Denman Street - Vancouver Restaurants

 

Kingyo Japanese Izakaya (Denman St)

Kingyo Japanese Izakaya (map, web site, visitor reviews, 871 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-608-1677)

Izakaya is a Japanese word for a drinking place that also serves food. Wikipedia has a bunch of details; here is a brief excerpt:

The name “izakaya” is a compound word consisting of “i ” (to remain) and “sakaya” (sake shop), showing that izakaya originate from sake shops which allowed customers to remain on the premises to drink.

Vancouver is one of the lucky food cities around the world where you can find a Japanese Izakaya restaurant outside of Japan. Kingyo, located in downtown Vancouver’s West End, is an upscale and trendy Izakaya that provides a modern, intimate, and tantalyzing taste of contemporary Japanese food and drink.

Rated as one of Canada and Vancouver’s best new restaurants of 2007 by enRoute Magazine (the inflight magazine of Air Canada), Kingyo consistently gets glowing reviews by visitors for its friendly staff, creative and innovative menu, and great service (check out some of the reviews at Dinehere.ca).

GoodEats88, a reviewer on DineHere.ca writes (click here to read review):

Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted warmly by the staff and shown to a table quite quickly. Nice hot towels were served to us and our drink orders taken. There was a daily special sheet folded into the menu and the difficult thing was deciding on what to try. We asked the server and he recommended a few dishes. Knowing it was izakaya (tapas), we weren’t expecting huge portions, but trying out several sharing plates. We started with the ahi tuna sashimi (melts in your mouth), then had the calamari (loved how it was made) followed with the Ebi Mayo and the Black Cod.

Below are some pictures of the food that I enjoyed with my friend. Everything was really tasty and I’ll definitely go back again for more.

Salmon Sushi ($8.80) from Kingyo in Vancouver

Salmon Sushi ($8.80) from Kingyo in Vancouver

Three kinds of Japanese sashimi from Kingyo ($18)

Three kinds of Japanese sashimi from Kingyo ($18)

more of the sashimi (prawn)

more of the sashimi (prawn)

more sashimi

more sashimi

Sashimi

Sashimi

Japanese Tuna Pizza (with chopsticks?) - $7.80

Japanese Tuna Pizza (with chopsticks?) - $7.80


Kingyo on Urbanspoon

22,176 views - Posted Friday, April 10th, 2009

 

Kintaro Ramen (Denman, West End)

Kintaro Ramen (788 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone 604-682-7568) serves hot steaming bowls of Japanese ramen noodle soup (the miso ramen is pictured below, $7.50). The soup comes with freshly made noodles and a wonderfully rich vegetable and pork broth. You can order your ramen with a choice of lean pork or more fatty pork, as well as choose some appetizers such as the pan fried gyoza (also pictured below, $3.25).

Japanese miso ramen noodle soup
Miso Ramen ($7.50)

Pan fried gyoza ($3.25)
Pan fried gyoza ($3.25)

15,554 views - Posted Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

 

Tanpopo Japanese Restaurant (Denman)

Tanpopo Japanese Restaurant (1122 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC, phone 604-681-7777) serves “all you can eat” sushi in its downtown, West-End location. Lunch time prices are around $12 for the sushi buffet, and dinner (which features a greater selection) is around $22. Service was attentive, and the kitchen was fast, bringing our orders out quickly. The sushi tasted really good too. Tanpopo is just steps away from the English Bay beach and within walking distance of Stanley Park.

(update Jan 2, 08) Olivia writes:

Also noteworthy is the fact that you can order unlimited sashimi. I don’t eat raw fish, but for sashimi lovers, this is great news! ^_^

Pictured below are some of the items we ordered.

Pan fried gyoza
Pan fried gyoza

Ebi sunomono salad (with shrimp)
Ebi sunomono salad (with shrimp)

Salmon and tuna sashimi (raw fish)
Salmon and tuna sashimi

California roll and salmon maki sushi
California roll and salmon maki sushi

Salmon maki sushi
Salmon maki sushi

Chicken katsu (breaded chicken cutlet)
Chicken katsu (breaded chicken cutlet)

24,280 views - Posted Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008