The food is tasty and it's
The food is tasty and it's a trendy atmosphere. There were lots of families at this location compared to the Robson St one that I had visited previously. The service is friendly and efficient. If you don't care for tea beware that they charge $2 for green tea. If you're fine with water save yourself $2. We had a beer and shouldn't have asked for the tea.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent izakaya atmosphere.lively
Excellent izakaya atmosphere.lively and fun . The staff is very attentive and the food is spectacular .
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was good and we were
Food was good and we were quite happy with the service. Will go again.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great deals during hapa hour from 5:30-6:30. Good place to go with coworkers after work. The service is good and the tapa style food goes great with some Japanese beer. It's not loud so you can have conversation without yelling, unlike some other restaurants.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
"Iza" a happening
Izakaya is always a "happening" spot. My family & I are regulars--food always amazingly delicious. Service is normally very good but that evening I think they did not anticipate the crowd d/t nice weather --they seemed short staffed. Our waitress couldn't keep up with the orders & actually looked frazelled. We asked for water & she scurried away saying "It's so busy!!!" Didn't see H2O for awhile.
Like I said normally staff are quick to respond, courteous, & friendly.
I recommend this restaurant to many people & they always end up going back.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were extremely impressed with the food. The blueberry duck was to die for and the scallop sushi was very tasty and different in its flavor. The century salad was delightful: fresh, tasty but could have had a few more vegs and less lettuce. The glasses of wine are overly expensive - one glass of Monster's Merlot was over $10 and was barely four sips of wine. Overall, the food was 9 out of 10. The service was good but could have been a little more attentive. The noise level was the only downer - for a small restaurant, the music could be turned down a little. Very good place to eat.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good first impression
Nice restaurant, great service and food. The place is super noisy but overall I enjoyed having dinner there.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
A little loud...
The food was terrific, was pleasantly surprised how much we all enjoyed it this time.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
staff were friendly and efficent,
staff were friendly and efficent, atmosphere and location great would food good. Prices a bit high compared to other Sushi places around town, would do the happy hour next time.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I go to Hapa in Kits very often. It's one of my top 10 restaurants in Vancouver
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
...Good meal. Come here a few times now. Good as always. Always love the croquettes and the ahi/avocado dip. So tasty. The stone bowl with the mushrooms also very yummy. Would definitely recommend trying it out if you have not already.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the hapa restaurants
I love the hapa restaurants and this is my fave. If you aren't sure check the menu before you go ... It is not for everyone. Be assured food will always be well prepared with love and care.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Japanese tapa, over beer and drinks
Buzzing energetic ambiance but not enough serving staff the night we went (weeknight, but busy, full house almost!) so service was rather slow. Not as personable in greeting upon arrival as I had experienced before when the first Hapa opened (Nicola branch by Robson).
Tasty tapas- great flavour and love the simple, classic tapa dishes (ebi mayo, bbQ short ribs etc.)
Definitely a popular space for gatherings and this restaurant has contributed to the changing scene of "Japanese cuisine" in Westcoast Canada! Many new similar restaurants have followed Hapa's footsteps after.... Thanks for bringing the wave of new Japanese cuisine here and spreading the goodness across the L. Mainland. Hope they open one up in Richmond, BC too.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great any time of year
Very knowledgeable wait-staff, with a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Very chilled Kitsilano vibe. Great food in a great location across from Kits Beach.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the whole thing!
The food was great, the sake was delicious and served in bamboo and the service was very high! We found the price point to be reasonable considering what we ate and drank and how much we enjoyed it.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
great plates with enough for everyone to get some for sharing. ~2 plates per person was plenty, although our server recommended more. all of it was delicious.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Food in Neighbourhood Sett
Hapa Kitsilano is definitely at the top of our family favourites for several reasons: consistently delicious, fresh food, friendly, efficient service and an affordable menu. We also love Hapa hour so we can try different appetizers at half-price. It's just a short walk to the beach and has a fun, welcoming vibe. You can also get some refreshing cold sake served in a chilled bamboo tube.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was great - everything tasted amazingly fresh and was prepared perfectly!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat
Hapa Izakaya kind of sums up what Vancouver's gastronomy scene stands for: diversity, clever blending of different cuisines and an adventurous Asia-Pacific melange of ingredients and styles. It is always a treat to dine here. Negitoro, beef carpaccio and halibut croquettes are to die for...and the list goes on. Keep it up the good work guys and we shall look forward to some new culinary creations in the hopefully near future.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Japanese fusion. Creative,
Japanese fusion. Creative, nice presentation, tasty. Happy staff. Will become one of my regular stops.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was looking for a place to have a great dinner with my girlfriend and found this place close by Kitsilano beach park. Checked out the Internet for reviews, fortunate enough they have a pretty good rating so we tried it out. The reviews were precise! Food wasn't bad, I love their service. They always make sure your treated right as a customer plus the place is great! Too bad there's limited parking but you'll forget about that when you try their food and see their service.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time and the food was fabulous, as always!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service !
Nothing but good to say about Hana isakaya ! Their Food's is nice and the quality excellent !
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came in for Hapa Hour. We got great food in good quantities for amazing prices. This will be a place we visit again and again. Beautiful area of town. It is nice to go for a walk on the beach pre or post dinner.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed my meal here.
I really enjoyed my meal here. The atmosphere was fantastic and very relaxed and perfect for a group meeting up to have a chat and laugh
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
great cheap food
cheap food, epecially hapa hours
great service, and all-round great food.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tremendous value in Japanese tapas dishes.Every dish was good to excellent in execution, flavour and vision. Even better pricing during "Hapa hour" til 1830. My absolute favourite Japanese restaurant in town .
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall was good, but oyster
Overall was good, but oyster is only at robson locaton.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM