Dinner at Hashi Izakaya

Hashi Izakaya food

Hashi Izakaya located at 5582 Yonge St in North York

May 2, 2017:

After our long and arduous trip back from New York, we headed back uptown to Yonge and Finch area and decided to eat at Hashi Izakaya.  I had won an online contest back in February where my prize was a $25 gift card to Hashi Izakaya.  (The contest held by @frances.menu had three prizes: one $100 gift card, one $50 gift card, and one $25 gift card — I won the last one.)  After I had been picked as one of the three winners, I sent a private message to Hashi Izakaya to confirm my prize and inquire about the details for the Continue reading

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Blogger Tasting Event at Kintori Yakitori

Kintori Yakitori located at 668 Bloor Street West, Second Floor in Toronto

I am always so thankful for these blogger tasting events!  Thank you Stella, Kinka Family, and Kintori Yakitori for extending the event out to me! 🙂  Nowadays, there are a lot more food “instagramers” than food bloggers Continue reading

Special Tasting Dinner at Kinka Izakaya Original

Kinka Izakaya Original located on 398 Church Street in Toronto

Thank you Kinka Izakaya Original (Church Street location) for inviting me and a friend to your tasting dinner! 🙂  Kinka Izakaya used to be known as Guu Izakaya but since they have separated ways with the original franchise of the marketing group, they have now rebranded themselves as Kinka Izakaya.   Continue reading

Tapas at Hapa Izakaya!

Hapa Izakaya located at 602 College Street West in Toronto

It’s been a while since I’ve been to an izakaya and I just love sharing small plates of food because you get to try so many dishes! 😀  Stephen and I went to Hapa Izakaya on a Friday evening.  Unfortunately, I was a bit late so I thank Stephen for his patience as he waited for me to arrive.   Continue reading

Zakkushi

Located at 193 Carlton St in Toronto

For Jessica’s birthday, we went to Zakkushi, which is an authentic Japanese izakaya in Cabbagetown (you can get there easily on the College streetcar going east).  It’s a really nicely decorated restaurant that is cozy and separated by wooden panels (at least the area that we were seated at).  All of the staff spoke Japanese and our server was so warm and friendly throughout our entire stay there.   Continue reading

Sea Urchin Shooters & Stone Grilled Beef at Kingyo Izakaya!

My very first sea urchin shooter! ^_^

This past long weekend was an amazing long foodie adventure.  It started off with some raw food, speeding on Segways, and having Mexican brunch.  At night time, a fellow foodie friend and I went to Kingyo Izakaya on a journey to keep the taste buds dancing.

I’ve had my eye on Kingyo Izakaya for a while!   Continue reading

Guu Izakaya

Located at 398 Church St in Toronto

Guu Izakaya is one of the first izakayas to gain attention and prominence in the Toronto food scene.  When it arrived in late 2009 — with its flagship restaurant located in Vancouver, Canada — many Torontonian foodies were extremely excited about its launch and anticipated a visit to this bustling restaurant.   Continue reading

Izakaya Ju

Located at 3160 Steeles Ave E in Markham

Here’s another izakaya to try out!  Izakaya Ju is located in J-town in Markham which stands for Japan Town (think largest Japanese shopping centre in Toronto)!  The last time I was here, I tried out the ultra popular Shiso Tree Cafe for some delicious Italian and Japanese fusion pasta.   Continue reading

Raku Ramen & Izakaya

Located at 8360 Kennedy Rd, Unit 87-90

I found myself at another izakaya after visiting Nomé Izakaya recently.  This time, I was in the mood for some sushi and ramen since I didn’t get the chance to have any last weekend.  It was perfect since there was a newly opened izakaya in Markham! 😀

Raku Ramen & Izakaya is located at the popular Peachtree Centre in Markham near Highway 7 and Kennedy Road.   Continue reading

Birthday Celebration at Nomé Izakaya

Nomé Izakaya located at 4848 Yonge St in North York

My friend Gen celebrated her birthday at Nomé Izakaya this past weekend.  We were a big group of close to 30 people and Nomé was able to accommodate us very well by reserving three long tables for us near the entrance of the restaurant.

I haven’t heard much about Nomé in the past, so I was very excited to try this izakaya out.   Continue reading