Great "Hapa Hour" Specials
Went with my girlfriend to celebrate for the evening and we had a great time. First of all, the specials during happy hour are great. We got a whole bunch of appetizers and a bottle of sake. Secondly, all of the food we had was delicious and well presented. The Chipotle Curry Beef was awesome and tossed in a stone bowl right at the table. I will definitely be returning there soon!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the service. The waitresses were efficient, polite, friendly and very welcoming. Words cannot explain how much the place and exceptional service I get all the time. The food is totally off the charts. Additionally, they are also very accommodating. Although I came with a party of 12 and only 10 had the set menu. They were really quick with the orders that did not have the set menu. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes awesome service and phenomenal cuisine!!!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
It made me Hapa
Good drink selection and delicious food. A bonus is that we were there for Hapa Hour so the price was great too. We were there with a group of 7 and it was a good time. Very friendly staff.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ordered 10+ dishes. Majority of them recommended by the staff as recommended dishes. Rare to experience that all of them were excellent. Most highly rated restaurants would only impress around half of the dishes recommended. Will be delighted to visit again.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We tried a wide range of dishes and they were all good apart from their special Spot Prawns which was a shame. But it was a good little place - just a shame that it was closing quite early (last orders around 10.15) as it was not that busy on a Tuesday night.
Would definitely recommend for a group meal
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic for cocktails and tastes!
We showed up for Hapa Hour (5:30-6:30) and devoured four awesome half-price plates along with tasty kimchi and cocktails. The beef was as beautiful as it was tasty, and the shrimp tempura and the pork and rice bowl were also notably delicious, but we fell in love with the plum wine based martinis. Yum! Great service, too!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing for first date
Took a girl out there a few months ago, had an amazing experience. Took another girl out who I was into on our first date recently and the experience was even better. Amazin staff, everyone is professional and friendly. This is the #1 spot
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wide range of dishes that
A wide range of dishes that are likely to fit anyone's taste, although the presentation is hit-and-miss (Tako Wasabi for example came with the chopped up octopus in a bowl with cucumber and nori on the side, which wasn't a problem in itself, but could probably be arranged in a more appetizing and... manageable way)
Unfortunately when we went there the patio wasn't open,so, can't comment on that - but the service overall was pretty fast. Our server recommended the panko oysters as the best on the menu, but none of us thought they were better than the margherita oysters - which I suppose could have been expected - at least I, personally, am not a fan of anything (unnecessarily) breaded.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
West End diamond
Service from the staff including manager David Mo was excellent. We happened to hit the restaurant at Hapa hour which entitled us to half price food and drinks and everything was excellent. We had great tofu, wagyu and rolls. Everything was fresh. On top of all this, David was an engaging manager who helped us to find another great restaurant for the next night of our stay. Definitely headed back when we get to Vancouver.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Coming from someone who lived in Japan for 11 years this place is hard to beat. You can definitely see the authentic Japanese DNA of this restaurant in the food with a few of the dishes clearly having been influenced by local produce and chefs.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing like the East Coast Sushi bars we're used to. Loved all the waiters recommendations and appreciated their willingness to make a simple salmon roll for our 9-year-old. Especially loved the bamboo carafe the sake was served in.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great change of pace
We were very happy with the menu, and their direction as to what was fresh and what wasn't. Wait staff very attentive. Japanese tapas is a great change of pace, and their food is high quality.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service.
Great food and great service. We had the Beef Tataki, Tuna Carpaccio, Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps, and the Yaki Udon. The tuna carpaccio was amazing and so was their Yaki Udon. The lettuce wraps were average, but still good.
Their service is very good and our waitresses were quite friendly.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
For innovative and delicious
For innovative and delicious Japanese fusion and an energetic and fun atmosphere, it doesn't get much better than Hapa! Our usual Friday night out started at Hapa where we ordered around 5 share plates including chicken karaage, bintoro, negitoro, grilled ika, and a rice bowl (this time it was the spicy pork ishi-yaki, but my fave still remains the kinoko ishi-yaki). And of course, I never forget to complement my food with some premium sake! My friends at the table down the way were being way more adventurous by having numerous sake bombs! Fun times! I'll be back :)
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best tapas in the Robson area thus far. Gotta have the Cho Wagu.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hapa makes me Happy
We always enjoy eating a Hapa!. Great creative food, lively atmosphere, love the Hanabi roll!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, some elements need work
While the food was great, the service and appearance of the venue needed some work. It was understaffed, so we had to wait while they scrambled to get a table ready. Service was a bit sluggish as well. The tables need to be refinished, and there were areas in the dining rooms that need to be cleaned.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hadn't been to Happa (on Robson) in a number of years, but was pleased to find that it was just as good as I remembered! The ambiance is energetic, the service was excellent, and the dishes were prepared quickly. I would highly recommend the Ibi (prawns) and the grilled squid dish as well!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly staff, wonderful service and the food was outstanding...
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience!
Hapa is always a great experience from the moment you walk through the doors. The staff, the smells, the food and the drinks are all outstanding and keep me coming back for more. I've never had a bad dish or experience at one of their restaurants.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great restaurant and great
Great restaurant and great food! Went during Happa hour so very reasonable, but regular prices are a bit high.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The sampler menu was a real treat
Perfect for out of town guests, the 11 course sampler is an excellent value and a perfect way to try so many things. We really enjoyed it.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Fun Times!
The food was really good. The drink menu was great, offering lots of Sake and Japanese beers/liquors.
We brought a cake and they were happy to provide plates and cutlery which was very nice.
Would definitely return.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Interesting and different menu
A good local spot-good service-interesting menu with a twist on the typical japanese
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Music was too "clubby" and
Music was too "clubby" and too loud.Ebi Mayo had too much sauce, not crisp. Overall, still a great experience just a few minor issues. Will be back.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for the city buzz
Great time and great food with a distinctive Vancouver downtown buzz to it. Original take on sushi classics and dumplings. Great place for a light late night snack coming in from the airport.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Oysters and more
We enjoyed some truly excellent oysters to start, and the rest of the meal was wonderful too.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went early as we were going to a movie afterwards. The Hapa hour menu from 530 to 630 was a great bargain. The food was great and service cheerful. We will definitely return.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM