Alberta-born chef Darren MacLean recently opened the doors to a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant, in the city’s bustling Mission district.
Shokunin, which made its debut last month, offers a range of modern Japanese tapas eats, comprised of seasonally and locally-harvested ingredients.
The dinner menu features a range of small plates, which have been designed to be sampled and shared, and include Spicy Maki Tempura, Braised Beef Tongue Gyoza, Octopus Fritters, and Roasted and Sake Steamed Eggplant.
These plates are listed alongside a variety of grilled skewers (chicken breast, thigh, liver, heart, and neck), specialty dishes, desserts, and sides. Steaming ramen bowls are also on offer, however, they are only available at lunch or after 9 p.m.
Drink wise, Shokunin offers premium Junmai Sake, Japanese whiskey, beer, and a variety of carefully-crafted cocktails.
Address: 2016 4th Street SW