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Every week sushi?

I popped by Sushi by Yuji last week. I had miso soup, tuna nigiri, spicy tuna roll, and vegetable gyoza. Everything was top notch. The nigiri was the perfect temperature with nice big chunks of tuna and a small ball of rice. The vegetable gyoza was also fantastic. Highly recommended.

seeking good food + hockey on tv

Tough question! A couple suggestions...you could sit at the bar at the Kitchen on Main. http://dev.kitchenonmainst.com/
They only have a few seats at the bar though so could be tough to grab one of em.

Cascade Room might work also.

Bring some kleenex - will be a lot of tears flowing tonight.

Apr 23, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Omakase in Vancouver, or, The Tojo Conundrum

I've only eaten at Zest once so I hesitate to comment. I will say my experience was very average. For that much money, you're in much better hands at Octopus Garden.

Apr 23, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver 4 nights

Go to Miko on Robson st. for sushi. It's exactly what you are describing.

Kingyo and the various Guu's would be a good bet for Izakaya.

Ice Cream - Bella Gelateria (major lineups depending on time of day)

Seafood - If you go to Granville Island (and you should) grab some fish and chips at Go Fish. This is a quintessential Vancouver experience.

Apr 08, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Does Vancouver have a signature dish?

The California Roll of course!

Sushi restaurant in Vancouver that takes reservations?

Thumbs way up on Farmer's Apprentice.

Mar 25, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Sushi restaurant in Vancouver that takes reservations?

Lot's of great suggestions here but if it is a special occasion, I would do either Octopus Garden or Blue Water Cafe.

OG is a small room with maybe 10 tables. Top notch sushi.

BWC is a much larger room with a more upscale vibe. BWC has a lot more going on other than sushi as well. The only problem here is you could easily surpass your budget if you're not careful.

If you are looking for another sushi meal (lunch maybe?) and want a more casual spot hit up Miko on Robson as previously mentioned.

Note: Miko and Miku are different places!

Kishimoto Sushi to close for Spring break (March 9th-23rd)

Sounds awful! Lot's of other great sushi joints in town though! http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1001135

Mar 17, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver Pizza Culture

I would say that Vancouver's pizza scene has improved greatly in the last few years. Nicli in Gastown started things and now we have several shops serving up very decent pizza.

I can't really answer your questions about a pizza culture unique to Vancouver. I personally cannot eat any of the $1 slice pizza...it's just plain bad!

Mar 16, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Japanese/Sushi near UBC/Point Grey/Dunbar for Monday Lunch - suggestions?

I like Rajio. It's more of an izakaya but they do have some great sushi as well.

http://www.rajiopublichouse.com/food/

Mar 16, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Three Nights in Vancouver

Miko is a great idea. It might be better for lunch though. The ambiance there is pretty old school ie. no frills! Do not miss it though.

If I could pick one restaurant to go to for an anniversary it would be Blue Water Cafe. Some say it has a corporate vibe but I disagree. You won't find a nicer place for an anniversary dinner. Resos mandatory.

I had a great meal at Tavola recently which shouldn't be too far from your hotel. Get the brick chicken!!! You'll also want a res here.

Have a great time!

Mar 08, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver wedding venues

Too bad. I got married there and the food was stellar. This was ten years ago however.

Mar 06, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

recommend restaurant in Whistler, BC

I was in Whistler last week and had a flat out amazing meal at Araxi. Do not miss Araxi!!! Reservations are essential.

For more casual fare I really enjoyed Pasta Lupino and Caramba.

Sai Woo - E. Pender, 2015

Modern Chinese already is flourishing in Chinatown. This sounds like direct competition to Bao Bei. Looking forward to trying out this new joint!

Feb 21, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Sai Woo - E. Pender, 2015

Sounds like another Bao Bei which is certainly not a bad thing.

"The style he’s going after is simple and modern, informed by his Cantonese and West Coast background but not determined by either. The focus will be on share plates, with the ingredients mostly sourced from Chinatown’s many markets (his father’s side of the family is Jamaican, so there’s a chance we might see some Caribbean flavours, too). He’ll start with a dinner menu, but they’re looking to quickly open for lunch as well."

Feb 21, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Recent visit to Vancouver

Those are all great rec's also. As for Chambar, it is an institution in Vancouver for a reason. It's great for a belgian brew & a pot of mussels and some frites in my opinion.

Feb 09, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Recent visit to Vancouver

Thanks for the report. Be sure to hit L'abbatoir & Chambar on your next visit!

Feb 08, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Every week sushi?

Got ya - thx and I'll certainly check this place out soon.

Feb 02, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kits Happenings Part II (Jan 2014 onwards)

Kits Daily Kitchen had its last service on Friday night. I was there and now I know why they are closing. Very uneven to say the least and not cheap!

We overheard something about a new concept on Main st. for chef Fowke.

Feb 02, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Every week sushi?

Why do you say it's perfect for parents?

Feb 02, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

looking for a decent Japanese restaurant with fresh Uni On Sunday (Feb 1)

Not sure who will have fresh uni - best to call and ask them directly.

How much do you want to spend?

High end:
Octopus Garden
Tojo's

Mid:
Miko (on Robson)
Kishimoto (on Commercial Drive)

Jan 26, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

The Dine Out dilemma...

Thanks for the report. Sounds like you managed to find some great chow!

Jan 24, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver Suggestions

Thanks for the report! Too bad about Lions Pub - it is very close to my office and I would agree, the food is sub par.

Jan 24, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

The Dine Out dilemma...

Order the cheapest thing on the menu because it all tastes the same!

Jan 23, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

For Those Who Have Been to Le Pichet In Seattle...

Never been to Le Pichet but it sounds like La Regalade in West Van might fit the bill. I have not been in an at least a couple of years but it used to be fantastic.

I'm not a fan of Les Faux.

Jan 23, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Mt Pleasant Virgins

Mt. Pleasant is a great hood! Curious what the cross street is where you are staying?

Jan 19, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

The Dine Out dilemma...

Chambar is a no brainer. Can't go wrong.

I haven't been to Pidgin yet but would love to check it out. Please report back.

I'd go to L'abbatoire instead of Wildebeest. I was not all that impressed with Wildebeest.

Jan 14, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Every week sushi?

No way! Shiro was fantastic back in the day!
Thanks for the intel.

Jan 06, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver Suggestions

I usually order "hot" at Cactus. Didn't even know they had extra hot...next time...

Jan 06, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Every week sushi?

Zest is a joke.

OG competition? Not much. Obviously, there is the much debated Tojo's. If someone else is buying, I'm all for a Tojo's meal, but on my own dime it just feels like I'm getting ripped off!

Blue Water Cafe puts out some outstanding sushi as well. The sushi menu is rather short, but top notch stuff.

Miko on Robson is great as well but not in the same league as the aforementioned.

Jan 05, 2015
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)