Kiyo Sushi – Hidden Japanese Restaurant in Richmond

Kiyo Sushi is a small hidden Japanese restaurant with a 22 year history. Japanese owned, this unassuming sushi restaurant is located in Cambie Plaza in Richmond. They have a wide selection of sashimi and cooked items, as well as an extensive special menu. I went here for dinner with a couple friends last month and…

Lobby Lounge RawBar – Fairmont Pacific Rim

My experience with omakase in Vancouver has been limited. I’ve tried Matsuzushi in Port Moody (famous for their $30 omakase!), and Sushi Bar Maumi in the Downtown West End. I’ve heard many good things about the omakase experience at the Lobby Lounge RawBar inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim, so I decided to give it a…

Riz Sushi Bar & Catering

Riz Sushi Bar & Catering is mainly a catering business, but they have since expanded their offerings at their brick and mortar location to include to-go sushi combos, poké, udon, teriyaki and various appetizers. They recently launched several new dishes to add to their already expansive menu. This was a standard chicken karaage. The batter…

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…

Kerrisdale Nakamura

I’m a big fan of dessert first (and after!) dinner, so after our afternoon treat at Nana’s Green Tea we headed over to Ajisai for dinner. Unfortunately for us, the wait was over an hour, so we did a quick search on Yelp and ended up at Nakamura. Nakamura is a small restaurant with seating for…

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…

Bistro Sakana

Aburi sushi is one of my favourite things to eat in the whole world. If I had to choose one thing to eat for the rest of my life… aburi sushi would be it. When M suggested this Yaletown establishment for our dinner, I was more than down to check it out. We sat outside…

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…