Archive for December, 2007


Yamato Sushi Restaurant (Downtown)

Yamato Sushi Restaurant (visitor reviews, 616 Davie St, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-682-5494) is a tiny hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurant on the edge of Yaletown downtown. Yamato has decent food quality and incredibly low prices.

Carrotstop, a reviewer on writes:

[…] Yamato Sushi on Davie is the perfect place for me. They have great combo deals, like 18 pieces of sushi for $5.50. That’s what I always get. Sushi combo, and with a little extra cost, I can twist the combo a little and get the special rolls I love (the avocado roll). The portions are on the larger side. The quality of the sushi rice is nice, soft and fluffy. The wasabi is to kill for. It is very strong, I love it.

Pictured below are various selections from the Bento Box A, which is about $7.00 and includes miso soup, green salad, California roll, chicken (or beef or vegetarian) teriyaki, prawn and yam tempura, and deep fried gyoza. What a deal! Also pictured below is the BC Roll (around $2.00).

Japanese Bento Box, California roll sushi and prawn and yam tempura.
Japanese Bento Box, California roll sushi and prawn and yam tempura.

Japanese Chicken Teriyaki
Japanese Chicken Teriyaki

Japanese BC Roll Maki Sushi
Japanese BC Roll Maki Sushi

Another photo of the delicious BC Roll sushi.
Another photo of the delicious BC Roll sushi.

Yamato Sushi on Urbanspoon

36,897 views - Posted Saturday, December 15th, 2007


Cactus Club (West Vancouver)

Cactus Club (web site) is a chain of really fun, trendy, and dynamic restaurants with outstanding food. Pictured below are the Soft Fish Tacos (around $11) which were delicious! The restaurant is also known for their steaks, rice bowls, appetizers and specialty drinks.

Cactus Club’s West Vancouver location (in Park Royal Village, at 855 Main Street, West Vancouver, BC, Canada, map, phone: 604-922-1707) is only about a 20 minute drive from downtown Vancouver (depending on the traffic on the Lions Gate Bridge).

If you’re looking for a great way to spend New Years Eve 2007, the West Vancouver location is putting on a special evening of live jazz by the Geoff Peters Trio. Be sure to give them a call for more info.

More photos: View Part 1, Part 2.

Soft fish tacos at Cactus Club

16,781 views - Posted Saturday, December 15th, 2007


Urban Thai Bistro in Yaletown

The Urban Thai Bistro (1119 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone 604-408-7788, located in the downtown Yaletown restaurant and shopping district) offers one of the best lunch specials in the neighborhood. For around $7.50 you can get a salad, spring roll, and a tasty entree such as spicy chicken with green beans (pictured below), with rice. The attractive prices and yummy food attract big crowds - a good reason to arrive just before 12 noon, so you can be sure to get a table. The dinner menu has a more expanded selection but the prices are still quite reasonable. (For more photos of Urban Thai Bistro, view: Part 1.)

Spicy Thai chicken with green beans

8,701 views - Posted Friday, December 14th, 2007