Dosanko is a newly opened restaurant in the heart of Vancouver’s Japanese community. Blocks away from a Japanese language school, this restaurant attracts after-school Japanese students, and the area’s industrial lunchtime breakers.
The cooking style is considered yōshoku, a “Japanized” interpretation of Western cooking- per their website. The married-couple owners share their story of the first dish Akiyo cooked for Nathan, and how they decided to share food with the world together.
The space is naturally well-lit by the big windows at the front of the restaurant, and towards the back, the restaurant takes on a family-friendly persona with couches and a kid-friendly area. The dark wood furniture creates a comforting atmosphere with cool hand-drawn art pieces on the walls.
Onto the food:
Dosanko is definitely a Japanese comfort-food stop. Tasty, simple food that hits all of those feels triggering nostalgia about my recent trip to Japan. Whenever I’m missing Japan, I’ll come here!