Hikari Cafe

I’d spotted Hikari Cafe a few months ago while driving along 41st Street and made a mental note to check it out. It’s a cute Japanese cafe run by a husband and wife combo. It’s located in the same plaza that houses Grand Honour, Xi Yan Seafood Restaurant and Kyuzo Japanese.

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Outside menu.

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Inside sign.

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We dropped in on a late Wednesday afternoon (around 2:50pm) for a late lunch. No one else was there but us. It’s small with only two tables (8 seats). Service is friendly and attentive.

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Bunch of pictures up on the wall and all their combo deals.

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Onigiri sounds promising.

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Spotted this at the front; they sell homemade teriyaki sauce, salad dressing and hot sauce.

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Menu up on the wall for a few of their most popular items.

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The menu is huge; sunomono & salad, appetizers, sushi (roll, nigiri, oshi, chirashi, uramaki, aburi, sashimi and sushi combos), donburi, noodle (udon), rice and desserts (fruit waffle and parfaits).

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There’s a minimum order of $8.00/person. Prices are surprisingly not cheap. Click here to see a picture menu of their popular items (1, 2, 3 and 4).

2x Tea ($0.95/person)
It’d be nice if the waitress told you they charge for tea when they ask if you want tea or water. At least it’s unlimited refills.

Beef curry ($14.50)
DSC00648Both dishes came out piping hot. The curry had good flavour but you don’t get much beef and it only comes with rice.

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If you want to upgrade, it’s an extra $1.99 for a miso soup and salad.

Oyako udon ($12.95)
DSC00655Chicken and egg udon with green onions. The broth was okay; more on the sweet side.

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Like that you get real pieces of chicken but the udon noodles had no bite or spring to them. That makes or breaks it for me when I order udon.

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Food is decent but prices are high and portions small for what you get. Can’t see myself coming back.

Hikari Cafe
#103, 5701 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
(604) 269-3682

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