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500 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
(604) 569-0259
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Ranked #1,078 of 2,844 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Cambodia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you want quick and straightforward Korean food in the Vancouver midtown area, especially later in the evening, then this place could work for you ... however, the quality of the food is mediocre, especially considering the incredible places located further west on Robson Street.

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Calgary, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

you know what, i don't care if this is a small shop, i don't care it is not fine dining. i just love the simple and quick dish. the beef on rice, in the simplest form, it's fast, cheap and nice. go get a miso soup and small salad with the beef bowl, that's all you need. great place for... More 

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Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Situated on the same row as Japadog. The beef on rice is the main attraction and very filling and tasty. Staffed by Japanese, service was fast and efficient. The dishes arrived quickly enough. Seating can be a bit cramped in this restaurant, with two counters and only 3 small tables but most people just eat and go so turnover is... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

After having a Japadog next door, we were still hungry and walked into Gyu Don Ya Japanese Restaurant for something a little more filling. We three each had a bowl (beef, salmon and mabo tofu). All the bowls came with miso soup and a choice of "salad" which was pickles or kim chi. The service was quick and friendly. The... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

It was a very good quick meal with decent amount of flavor. I had regular grilled chicken bowl, which was more than satisfying.

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Ordered the short ribs on rice. Meat was tasty. Served with some lettuce and green onions over rice. Bone was taken out of the short rib which I enjoyed. Wish there were more vegetables but great nonetheless.

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Kingston, Canada
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216 reviews 216 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I tried this small cafe just to try something different. Prices are reasonable and the service is quick (think Japanese fast food). The menu is small but interesting, specialising in a variety of rice bowls. The problem is the food is not all that flavourful, and there is not a lot of meat in the dish. There are better options... More 

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Plano, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

On a rainy day in VanCity, this place always hits the spot. The beef bowls are very good here and the staff is very friendly. There may be some language issues from time to time, but everything is simple and very tasty. If you are on a budget, or otherwise just want to keep expenses down and have a good... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

If you're a budget traveler, this is one of many selections on the block with good prices. We tried the bimbim, and I would say it was average taste-wise and relatively filling. But for the price, it was a good value--not a huge amount of meat in the dish. The wait staff are very friendly and efficient.

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Palm Springs, California
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202 reviews 202 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Perfect on a cold, rainy day. Beef bowls were exactly what they are supposed to be. As good as we've had in Japan. Not really cheap, but good value.

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Address: 500 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: (604) 569-0259
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Cuisine: Japanese

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