Teppan Kitchen opened their third location last September in Metro Vancouver at 1206 Davie Street. At Teppan Kitchen, it’s about Japanese-style, sizzling-plate teppanyaki meals at budget-friendly prices. I am familiar with Teppan Kitchen having visited and reviewed their original Abderdeen Centre location and their newest Harbour Centre one. And when they opened up a restaurant in my neighbourhood, the West End, I was interesting in trying them out.
TEPPAN KITCHEN MENU
Teppan Kitchen’s entrees are primarily noodle and rice-based with different toppings. The entrees range from $9 – $13 and you can combo it up with a large drink and miso soup for $1.50. Some items offered are the A’ Grade Rib Eye Beef Teppan Rice, Smoked Salmon Pasta with Citrus Cream Sauce, and Seafood Pasta with Tomato Sauce. A few Malaysian-inspired options are the Curry Beef Brisket with Rice, Curry Chicken with Rice, and Seafood Laksa Noodle Soup. In terms of refreshments, they offered a variety of iced beverages like iced lemon tea, iced matcha honey green tea and more.
Below are images I scanned of their menu:
What I Tried
Having tried Teppan Kitchen’s other locations in the past, I have a few favourites from their menu. Although their food is simply fast-food, I find that it’s just what I need sometimes for a quick lunch to fuel me for the afternoon. On my first visit, I went with the A’ Grade Rib Eye Beef Teppan Rice ($9.25). It has a bit of peppery and smokey flavour to it. There’s lots of sauce and it’s nicely buttery. The corn adds a bit of a sweet taste and the meat is tender. One of my favourite Teppan Kitchen items.
The food on the griddle is partially uncooked when it arrives at your table. You just need to stir in all the ingredients and wait for it to cook for a few minutes. In this sense, it’s fast food where you get to do a bit of cooking yourself!
On a separate visit, I went with the the Beef Bolognese Rice with Corn & Egg. It’s essentially meat sauce on rice but I find it quite tasty. The taste is a bit on the sweeter side.
And if you’re into some yolk action…
Overall Impression of Teppan Kitchen Davie
Teppan Kitchen continues to offer some reasonably priced and comforting sizzling-plate-teppanyaki meals. The A’ Grade Rib Eye Beef Teppan Rice and Beef Bolognese Rice with Corn & Egg are my recommended choices for first-timers. The interior space at the Teppan Kitchen Davie location is minimal but service was with a smile. Rating: 4/5