Mandala Iki Asian Bistro
2394 W 4th Ave, Vancouver BC
1:Yucks! 2:Improvement needed 3:So-So~ 4:Good 5:Very good 6:Heavenly
Food: 3 (only based on their Japanese food)
- A branch of Iki Japanese Bistro
- Mon-Thur Lunch: 11:30am-3pm Dinner: 4:30pm-10pm
- Japanese mix Asian cuisine (mainly Chinese)
- Dine in/Take out
- Park along the streets
- Have quite a lot of seatings
- The interior looks more Chinese than Japanese to me
- Combos available
- Large variety in menu
- Special rolls available
- Brown rice available (with no additional charge)
- Most customers are locals
- $0.75/tea bag
- I love plum, especially sour plum. Even though it's only a tea bag, it was really good and tasted a little sour. It was great to have it while I was having dinner :)
- They also offer other teas/green teas/drinks on their menu.
- $5/4pcs $9/8pcs
- The texture was just right, which was neither too soft nor too tough.
- It was fresh, but EU found some tendons(?) in the flesh. Still, we enjoyed it even though it was not the best tuna sashimi we have had so far.
- It was one of their dinner specials.
- You can choose either pork or veggie as the filling. We opted for veggie at the end.
- The presentation was kind of weird. As you can see from the picture above, all five gyozas were scattered on the plate in a...special pattern.
- Similar to Juno Vancouver Sushi Bistro, you can choose from white rice and brown rice. The only difference is Juno charges for extra $1 but Mandala does not.
- Mixed fungus and bamboo strips served with special sauce
- I didn't really pay attention to the sauce...
- There was also carrot and cucumber in the roll.
- Again, we chose brown rice for this roll. The roll was not wrapped as tightly as the Iki roll, but that didn't really bother me as I tend to eat sushi rolls in parts! :D
- The middle part of this dish was stacked with fungus and bamboo strips.
- Similar to the Iki Roll, I didn't find it surprising. The only thing that made me wowed was the star-shaped presentation.