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My hiking friend and I were planning to have a stress-release day. (Actually, we just had a plan to meet up for lunch. :p) She has an antenna for food, so I followed her lead.

Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar is on Commercial Drive, in a walking distance from Commercial-Broadway station. I had looked at pictures of their food in a few blogs, and the restaurant was in my wish list. Our other hiking friend also joined, and we talked a lot and took pictures of food a lot, too.

We ordered from their regular and special menu.

My friend’s choice, Ahi Tuna Zuke on Rice from the special
(Marinated red Tuna on warm white rice with sesame seeds and Nori seaweed)

Ahi Tuna Zuke on Rice at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

I tasted, and Tuna was marinated really well.

Other friend’s choice, Spicy Cactus Roll
(Spicy crab meat, avocado, Tempura bits, mayo, sesame, and Tobiko on top)

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

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

What I noticed when looking at their menu on Facebook, is that they state clearly whether they use (real) crab meat or imitation crab. That is cool.

My choice, Chirashi Donburi (mixed Sashimi cuts)

Chirashi Donburi at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Chirashi Donburi at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Chirashi Donburi at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

This was interesting. The rice was well-mixed with many different ingredients, such as minced pickled radish, minced Shiitake mushroom, sesame, minced Shiso leaf, etc. There was a butterfly made of carrot on Wasabi. 🙂

Chirashi Donburi at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

My friends actually took a video to see the whole presentation of this Chirashi Donburi.

And, one Sushi roll to share, Sundried Tomato Roll
(Avocado, sundried tomato, artichoke, hummus sauce)

Sundried Tomato Roll at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Sundried Tomato Roll at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

Sundried Tomato Roll at Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar in Vancouver

The interesting combination of rice, artichokes, and hummus.

The pinwheel is made of Daikon radish and Edamame! So, you can eat. The blue liquid in the glass is energy drink, according to our server.

They have Okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) and pressed Sushi, so I want to go again.

Want to see more pictures for this restaurant? click here.

Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen + Sushi Bar

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

Lunch/Dinner
[Tue – Sun] 11:30 – 14:00, 17:00 – 22:00
*Closed: Mondays

Price Note
– Ahi Tuna Zuke on Rice $16.95
– Spicy Cactus Roll $7.95
– Chirashi Donburi (mixed Sashimi cuts) $13.95
– Sundried Tomato Roll $7.95

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While I was in Japan, I had planned to meet one of my friend. She asked me where I wanted to go, and I requested Tsukiji, Tokyo, because I had never been there.

She researched about the area, before we met, and she gave me a map. For the first time visitor, it was not easy to know how close to each other along narrow alleys Tsukiji shops and restaurants were and how crowded it was with people, so it was easy to miss them.

After walking awhile, we decided to have lunch at Uogashi Senryou (魚河岸千両) of Itadori group. Uogashi literally means fish market, and Senryou means thousands of dollars. (Ryo was a quantity or currency unit used in the old era.)

We shared two dish, Hokkai-no-Kaze and Kaisen (Seafood) Hitsumabuhi.
Hitsu is a round wooden container for cooked rice and mostly used for Sushi. Mabushi probably comes from Mabusu, i.e., sprinkle or coat.

Hokkai-no-Kaze (literally means wind from the northern ocean) is served a lot of fresh seafood from the northern ocean, salmon, sweet prawn, salmon roe, white fish, e.g, snapper, Zuwai crab, etc.

Hokkai-no-Kaze at Itadori Uogashi Senryou in Tsukiji

Hokkai-no-Kaze at Itadori Uogashi Senryou in Tsukiji

Hitsumabushi is served with chopped fresh fish, and you eat in three ways, taking some into your own bowl.

Hitsumabushi at Itadori Uogashi Senryou in Tsukiji

For 1st bowl, pour soy sauce with Wasabi as you wish, and eat as is (Kaisen (seafood) Donburi).

Hitsumabushi at Itadori Uogashi Senryou in Tsukiji

For 2nd bowl, mix them all with the sweeten veggies etc. served with a small plate, until the rice of color turns Uni (sea urchin)’s.

Hitsumabushi at Itadori Uogashi Senryou in Tsukiji

For 3rd bowl, put the mixed rice into your own bowl, and pour Dashi soup.

Hitsumabushi at Itadori Uogashi Senryou in Tsukiji

Here are pictures for more details.

How to eat Hitsumabushi at Itadori Uogashi Senryou in Tsukiji How to eat Hitsumabushi at Itadori Uogashi Senryou in Tsukiji

And, extra pictures of the restaurant entrance.

Itadori Uogashi Senryou in Tsukiji
Itadori Uogashi Senryou (魚河岸千両) (Japanese only)

Address: 4 Chome 10-14 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (map)
TEL: 03-5565-5739

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
[Mon – Sat] 8:30 – 16:30, 17:00 – 22:30
[Sun, Holidays] 8:30 – 21:30

Price Note
– Hokkai-no-Kaze 1,900 yen
– Kaisen Hitsumabushi 2,100 yen

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