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I visited The Eatery on a recommendation from a friend. This same friend has given me recommendations which lead to poor dining experiences and therefore poor reviews on Weblocal. However, this dining experience was very positive and the recommendation was well earned. The Eatery is located at the end of trendy Kitsilano. The servers dress very casual, as well as most of the patrons. The decor is very unsual, bordering strange. Not offensive in any manner, but definitely something to catch your attention. Even the dinner and drink menus have a theme of them, as it seems everything in The Eatery does. The layout is spacious for any group of individuals to be comfortable, and the dining areas are well kept and clean. The music is a bit loud but that adds to the overall experience. This restaurant is very dark, so every table is lit up by a candle. One thing to be noticed is that this is not a traditional or genuine Japanese restaurant. It is blended with Western fusion, as well as some unique and odd twists on Japanese dishes. Overall I would say that this is definitely a place to visit if you wish to try something new. Although I'm a traditionalist when it comes to ethnic cuisine, I do like to explore new things and The Eatery is a new dining experience for those who have never ventured off the path of authentic Japanese cuisine. The service is prompt, friendly and attentive. The food comes quick and is prepared from scratch. I enjoyed this so much that I ended up staying after the store was closed and chatted up the servers. Great place, great people, great food and great experience. Stop by and have a blast!
I have only been here once, and I will go back for more. I absolutely love the Eatery. And the fact that Sue Johanson eats there made my experience that much better. Such unique rolls, the decor is hilarious and really makes the place what it is. Selling underwear with miso Horny written on it is fantastic. The food is delicious and I am going back there next weekend. Love love LOVE it!
Went here with a friend in Vancouver when I was visiting. What a unique experience, I love the decor and the people here!
It's a strange place to find such good sushi, but cash-strapped students Jericho beach picnickers have kept it flying off the plates (and donburi bowls) for years. You can do takeout, but you'd miss the fun. From the "Miso Horny" neon sign to the manga /Astro Boy-inspired menu graphics to the toys and pop art tributes at the merch counter, the décor is all funky, no stuffy. And the food? If... more
My husband & I were so impressed with all the different kinds of sushi offered here, & the quality! Some of the best we've ever had, being East Coast dwellers. Fun, young atmosphere. I also tried a mango sake margarita, & it was amazing!!! Only thing I could say negative is that the music was a tab bit too loud.
I recently went to the Eatery which I have been to before and not had this problem. I asked again if the salmon was wild because in the off season some restaurants will only used farmed salmon. The server said that it was indeed wild and when the sushi came out there was a cheese like substance on the salmon.... more
The decor is dark, kitch and dim-lit. Background music is loud rap, so you cannot speak in a normal tone of voice.
The menu is quite varied and the presentation and service was good. However, our shrimp sushi was lacking shrimp! Not much nutritional value and the prices are on the higher side.
This place is very popular with young... more
The Eatery is what you get when you take something like sushi and put a fun element to it. Opened in 1983, The Eatery has given a whole new meaning to innovative dining. Here you can enjoy Japanese cuisine with quirky motifs adorning the walls and loud music in the background. Not just that, you can even make your own sushi and choose from the daily specials. If you would like to take a detour... more