Miku Restaurant

My mum and I have a birthday tradition where we take the birthday person to Miku for a celebratory lunch. We have been doing this for almost a decade now as we started this tradition before Miku moved to their new waterfront location! I’ve been here countless times, so I won’t go in to too…

[Dine Out Vancouver] Minami #DOVF

Minami is always a top pick for me for Dine Out Vancouver. In my opinion their $35 lunch menu is a great deal and never disappoints. I used to frequent their sister restaurant Miku a lot more, but in recent years I’ve started coming to Minami more. I find the ambiance to be less boisterous,…

Kitchen by Yugo

Kitchen by Yugo is a French Japanese fusion restaurant located in the West End of Downtown Vancouver. They have a secondary location on Main called Yugo Restaurant, and while the two restaurants share some similar items, there are dishes that are exclusive to each branch so make sure you go to the right location! I’ve…

Lobster Foods

I was kindly invited by David and his team at Lobster Foods to come by and try out some of their signature items. I was joined by my friend Wing, so it was an evening of great food and amazing conversation coupled with a spectacular view. Lobster Foods is a new restaurant located in the heart…

Minami Restaurant

Undoubtedly the go-to aburi sushi restaurant in Vancouver is Miku, but when they are too busy during lunch hour the next best would be their sister restaurant – Minami. Last week I had a craving for aburi, but didn’t have the foresight to make a reservation, so we ended up making our way to Yaletown…

Aburi King

I used to spend quite a bit of time in the Renfrew-Collingwood area, and one of my favourite restaurants in that area used to be Maruyama. Sadly they have closed down now, and in it’s place is Aburi King. I’ve heard a lot about it in recent days on social media so I decided to…

Guu Garden

I went here for a late dinner with R after a long day at work (on a weekend too!) I used to go to Guu a lot but I haven’t been back in awhile. What I drank: Yuzu Collins – gin, yuzu syrup, lemon juice, and tonic ($6.50) I picked this fruity drink because I…

Sushi Yoi

After multiple failed attempts at eating here (closed every time!), I was finally able to come on a day they were open! I came here after work with A for a much needed catch up session! Aburi oshi sushi is one of my favourite things to eat, so when I saw that they offered it…

Yui Japanese Bistro

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when I saw a picture of some amazing aburi oshi sushi. When I clicked on the geo tag I was so happy to see that it was located in Downtown! I first went here for lunch with A, and it was so good I went back a couple…