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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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After walking along Village Stroll path in Whistler, Collin and I went back to the hotel to have some rest. We watched TV and talked about where we were going for dinner. Well, he chose one of his favorite places rather than new places or famous places. 😀

Sachi Sushi is a Japanese restaurant and serves Izakaya style dishes as well as, of course, Sushi. I love this place, too. It is located on Main street in Village North.

When our sever came and greeted to us, I realized she was familiar! She was an instructor for the mountain while I worked for the mountain in a different position! Wow, it had been probably 5 years or more, since I saw her last time. Anyways, we caught up on each other’s lives while she was serving.

We ordered from their regular menu.

Umeshu (2oz Plum Wine)

Umeshu (2oz Plum Wine) at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Although it says 2oz, our server said the person, who prepared, made a mistake to pour full amount of plum wine into the glass, without water. Haha. So, she brought some water on the side to us. Well, we didn’t mind drinking it as is! 🙂

Chicken Kara-age
(Deep Fried Marinated Boneless Chicken)

Chicken Kara-age at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Karaage was crispy outside and tender-moist inside, and it had ginger-soy taste, which was very good. Bulldog sauce came with it.

Ebi Gyoza
(6 Pan Fried Shrimp and Vegetable Dumplings)

Ebi Gyoza at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Yakitori
(2 Bamboo Skewers of Grilled Chicken, Basted with Teriyaki Sauce)

Yakitori (Skewers of Grilled Chicken) at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Kani California Roll, Sachi Roll, Spider Roll, and Tempura roll

Kani California Roll, Sachi Roll, Spider Roll, and Tempura roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Kani California Roll
(Alaskan King Crab, Avocado and Mayo, 6 Pieces)

Kani California Roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Sachi Roll
(Shrimp Tempura, Avocado, Salmon, Scallop, Spicy Mayo rolled in a Yuba (soy sheet), 5 Pieces)

Sachi Roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Spider Roll
(Deep Fried Sift Shell Crab, Avocado, Cucumber and Spicy Mayo, 6 Pieces)

Spider Roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

Tempura Roll
(Shrimp Tempura, Avocado, Cucumber and Spicy Mayo, 5 Pieces)

Tempura Roll at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

At the end, our server brought complimentary Umeshu + Sake (called Banzai in the menu, I think) to us, saying we seemed to like Umeshu so much! Thanks to her. We enjoyed both food and drinks. 🙂

Umeshu + Sake at Sachi Sushi in Whistler

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Sachi Sushi (Village North)

Address: #106-4359 Main Street, Whistler, B.C. (map)
(Between library and Summit Lodge entrance)
TEL: 604-935-5649
Urbanspoon: page

Lunch
[Tue – Fri] 12:00-14:30

Dinner
17:00 – 21:30 daily

Price Note
– Umeshu (2oz Plum Wine) $5.50
– Chicken Kara-age $10.00
– Ebi Gyoza $7.50
– Yakitori (Skewers of Grilled Chicken) $5.00
– Kani California Roll $9.00
– Sachi Roll $9.00
– Spider Roll $10.00
– Tempura Roll $6.50

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When I checked all restaurants for Dine Out Vancouver, this restaurant was my first to check. Collin and I wanted to go there for long time, but they open only dinner time, which is difficult for him to arrange the time, and also I didn’t like their Dine Out menu last year so that we had missed opportunities. In spite of the fact that I was checking it right after the menu was revealed, the restaurant was almost fully booked! I manged to make a reservation for 9:15pm.

Chambar is a sister restaurant of Medina Cafe located to the next door. It is in a walking distance from Stadium Skytrain station. They serve Belgian food. I don’t know what Belgian food is at all other than waffle, so this 3-course dinner for $38 was great opportunity.

Bajan Tea
(Goslings spiced rum, Takara Japanese plum wine, iced tea & orgeat)

Bajan Tea at Chambar in Vancouver

I sipped and really liked it. So did Collin. I would order this next time for myself.

Glass of Red Wine, Pinot Noir/St. Laurence 9 Mile

Glass of Red Wine, Pinot Noir/St. Laurence 9 Mile at Chambar in Vancouver

His appy, Salade D’Hiver
(Winter Root Vegetable Salad, Belgian Endive, Apple Cider Emulsion, Chervil, Roasted Walnut Vinaigrette)

Salade D'Hiver at Chambar in Vancouver

My appy, Carpaccio de Thon Rouge
(Yellow Fin Tuna Carpaccio, Mint & Cilantro Pistou, Lime & Chili Mayo, Jalapeno Dressing, Grated Grano Padano)

Carpaccio de Thon Rouge at Chambar in Vancouver

His entree, La Piece de Boeuf au Bleu
(Char Grilled 10 oz reserve Angus New York Steak, Celeriac Puree, Black Kale Chips, Roquefort Butter, Balsamic & Shallot Jam)

La Piece de Boeuf au Bleu at Chambar in Vancouver

My entree, L’Omble de L’Arctique
(Pan Seared Arctic Char, Saffron & Lemongrass Risotto, Peashoot & Pickled Vegetable Salad)

L'Omble de L'Arctique at Chambar in Vancouver

L'Omble de L'Arctique at Chambar in Vancouver

His dessert, Parfait au Citron
(Frozen Lemon Souffle, Coconut Dacquoise, Toasted Meringue, Pie Crust Ice Cream)

Parfait au Citron at Chambar in Vancouver

My dessert, Pate au Chocolat
(Dark Chocolate Pate, Sour Cherries, Coconut Sorbet)

Pate au Chocolat at Chambar in Vancouver

Oh, I really liked all my choices! And, this chocolate pate was the best ever! It is on their regular dessert menu, so you must try.

Chambar

Address: 562 Beatty Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to Skytrain Stadium station)
TEL: 604-879-7119
Facebook: page
Twitter: @chambar
Urbanspoon: page
Opentable: reservation?

Dinner
[Sun – Thu] 17:00 – 0:00
[Fri – Sat] 17:00 – 1:00

Menu for Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Menu at Chambar in Vancouver

Price Note
– Bajan Tea $9.00
– Glass of Red Wine, Pinot Noir/St. Laurence 9 Mile $11.00
– Dine Out Vancouver 3-course $38.00
– Additional for steak $10.00

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