Polly, me and the kids celebrated the arrival of spring at Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant on West Broadway, just next to Toy-r-us. Coincidentally, that day was Polly’s family landing anniversary. We also took this opportunity to celebrate the birthdays of our kids which fall in March. There are four March birthday kids in the group.
Tomokazu serves all you can eat; $9.95 for lunch, $21.95 for dinner and $11.95 for late-night. They also have regular menu which goes by the item you order. Check out their website for more details.
We were there very early, just before 11:30 am; their opening time. We were sitted at a Japanese style table where we have to remove our shoes and sat on benches around a square table.
As usual we were served green tea and the condiments like wasabi.
We ordered the Miso Soup, Goma-Ae (Sesame Spinach) and Ebi Sunomono Salad (Prawn Salad) as a starter.
Come along are the Beef and Chicken Teriyaki.
There is a limit of two orders per person for Sashimi. The boys love Sashimi and we ordered all that we can. Apparently, the kids do not quite like the Tuna Sashimi. They preferred the Salmon Sashimi.
Here are the rest of our orders…
Various types of cones like Chopped Scallop Cone, Spicy Seafood Cone, Spicy Tuna Cone and Wakame Cone. Spicy Tuna Cone is Nanzaro’s favourite. Arkensen also ordered one of his favourite which is California Roll.
Polly ordered her favourite Deep Fried Chicken Wings, which is very crispy on the outside and moist inside.
We also the two types of Motoyaki available which is Portuguese Seafood Motoyaki and Regular Seafood Motoyaki. The Portuguese Seafood Motoyaki has a hint of curry taste in it but we still prefer the regular ones.
The Salmon and Tuna Sushi is another of the boys favourite and we ordered two rounds of these.
We also ordered the Tonkatsu (Deep Fried Pork Chop) and Chicken Katsu (Deep Fried Chicken Chop). However, the kids do like these as they are dry and tough.
We also ordered Salmon Maki and other rolls like BC Roll and Alaskan Roll.
This is the Deep Fried Spring Roll served with sweet chili sauce.
Lastly, we ordered the Jell-O for dessert and we were also served some sliced oranges.
It was a good meal as everyone was really full and satisfied. The only draw back was that the service is slightly slow during the peak lunch hour. We had a little trouble getting the attention of the waiters at times. Perhaps because our table is at the very far end.
After the meal, we decided to go to Queen Elizabeth Park for a walk as it was a very nice spring day. Click on the link below for photos from Queen Elizabeth Park.
It is still very early in spring and there is not much flowers in the park. Only some small flowers like the one below are blooming.
I’m always fascinated by the North Shore mountain scenery with the snow capped mountain.
There is a new fountain area near the dome. The sound of the fountain is very soothing.
The upgraded area around the dome with the new fountain area and seating all around is really nice. It is a good place to relax in a summer evening.
We were very lucky to have such great weather during our day out as we are having so much rain in March. It looks like we are going to set a new record for precipitation in March this year.