Co Co Lo: Great Lunch Special in Kits (Vancouver)
Co Co Lo
２nd Floor 1926 W4th (near Burrard - close to Fuel and Maenam)
(not wheel chair friendly)
I was in Kits earlier today and had lunch at Co Co Lo - the new modern Japanese restaurant. I ordered the BBQ Mackarel combo ($9.95) and two kushi ($1.50? ea) - a chicken liver and chicken done 'shio' (salted). My friend had the Udon combo ($9.95) and a matcha ice cream pancake dessert ($4).
The food was very good. My (large) side of mackerel tasted fresh and was BBQ'd very well. The miso-based winter vegetable stew, the shrimp tempura batter (one with sesame seeds and one matcha) were also very good. The tempura batter was thin and light. The skewers were as good as any of the good ones in town (Zakkushi, Aki, etc). Excellent lunchtime deal.
There is a popular adzuki bean/sponge pancake (called "castella") sandwich snack called "dorayaki". This is the icecream version. You can buy processed versions like how we can buy icecream sandwiches at the 7/11. This is their house-made version.
I didn't have it - my lunch companion did...but he scarfed it down and gave it two thumbs up. It must have been good.