One of the things that I have learned from my friend Josh was that it is OK to eat out everyday. I remember the first time I went to his apartment. His fridge had nothing in it except a Brita, he only had two cups but one of them was used to hold his pencils and pens, if you opened his oven you would notice that it was used to store his sneakers. The oven was never turned on for the 3 years that he lived in his apartment. In a way, this blog would not have been started without him.
Josh introduced me to Katsu Curry at Guu and Yoshoku-ya. I love the one at Guu but the one at Yoshoku-Ya is even better.
Yoshoku-Ya is a small restaurant located near the corner of Robson and Denman and serves Japanese style home cooked food as well as some Japanese Western food dishes. Looking in from the outside you would never guess that the Alsatian inspired architecure and dark wood interior with floral drapes and French post - impressionist artwork from Toulouse-Lautrec was a Japanese restaurant. Looks the owners bought this restaurant over and thankfully, just wanted to get down to business.
I have tried a few dishes here such as the oyster fry, the prawn fry and the steak but my absolute favorite dish here is the Katsu curry. It comes with a small salad that has a fantastic tasting thousand island dressing. The curry is rich, and has a slight taste of yam. It is fantastic. The portions are substantial, it has lasted me two meals but I managed to finish it all this time.
The service has always been decent but the female Korean owner has never been nice to me, she's not mean but not nice.
774 Denman St
One cool thing, is that this Japanese place is open on Mondays (it does close early though)
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