What is the best way to go to downtown? Bring your buddy with you! (or you can bring your map too if you want) So, I brought my foodie buddy, EU, with me to experience the enthusiasm of the people, with a taste of this new izakaya :)
As we were walking along Robson Street, people were cheering and some even stood outside the stores and watched TV. I love this atmosphere.
When we arrived Jervis Street, my one-and-only guide EU immediately reminded me to make a right turn. At first, I stood outside their door and could not see any lights in the restaurant. I then gave them a call and asked them whether they're opened or not. Suddenly, a Japanese girl came out and opened the door for us. I was really pleased by her services.
There was a big, old, heavy, wooden door when I entered. Kakurenbou is even larger than I expected!
Kakurenbou Japanese Dining
#793 Jervis St., Vancouver BC
1:Yucks! 2:Improvement needed 3:So-So~ 4:Good 5:Very good 6:Heavenly
- Authentic Japanese restaurant
- Chefs, waitress, bar tender are all Japanese
- Suitable for hang-outs
- Large variety of cocktails available
- Interesting interior design
- Menu is not large in variety. To be honest, EU and I had a hard time deciding what to order
- I could only see one waitress (who is the girl), so services were a bit slow
- Mon-Sun 5:30pm-midnight
- I don't remember its actual name and price
- Strawberry flavour is stronger than the pineapple, but overall both flavours blend well together
- Yes, it's a cocktail but I don't think they put much alcohol in it
- again I don't remember its actual name and price
- Hmmm...this cocktail's flavour is not as appealing as the first one. I could taste a little bit orange flavour and some ginger flavour. I wish they could add more ginger to this cocktail.
- Same as the first cocktail, they didn't put much alcohol in it
- I don't remember the price
- It came smaller than I expected
- I like the onions they served on the side; it tastes good with the tuna tataki
- I didn't try the sauce they gave us but I think it's a ginger mix soy sauce
- Tuna is soft and fresh
- This is a really common dish so it doesn't really require any skills
- Sorry no price again!
- This came as a surprise to me. I thought their pizza was going to be the mini version of Pizza Hut/Domino's. However, the crust of this pizza is thin and crispy! It's like eating biscuits!
- There are mochi on top but I think it will be better if they add more
- It is served with Tobasco sauce on the side, so you can choose whether to add it or not (I didn't add)
- Looks like it got too much cheese on top? No worry! The mozzarella cheese in this pizza is not that heavy
- It is not those heavy, super-filling pizzas you have in the typical Western restaurants. EU and I finished the whole pizza and we were still able to have desserts afterwards. Haha
- No price again
- The cod fish is actually pretty big. Oh, or I should use the word "long" instead of "big".
- The fish tastes good but it's a bit salty for me. Thus, I squeezed some lemon juice on top-yummy! problem solved! ;)
- I remember there are quite a number of tiny, thin bones in cod fish. So be careful when you eat this.