Ebisu on Robson: beer and food special review
Got the November blues? Cheer up with Ebisu Japanese restaurant downtown. Throughout November, Ebisu has a promotional package that offers a pitcher of Sapporo beer and an abundance of fried goodness, and we were the first ones to try it.
Our top pick of the meal has to be the Kansai Steak Sliders. After taking the first bite, we were delighted to find that it was more sweet than savory like most burgers. The steak was marinated in a Japanese sweet sauce, which complimented the tender meat and caramelized onions. We loved how soft and fresh the slider buns were, and its two-bite size was perfect for the tasting platter.
Another hit were the Cajun Tuna Tacos, they were a refreshing break from the rest of the fried appies. Seared rare tuna was served on a bed of salad greens in a mini tortilla shell, drizzled with a tangy dressing. The tuna was wonderfully fresh and all of the different flavours and textures exploded in your mouth.
For those who are adventurous, you can try the Chikuwa Cheese. It is a lightly battered Japanese fish cake stuffed with cheese and fried to perfection. Angel (our fish cake connoisseur) thinks the fish cake itself has incredible texture; because of its thick cut, the cake is satisfyingly al dente.
Along with these favourites, there was Chicken Karaage (deep fried battered boneless chicken), Tiger Mayo (Tiger prawn tempura), and Thunder fries (long-cut sweet potato tempura).
This dining package, ‘Cheers Ebisu’, is great to share as a meal between two, or snacks amongst three to four people. This restaurant offers a relaxed vibe and would be a good spot to have drinks with friends or catch a sports game, its atmosphere is more casual in comparison to its sister restaurant Kamei Royale. If this intrigues you, don’t forget to get your package deal on vaneats.ca, which runs from November 1-30!