Hubby and I went to Zest Restaurant to see how they stacked up against the tough Japanese cuisine in Vancouver. Self-touted as “Exquisite Modern Japanese Cuisine”, we were curious to see how they compared to our favourites Tojo’s and Miku.
We were greeted by a friendly server as we walked into the dark and inviting setting. All of the seats at the bar were full of locals chatting with Executive Chef Yoshiaki Maniwa and his staff.
Zest had a warm ambiance that made us want to stay and get comfortable. Overall the food was decent but there wasn’t any particular dish that would make us want to return.
Note to any vegetarians – be prepared for a skimpy vegetarian-friendly menu. Most of the hot dishes are cooked in a dashi broth made with meat.
2775 W 16th Avenue, Vancouver