Some Google Maps fun: Vancouver Izakaya Crawl
Cost -- $ cheap to $$$$ expensive
Food -- * Meh to **** Wow
Vibe -- ! Relaxed to !!!! Frantic
Not all of these places are pure Izakaya eg Japadog and the odd Sushi place
(Note: edited to update the Google maps URL.)
It should be there...you may have missed it as it is not listed alphabetically (I can't figure out how to do that in Google Maps). Thanks for the vigilance, kwailan4.
BTW It's a living document and anyone is welcome to add/remove (if they close) places to the map. (I made it public).
I did a crawl at ground zero for Vancouver izakaya (Robson and Denman) last night. The restaurants I hit were: Guu, Guu with Garlic, Kingyo, and Zakkushi.
Best dish of the evening - the Pork Cheeks at Kingyo. The best sake: Osake (artisinal sake brewed on Granville Island here in Vancouver).
So a friend wanted to do the crawl with me. Too soon I thought, but I obliged. Once again, it was a Thursday night. We started early (6pm) and ended early (11pm). We hit: Toraratsu, Hapa, Kingyo, Zakkushi.
Best sake of the evening: Ginjo Ginkara. Best dish: Table Seared Saba. Good times.
Some cellphone pics (some are quite dark)