Van Dntn: NYE early dinner sushi/izakaya nr Robson/Burrard?
Greetings Vancouver hounds:
We will be visiting for just a few days over NYE and need to find a good sushi or izakaya place for an EARLY dinner on NYE (in by 6pm, out by 8pm). It should be central downtown. It would be good to have a nice atmosphere too.
So far, we're considering Okada and Guu based on reviews and location only. Would these be appropriate? Any other recommendations are welcome! Many thanks in advance...
I have not eaten at the places you mentioned, but not far from Robson/Burrard (say aprox. a 5 minute cab ride from there) is Yoshi's Sushi <http://www.dinehere.ca/restaurant.asp...> which is excellent. For an izakaya/sushi place walking distance from Robson/Burrard, try Aki Japanese Restaurant <http://www.dinehere.ca/restaurant.asp...> - the sushi is not at the level of Yoshi's, but it and the izakaya fare are very good. I any case, have fun and Happy New Years!
Aki is very good...but for a veggie friend, I think Gyoza King, Hapa and Kingyo (and perhaps Guu with Garlic) are better choices. Hapa's Kabocha Salad (which is really more like a scoop of warm squash icecream) is really good. You can always ask for veggie items off-menu at Hapa and Kingyo. Gyoza King has many vege options.
Thanks, those are good suggestions... I can see their menus, and they do offer some veggie options. Yeah, we normally just ask for a veggie option in any type of restaurant and see whether they provide it, whether it be at a lesser cost or not. Sucks if it doesnt, but what do you do? Kingyo though, seems very meaty. Anyway, my question - Guu, there seems to be more than one location? Which one is best?