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Oh, I was out almost whole day that day; hiking, lunch, shopping, and coffee time. And at the end of the day, my friend and I decided to have dinner. The cafe where we were at was on Fir street at 2nd avenue, so we had two choices, either going up to Broadway or going down to Granville Island. As I didn’t think we can find a restaurant we wanted to go in Granville Island, we headed to Broadway so that we could even take a bus to go somewhere.

When we were walking up the street, we felt we were pretty tired by then and were getting hungry, and we walked in Suika Snack Bar though we didn’t expect to be seated, as they seemed so popular. There were some counter seats available, limited by two hours, and we took it. If you go there, you might as well make a reservation.

They are a Japanese Izakaya-style restaurant, serving a lot of kinds of Sake. They are the same restaurant group as Kingyo in downtown. The kitchen was an open kitchen, and there were patio.

We ordered from their dinner menu and special.

Sencha Tea

Sencha Tea at Suika Snack Bar in Vancouver

It is not complimentary. There are a few kinds of tea, I believe.

Deluxe Appy Suika Box
(9 kinds of appy assorted box, limited 10 daily)

Deluxe Appy Suika Box at Suika Snack Bar in Vancouver

The ingredients must change time to time. On that day, the box came with chicken salad, mackerel salad, grilled duck, marinated eggplant, Tofu with original chili sauce, cooked whelk, toast with cream cheese, octopus with Kimchi, lotus Kinpira. All dishes except Tofu and toast were so good that we wanted to have more. The Tofu was fine, but just chili sauce wasn’t spicy at all, which I didn’t expect. The toast was fine, too. I just thought it didn’t fit to the other dishes.

My Ebi-Mayo
(Deep Fried Cilantro Battered Tiger Prawns with Chili Mayo)

My Ebi-Mayo at Suika Snack Bar in Vancouver

Beef Filet Fried Rice
(Cured Beef & Garlic Fried Rice)

Beef Filet Fried Rice at Suika Snack Bar in Vancouver

Although it was quite greasy, the taste was good. It is better to share with more than two. Otherwise, you might get heartburn. 😉

Nankotsu A-ge
(Deep Fried Chicken Cartilage tossed with Secret Curry Spice Mix)

Nankotsu Age at Suika Snack Bar in Vancouver

We loved it! I can’t really describe this… Have you tried the bone in canned salmon? The deep fried cartilage is like that, but much hard. When you bite, you can feel the crunchiness.

And, an extra picture of the interior.

Suika Snack Bar in Vancouver

Suika Snack Bar

Address: 1626 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Pine and Fir Street)
TEL: 604-730-1678
Facebook: page
Twitter: @SUIKA_IZAKAYA
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch/Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 11:30 – 14:00, 17:30 – 0:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:30 – 14:00, 17:30 – 1:00

Special Menu

Special Menu at Suika Snack Bar in Vancouver Special Menu at Suika Snack Bar in Vancouver

Price Note
– Sencha Tea $2.00
– Deluxe Appy Suika Box $12.00
– My Ebi-Mayo $8.50
– Beef Filet Fried Rice $11.00
– Nankotsu Age $4.80

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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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My company usually does a Christmas party at one of my boss’ house, but this time she took a vacation early and longer before Christmas, so we had one at the restaurant. There is one co-worker who cannot take wheat and also the other who has allergy with shellfish. It was not easy to make a decision for where to go.

Minami has Omakase (prix fixe) course and they can accommodate with the special diet. The server came before we started to get served, and she asked how severe the diet would be. (Do you know some soy sauce even contains gluten?)

Minami Restaurant is located in Yaletown. Most of our members came from far by cars, and it seemed not to easy to find a parking spot.

Collin and I came here before and liked Yuzu alcohol, so we recommended to everyone, but one of my boss didn’t see the pricing until he paid, and he was so surprised how expensive it was and how much we drank. :p

Obaachan’s Yuzu 300ml
(Citrus nose and smooth palate reminiscent of iced tea)

Obaachan’s Yuzu 300ml at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Omakase Shokai serves 6 courses.

Sashimi
(Chef’s Selection)

Sashimi for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(Salmon, Hamachi (Yellowtail), Albacore Tuna)

Sashimi for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(Two different soy sauce: Regular and Nikiri)

Minami Zen
(Selection of Signature Appetizer)

Minami Zen (Selection of Signature Appetizer) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Minami Zen (Selection of Signature Appetizer) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Minami Zen (Selection of Signature Appetizer) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Minami Zen (Selection of Signature Appetizer) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(From the top, Slow Roasted Beets & Watercress Salad, Tuna and Crumbled Miso Tofu Tartare, Ebi Fritters, Shrimp Crab Gyoza)

Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish
(Kale Goma-ae, King Oyster Mushroom, Wasabi Pickles, Yuzu Miso Foam)

Saikyo Miso Baked Sablefish for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

I ate Kale Goma-ae first time and really liked it! It wasn’t bitter at all. I must have Collin made some at home. 😉

Soy Braised Short Rib
(Sterling Silver AAA, Yukon Potato Puree, Spinach)

Soy Braised Short Rib for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Sushi
(Chef’s Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi)

Sushi (Chef's Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Sushi (Chef's Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Sushi (Chef's Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Sushi (Chef's Selection of Aburi, Nigiri, Roll and Oshi Sushi) for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(Aburi Hamachi, Aburi Red Tuna, Aburi Shrimp, and Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi)

Tea

Tea at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Dessert
(Chef’s Selection)

Dessert for Omakase at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

(Lemon Cheesecake with Rhubarb-Raspberry Sorbet)

After eating short rib, I was getting full. The last main was Sushi, so I was so stuffed after!

I enjoyed their food, but I realized something after I was talking to my boss. The restaurant is too dark to enjoy food by eyes. I’m glad that I had installed Flashlight app on my iPhone so that I could enjoy before starting eating. (Flashlight app was useful to take a picture by my digital camera, too!)

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Minami Restaurant

Address: 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between Burrard and Thurlow streets)
TEL: 604-685-8080
Facebook: page
Twitter: @MinamiYaletown
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Thu] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00
[Fri] 11:30 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:30
[Sat] 17:00 – 22:30
[Sun] 17:00 – 22:00

Menu

Menu for Omakase Shokai at Minami Restaurant in Vancouver

Price Note
– Obaachan’s Yuzu 300ml $38.00
– Omakase Shokai $80.00 per person

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