Hachiro Ramen Bar – Elevated Ramen and Izakaya in North Vancouver

Hachiro Ramen Bar combines elements of Japanese tradition and cuisine in a modern relaxed setting. Owned by a brother and sister duo – Brooke and Stephen – they hope to showcase the food of their culture and their experiences growing up in Japan and on the North Shore to Vancouver locals. I had an opportunity…

Kilala Sushi Bar

I must admit, even though I only live a few blocks away from Kilala Sushi Bar, I’ve only recently discovered this hidden gem. This small hole-in-the-wall is run by a husband and wife team. The husband is the sushi chef and the wife serves the food. Be prepared to wait for food as it’s just…

Rhinofish Noodle Bar

Rhinofish Noodle Bar located in Vancouver Chinatown and they are bringing Taiwanese favourites to new heights with locally sourced ingredients and creative twists, while staying true to the classics. Their speciality is beef noodle and it’s their mission to bring the authentic flavour of beef noodle to those who have never tried it and to…

Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba

Mazesoba, literally translated as “mixed noodle” is ramen without soup. The first of its kind in North America, Kokoro Tokyo Mazesoba offers mazesoba, ramen, and donburi in Downtown Vancouver. It is a very busy restaurant, and there is almost always a line. The queue moves fairly quickly, but I would recommend you arrive early –…

[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,…

[Dine Out Vancouver] L’Abattoir #DOVF

L’Abattoir is located in the center of Gastown between historic Gaoler’s Mews and Blood Alley. The restaurant is known for French influenced West Coast fare with an inspired cocktail list. It is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver for dinner and for brunch. I’ve never tried their Dine Out before, so I decided to…

On Yogurt

If you know me, you will know that I am obsessed with sweet potatoes. So when On Yogurt launched their new line of Purple Sweet Potato themed desserts I knew I had to check it out. On Yogurt is a cute little dessert shop on the edge of Yaletown near BC Place. They are known for…