice and crispy.
They also give you ketchup and hot sauce so it went well with the Jalapeno shrimp.
Overall, we found the the dining package was worth the $25 since a pitcher of beer can come to $15. There is quite a bit of fried foods, but the beer will cut right through all of that. I grabbed 2 other friends to eat this with me and it filled us up. This package is supposed to feed 2 people, but I think it can be feed 3 if you add an extra dish to it.
You can purchase the Cheers Ebisu Dining Package at VANEATS.ca for $25, there’s only 150 available, so get it fast! Starts November 1st and is redeemable till the end of the month!
Words of Wisdom:
- Pay parking in the rear end
- Reservations highly recommended!
827 Bute St.