Inside the Marukatsu pop-up at Vancouver's Gyoza Bar

Jul 20 2020, 5:43 pm

Marukatsu Cuisine has officially popped up inside Aburi Restaurants’ Gyoza Bar in downtown Vancouver at 622 West Pender Street.

If you find the Japanese-Mexican concept intriguing, we’d urge you to get down to this spot and see what it’s all about (and come hungry).

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.


Tenderloin and Ebi Fry Teishoku (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

The Tenderloin and Ebi Fry Teishoku is great on its own or to share, it arrives with miso soup, dream rice, and cabbage — which is endless — so don’t be shy about refills people.

Aside from the six varieties of teishokus, folks can enjoy a hefty Marukatsu Burrito, which happened to be the highlight of our visit.


Marukatsu Burrito (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

A great bite for those looking to order on-the-go, this offering features pork or chicken katsu, coleslaw, mixed beans, butter rice, sour cream, grand padano cheese, and basil onion sauce.

You can also opt for this dish in bowl form.


Marukatsu Bowl (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Marukatsu’s deep-fried cutlets are made with specialty nama-panko are definitely worth a try if you’re in the area (and don’t sleep on the crispy Ingen Fries either — y’all need your greens).

You can now try this limited-time menu when you dine-in at Gyoza Bar Monday to Saturday from 11:30 am to 6 pm, or, opt for takeout or delivery via Uber Eats.


Ingen Fry (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Marukatsu Cuisine

Address: Gyoza Bar — 622 West Pender Street, Vancouver

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