japanese food

Review: Takami Sushi Edmonton

Linda Hoang - March 12, 2017
Takami Sushi Edmonton Japanese

Edmontonians love their Japanese food. So much so that I’ve lost count of just how many Japanese restaurants there are in our city (hint: it’s a lot). We’ve got a lot of options to satisfy our Japanese cravings and adding to that list of options is the new Takami Sushi in Allendale, at 10430 61 Avenue (just off Calgary Trail).  Takami Sushi is located in a …

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Review: Me 2 Japanese Sizzling Restaurant

Linda Hoang - December 10, 2016
Me 2 Japanese Sizzling Restaurant Edmonton

So often, posts I see on social media end up influencing where I eat in Edmonton. That’s what led Mike and I to Me 2 Japanese Sizzling Restaurant (9314 34 Avenue) last week. I had been seeing photos and video on Instagram showing these sizzling dishes of rice and meat that looked so delicious (and fun – what with the sizzle and all!) that when we were planning a dinner …

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Review: Dorinku Tokyo Street Food

Linda Hoang - August 18, 2016
Dorinku Tokyo Street Food Edmonton Old Strathcona

Japanese food is truly one of my favourites. That’s why I was super excited to visit Edmonton’s newest Japanese izakaya – Dorinku – which opened on Whyte Avenue at the corner of 102 Street in July. An izakaya is like a casual Japanese gastropub that typically focuses on drinks and small plates (Fun fact: ‘dorinku’ means drink in Japanese!) In Japan, izakayas are often popular after-work spots. They …

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Review: 10-Course Home Sushi Party!

Linda Hoang - July 29, 2016
Vinh Sushi - Edmonton - Home Sushi Party

As part of my birthday week this year, I decided to throw a home sushi party catered by local private sushi chef Vinh Tran! I first heard of Vinh Tran and his home sushi parties a couple years ago on Instagram (@vinhsushi). Currently Vinh is a sushi chef at Mt. Fuji (which – fun fact – happens to be the restaurant Mike and I went to …

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Review: Sushi Sugoi Edmonton

Linda Hoang - October 26, 2014

I’m always looking for a good sushi spot in Edmonton. By now I’ve pretty much got my favourites: Kenko Japanese and Japonais Bistro for overall excellence (food quality, variety, and atmosphere), Mikado for cheap and delicious lunch bentos, then other ones that are pretty good – Kobe Bistro, Yuzen, etc. I know there’s countless more I haven’t tried yet but I’m getting there! Last week …

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Review: Yuzen Japanese Restaurant

Linda Hoang - January 26, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of trying out Yuzen Japanese Restaurant at 1 Hebert Road in St. Albert! Mike’s sister Amanda and her boyfriend George live in St. Albert so we’ve driven past Yuzen a few times over the last few months. A couple Sundays ago we were in the area and wanted to go for a late lunch but found out Yuzen is only …

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Review: Sushi Garden

Linda Hoang - March 22, 2012

On Tuesday, Mike and I went for All You Can Eat Japanese at Sushi Garden (10401 Mayfield Rd.) for my brother’s birthday dinner! I believe it’s a fairly new restaurant, replacing what used to be a Lee Garden on Mayfield Road. It’s also right by a motel and shares its main signage with the motel’s sign, which I think is unfortunate and a little odd …

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Review: Mikado

Linda Hoang - February 27, 2012

On Monday I had a very long overdue lunch date with my friend Rachel at Mikado Japanese Restaurant west end location at 9942 170 Street. It’s also been a very long time since I’ve been to Mikado but it used to be a restaurant I frequented often for lunch! I’ve been to both the downtown and south side locations many times (all wonderful experiences) but …

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