overall good experience but
overall good experience but service was not good. short staffed and forgot 2 of our items.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy with Hapa
Excellent food. Fine wine - although I still find the BC prices steep after California.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVE their creativity
I cannot get enough of Hapa Izakaya. Yaletown is my favourite, and spot prawn season brings even more joys to the table. The tuna avocado dip with deep fried plantains is a MUST. But then again so is the sablefish, the scallop tartare and the ishi-yaki...
5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great. Japanese style tapas is a fantastic eating experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hapa is Happening!
The food and service are terrific! It's definitely my favourite Hapa of all!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Lovely
Food was excellent. Lovely presentation, well-paced. It was nice to be able to enjoy each dish.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took a group of five people, mostly from Germany for a nice dinner. The tapas style menu worked well for sharing and exploring new foods. Salads and Noodle dishes are large, so one order gave all a nice taste of each. Good prices for Vancouver.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My mom and I went to Vancouver for my birthday weekend and we were pleasantly surprise with Hapa Izakaya! Great food, service was prompt and friendly and loved the relax atmosphere! I'll definitely return when I'm back in Vancouver!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time HERE!
We're traveling in BC and came here with some local friends. they recommended it so it was DELICIOUS! we ordered really random items, which looked good to us individually and shared them. The fish was all so so so delicious and fresh!
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
good food. bad service.
The food was excellent as always. But as soon as it was clear that we were more than 6 people and gratuity was added to the bill, the service was less than accommodating. We had to ask for soy sauce and waters several times. It wasn't refilled. They never asked us once how anything was or if we wanted anything more. And we would have ordered more! At some point, after we had sat there with empty glasses for a while, the bill was dropped off silently. Good to know that they only provide service for tips. Not as common curtesy. I was very disappointed.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everytime we visit Vancouver we try other restaurants, but then end up going back to Hapa Izakaya. The food is so tasty. If you like Japanese food, Hapa Izakaya will take it to a new level.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste of Yaletown
Those picking up the phone or returning calls were terrible. The server did not know anything. I called and they told me that I could not book 2 tables, only 1. Then they told me that I could not get a table for 10 since the biggest tables were for 8. On the day itself, I found out that there was a table reserved for 10.When we arrived we were told that we could not order off the Taste of Yaletown menu since that was reserved for parties of 6 or less. I had not been told that before. I dropped the name of Kevin Bano and forced them to serve us off the Taste of Yaletown menu. Then the server said we get to choose 1 item from 3 courses but we argued that we got 3 of the first and 3 of the second and 1 roll. She had to check and we were right.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service!
Great food and great service! We went there on Halloween weekend and the place was busy even at 10 pm... Awesome selection of fusion food and good portions. The Taste of Yaletown menu was extensive and very much worth the $25.
Would love to go to Hapa again soon...
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste of Yaletown
The best variety in the taste of yaletown. Three full menus to choose something from. All other restaurants I checked gave diners a selection of 2 or 3 courses to choose from.
The fist item was good, The second menu item, consisting of Seared Scallop, Sable Fish, and Beef Short Ribs was stunning. 5 stars.
However, the following item (seared Aburi Salmon) was a bit dry and had too much ginger. I could only eat 2 of them before I passed them on to my Asian girlfriend who likes a strong ginger taste.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a night out with friends to start the night. The premium sake is much better, I recommend for a few more dollars bump up. I like the idea of shared plates and splitting the bill.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place with good food and service. We really enjoyed our experience. I would recommend you go during the Happy Hour for even better prices.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very interesting "fusion" style Japanese food. The scallops with the reduced balsamic we're outstanding as were the gyosa. A good selection of Japanese beers and sake made for a very pleasant evening with two of my oldest friends. The service was very good; Indiana, the manager, runs a tight ship. A great place to go with a small group of friends, energetic but not overly loud and obnoxious like some Izakawa restaurants.
All and all a great evening!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our office was in town for a lecture. We went to Hapa Izakaya on recommendation by a friend. We were so glad we did. We had great service and very good pricing for the quality of the food. Because we were a group we tried almost everything on the the menu. Stand outs were the chipotle shrimp, the tropical roll and the crab cakes! The restaurant is energetic great for a fun night out.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I think it should be re-named Happy Izakaya, I/we have been to this location many times and it never disappoints. the food is amazing and so is the serving staff, friendly, bubbly and yet professional! A very unique place!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM