Ramen Butcher

Aside from the plethora of sushi restaurants Vancouver is known for, you'll also find many locals slurping up steaming bowls of ramen at any time of the day. The ramen scene has grown tremendously over the last few years with interests from international chains like Ramen Taka set to open up in April this year. You'll … Continue reading Ramen Butcher

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Victoria Sushi

Victoria Sushi is a hidden gem located in a residential neighbourhood in New Westminster. I'm sure many of you sushi fanatics have heard about this place over the past few years for their affordable 'aburi' sushi which translates to flame-seared pressed Osaka-style sushi. I've actually dined at this place a few times prior to this review … Continue reading Victoria Sushi

Hyack Sushi

Hyack Sushi is a welcome addition to the New Westminster neighbourhood utilizing both traditional and modern interpretation of Japanese cuisine. I was invited to attend a media tasting organized by Vancityduo during the early phase of opening. Hyack Sushi is conveniently located just two short blocks away from New Westminster Station along the Expo Line so it's super … Continue reading Hyack Sushi

Taishoken

There's no doubt that Vancouver's food scene is increasingly becoming more Asian-oriented in some form or another. Literally hundreds of sushi joints, handful of pho establishments, and of course- ramen. I'm crazy about ramen. From the different types of noodle, broth, seasoning, and protein.. the options we have in the Lower Mainland seem endless. You'll … Continue reading Taishoken

Ramen Gojiro

Ramen Gojiro, is a relatively new ramen shop that opened up on Dunsmuir Street close to Granville Station. What sets Ramen Gojiro apart from the other ramen places around Vancouver is their broth. Ramen Gojiro specializes in jiro-style ramen using a combination of tonkotsu broth and shoyu giving it an almost thin pork gravy-like consistency … Continue reading Ramen Gojiro

Ramen Danbo

Ramen Danbo is a Japan-based restaurant chain famous for their fukuoka-style tonkotsu ramen. From humble beginnings in a small town of Chikushino, Japan the Ramen Danbo chain has grown consistently throughout the years with Vancouver being the first North American location outside of Japan. Located in the heart of Kitsilano, the drive here was a … Continue reading Ramen Danbo

Makoto

Vancouver is home to thousands of hidden gems. You could say I've had my fair share of sushi, pizza, and pho in the city, but I'm constantly in the search for the "best" of everything. Makoto is a Japanese-owned mom and pop establishment in South Burnaby best known for serving Japanese comfort food. They've been around for quite … Continue reading Makoto

Raisu

Raisu is the newest addition to the Tamaru Shoten Group that owns other successful notable Japanese Izakayas Kingyo, Suika,and Rajio in Vancouver. Similar to their sister restaurants, Raisu serves a great selection of unique Japanese tapas, entrees, and cocktails. If you have been to any of their sister restaurants, you could expect the menu and … Continue reading Raisu

Ramen Koika

Whenever someone suggests ramen for dinner, the first thing that always comes to mind is: line-ups. Ramen Koika is located on David Street amidst many other culturally diverse restaurants in the area. As you may or may not already know, Vancouver Downtown is filled with ramen shops, but Ramen Koika is the only standing ramen … Continue reading Ramen Koika