Word of mouth brought me and my friend to East Grill - and I agree, it is a great place!
We had a chance to chat with the general manager and he clearly has a good vision for the place - so it sounds like the restaurant is in good hands. He also was our server and was attentive, real (none of the b.s. small talk you often encounter at some of the nearby popular chains) and sharp.
The food was amazing. Started with the fried sushi roll (not sure if this is what it's called, I forget) but it was prawn and crab sushi with a light batter and fried - OMG yummy! I tried the Shumai, very tasty and presented wonderfully. Then we had two more appys. The gyoza - enjoyable, and the tom kha kai soup, which was exactly how I was hoping it to be and more (and again, the presentation - fantastic). We then shared the black cod dish. The fish was cooked to perfection and the plate was arranged well and was very flavourful.
We got so stuffed but still wanted to try that Tiramisu Cheesecake that caught our eye on the menu. It was INHALED in seconds.
We were so pleased with the experience and got the "cherry on top" with our bill. All that food, with a pear cider and a large pellegrino was under $70!!!!! I found that to be amazing value for the quality of food, service and ambiance.
So pleased to have another good spot to enjoy in North Vancouver - and one that is open late!