My First Omakase in Vancouver: Sushi Bar Maumi

It was one tough decision to make on choosing where to go for my first omakase experience. After one month of comparing and discussing among my friends, we finally decided to try Sushi Bar Maumi. The omakase features 11 pieces of nigiri for $75, which the price is relatively affordable compared to other omakase in Vancouver. Another reason to pick Sushi Bar Maumi is that it focuses on nigiri, instead of Japanese dishes (similar to Kaiseki). We made our reservation almost 3 weeks in advance, and we got the last few seats available. Before making the reservation online, make sure to read their cancellation policy!

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Hida Takayama Ramen

Have you ever entered the Robson Public Market? You may walk past it, but you just never have the reason to enter this quiet and small market. However, some of the best eateries can be found in the most unexpected places. After reading this post, you will have just the perfect reason to enter and explore a hidden gem for a bowl of inexpensive ramen.

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Kosoo Restaurant

West End is filled with Korean restaurants, and we, the Yelp Squad, decided to go to this Korean fusion restaurant, hoping to seek for unique and delicious dishes. Kosoo Restaurant specializes in using Korean and Japanese ingredients and adding a twist to authentic dishes with French cooking techniques. One of the signature dishes is the Cheese Chicken Galbi, where you dip the spicy Korean style chicken in stingy and gooey mozzarella cheese. We, a group of six, ordered six appetizers and one main dish. We were all stuffed and had fun. I recommended to come here in a bigger group, so you can enjoy varieties of dishes at once.
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Restaurant Yugo

When anyone asked about Japanese-French fusion, I immediately thought of Pidgin, but now there is a new restaurant on this recommendation list – Restaurant Yugo. The restaurant uses the simplest decor and lighting. Inside, you can see a marble sushi bar table, where you can have more interactions with the owner and the chef. This is definitely one of the hidden gem in West End.

To me, excellent service always comes first, before anything else, including food quality. And in here, I love how the owner and the chef patiently introduce each dish’s details to each of their customers. You may think I am exaggerating, but you can definitely see that passion from that smile. In addition, they serve the most unique dishes with some of the best ingredients I have tried. Continue reading “Restaurant Yugo”