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Dining 101 [Ottawa]: Bin 790 Bistro Tapas & Wine Bar (HAPPY HOUR)

Restaurant: Bin 790 Bistro Tapas & Wine Bar Location: 790 Kanata Avenue, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: Tapas/ Seafood/ Brunch Menu: http://www.bin790.net/#!menu Price: $15-25 Although this was not the first time I’ve dined at Bin 790, I was excited to explore the tastes of their Happy Hour Menu. It was last-call for Happy Hour and we made it just in time for the deals. … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Suika

Restaurant: Suika Location: 1626 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Japanese/ Izakaya/ Sushi Menu: http://www.urbanspoon.com/u/menu/1544407 Price: $10-15 I was extremely excited to try out Suika because of all the great things I’ve heard. Not to mention, with the awesome experiences I’ve had at Kingyo, I was sure this would not disappoint! The interior was simple, but what caught my attention was the beer-bottle … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: The Refinery

Restaurant: The Refinery Location: 1115 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Tapas/ Wine Bar Menu: http://www.therefineryvancouver.com/restaurant/menus/food/ Price: $15-25 I actually didn’t know the Refinery was upstairs from Sip Lounge. The atmosphere was more elegant and romantic than Sip, with a more attentive staff as well. Got there quite late, so the place was pretty empty. But the staff was still very upbeat at … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge

Restaurant: Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge Location: 433 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: International/ Tapas/ Bar Menu: http://www.hiddenvancouver.ca/ Price: $15-25 Took a long time for me to decide, but in the end I chose Hidden for my official Birthday Dinner! I was first attracted by their menu and pictures of the interior, which I found online. I just wanted to find … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Guu Garlic

Restaurant: Guu Garlic Location: 1698 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Japanese/ Tapas/ Bar Menu: http://www.guu-izakaya.com/robson/menu/ Price: $10-15 I actually came here for my Joint Birthday Dinner. It’s just the perfect place to have a really chill dinner to catch up with friends and drink up! I love the staff at Guu, always extremely welcoming and upbeat, so you’ll always have a great … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Ottawa]: Bin 790 Bistro Tapas & Wine Bar

Restaurant: Bin 790 Bistro Tapas & Wine Bar Location: 790 Kanata Avenue, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: Tapas/ Seafood/ Brunch Menu: http://www.bin790.net/#!menu Price: $15-25 This is definitely the best dining experience I’ve had in Kanata. Walking into a lounge dressed with a wall of wine bottles and dim lighting, it was quite a posh and romantic atmosphere? Well, it’d definitely be the … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Nan Chuu Japanese Izakaya

Restaurant: Nan Chuu Japanese Izakaya Location: 1160-8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond, BC Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi/Tapas Menu: http://www.urbanspoon.com/u/menu/181243?p=0 Price: $10-15 Although I wasn’t planning on going to Nan Chuu, it’s still a great place to chill with friends and savor delectable dishes. I actually wanted to go to Manzo right after I finished my Final at 10pm, but it was closed on … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Manzo Japanese Restaurant (Izakaya)

Restaurant: Manzo Japanese Restaurant (Izakaya) Location: 8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond, BC Cuisine: Japanese/Tapas/Sushi Menu: http://manzorestaurant.com Price: $15-25 I think I’ve been coming to Manzo on Alexandra for about ~6 years. But not on a usual basis until recently. Before I use to come because I can’t stand to be away from one dish in particular (you will find out which dish … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Guu Garden

Restaurant: Guu Garden Location: M101-888 Nelson Street, Vancouver Cuisine: Japanese/Tapas/Sushi Menu: http://www.guu-izakaya.com/under/menu/GardenFoodMenu.pdf Price: $10-15 Just a random week night with some friends I haven’t seen in awhile.None of us had been to this addition to the Guu Empire, so decided to see how it measured up. Unlike the other Guu restaurants, this upstairs location offered a more … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Kingyo Izakaya

Restaurant: Kingyo Izakaya Location: 871 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Japanese/Tapas/Seafood Menu: http://www.urbanspoon.com/u/menu/181000 Price: $15-25 I’ve heard a lot of praises about Kingyo, so after working all day Downtown it was just a short distance away for some good eats. The interior has a very contemporary vibe along with an upbeat staff. I came on a random weekday and the … Continue reading