Aki on Thurlow is closing in the middle of February and who knows when, and if, they'll find a place in the increasing sterile heart of Vancouver.
Any suggestions for other real Japanese restaurants in Vancouver?
For me a Japanese restaurant isn't the same unless it's run and staffed by Japanese people. Somehow there's a different feel. The Japanese seem to be more respectful and caring of the food and customers.
I love the indifferent panic of a busy Chinese restaurant but when it comes to Japanese food it's not the same.
Any suggestions including seemingly obvious places would be appreciated.