Sad news for fans of one of Vancouver’s top Japanese niche eateries. SPAGHeTÉI, which specializes in Japanese-style spaghetti dishes, has announced they will be closing down for good soon.
The Robson street restaurant has been open for three years, serving up authentic pasta dishes melded with ingredients and flavours of Japan. Japanese pasta, or spaghetei, goes back about forty years to the Amori area of Japan, when the style of cooking became popular there.
On the menu are bold concoctions, like their Neapolitan, which is pasta topped with a house-made ketchup-based tomato sauce, veggies, chicken, bacon, and sausage. Other spaghetti selections include those topped with their rich meat sauce and shrimp or boiled egg slices, “Clam Soup” Spaghetti, and pasta with pan-fried beef and a teriyaki-like sauce, among others.
There are a few other places in Vancouver serving Japanese spaghetti, most notably the popular Café de l’Orangerie in Marpole.
SPAGHeTÉI says they will be closed as of September 10, 2016. They shared the news of their closing on their Facebook page:
Starting September 10th, Spaghetei will be closing our doors for good. It has been a great run in the past three years. We made a lot of friends and a lot of good memories.
We want to thank you so very much for letting us share Japanese style spaghetti with you, and hopefully we will see you again soon!
Until then, please make note of our new hour that we will be close every Tuesday. Thank you again!
Get there while you can!
Address: 1741 Robson Street, Vancouver