It is double date night! My bestie with her boyfriend along with Meko and I met up at Suika Snackbar in Kitsilano for some food and drinks. As we all grow older, we started to drift away from the clubbing scene and began to enjoy each other's company with tapas and alcoholic beverages. Suika is the perfect place to hang out and grab a bite!
With a house full of a Japanese staff, you get the true experience of an izakaya restaurant. From the welcoming shouts by all the waiters and chefs, to the speedy way of communication by yelling to the chefs as you order. I personally love it. It gives a close-knit friendly feeling.
I enjoy the huge prawns.
When we ordered this, we realize that it is hard to share. Lots of vegetables for a healthy snack.
This is Meko's favourite! A delectable pressed sushi - it was very flavourful and delicious.
I love Earl Grey, and this was amazing.
This was surprisingly good! Must order!
Suika Soda - right: vodka, fresh watermelon puree, calpico, soda, and lime ($7.00)
All their drinks are really, really good! I recommend all of them! Especially their Suika Soda! I mean, they are called "Suika", which means watermelon, for a reason. Side note: Meko actually prefers my Suika cocktail over his beer :)
Overall, a great place to hang out with friends. Like a traditional izakaya restaurant, the food portions are all very small, as it is meant to be accompanied by drinks. So be prepared to order more beer to fill your stomach up!
Location: On West Broadway, off Fir Street. We paid meter parking on Fir Street. However, my friends mentioned to me that there are free parking if you are willing to walk further.
Food: The food all tasted excellent and the drinks were very well made!
Service: Good. They bring out each dish one at a time, so as you finish one, you start on the next.
Price: The total came to $145 with tax for four people. This includes alcohol.
Recommended? Yes! Perfect for casual dining with friends.
1626 West Broadway