Kingyo: ‘Simply Kingyo’ Dining Package Review

Diana Chan November 17, 2012 Four Beakers, Izakaya, Japanese, Robson Street/West End

Kingyo is a Japanese Izakaya restaurant that is located on Denman Street. It’s a great place to chill at night over some drinks and dishes. The environment is lively and they have a variety of different of dishes.

Vaneats is offering a 4 course dining package for $22 that includes the following:

  • Tomato Kimchi Tofu Salad
  • Tuna Tataki
  • Stone Grilled Kobe Beef
  • Clam Ramen

Tomato Kimchi Tofu Salad has kimchi marinated tomatoes, greens, tofu, ginger and a sesame soy dressing. The salad was very refreshing and was a good start of the meal.

Tuna Tataki is a lightly seared tuna with ponzu & ponzu jelly. The size is half the size of a regular order, so it has only 3 pieces. The taste was good as usual and the ponzu jelly and the garlic chips really make it awesome.

Stone Grilled Kobe Beef comes with super hot stone grilled marinated kobe beef with 2 sauces. The size is also half the original size too. It’s a fun interactive dish, so you can watch your beef sizzle until you feel its ready to eat.

Clam Ramen has ramen noodles in a soy based clam soup with shrimp oil, garlic onion oil & fish powder. You have 4 pieces of clams which was pretty good and the broth had a very nice fragrant flavour.

With this package, I felt that most of the dishes were very small, so it will be hard to completely satisfy 2 people. You probably need to order more dishes on the side to be full. I didn’t feel like this package was as good of the value as their last package.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Make reservations on the busy nights
  • Have lunch and dinner
  • Good variety of items on the menu
  • Good place to bring a date

We Rate Kingyo Japanese Izakaya:

871 Denman St
Vancouver, BC V6G


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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.