As we continue our quest for good authentic Japanese food we thought we'd mention Zipang. We have been here about eight times. Each time the food was good and the service was bad.
The food is good quality, decorative, and the price is fair to a little bit pricy. However, we have since stopped going because of the poor service. We call this place 'good Japanese food served with poor Vancouver attitude.'
Today, we went to the Japan Festival at the Van Dusen Gardens. We saw the stand for Takoyaki and were excited. I said, 'oh, they have Zipang menu's' and the funny haired guy who looks like he should work in a hair salon (ie, funky hair style) snapped at me and said, "ya, it's a restaurant." Did you notice I was a customer and paying you my money while you snapped it out of my hand and spoke so rudely. You attitude sucked (you know who you are-messed up hair guy).
I snickered to myself, when you said you were all from Zipang. It figures. The poor attitude matches. And that's why we don't go anymore. Plenty of other authentic Japanese places around.
Also, paying $5 for 6 Takoyaki ball is a bit much. Considering, at the summer Powell Street Festival you get the same thing, for much less cost, and it's served with effort and a smile.
You reaffirmed why we don't go to Zipang. To bad, because the food is pretty good.