I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days in this great food town and ate my self silly. Here's where I went.
- Sushi Umeda: this was recommended by the hotel when I asked for a place with great sashimi and not too expensive. Spot on for both points. It's a neighbourhood joint and very low key (granville + davie area). The food is as good as the setting is unassuming. Used to the toronto standards I ordered a yakitori plate and a 16 piece sashimi set. Little did I know that sashimi in yvr is 2x the size. It was one of my better boo boos. The yakitori was okay but the sashimi blew me away. Thry even gave the shrimp brains! Super fresh, great value and quality. Total bill of $21 and I was stuffed.
- T&T Osaka: meal 2 was at a friends house and I picked up marinated short ribs for the bbq. They were great for grocery store meat and the marinade was delicious too. $7 for wayy too many ribs.
- Salam Bombay: on Burrard, north of robson. Went here for the lunch buffet. While the food was decent enough the price tag of $19 was, IMO a little much. I'd go back in a pinch. The selection was good with something for everyone (veg, non_veg, fish, beef et al) service was efficient.
- Ebisu on Robson: this was the last meal and I could have done better. The food is very much like guu izakaya in quality and price. Go here for happy hour but that's it. $50 for a big meal no drinks and 8 dishes.
Random: go the Japanese store on robson near bute! It has all the crazy Japanese candy you can want. I bought the bakeable pudding kit kats (awesome) green tea kitkats (meh) and pocky midi (ugh).