Hyoga Japanese Cuisine

It’s been too long since we’ve had sushi so we decided to try out Hyoga Japanese Cuisine. They seem to everything including ramen, udon, sushi and curry. It’s Japanese run and located a few doors down from Joojak.

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Hours. Love the ghetto cardboard sign.

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We dropped in on a Tuesday evening (around 7:30pm). The inside is small with one waitress running the show. Service is warm, friendly and our teas were refilled many times.

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The menu is split into appetizers, grilled, tempura, Hyoga’s specials, nigiri, rolls, sushi bowls, sashimi, noodle, rice, sets, lunch specials and dessert.

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They also had a few specials (pork curry, takoyaki and okonomiyaki). They were sadly out of toro for the night. Click here to see the menu (1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6).

Mini chirashi set ($12.75)
DSC01682Two pieces of wild salmon, tuna, tamago, prawn and squid on sushi rice. It came with a small salad and miso soup.

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Sushi rice was good and seasoned with toasted sesame seeds.

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My favourite pieces were the squid and tamago. Tamago was legit.

Nigiri
DSC01673We went with the unagi ($3.50), hotate ($3.50), saba ($3.25) and hamachi ($3.50).

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Good quality but the hamachi and unagi were our personal two favourites.

Black sesame ramen ($9.75)
DSC01690Thin noodles with two pieces of pork cha shu, half soya sauce egg, green onion and wakame. The broth is on the subtle side but still enjoyable; light and creamy.

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Noodles were decent but I’d like them more firm. The pork slices were bad; freezer burnt and dry.

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Overall, not the best ramen you’ll find around town but not bad.

Green tea creme brulee ($5.75)
DSC01693This was fantastic. Perfect crackle on top, silky smooth texture and a hint of green tea. It’s not too sweet in typical Japanese dessert fashion.

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Will come back to try their curry and udon.

Hyoga Japanese Cuisine
http://hyoga.ca/
3343 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC
(604) 438-0066

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