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As usual, Collin said he wanted to eat Tonkatsu! Is it his routine in certain period? Or maybe, the addiction comes back every a few months. ­čśÇ Anyways, on the Labour Day long weekend, we went to Kingyo Izakaya on Denman Street.

Kingyo Izakaya serves Japanese tapas dishes at night as well as lunch combo, including Teishoku. It is located in the midway of Robson and Davie Street.

We ordered from their regular lunch menu.

Iyemon Genmaicha Tea 

Iyemon Genmaicha Tea at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

Tea came right away, but our food didn’t come for next 40 min or so. When the next table, who ordered after us, got their food, and we realized one of their foods was what he ordered, Collin got frustrated, because he needed to leave as quickly as possible for work. And, finally the food came with the server’s apology.

Pork Loin Cutlet (Tonkatsu) Combo
(Deep fried pork cutlet, using only the finest fresh Japanese bread crumb Panko)

Pork Loin Cutlet (Tonkatsu) Combo at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

Right after this, the server brought this Sashimi salad below. We appreciated but at the same time, we knew we didn’t have time to finish eating.

Complimentary Sashimi Salad
(3 kinds of Sashimi on a bed of organic springs, dressed with soy-based vinaigrette & garlic oil)

Sashimi Salad at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

My choice, Kingyo’s Assorted Deluxe Bento Box
(Sophisticated & well designed Makunouchi Bento)

Kingyo's Assorted Deluxe Bento Box at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

Sliced Omelet with Grind Daikin

Kingyo's Assorted Deluxe Bento Box at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

Scallop Salad with seaweed dressing

Kingyo's Assorted Deluxe Bento Box at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

Udon Noodle Salad with Fried Tofu

Kingyo's Assorted Deluxe Bento Box at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

Fried Fish with Tartar Sauce & Lemon

Kingyo's Assorted Deluxe Bento Box at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Kingyo's Assorted Deluxe Bento Box at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

Pork Kakuni with Sauce

Kingyo's Assorted Deluxe Bento Box at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

Chicken Karaage

Kingyo's Assorted Deluxe Bento Box at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

Tuna Tataki with Chili Sauce

Rice

Kingyo's Assorted Deluxe Bento Box at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

Pickled Daikon & Carrots

Kingyo's Assorted Deluxe Bento Box at Kingyo Izakaya in Vancouver

Tofu with Chili Sauce

Miso Soup

As you can see, I forgot to take a picture of whole food, because I got distracted by the salad that the server brought and the conversation with him for that.

Well, anyways, we enjoyed our food, and we asked the server for the salad to go.

They renewed their website so that we can see the lunch menu on site.

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Kingyo Izakaya

Address: 871 Denman Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
TEL: 604-608-1677
Facebook: page
Twitter: @KINGYO_IZAKAYA
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:30 – 23:30
[Fri, Sat] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:30 – 1:00

Price Note
– Iyemon Genmaicha Tea $2.30
– Sashimi Salad Complimentary
–┬áPork Loin Cutlet (Tonkatsu) Combo $13.80
– Kingyo’s Assorted Deluxe Bento Box $16.00

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My company had a meeting with 3rd party in downtown in Vancouver on a weekday, and I headed there, too. The meeting took 3 hours, and then a thing happened, my co-worker lost his phone. He was chasing the GPS signal on the other’s phone to locate his phone, but no luck. Anyways, we waited for another hour, so it was already past 2 o’clock!

My boss and I were thinking where to go for lunch. It is so difficult to find a place when one can’t take gluten and another one is allergic to shrimp. And, the time may be late for lunch. Well, we decided to go to Kingyo Izakaya, since they open til late. Kingyo Izakaya is on Denman street between Robson and Davie streets.

We ordered from their regular lunch menu. There was one more different dish, but I missed the chance to take a picture.

Vegetarian Stone Bowl Donburi Combo
(Inari Age (Deep-fried Bean Curd) , Walnuts, Avocado, Takana Pickled on the rice in the sizzling stone bowl, served with green salad, pickles & vegetarian Miso soup)

Vegetarian Stone Bowl Donburi Combo at Kingyo in Vancouver

“Create Your Own” Combo with Sashimi Salad

"Create Your Own" Combo with Sashimi Salad at Kingyo in Vancouver

Pork Loin Cutlet (Tonkatsu) Combo
(Deep pork cutlet, using only the finest fresh Japanese bread crumb Panko)

Pork Loin Cutlet (Tonkatsu) Combo at Kingyo in Vancouver

My choice, Chef’s Choice Grilled Daily 2 Kinds Fish Combo
(Today’s fish: Horse Mackerel and Salmon)

Chef's Choice Grilled Daily 2 Kinds Fish Combo at Kingyo in Vancouver

I was thinking to order a different one, but I ordered this again. This time, 2 kinds fish were horse mackerel (Aji) and salmon. The small plate on the left was tofu with garlic oil, but it wasn’t spicy or anything, and it was just oily, and I and some others didn’t like it. Anyways, I was too full afterwards.

(Pictures taken by iPhone)

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Kingyo Izakaya on Denman (Vancouver downtown)

Address: 871 Denman Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
TEL: 604-608-1677
Facebook: page
Twitter: @KINGYO_IZAKAYA
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:30 – 23:30
[Fri, Sat] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:30 – 1:00

Price Note
– Vegetarian Stone Bowl Donburi Combo $9.80
– “Create Your Own” Combo $2.50
– Sashimi Salad $10.80
–┬áPork Loin Cutlet (Tonkatsu) Combo $13.80
–┬áChef’s Choice Grilled Daily 2 Kinds Fish Combo $10.80

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After my friends and I went hiking in Bowen Island, we caught a late ferry. We rather go back to Vancouver than take later ferry to have dinner. We were thinking what we wanted to eat, and importantly which restaurant was still open because it was Sunday, especially during the Easter holiday.

We decided to go to Motomachi Shokudo, which is located in West End. We got off a bus at Denman and Georgia and walked for 5 min. We were able to be seated right away! Motomachi Shokudo serve Japanese-style Ramen noodle. They are under the same company as Kintaro Ramen, but it just serves under different concepts and targets.

We ordered from their regular menu.

Butchigiri Gyoza (4 pcs)

Butchigiri Gyoza (4 pcs) at Motomachi Shokudo in Vancouver

Spicy Miso Ramen with Organic Chicken

Spicy Miso Ramen with Organic Chicken at Motomachi Shokudo in Vancouver

New Generation Miso Ramen

New Generation Miso Ramen at Motomachi Shokudo in Vancouver

New Generation Miso Ramen at Motomachi Shokudo in Vancouver

I liked Gyoza, but I didn’t enjoy the Ramen as much as three years ago. The soup was too rich for me. Maybe, this is a trend now? I felt same at another Ramen place, too. I may ask hot water to thin it next time. ­čśŤ

My friend said the chicken in the spicy Miso Ramen was too dry to eat. The spiciness was just right, I think.

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Motomachi Shokudo

Address: 740 Denman Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Robson and Alberni)
TEL: 604-609-0310
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Tue] 12:00 – 23:00
[Thu – Sun] 12:00 – 23:00
*Closed: Wednesdays

Menu

Menu at Motomachi Shokudo in Vancouver Menu at Motomachi Shokudo in Vancouver

Price Note
– Butchigiri Gyoza (4 pcs) $3.75
– Spicy Miso Ramen with Organic Chicken $9.65
– New Generation Miso Ramen $9.45

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