Raisu

Hi everyone! Long time no see ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been awhile since I posted a foodie post. Today, I wanted to talk about Raisu.ย I’m sure foodie lovers out there already know this place or heard about it. Raisu is a Japanese cuisine in Kitsilano, Vancouver. It’s located in the famous, W 4th avenue, where numerous famous restaurants are located at. Raisu is also part of one of the most famous Japanese restaurant group in Vancouver. This restaurant group contains Raisu, Kingyo, Rajio and Suika. All of these restaurants are very famous and known for delicious food in town! They are all worth checking into.

I visited with my family and my boyfriend for our early end of year dinner. This was my first time visiting the restaurant so I was very excited because I had few friends who recommended this place. Raisu is also very famous for their Sho Ka Do Bento, which is limited 15 serving per meal and Deluxe Seafood Bowl. We knew they had very few limited servings, so we made our reservation at 5pm, when they open for dinner time. Because we were dyeing to try them out, we had to make sure we were there when they first open for dinner.

This restaurant had a very nice Japanese vibe to the place and made it seem like an actual authentic restaurant located in Japan. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere itself was very nice as well. It can be a bit noisy at times because they usually greet customers very loudly in Japanese. Although it didn’t bother me, my dad was not a fan of this because he enjoys a quite place when eating. Also, not to mention the food takes quite a bit of time to be served and it is mentioned on the menu as well. I guess preparing for the food takes , but we definitely waited about 30 minutes for our food to be served. Here are some pictures of our food.

Overall, the food was very good but I was a bit disappointed with their famous,ย Sho Ka Do Bento (second picture). It was delicious but it wasn’t anything special nor did it wow me. I’m not quite sure why it has limited servings but it wasn’t a dish that wanted to eat again for my next visit. However,ย Deluxe Seafood Bowl (first picture) was very good! The seafood was very fresh and definitely had that authentic Japanese dish flavored to it. Both dishes were displayed beautifully and it was definitely Instagram worthyย for all the Instagram addicts out there ๐Ÿ˜‰ We also tried the Tonkatsu Teishoku, which was amazing with their sauce and Grilled Duck Marinated Sweet Soy,ย which I didn’t try because I don’t eat duck but heard it was amazing from my family. I was happy with the food and the service they provided. I definitely want to visit again in the future and would surely recommend to Japanese cuisine lovers out there!

Let me know if there’s any other restaurants that you guys want me to check out! I would love to hear. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram because I update where I visit.
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Yew Seafood + Bar

Hello again to all the foodies! Welcome back ๐Ÿ™‚

Couple days ago, it was my 21st birthday and I wanted to share with you guys the birthday dinner I had!

This was my first time at the Yew seafood + bar restaurant and I was very excited to go! For any special occasions, I often go find a new seafood restaurant in Vancouver because seafood is my ultimate favourite. You can never go wrong! Yew seafood is located inside the Four Seasons Hotel, that is also connected to the Pacific Centre. Because it’s a restaurant in a high class hotel, I had high hopes for it and I can definitely say that it met up to my expectations! At first, I was very surprised with the interior and the aesthetic of the restaurant. It had a very high ceiling, extremely interesting interior inside but very luxurious. I also loved that it was an open kitchen, so you could see the chefs cooking the food and the kitchen’s environment as well. The service was also outstanding as my waiter was very kind and helpful to decide on our menus.

Here are some pictures of the inside of the restaurant:

 

Appetizer

We decided to order Tuna tartar as an appetizer to start with. I’m usually not a huge tuna person but I wanted to give it a shot and it was well worth a shot! The tuna was amazing with the sauce they had as it melted right as I put it in my mouth.

 

Main Dish

I ordered the Seafood pasta because you can never go wrong with seafood or pasta! I was pleasantly surprised with how well they cooked the seafood. It wasn’t over cooked or under cooked at all. It was simply great! The sauce was a lobster based bisque sauce, which was very rich and creamy.

My boyfriend ordered the Seafood Platter. The seafood platter included prawns, scallops, salmon and something. Not to mention, their plating was phenomenal. Very eye catching and well presented.

 

After all, I was very happy with the food at the Yew’s and I would definitely recommend this place if you’re looking for a meal to treat yourself! The restaurant, the food and the service is great and it’s definitely one of the most luxurious places I’ve been. Especially for any special occasions, it would be a great place to go!

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