I love the Hapa Izakaya restaurants
I love the Hapa Izakaya restaurants and this is the 3rd I've been to. It's also my least favourite. It was VERY loud inside, which is great if that's what you're looking for, but it wasn't what I was looking for. The food was great, service friendly- overall a dependable choice, but I far prefer the Robson location to this one.
2/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and ambiance, but pricey
Outstanding quality food and sushi, but if you're going for the sushi, it is VERY expensive compared to other options in Vancouver. Our sushi lunch for 2 with a 15% tip came to $76.50.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Definitely Going Back
I loved the vibrant yet romantic ambiance to this restaurant. It's perfect for a group outing for some drinks or a private date with a nice oceanfront view. The food was great and there were definitely a lot of different choices on the menu. I would definitely go back to try some more of their dishes. Also, the service was great and helpful.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've been here several times;
I've been here several times; it has a very authentic high-end Izakaya feel.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fast and professional service,
Fast and professional service, with a great menu selection that never disappoints. Food arrived extremely prompt after placing our order and was delicious! The KINOKO ISHI-YAKI is my all time favorite dish.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
every dish was excellent ...
every dish was excellent ... easy to get a table ... very enjoyable
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the food but music
We enjoyed the food but music was too loud for conversation.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great food!
Love this place! It's downstairs in my building, so it's a frequent team lunch spot, since we all enjoy it.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were celebrating our 14th
We were celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. Was noisily & cheerfully welcomed, as is, I suppose, the Japanese tradition for these such eating establishments. Seated and greeted promptly by our friendly waiter. The lemon/pear cocktail was delicious. We ordered a variety of dishes, the Hapa Chicken salad was tender, deliciously marinated in teriyaki and we will definitely order this tasty salad again. The Ebi Mayo cones were so delicious we each had a double order, disappointing however was the Beef Short Ribs that were tough with far too much gristle - very unfortunate. The Dynamite Roll was small but delicious as expected...Too bad they didn't continue the tradition of including on their menu our favourite Tempura Lobster Rolls!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the Happy Hour
Great deals on the Happy Hour food!! My only complaint was the non-alcoholic drinks! I am pregnant so I opted for a virgin drink and it ended up being more expensive than my husband's beer!! Definitely felt ripped off!!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hapa never disappoints. The food, service and ambience are always delicious, fast and energetic. One of my favorite lunch spots downtown but also great for after work - their 'Hapa Hour' menu is an incredible deal, and also dinner and late night. Reservations are a must for a mid week lunch as it is absolutely packed! Though not a typical 'kid friendly' spot, my two year old niece was with us, and the service did not skip a beat, being accommodating and relaxed in such a busy atmosphere. Will return again and again!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Hapa Hour!
Great selection of goodies for Hapa Hour! We arrived at 5pm and enjoyed some items from the Hapa Hour menu and at 5:30pm we were able to order from the regular menu. Food was great and service was excellent.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here to celebrate my friend's convocation and were not dissapointed. The drinks flowed, the food was delicious and the service was spot on.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere, although it would've been better if the waitresses didn't keep checking up on how we're doing because it became a little annoying. I mean it's good service to ask your customers if they need anything or if they're okay, but I think they should limit the number of times they do that. Also, I thought it was rude they brought out the bill without even asking. I've seen them do it to other tables as well and the customers didn't look very pleased.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Popular spot at lunch time.
Popular spot at lunch time. Food is good & interesting. Mushroom rice bowl is fragrant & tasty. Would recommend the hot stone rice bowls. Reservation recommended.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the Hapa Hour
This is the 3rd time that I go to the Hapa hour and I never get disappointed. Tapas style food is delicious!!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service both not up to standard. I haven't been here in a year.. Now sadly disappointed.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Halibut Tacos To Die For
Everything on the menu is delicious, but do try the polenta fries and fish tacos - absolutely delicious.
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Japanese taps - yes!!!
