Ikki Sake Bar

Head to the west end of Jasper Ave and you can find Ikki Sake Bar. Having recently celebrated their 6th birthday, this locally owned business revamped their menu and rebranded themselves from being an izakaya to a sake bar. Their menu now focuses on a selection of sake drinks and a few Japanese-fusion tapas. In […]

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Photolog: Damso Izakaya

In the mood for some Japanese? Edmonton has its fair share of really great izakaya spots to check out but if you’re looking for a new-er spot to enjoy, I recommend Damso Izakaya! They’re situated on Whyte Ave and have a menu that is quite unique and tasty. I especially love that I can come […]

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Photolog: Tsujiri WEM Media Event

Tsujiri recently opened their second location in West Edmonton Mall and I was invited to their media event for a preview. During the event, I got a chance to try some items on their menu and learned what matcha is all about. Here’s a peek into this hosted experience.

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Shojo Izakaya

Shojo Izakaya has been on my list of places to try for a few months now! Ever since their grand opening, I’ve been eager to give this spot a try as I love izakayas, to begin with. I was able to stop by before this whole pandemic changed the norm for everyone and thought I’d […]

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Gyu Kaku

There’s a lot of new up and coming food options in the downtown core. If you take a look along Jasper Ave and 104 St, you’ll be right in the heart of some really great food options…one restaurant that may peak your attention is Gyu Kaku!

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Photolog: Nara Chicken & Tonkatsu

There’s only one place in Edmonton that specializes in Tonkatsu – Japanese breaded, deep-fried pork cutlets: Nara Chicken & Tonkatsu. If you guessed by their name, they also serve Korean fried chicken although I came here specifically for the tonkatsu. I originally found this place through IG and it was recommended to me by several […]

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Photolog: Menjiro Ramen

I’ve been going to Menjiro Ramen pretty often lately! Their menu and ramen bowls have significantly improved over time and their prices are super affordable (starting at $10.50). While there are some other great ramen spots in the city, I head to Menjiro Ramen because they are conveniently located and their bowls are filling and […]

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Kobachi

If you’re in the Sherwood Park area, I highly recommend stopping by KobachiΒ for some Japanese cuisine! The restaurant is a smaller space but definitely a place worth checking out.Β Here’s a post to recap my first experience.

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Ramen Misoya

Edmonton’s ramen scene is slowly growing; welcome Ramen Misoya! Now, I’m no ramen connoisseur and I haven’t been to Japan yet… but I know what I like when it comes to ramen!

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Photolog: Sushi Wasabi

Happy new year! I’m kicking off 2019 with a post to document my adventure at one of Edmonton’s most loved sushi restaurants (at least according to Yelp and a few friends). I have been recommended Sushi Wasabi a few times but was always reluctant to go due to the menu consisting of a lot of […]

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