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At the last time when Collin and I went to this restaurant, there was a long waiting list, and he couldn’t wait, so that we left for another Sushi place. This time on his day-off at the end of July, he seemed to have a craving for their Sushi and asked me to go there for dinner.

Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar is a casual Japanese restaurant on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. They serve Sushi, decorating beautifully.

We ordered from Sushi menu. He chose rolls and I chose Nigiri. I ordered some Nigiri for him as well, because those were rare fish and I wanted him to taste.

Spicy Cactus Roll and Spicy Dynamite Roll
(Cactus Roll: Spicy Crab Meat, Avocado, Tempura Bits, Mayo, Sesame & Tobiko on top)

Spicy Cactus Roll and Spicy Dynamite Roll at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Chicken Karaage
(5 pc with Garlic Sauce)

Chicken Karaage at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Gyoza

Gyoza at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Salmon Oshisushi
(Pressed Sushi with Sockeye Salmon, Creamy Sauce & Jalapeno)

Salmon Oshisushi at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

I have heard this Oshizushi is so tasty, so I had to go for it, although I can’t eat Jalapeno. Both of us really liked this! The salmon and creamy sauce melted in your mouth.

Nigiri Sushi
(2 Amaebi, 2 Tai (Sea bream), Toro, 2 Hirame (Flounder))

Nigiri Sushi at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Nigiri Sushi at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver Nigiri Sushi at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Tai and Hirame were on Specials. He didn’t like either of them. Those seem like slimy to him. Oh, I loved them all! He ordered Dynamite roll to refresh his mouth. 😀

Here is dessert.

Yuzu Ice Cream

Yuzu Ice Cream at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Black Sesame Ice Cream

Black Sesame Ice Cream at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

We liked both ice cream. Of course, he preferred Yuzu one.

I saw the to-go menu updates on their Facebook page last month and noticed pricing went up again.

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Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar

Address: 2054 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between 4th and 5th Avenue)
TEL: 604-255-5550
Facebook: page
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Fri – Sun] 11:30 – 14:30
[Tue – Sun] 17:00 – 21:45
*Closed: Mondays and holidays

Special Menu

Special Menu at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Price Note
– Spicy Cactus Roll $8.50
– Spicy Dynamite Roll $5.25
– Chicken Karaage $6.50
– Gyoza $6.25
– Salmon Oshisushi $10.95
– Amaebi Nigiri Sushi $2.75 each
– Tai (Sea bream) Nigiri Sushi $2.50 each
– Toro Nigiri Sushi $2.75
– Hirame (Flounder) Nigiri Sushi $2.50 each
– Dynamite Roll $4.95
– Yuzu Ice Cream $4.95
– Black Sesame Ice Cream $4.95

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One night for dinner, Collin asked a difficult request that he wanted to go to a Japanese restaurant where he can eat Sushi and Kara-age. Some Izakaya places serve Karaage but less quality Sushi or just one kind, and some Sushi places serve Sushi but Kara-age. Some are fine dining, and some others are so popular that you have to wait for long time. Finally, I picked up two places, and he chose one.

Juno Sushi Bistro is located on Davie street, close to Seymour street. They serve quality food with quality ingredients. The bistro is small, which can serve maybe 5 for counter table and 15 max for tables.

We ordered from their dinner menu.

Plum wine (Japanese Ume Shu)

Plum wine (Ume Shu) at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Collin ate the Japanese plum in the drink as well. When you make Umeshu, you put lots of Japanese plums with Sake. So, the plum absorbs Sake so that the plum tastes exact same as Umeshu.

Hot Tea (Japanese Matcha & Genmaicha)

Hot Tea (Japanese Matcha & Genmaicha) at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Pork Belly Kaku-ni
(Red Wine Braised Fraser Valley Pork Belly Served with Free Range Egg)

Pork Belly Kaku-ni at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Oh, this egg tasted great. Collin usually doesn’t like boiled eggs, but he loved this one. Kaku-ni was soft and tasty, too.

Chicken Kara-age
(Deep-fried Maple Hill Farm Free Range Chicken with Special Spice)

Chicken Kara-age at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Dynamite Roll and Nigiri Sushi
(Dynamite Roll, Nigiri: Inari, Big Eye Red Tuna, Toro, Aburi Toro, Ikura, Ebi, Tamago)

Dynamite Roll and Nigiri Sushi at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Dynamite Roll and Nigiri Sushi at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Collin loved the Aburi Toro and suggested me to order one. He also tried Inari and Tamago and enjoyed them.

