Marukatsu Cuisine concept pops up in Vancouver's Gyoza Bar

Jul 15 2020, 10:15 am

A new spot for Japanese-Mexican food has just arrived in Vancouver: Marukatsu Cuisine.

The concept has popped up inside the Aburi Restaurants’ Gyoza Bar in downtown Vancouver at 622 West Pender Street.

Marukatsu offers patrons a selection of fusion eats that combine Japanese katsu with Mexican ingredients in dishes like burritos and bowls, alongside comfort eats like curry and teishoku, a Japanese set meal.

Founder and CEO of Aburi Restaurants Canada, Seigo Nakamura, says he first conceptualized Marukatsu five years ago in Tokyo.

“Fast-casual food concepts were also on the rise, so we created a unique and innovative way to deliver high quality, efficiently prepared Japanese cuisine beyond takeaway sushi and donburi,” says Nakamura.

“You’ll be surprised how well Japanese and Mexican flavours unexpectedly work together, we are thrilled to offer this innovative new menu at our limited-time Marukatsu pop-up.”

Marukatsu Cuisine

Courtesy Marukatsu Cuisine

Marukatsu’s deep-fried cutlets are made with specialty nama-panko to ensure folks get that satisfying crispy crunch with every bite.

Menu highlights include the Marukatsu Burrito made with either pork or chicken katsu, coleslaw, mixed beans, butter rice, sour cream, grand padano cheese, and basil onion sauce, and the Marukatsu Bowl with the same choice of proteins and basil onion pesto, tonkatsu sauce, sour cream, pico de gallo, and grand padano cheese, microgreens, and steamed rice.

Marukatsu Cuisine

Courtesy Marukatsu Cuisine

Marukatsu Cuisine

Courtesy Marukatsu Cuisine

When it comes to meal sets, diners can look forward to a variety of options including pork tenderloin, ebi fry with tartar sauce, seafood (ebi fry, Hokkaido scallop, and BC ling cod), and cheese with mozzarella-stuffed chicken breast.

All Teishoku sets are served with miso soup, bottomless cabbage, and steamed rice.

Marukatsu Cuisine

Courtesy Marukatsu Cuisine

Some drool-worthy morsels up for order included the Marukatsu Sandwich, Marukatsu Brioche Burger, and Marukatsu Curry.

You can now try this limited-time menu when you dine-in at Gyoza Bar, or, opt for takeout or delivery via UberEats.

Enjoy Vancouver!

Marukatsu Cuisine

Address: Gyoza Bar — 622 West Pender Street, Vancouver

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