Hachibei is a little hidden Japanese restaurant in South Cambie. I’ve been craving to try new places in town and I stumbled upon Hachibei. It was highly recommended by a few friends and I am a sucker for small authentic Japanese restaurants.
The space isn’t very large, but make reservations if you have a large group. Since it was only myself and 2 others, we took a chance.
Cold Sake comes in really cute glassware. The jug has a hold in the centre for putting ice in there so it stays nice and cold. The sake cups were very nice and seemed quite fragile.
Salmon Sashimi comes with 8 pieces and they use wild sockeye salmon. That colour is just beautiful and had a nice taste.
Ebi Sunomono was a good size with 2 pieces of shrimp. It came in a small bowl but it wasn’t too small. Nice flavour and served cold. Refreshing for a hot summers day.
Steamed clam with sake was their special for the day and ti comes with a delicious broth and 6 pieces of clams. Very delicious broth and nice big clams.
Chicken Karaage was crisp on the outside and flavourful. It came out a bit hot, so you want to cool it down before eating.
Deep-Fried Shishamo is smelt served with a creamy mayo sauce. Crisp on the outside and pretty delicious.
Battera is pickled mackerel sushi pressed into a rectangular shape. It seemed like there was ginger on top of the pickled mackerel too.
Chopped Scallop Roll had large chunks of scallops and tobiko inside. Very fresh and delicious.
Deep fried Oyster comes with salad and mashed potatoes on the plate. The 5 pieces of oysters were crisp on the outside and creamy in the centre. Very delicious and a good size.
It is also served with miso soup, rice, and pickled vegetables.A good wholesome meal for 1 person or can be shared among the group.
A nice accompaniment with the meal to balance out the deep-fried oysteres.
Overall, the food was great and was at a good price. The food was fresh and very delicious. I would come here again.
We Rate Hachibei:
778 West 16th Avenue, Vancouver