Oka-san Kitchen is the latest restaurant to pop up on Fraser Street in Vancouver. Oka-san is the Japanese word for mom, thus the name of this restaurant. It’s a cute concept to be served a homemade Japanese meal, so my friends and I decided to come here for a quick lunch. It’s pretty awesome how the neighbourhood on Fraser Street is evolving and all these cool eateries are popping up.
The interior is very cute, not a large space, but there’s enough space for smaller groups.
Later in the afternoon, this place filled up quickly.
Tea arrived at the table in a cute teapot and cups.
Spam nigri was on special for the day. There is caramelized spam with tamago on top of rice. When I saw this on the menu, I couldn’t say no to ordering this. The spam has a delicious flavour to it, but the rice fell apart instantly so it was hard to eat.
We were all drawn to the Mom’s Plate, where you can create your own meal by choosing a main, a raw item and a side. It comes with fruit and miso soup. It seemed like a good item to order so you can get a taste of everything.
Miso soup came in this cute tall cups.
Oyako don + Ebi Mayo +Hawaiian Poke
Kakuni don + Tuna gomae + Veggie Croquette
Gyu don + Kimpira + Hawaiian Poke
Gyu don + Spicy Tuna + Spinach Gomae
The gyu don wasn’t very good as it was overcooked and bland. The oyako don and the kakuni don were decent. The flavours of the items we ordered were average but nothing really stood out in terms of flavours.
Overall, super cute concept of Japanese comfort food with a homestyle twist, but taste wasn’t memorable. I’ve heard from others that the pasta is good here. Perhaps next time, I’ll give that a try.
We Rate Oka-san:
3578 Fraser Street, Vancouver