|Cuisine Type |||Fusion, Japanese, Sushi|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Getting There |||Transit: #32|
|Cross Street |||West 18 Avenue|
|Mon-Sat 11:00AM – 12:00AM, Sun & Holidays 12:00PM – 12:00AM|
Profile Last Updated: April 28, 2009
Some say they’re pancakes, others say they’re pizza, but one thing’s for sure- Vancouverites love their okonomiyaki. At the Modern Club Japanese Restaurant, okonomiyaki is made Kansai-style, meaning it’s like an omlette filled with cabbage and cooked in a pot. You pick your noode style and ingredient options, including pork, beef, ebi, veggie and prawn. The word okonomiyaki translates to “as you like it”, and fans are happy to have exactly that.
The rest of the menu is full of select Japanese dishes, although the list may be a bit shorter than most restaurants. Make sure to catch the daily specials, which you can find on the white board. Appetizer favourites are the gyoza with ebi, prawn tempura rolls and agedashi tofu. That’s all the sushi on the menu, as the rest of the choices come in dinner options including a starter, appetizer and a main course (like beef steak, teriyaki, seafood and even a tofu steak).
The fun of eating at the Modern Club Japanese Restaurant is the interaction with the rest of the diners. This isn’t the place to have an intimate date or private conversations. There’s a large red counter in an L shape, where you can watch the chefs prepare the teppan with enthusiasm. Otherwise, take a seat at the communal table that soon fills up with chatty friends and stangers who may become acquaintances. There are also a few banquettes to choose from. The staff are genuinly friendly, so diners feel welcome and comfortable during their meal.