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Juno Bistro for Japa tapas with a bit of a twist

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Juno Bistro for Japa tapas with a bit of a twist

grayelf | Mar 20, 2011 09:41 PM

I'd been hearing and reading good things about this little spot on Davie for so long and we finally got a chance to try it tonight. Yes, you are paying a premium for high-quality ingredients. Yes, the menu is a little fusiony. No, these are not bad things in this case.

We paid $64 for our dinner, tax and tip in, no alcohol. For that, we got a lovely Italian negi-toro served with baguette rounds, a delightful beef tataki with Pemberton beef that was a cross between carpaccio and tataki, one of the tastiest kakuni I've had yet (Sloping Hills pork with half red wine, half shoyu in the marinade; note to self: order a side of rice next time to sop up the "jup" which is delicious), the super spicy roll with two kinds of tuna, mango and jalapeno and a dynamite roll, plus a miso soup for the SO. The tea is $1 but worth the price as it is much superior to the run of the mill tea we get in other sushi bars.

Based on what we tried tonight, I was most impressed by the izakaya-ish dishes -- the two rolls were good but not stunning. This repast was the perfect amount of food for the two of us and came with attentive service. We will return to try other items and I am adding this to my film fest rotation for sure as I have heard the lunch time combos are good value. Here are a few pictures:

 
 
 
 
 
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