We enjoyed our dinner at Hapa Izakaya. Most items around $10.00, not huge portions but you can sample more that way! Especially enjoyed the Sablefish with rice in the stone bowl. Would come back again!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Different but very good
Went for lunch with my hubby - I hadn't been here since it was the previous place called Kakeimon. Hubby had the Japanese style Halibut and chips (except it didn't come with chips). He ordered a side of rice. The fish was probably the tastiest he's ever had - three decent sized pieces. I had the Yakisoba Ishi-Yaki. It came in a bowl so screaming hot that our server had to pour the sauce in and stir it - guess a patron tried to do it once and got burned. The longer you left the noodles with out the stirring them the crispier they got. I had beans, cabbage and cubed pork belly. It was delicious. I would come back just for that. It is noisy though inside - would probably sit outside next time.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I go to Hapa for lunch since it's so close to work, quick and delicious. I always get their pork Ishi Yaki stone bowl dish and always so satisfied when I'm done and it's only $10. It can be a lot for someone to eat in one meal or the perfect size. Their sushi is always made with quality and if you haven't tried their Ebi Mayo dish, you must try it.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and myself had
My husband and myself had dinner at Hapa Izakaya Coal Harbour while visiting Vancouver on the recommendation of our son. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience there. The restaurant has good atmosphere and a great menu with an interesting twist on Japanese cuisine. We will definitely return when we visit the area again!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Hapa Hour
We went to Hapa in Coal Harbour during their Hapa Hour (3:30-5:30) and ordered every food item on special. The ebi mayo was delish with just the right amount spice. The whole squid which was cut into rings were fresh, tender and flavourful and the mayo dip was just right. The gomae was very fresh and tasty and different from the usual gomae dish as they included the stalks instead of the usual leaves only. The spicy tuna roll, edamame and chicken wings were just ok, nothing special. The dressing on the green salad was too salty for my liking. The fried squid and beef carpaccio were just not good. The polenta fries were interesting, in a good way. The raspberry sorbet remained in the bowl as it was too "gritty" tasting. Service was good.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary dinner
My wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary here. We loved everything and simply do not have a negative comment.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy In My Tummy
I have a bit of a bias because a few friends worked at Hapa, but I would still, definitely, go back to eat. The bintoro is my absolute favorite and I'm loving the new items on the menu! The fish and chips is really great and the cheese tofu is so, so, so delicious. Hats off the chefs!! I would also recommend the gindara (the new gindara ishi-yaki is good too) and yaki udon, ebi-mayo is done really well. The noise level is a bit loud, but I think it's just because everyone is having a good time. Yeah... I always get great service when I go so I'd definitely recommend it for special occasions. It's a tad expensive but a great night out with friends is priceless, right?
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Good Evening
My wife and I decided to celebrate our anniversary here. I ordered flowers which were not placed on the table but delivered after. That was pretty much the only blemish on the evening. The food was delicious with only the agedashi tofu being kind of so so. The rolls and salad we had were excellent and the Japanese crispy rice was very tasty. The servers were attentive and polite. It was a bit noisy but overall a good evening.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very impressed with the service at Hapa! Our food was fantastic and we never felt rushed even though they were very busy. Their menu is very interesting and lends itself to sharing. Don't miss the tuna avocado salsa or the fantastic sushi on offer. We followed up with one of their rice bowls and it was the perfect amount for two to share. Look forward to going back for their Tapas Happy Hour - great value!
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our Favorite Date Night Spot!!
We love Hapa Isakaya and go there every week for our date night away from the kids - the service is great and we never get tired of the amazing menu - Halibut Tacos are a must have every time!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed a good Thursday night with my girlfriend after work. Food was good, good drinks menu!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service. This is the second time that I have dined at HI in the last week.
I'm still drooling over the thought of eating there again.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth going downtown for lunch!
Interesting restaurant and menu..sophisticated environment and food. Delicious! Expensive but good wine list..in an attractive part of town near the water.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Spot with Mediocre Service
A great place to visit with a group of friends for a fun night out. Beautiful view, energetic atmosphere, tasty drinks, superb food selection. Unfortunately the service is just mediocre. We had 4 different waitresses attend to us. The time it took for a waitress to check on us between tapas and drink orders was too long. Almost made us want to give up on ordering more, but luckily their food is their savior! I would recommend this restaurant to others based on the menu alone.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food! Great service. Music got a bit longer by the bed of the night though.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to happy hour with colleagues after work - the food was delicious, cheap and plentiful. Will start making it a regular happy hour spot.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Buzzing as usual!
Hapa is doing something right because it was jammed during our lunch visit. Service was friendly and efficient. We started with the tuna avocado salsa which is served with plantain chips, lots of flavour and enough for two. We followed with halibut tacos and then the rice/mushroom served in a stone bowl. Very good food and very filling, look forward to returning soon.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food and service! Happa hour prices blew me away!!! Very fresh and quick! Thanks Happa, I'll be back!!!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM