I've eaten at Dan three times now. Keep meaning to write a review and after tonight's meal I'd be remiss if I didn't now. Let me start by saying my partner says tonight's was the best meal he's ever eaten. I loved it too.
Started with Rapini in Soy Broth, accompanied by a small dab of fiery mustard. Fresh and light. Next we had the Halibut and Yam Tempura--this is quite simply the best tempura in Vancouver. The batter was pale and light as air, and the halibut was cooked to perfection. It was accompanied by homemade mayonnaise and ponzu, and was so outstanding we requested a second order as soon as we were done the first. Then a standard Dynamite Roll, elevated again by the perfection of the tempura batter and freshness of the ingredients. The meal also included Grilled Miso Sablefish--the skin was like candy--served with potato cubes with celery and mustard seed, Grilled Salmon Neck with grated daikon, and a Molten Chocolate Cake with Green Tea Ice Cream. Everything was delicious.
This is not your standard sushi restaurant; there's a level of care and attention to ingredients and ambience that set it apart. Tonight the owner spent several minutes explaining the varieties of Sake on offer, and service in general is always warm and knowledgeable.
Our bill was $113, including two large sake, a beer a single malt whisky, and dessert. My partner is a distance runner who eats *a lot*, so assume the average couple would come in well under this for dinner for two.
Couldn't recommend it more.