We have been recommended this little restaurant in Dunbar by a good friend (and professor of mine at SFU). We learned to trust his taste - he recommended Chow before, the Walnut beach resort in Osoyoos and many other nice things in and around Vancouver.
So we went there for lunch on a Saturday noon with out little one (3 years). We were surprised by the nice interior that did not resemble the usual kitsch of many Asian restaurants at all. There were already 3 other families with kids, but we got the only remaining free table.
We had Okonomiyaki with salmon and soba noodles, Udon and tempura, and agedashi tofu (plain for our little one and spicy for us). The food was excellent.
I never had okonomiyaki ('Japanese pizza') before and really liked it a lot. Not quite what I would call pizza, but a great addition to the Japanese menu for me. The noodles were crisp and the salmon was juicy. It is based on cabbage, so make sure you like it (I do!).
Udon and tempure were great as well and the tofu was the best we had so far in Vancouver (and we have it regularly for our little one, for instance in Kirin where we go for Dim Sum quite often).
Service was excellent, too. Especially we liked the family like atmosphere, including the fact that the young couple operating the place had their little one close by. The waitress was very attentive and helpful, especially for our little one. He got his food first, a fork instead of chop sticks and a complimentary bowl of rice when he was still hungry but did not like our dishes. All without us asking for it (!).
We ended up paying some $45, which is not really cheap, but we felt it was definitely worth the money.
Modern club will be on the list of or favorite Vancouver restaurants next to Montri's Thai restaurant, Chai or the Naam in our neighborhood, or the Cannery, Kirin, Raggazi pizza a little further away.
We will certainly come back very often.