Kits residents who lamented the closure of Yuji Otsuka’s spot on West Fourth are flocking to his new Alma Street restaurant for their Japanese-small-plates fix. After a two-year absence, he has transformed the old La Ghianda digs into a friendly neighbourhood space for expertly crafted sushi and creative izakaya-style dishes.
Sushi or sashimi omakase ($25 for, respectively, one or two people)... more
Chef-owner Yuji Otsuka takes a playful approach to Japanese cuisine, mixing Japanese sensibilities with western ingredients and techniques. Corn flake-crusted prawn karaage, served with spicy sesame mayo for dipping, is a crunchy delight. Blowtorch-seared at your table, aburi negi miso kobe beef is thinly sliced and topped with a green onion/miso sauce. Original house rolls include the B.L.T.,... more
Yuji was one of our favorite chefs so it was great to here he was opening a restaurant again. We went a few days after Yuji's From Japan opened and we were not disappointed! We had some of the dishes we remember from the old menu such as the Watercress Gomae, Sweet Potato Tempura sticks, Sablefish and Beef Tongue and... more
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Chef/owner Yuji Otsuka brings Western & Japanese elements together to create his tapas style (small plate) menu. Many of the dishes are Yuji's originals that now can be found at other restaurants around town. Creative combinations that utilize a wide range of always fresh ingredients make for colourful and tasty dishes that are sure to satisfy. We also boast the best sushi in Vancouver and... more