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!
This meal was complimentary, but the review, photos and opinions are all my own.