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Weekend in Vancouver - Seafood meals

Thanks for all the suggestions from everyone. I wanted to give a report on the places we ended up going.

Ajisai - Ajisai ended up pretty much exactly what I expected from it. It was a nice neighborhood sushi was above average food and amazing service. While it wasn't the best sushi I've had, it definitely was good quality for the price. Definite plusses were the lunch specials, the free parking, and the amazing service.

Octopus Garden - The restaurant was surprisingly good. While I thought it was strange that they don't list their omakase options on the menu, I'm glad I ordered it. We ended up ordering the $100 omakase which was definitely worth the price. While the first three dishes were average to subpar (the bluefin tuna skin was not very good), the rest was amazing. I can't rave enough about the lobster and their albacore tuna (I normally am not a fan of albacore tuna but it was definitely one of the best pieces of fish I've ever had).

Japadog - Cheap, fast, and amazing. On top of that, while they don't take credit cards, it was nice that they do take American Dollars and convert to Canadian for you.

Kingyo - Another nice neighborhood restaurant. The food was good and was price appropriately, but it isn't anything I would go out of my way for.

Vijs - I was actually disappointed by the restaurant. While it was quite good, I'm not sure why there is so much hype, or why the line is so long. I did appreciate the fact that you could order half plates of everything so that you could try more items.

Oct 18, 2012
dwath in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Weekend in Vancouver - Seafood meals

Is there a restaurant or style of cuisine that exemplifies Vancouver? From what I've seen so far it seems to be just really fresh seafood and Vij's. But yes, I'm always willing to take advice, I'm sure I'll be back in Vancouver sometime soon even if I can't this time around.

Aug 05, 2012
dwath in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Weekend in Vancouver - Seafood meals

YEW looks delicious thanks. I might just have to go there, I wonder what the size of the tower is, may just go for the 4 person tower for the 2 of us heh.

Aug 05, 2012
dwath in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Weekend in Vancouver - Seafood meals

Thanks for the information. I tend to avoid Chinese food when I travel because I am probably under the mistaken belief that we have among some of the best Chinese food here in San Francisco. Yeah, Octopus Garden may be the choice since that seems to be the other big place to go.

Aug 05, 2012
dwath in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Weekend in Vancouver - Seafood meals

Thanks for the information. As for new york, I think the two must hit restaurants for me is Le Bernardin (the food is really quite amazing and for a 3 start, the price is quite low) and Chicken and Rice food cart. I did not personally god, but my foodie friends who did go (they went to per se and other top restaurants that trip) said that chicken and rice was by far the best food they had.

Aug 04, 2012
dwath in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Weekend in Vancouver - Seafood meals

I am planning on traveling to Vancouver in the middle of September or middle of October (flexible as to the date) and am looking to plan my weekend.
So far I have planned out

Saturday
Lunch - Ajisa
Dinner - Blue Water Cafe (Maybe Tojo? But there are so many negative reviews that it makes me wonder)

Sunday
Lunch - West Restaurant or Kingyo
Early Dinner - Oyster Raw Bar (Do they do the 3-4 pm $0.50 oyster?)
For the Drive Home - Vijs Rangoli

As you might see from what has been planned, I am a fan of seafood in general and sushi in particular. If there are any other places to go for seafood, please let me know. Additionally, I did not really see any real suggestions on fine dining places to go in Vancouver. Are there any of note that has a seafood focus or just really good? As a guide, my top 5 favorite restaurants that I have been to are Le Bernardin (NYC), Meadowood (Napa, CA), Momofuku Ko (NYC), Per Se (NYC), and Cyrus (Napa, CA).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Jul 24, 2012
dwath in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Lunch spots around the Embarcadero (other than Ferry Building)?

I would love to hear about great lunch spots in Redwood City/Menlo Park. Currently my favorite place is spice hut in downtown Menlo Park for ~10.

Apr 14, 2008
dwath in San Francisco Bay Area