Torafuku

Location: 958 Main Street, Vancouver

Torafuku started off as a food truck and I remember that from the North Vancouver Shipyard night market days. It’s nice to see the progression of the group to the restaurant now.

We were lucky to get bar seats after being turned away from a nearby restaurant. We started off with cocktails, Lillian got the Green Lambo and I got a tea infused cocktail (I don’t recall which one). Both were very tasty and it was nice to watch it being made in front of us.

As for the food, Torafuku reminds me a lot of Guu and how their dishes are tapas rather than entrees. It’s a place where you experience a sampling of a bunch of different dishes (almost like night time dim sum but more expensive).

The highlights include:

Oyster motoyaki

Oyster motoyaki

Angry tiger balls

Angry tiger balls

Angry kitty squares - spicy af

Angry kitty squares - spicy af

Pork belly and Pork Jowl skewers - very savoury

Pork belly and Pork Jowl skewers - very savoury

I love dumplings - pork and chive - Probably your fav

I love dumplings - pork and chive - Probably your fav

Kickass Mazesoba - reminds me of a carbonara taste

Kickass Mazesoba - reminds me of a carbonara taste

Things to avoid:

The best things since slice bread - it just doesn’t work… - Ahi tuna

The best things since slice bread - it just doesn’t work… - Ahi tuna

Captain crunch dumpling - the taro was too crunch and just too much batter. Sauce was good.

Captain crunch dumpling - the taro was too crunch and just too much batter. Sauce was good.

Beef tongue and the meatball skewer - texture is too weird for me for the tongue.

Beef tongue and the meatball skewer - texture is too weird for me for the tongue.

The service levels were impeccable and the food never took long to come out. The kitchen is managed with a high level of efficiency.

Overall, Torafuku is a great date restaurant where you can nibble on tapas, enjoy awesome cocktails, and just dine in their ambiance.

4/5

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