Foodies love to spend their time trying out all kinds of restaurants, just as Sleepies like to lie on all the mattresses at the furniture store. Unleash your inner aficionado with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of Modern Japanese cuisine and drinks for two or more
- $30 for $60 worth of Modern Japanese cuisine and drinks for four or more
The dinner menu begins with lightly seared beef tataki with sesame-chili sauce ($9.99), and deep-fried agedashi tofu plated with a sweet soy broth ($5.99). Daily specials have recently included soy-braised pork belly tacos ($7.59), Japanese-style lobster dashi risotto ($9.99), and fried oysters with homemade truffle chips ($12.99).
In Japan, the Izakaya is a place to stop after work, have one sake or five, and subsequently soak up those drinks with a variety of small plates. At Hapa Izakaya’s five locations, the popular Japanese format remains the same, but the food is better, and the atmosphere is hipper. Their Japanese tapas—coined "Tapanese"—have garnered praise for Hapa Izakaya, from the likes of Bon Appetit, Vancouver Magazine, and _The Georgia Straight. Served in an urban-contemporary dining room that combines the raw elegance of shining hardwood with slate, marble, and stainless steel, dishes emerge from an open-air kitchen that runs along one side. Cold plates of spicy kimchi and seared mackerel sashimi are served alongside pork belly lettuce wraps, yaki udon, and an 11-course omakase, just one credit shy of an entire semester worth of food.