What are you most looking forward to during this year’s festival?
Being busy and part of a bustling and reviving festival scene post-COVID!
What’s a favourite dish you serve, and why?
Sesame beef bowl. In my not-so-humble opinion, it’s the best dish served at Taste of Edmonton period.
How did the restaurant get its start in the city?
In 1972, the original owner brought a bunch of Japanese chefs to cook Teppan-yaki food in the historic Canada Permanent Building located on 100 St and Jasper Ave. Teppan-yaki cuisine, where the chef cooks in front of you on a grill on your table, was all the craze back then. A blend of Japanese and western ingredients and cooking techniques where merged together to form one of the first prominent “Asian fusion” type cuisines currently known as Teppan-yaki, or sometimes Hibachi. Familiar food with delicious Asian flavor that comes with a show with jokes and banter. It was back then, and still is the total package for an awesome night out.
What do you wish people knew?
We do great steaks and are great for kids!
What’s another restaurant fans should check out this summer?
Fried Bannock from Native Delights.