Polly, Whitney and I met up for lunch in downtown as Whitney works in Gastown. It’s not easy to get a lunch date with Whitney as she is always busy. So, we got down to downtown via public transit even on a snow day which is not common in Vancouver.
We had lunch at Kita no Donburi Japanese Restaurant for it’s proximity to Whitney’s work place. We were there just before 12PM and had no problem with getting a seat. The restaurant is very busy during lunch hour. No reservation of seat is allowed. You have to place your order first before getting table. You have to place your receipt on your table for the server to verify when the food is delivered to your table.
The restaurant is decorated with bowls chandelier as donburi literally means bowl.
We shared two winter specials and a Kakuni Don.
Kakuni Don is Whitney’s recommendation. It is the star of the whole meal. The pork belly is so tender that it melts in your mouth. The Kakuni Don is $8.95. The donburi comes with miso soup.
One of the winter set we had was Unagi Tempura Set. It is $11.50.
The Unagi Tempura Set came with Tempura Udon and house salad. The tempura udon is not very practical as the tempura became soggy in the broth.
The second set we had is Gyu Tempura Set for $9.45. This set came with a house salad.
The Gyu Tempura Set came with Tempura Don.
Kita no Donburi accepts credit card.
We had a great time catching up with one another.