|Cuisine Type |||Japanese, Sushi, Tapas|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Dinner|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Getting There |||Transit: #4, 7|
|Cross Street |||Arbutus Street|
|Tues-Thurs: 5PM – 10:30PM, Fri-Sat: 5AM – 11PM, Sun: 5PM – 11:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: February 13, 2009
Instead of being just another sushi place, the folks at Yuji’s Japanese Tapas take some of the best ideas from the west and infuse them into their authentic menu. This creates an interesting and unique set of dishes that are constantly changing. The head chef is proud of the fact that many of his creations are seen around the city, obvious copycats of his conceptions.
As is the trend in Vancouver, Yuji’s serves only fresh products and will never use farmed fish. This attention to detail is one of the major reasons the restaurant is often busy with return customers. Neighbours and even those who live across the city appreciate that the ingredients used here are sourced locally whenever possible, and are always kept fresh. For example, their salmon is AAA grade trolling wild sockeye. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re famous for original creations and are always on the lookout for new ideas.
The Full Meal Deal
The menu is long but is worth reading through to find the right dishes. It also means that you’ll have to come back in order to try everything! Rolls cover the gamut but also include many spicy options. There’s a twist on California rolls and even a prosciutto roll. Tapas are the main attraction, though, and there are some fun options: think corn flaked prawn karaage, spicy curry kalamari, maguro avocado crepe, black and white gonna tofu tempura, and sweet potato tempura sticks. Check with their weekly specials, too, before committing to an order.