Watching chefs prepare your dinner ensures that they are using fresh ingredients instead of arranging pictures cut from the menu atop a bed of rice. See food with this Groupon.
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- $15 for $30 worth of modern Japanese cuisine for a party of two or more
- $30 for $60 worth of modern Japanese cuisine for a party of four or more<p>
Entrees include ahi-tuna tacos with pickled-serrano tartar sauce ($9.99), thick udon noodles with stir-fried chicken ($9.99), and a T-bone lamb steak marinated in apple-ginger soy sauce ($11.99). See the full menu.<p>
Inside Hapa Izakaya, paper-box lanterns cast a warm glow on wooden tables and stone columns, glinting off the burnished wooden slabs adorning ochre walls. Though the interior may be minimalist and subdued, the menu is anything but; chefs enhance Ocean Wise–certified seafood with creative sauces such as serrano-pepper tartar sauce and apple-yuzu jam, and accompany organic meats with fusion flourishes such as yam croquettes, plantain chips, and hydrogen isotopes. Their creative dishes helped Hapa Izakaya earn Vancouver magazine’s Silver Award for Best Casual Chain in 2012. The eatery also prepares a drink menu that rivals the cuisine in complexity. Bartenders blend cocktails with plum wine and yuzu juice and serve up more than a dozen different varieties of sake and shochu.