People search for red lanterns to identify hidden gems among all izakayas in Japan. Vancouverites are actually lucky; our local izakaya (Japanese tapas restaurants) scene has expanded to the Kingsway area, which all we have to look for is this black and red sign. Koi Japanese Tapas Bar combines traditional Japanese izakaya dishes, with a wide range of innovative sushi rolls, made from fresh ingredients. Signature items include Beef Tartar, Takoyaki, Koi Extreme Roll, White Fish Tempura, and more!
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With a welcoming environment and a great variety of crowd-pleasing Japanese dishes, why not check out the new Koi Japanese Tapas Bar with today’s Red Pocket deal?
Hidden gem in a hip East Van neighborhood
Reasonably-priced and innovative sushi roll
Authentic Izakaya-style dishes
Full bar and extensive drinks menu
Fresh oysters specials on Tuesdays
The Red Pocket says:
Koi Japanese Tapas Bar is one of the best places to surprise your friends. Their dishes aren’t just reasonably priced and beyond standards; they also combine authentic Asian culinary techniques to create innovative dishes that will amaze your senses. Take their Beef Tartar as an example. Japanese raw beef is often served in slices, with a ponzu dipping sauce; Korean raw beef is rather served in small, chunky cubes that better preserve the texture of high quality beef. Koi Japanese Tapas Bar combines the merits of both Japanese and Korean versions of this raw beef dish – quality beef sashimi cubes mixed in with tiny apple sticks, quail egg, ponzu sauce made from their secret recipe. Making it a must try at Koi Japanese Tapas Bar.
Fusion sushi rolls often requires a crunchy edge to be outstanding. That’s why the prawn tempura and deep-fried onions are making the Koi Extreme Roll so special. Topped with a thin layer of grilled eel (unagi) and tasty tobiko roes, the Koi Extreme Roll provides the best explanation to how rolls are made special at Koi Japanese Tapas Bar.
Don’t forget to add a sweet beginning to your dinner at Koi, with their original Ferrero Rocher Cocktail.
Location: 630 Kingsway (at Fraser), Vancouver, BC, V5T 3K4