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My friend was expecting a baby in the middle of July, and she had less than four weeks left. I suggested her taking maternity photos, and I had been contacting a few friends or their friends, but at the end, we decided to take photos by ourselves. So, we went to buy some clothes to cover her breast and under abs on a weekday. The store was somewhere on Marine Drive in Vancouver.

After the purchase, we were talking about where we wanted to go for dinner. As I wasn’t familiar with the area, I had no idea. While she drove, I tried to think and asked her, “what about Rajio?” So, we headed! This was on our list since the end of last year. 🙂

Rajio Japanese Public House is on 10th Avenue, close to Alma street. It is in Point Grey area, next to Kitsilano. They are the same restaurant group as Kingyo in downtown. Their concept seems retro, and the primary menu is Kushi Katsu, in addition to Izakaya menu.

We ordered from their dinner menu and special.

Complimentary Appetizer
(Cabbage with special salty dressing)

Complimentary Appetizer at Rajio Japanese Public House in Vancouver

This appy was so good and refreshing. I don’t know if they still server the same one, though.

Complimentary Tea

Complimentary Tea at Rajio Japanese Public House in Vancouver

Marinated Deep Fried Eggplant in Original Soy based broth from special

Marinated Deep Fried Eggplant at Rajio Japanese Public House in Vancouver

This marinated eggplant was just OK.

Various Sauces for Kushi Katsu
(Deep Fried Cilantro Battered Tiger Prawns with Chili Mayo)

Various Sauces for Kushi Katsu at Rajio Japanese Public House in Vancouver

Aburi Eihire
(Lightly Seared Stingray‘s Fin with Original Chili Mayo Sauce)

Aburi Eihire at Rajio Japanese Public House in Vancouver

I was surprised we can eat this in Canada! Yes, it is hard to bite, but more you chew, tastier it gets.

Grilled Pike Mackerel
(Dressed with Olive Oil, Garlic, Red Pepper, Soy & Lemon)

Grilled Pike Mackerel at Rajio Japanese Public House in Vancouver

In the menu, it was described like peperontino, but it didn’t taste like that to us. Well, pike mackerel was good, though.

Tontoro Yaki
(Grilled Pork Cheek with Onion Slice & Yuzu Kosho)

Tontoro Yaki at Rajio Japanese Public House in Vancouver

Kushi Katsu
(Camembert Cheese, 2 Oyster, 2 Pork, Chicken, Asparagus)

Kushi Katsu (Camembert Cheese, 2 Oyster, 2 Pork, Chicken, Asparagus) at Rajio Japanese Public House in Vancouver

More Kushi Katsu 🙂
(2 Rice Cake, 2 Chicken Cheese, 2 Oyster)

Kushi Katsu (2 Rice Cake, 2 Chicken Cheese, 2 Oyster) at Rajio Japanese Public House in Vancouver

Ohhh, I was so happy to eat Kushi Katsu in Canada. As you can see, the oyster was the best for us!

Kimchi “Sobameshi” Stone Bowl
(Yakisoba noodle, Ground Pork, Cheese, Kimchi & Vegetables on Rice, in a sizzling stone bowl)

Kimchi "Sobameshi" Stone Bowl at Rajio Japanese Public House in Vancouver

Kimchi "Sobameshi" Stone Bowl at Rajio Japanese Public House in Vancouver

The rice tasted good, although it was a bit greasy.

If I ever want to eat Kushi Katsu, I will go back there! Just a quick note. Pricing below was as of June, and when I checked their site while I was writing this, I noticed the price was up.

Rajio Japanese Public House

Address: 3763 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Half block west from Alma Street)
TEL: 604-558-1679
Facebook: page
Twitter: @rajio3763
Urbanspoon: page

Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 17:30 – 23:30
[Fri – Sat] 17:30 – 0:00

Price Note
– Marinated Deep Fried Eggplant $3.80
– Aburi Eihire $3.80
– Grilled Pike Mackerel $5.80
– Tontoro Yaki $5.80
– Kushi Katsu Camembert Cheese $1.50
– Kushi Katsu Oyster $1.80 each
– Kushi Katsu Pork $1.50 each
– Kushi Katsu Chicken $1.50 each
– Kushi Katsu Asparagus $1.00
– Kushi Katsu Rice Cake $2.40 each
– Kushi Katsu Chicken Cheese $2.40 each
– Kimchi “Sobameshi” Stone Bowl $8.80

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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)

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

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
– Pork Loin Cutlet (Tonkatsu) Combo $13.80
– Chef’s Choice Grilled Daily 2 Kinds Fish Combo $10.80

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