Ebi Mayo
(Beer-Battered Shrimp, Grapefruit, Pistachio, Organic Green with Sweet Mayo Sauce)

Ebi Mayo at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

This was definitely different from the other places’ as Ebi Mayo. As you can see the menu, they use citrus. So, mayo and citrus combination was interesting. If they don’t serve right away, this would be soggy.

Kushi Katsu 2pcs
(Panko-fried Fraser Valley Pork & Onion with Spicy Sesame Sauce)

Kushi Katsu (Panko-fried Pork & Onion) at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

Collin said the pork was a little hard, but I didn’t think so.

Black Sesame Ice Cream (Single)

Black Sesame Ice Cream (Single) at Juno Sushi Bistro in Vancouver

I wasn’t sure if Collin liked black sesame taste, so I ordered single scoop. Well, he enjoyed and ate more than half! 😀 It was a little sweeter for me but I liked it, too. I can’t really describe how the taste was like, so try it yourself. 🙂

My friend seemed to hear from her friend that their Rice Omelette was good. Maybe, I’m gonna try that next time.

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Juno Sushi Bistro

(Their website is not accessible from iPhone, due to using Flash media.)

Address: 572 Davie Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Seymour and Richards streets)
TEL: 604-568-8805
Facebook: page
Twitter: @junobistro
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch
[Mon – Fri] 11:45 – 14:30

Dinner
[Mon – Thu] 17:30 – 22:30
[Fri] 17:30 – 23:30
[Sat] 16:30 – 23:30
[Sun] 16:30 – 21:30

Price Note
– Plum wine (Japanese Ume Shu) $9.00
– Hot Tea (Japanese Matcha & Genmaicha) $1.00
– Pork Belly Kaku-ni $11.00
– Chicken Kara-age $7.50
– Dynamite Roll $5.00
– Inari $1.50 each
– Nigiri, Big Eye Red Tuna $3.00
– Nigiri, Toro $2.50
– Nigiri, Aburi Toro $3.00
– Nigiri, Ikura (Salmon Roe) $2.50
– Nigiri, Ebi (Prawn) $2.50 each
– Nigiri, Tamago (Egg) $2.00 each
– Ebi Mayo $9.00
– Kushi Katsu 2pcs $6.00
– Black Sesame Ice Cream (Single) $3.00

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On my birthday, Collin had to work and I didn’t want to cook. I didn’t even want to call my friends, since we had my birthday dinner the other day. Collin suggested to go out for dinner anyways, so I decided to go to Tenhachi by myself at last minute.

I ordered from their dinner special menu and today’s dessert.

Green Tea

Green Tea at Tenhachi in Vancouver

I got a piece of marinated tuna as an amuse-bouche.

A piece of marinated tuna at Tenhachi in Vancouver

Seafood Kushi A-ge Teishoku
(5 pieces of breaded deep fried mix seafood on skewers, come with rice, Miso soup, two daily Kobachi (small plates), and pickles)

Seafood Kushi A-ge Teishoku at Tenhachi in Vancouver

Seafood for that day were two salmon, white fish, squid, and I can’t remember the last one.  Squid one was way overcooked and so hard to eat.

Seafood Kushi A-ge Teishoku at Tenhachi in Vancouver

Two Kobachi (small plates) were Kabocha and Ohitashi (vegetables steeped in Dashi).

Seafood Kushi A-ge Teishoku at Tenhachi in Vancouver

Seafood Kushi A-ge Teishoku at Tenhachi in Vancouver

Black Sesame Ice Cream with Kinako for dessert

Black Sesame Ice Cream with Kinako at Tenhachi in Vancouver

And, here are some pictures from the past when I had lunch with my friends.

Grilled Mackerel Teishoku

Grilled Mackerel Teishoku at Tenhachi in Vancouver

Grilled Sanma (Pike Mackerel) Teishoku

Grilled Sanma (Pike Mackerel) Teishoku at Tenhachi in Vancouver

Tenhachi

Address: 1125 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(1st Floor of Shaughnessy Village, Close to Spruce street)
TEL: 604-742-0234
Facebook: page
Twitter: @Tenhachi2011

Breakfast
7:00 – 12:00 daily

Lunch
[Wed – Sun] 12:00 – 14:00

Dinner
[Tue – Sun] 17:00 – 21:00

Price Note
– Green Tea $1.95
– Seafood Kushi Age $10.95
– Black Sesame Ice Cream with Kinako $3.75

### This place is closed as of Jan, 2013. They re-opened as a new restaurant Aoto-ya at a different location.

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