Hapa Izakaya (Yaletown)

My good friend Airdrie Miller recently invited me for dinner to Hapa Izakaya in Yaletown recently, right after we participated in the eBeauty.ca and CityTV event. I had been to other izakaya’s but not to Hapa (I went to Hapa Umi the other day, but it’s not the same thing as Hapa Izakaya).

Hapa Izakaya (Yaletown)

We ordered a ISHI-YAKI (Hapa’s version of the Korean hot stone bowl: rice, minced pork, flower chives, egg, tomato, lettuce and spicy-miso; mixed tableside, $8.80), some GOMA-AE (vegetable, in this case, jicama with goma-ae (sesame) dressing).

Hapa Izakaya (Yaletown)

For a first time visiting Hapa Izakaya, I’ll have to say I’m thoroughly impressed.

Hapa Izakaya (Yaletown)

Hapa Izakaya (Yaletown)

I was even more impressed that we didn’t really eat that much and yet we weren’t hungry after dinner. Overall, Hapa Izakaya is definitely a place I want to come back and try several other items. The “tapas” style is one that gives me a bit of cognitive dissonance since I’m used to Spanish tapas rather than Japanese tapas, but overall, I’ll definitely have to come back. Thanks Air, for introducing me to Hapa Izakaya!

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Comments (1)

TanisJuly 25th, 2011 at 10:20 am

Hi Raul – Glad you enjoyed. The ishiyaki is my all time fave!

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