Kinkaku Izakaya

Y has a Japanese background and I studied the Japanese language and culture extensively at Renison University College for my Japanese Language Diploma. Since Y is a great cook (our chores split = he cooks I clean) and frequently makes Japanese cuisine at home, we have very high standards and expectations of what can be …

KW AYCE Sushi Round-Up

More is good, but unlimited is better! This mindset has led to a booming market for All-You-Can-Eat (AYCE) sushi restaurants. Afterall, what is better than stuffing yourself silly with sushi, right?! Unfortunately, I have long outgrown the yearning for food comas after such AYCE dinners. If you too, prefer a less intense not-competition-for-who-can-eat-50-pieces-dragon-roll meal,  I …

Watami

Watami is one rare non All-you-can-eat (AYCE) Japanese restaurant in Waterloo,  with a full focus on Japanese cuisine (others are typically a mix of Korean/Japanese). Although Watami’s owner is Chinese, the restaurant’s interpretation and execution of ‘modern Japanese cuisine’ is refreshing - not exactly authentic, but appealing. Their website is also very impressive. I love …