Japadog is a Vancity must. If you are a Vancouverite or if you’re visiting – Japadog should be on your list of things to try.
SuperLuxi and I went to the store they opened up not too long ago along Robson near the H-Mart. It was late and they were closing, but we managed to snag the two popular flavours, Terimayo & Oroshi.
Now the store itself is a little pricier than the stands, but it’s open later than the stands and open 7 days a week. They also serve fries at this location with different flavouring and “dessert” dogs made with fried bananas and chocolate.
The Terimayo (left) is made with a smokie, japanese mayo, teriyaki sauce, fried onions and seaweed. It is by far my favourite – it tastes even better with wasabi mayo.
The Oroshi (the one on the right) is another popular selection, made with a bratwurst, green onion, grated radish and special soy sauce. I found this one to be sweeter than the Terimayo and loaded with grated radish. The bratworst was tender and sweet.
It’s not exactly fine dining, but it is definitely an experience. Flavourful and interesting ingredients mixed together.
The Robson store is fairly small, fitting about maybe 25 people inside. It’s bar stools and small tables, but it’s quaint and does its job.
Because this is a store, they must pay rent. And because they pay rent, they need to up the price a bit. Still worth the try!
The service at Japadog is always great, they’re always happy and smiling. They’re normally very busy so there is a bit of a wait.
For Menu, Times & Location Visit their website here.