Though the Great Wall of China has won the accolades of history, the Great Backscratcher of Japan, built to reach any itchy corner across the nation, saved more lives than can be counted on a single hand. Feast upon equally ingenious Asian creations with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Asian cuisine and drinks at Azia on Smithe Street. Earning an honourable mention for Best Other Asian 2009 from Vancouver Magazine, Azia serves up an expansive menu of authentic cuisine from all fortune-filled corners of the Asian continent, specializing in Japanese and Chinese. Diners can sample the fresh sushi stylings of fan-favourite rolls such as the Dancing Godzilla roll (prawn tempura, smoked salmon, cream cheese, mayo, unagi sauce, $11.25) and the Mighty Atom roll (unagi, avocado, crab, tempura prawn, cucumber, $11.25). Many of Azia’s specialties are made to share, so diners should feel free to order a few dishes for the hungry table and ravenous chairs. Lunch specials are also available, including daily made dim sum. The warm, modern dining room is as appealing to the eyes as the vast wine, cocktail, and martini list is to the taste buds.
- The menu is long and varied but it doesn't careen through the cuisines. It's more a wish list of everything the owners (Ed Lum, who also owns Shanghai Bistro on Alberni Street, and pal Mike Sam) want to eat themselves. – Mia Stainsby, Vancouver Sun
- The food is good and service is always great. Very friendly, efficient and clean and quick! – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 18/10/2010
990 Smithe St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 0A4Get Directions