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New Aburi Concept, WA! CURRY, Opening Soon in Downtown Vancouver

There’s a new restaurant concept from Aburi Restaurants slated for downtown Vancouver as soon as mid-March. If all goes well, WA! CURRY will be warming up bellies with wagyu beef and plant-based curries and stews, before Spring officially hits…

Wa! Curry, which get’s it’s name from the Japanese word “washoku” (simply meaning Japanese food and the harmonious nature of Japanese cuisine), will be taking over the front of the space at 622 West Pender Street, formerly home to Gyoza Bar, while the back portion of the space will continue to operate as Aburi’s commissary kitchen.

Wa! will be serving comforting yet elevated meals made using mostly local produce and premium ingredients counter service style. Although the new concept will likely be leaning heavily on take-out and delivery options for people who work nearby, there will also be a small number of seats will be available for dining in.

As for the menu: diners can expect three versions of curry including Iwate A5 Wagyu Curry, Vegan Keema Curry, and Iwate A5 Wagyu Curry Stew (with carrots, potatoes, celery, onions) – hungry folks dipping in for a quick and satisfying, mid-day meal or snack can also load up with a whole shebang of extra toppings and sides, such as pork katsu, hamburg steak, Japanese fried chicken, various fried seafoods, brussels sprouts, potatoes, sweet potatoes, crispy tempeh, and more, all made in-house.

Wa! Curry will be open Monday to Friday, from Noon to 5pm. Stay tuned for more details and an opening date announcement.

Neighbourhood: Downtown
622 West Pender St.

Wood-Fire Inspired “Janevca” Aims to Open on Vancouver Island This Summer

Andrea Alridge (Osteria Savio Volpe, Cincin Ristorante) will head the kitchen as Executive Chef of Janevca, gearing up to open doors in Esquimalt this August.

A Look Inside Good Thief, Opening in Mount Pleasant This Week

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‘Plain Jane Ice Cream’ is Almost Ready to Satisfy Your “Not Too Sweet” Summer Cravings

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Four Winds Beach House & Brewery is Opening Soon in Tsawwassen

Warm, simple, and natural materials combined with big windows maintain a sense of connection to the nearby farmland, and ocean, making the West-Coast-contemporary-meets-traditional-European beer hall feel both artful and naturally integrated with its surroundings.