So we decided to have a girls only night and I heard through some friends about this new little place that opened just off Robson so we decided to have dinner there.
First impression walking in was "Wow" ... the decor is quite detailed and very cozy, they sure rebuilt that entire little space!
We were seated near the back by a nice looking wall with carvings on it. Took a min or 2 to soak in all the high ceilings and wooden poles layout.
The service .. well they were overstaffed, lots of employees walking around but they weren't very experienced or knowledgeable at all, never asked us for 2nds for drinks (which is probably a good thing, more on that later). I take that due to the establishment being pretty new.
Time now to get into the reason we came here, to try the food and drinks!
Well looking at the menu it looks like the chefs put a lot of time into thinking up creative dishes (some were obviously taken from other restaurants though). Some just sounded weird (Raw fish and kimchee?)
What really got us were the prices! Here's another "Wow" .. but this time not a good one, all the dishes are $10+ with many near the $20s. Then when the food came out, it was smaller than we expected as well! That's a recipe for disaster, overpriced on the menu, shrunken quantity on the plate. Looks like they need to cover the costs of the extensive renovations by overcharging the poor customers! We are not by any means 'cheap' but at those prices we could not bring ourselves to order like the little piggies that we are! (4 somewhat thin asian girls)
The drinks were refreshing and tasty but once again the price point was beyond my understanding. Most drinks hovering around the $10 and we don't drink beer but from the looks of it they were pricier than most places we frequent. Definitely couldn't afford to get 3-4 rounds of drinks for all of us but they never asked anyway.
We had to walk to another Japanese restaurant up Robson afterwards to fill our bellies with food and alcohol without spending obscene amounts of money!
Otherwise a nice cozy & classy place for meet-ups and dates just for the decor alone!