Suika Izakaya

Last night I had the opportunity to try out Suika Izakaya thanks to VanEats, which has been on my list of restaurants to try for the longest time…kind of strange considering we live 5 minutes away from it! The experience, from entering the restaurant to paying the bill, was incredible. I loved the room, the service was friendly and welcoming, and the food was mouth-watering. When you walk into the restaurant, everyone from the kitchen greets you. It really makes you feel special.

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With an inconspicuous entrance, Suika is located right near Broadway and Granville. You are immediately welcomed by their staff when you enter.

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The coolest design feature had to be their saki-bottle chandelier, which I posted a picture of on my instagram.IMG_1844As part of the $35 pass, you get that massive pitcher of mojitos. We chose pomegranate and immediately made plans to come back on a hot summer day to sit on the patio and  try another flavour. They were amazing…as you can see below.

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This was the crispy rice cake. It was somehow soft and crunchy at the same time, with incredible flavours. An instant favourite.IMG_1848

This steak salad would be a perfect dish if you were eating light, or as an accompaniment to all of their other amazing dishes.IMG_1855

I loved the presentation of the items, and the salmon dish above was no different.IMG_1857

We then ventured off of the set menu, and tried the tuna with avocado. The tuna was so fresh and delicious.IMG_1863This was one of the best dishes of the night – tuna sashimi with avocado, seaweed sauce and soy sauce. A great way to end an incredible meal.

Until May 12th, you can get the following menu for only $35. I highly reccomend it! Also, check out the video that VanEats.ca created below:

  1. Salmon Battera, sockeye salmon, salmon caviar, spicy cod roe mayo, Japanese basil, avocado shiso
  2. Magical Mojito Pitcher, choose from watermelon, pomegranate and aloe flavours (regular price $28)
  3. Steak Salad, diced & marinated AAA beef filet steaks on organic greens topped with watercress and beets
  4. Ma-Po Rice Cake, deep fried rice cake with spicy ground pork sauce

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