There's an app for everything! Ok bad joke but really, we have appetizers that will pair well with any dish for any mood or occasion! (((o(*ﾟ▽ﾟ*)o)))
Chicken Karaage [からあげ]9.99
What is it? It's Japanese fried chicken!! Juicy tender pieces of chicken deep fried and served on a bed of lettuce. (yes you can call it JFC 😉 )
Culinary note: As you can probably guess, karaage pairs up very well with an ice cold beer. Try it with a Kirin or Sapporo!
Literally translated as "stem bean" because it was traditionally sold while still on a stem. Edamame is a classic in every Japanese restaurant. Contrary to popular belief, edamame aren't really snow peas but rather young soy beans still in the pod. They're good on their own but in Japan edamame and beer go hand-in-hand the same way bread and butter does here!
[ Ask for our Edamame Beer combo! ]
Gyoza (6 pcs) [餃子]6.99
A staple at every Izakaya in Japan. Here at Sakawa Coffee, we freshly make every single gyoza by hand in house. Pan seared on the bottom but soft and silky on the top, each one is a burst of savory goodness.
Served with a sauce made from rice vinegar and soy sauce but if you want the authentic Japanese culinary experience, ask the server for the rice vinegar, soy sauce and chile oil so you can flavour it to your liking, it's how we do it back home in Japan.
- Ingredients: Minced pork, cabbage, onion
Japanese Harumaki [Spring Rolls] (2 pcs) [春巻]6.996.99
Introduced to Japan by the Chinese so long ago that no one really knows when it happened. While it may look similar, Japanese Harumaki has a flavour profile adapted to Japanese tastes. Each one is made in-house by hand and we actually make them a little bit larger and with more fillings than most places.
Two pieces are served with each cut in half along with a sauce made from a mix of rice vinegar and soy sauce.
- Ingredients: chicken, bamboo shoot, dried mushroom, green pepper and vermicelli.
Fun fact: Our head chef's wife absolutely loves these!
Japanese Shumai (Steamed Dumpling) [シュウマイ]6.996.99
A staple in Chinese Dim Sum restaurants, shumai was introduced to Japan about as long ago as gyoza's (which means no one really remembers when). Adapted for Japanese tastes, shumai is a really popular in Japan and have a distintive "look" to them. It's so distinctive that it's actually not uncommon to see shumai in Japanese anime or tv shows, just look for a dumpling with a green pea on it!
- 4 pcs Shumai - shrimp, pork and edamame
[ Yes, this is Izakaya food and goes well with an ice cold beer! ]
Steamed Clams [貝の酒蒸し]10.99
Steamed clams served with a savory butter sauce.
Culinary note: Pairs exceptionally well with some sake
Steamed Pork Bun [肉まん]1.99
A Japanese take on a classic Chinese Dim Sum item. Our Steamed Pork Bun is a light and fluffy bun filled with porky goodness.
- 1 pc - Steamed Pork Bun
You'll see them in Japanese TV shows and all over Japan in street vendors. By popular demand, we now server Takoyaki (Octupus balls!)
- 8pcs Takoyaki
[ ラーメン ] By far one of the best known dishes worldwide, we offer a variety of ramen from the different regions in Japan. All served with 2pcs of chashu(braised pork belly), bean sprouts, minced pork and veggies unless otherwise specified
Upgrades for your ramen!!
- Seasoned Egg 0.99
- Corn 0.99
- Butter 0.99 [want to give your ramen a richer creamier taste? Try this!]
- Nori (Thin Seaweed) 0.99
- Wakame (Thick Seaweed) 0.99
- Kaedama (extra noodles) 2.99
- 3 pcs Chashu/Braised pork 2.99
- Make it spicy 0.99
Miso Ramen [みそラーメン]11.99
[みそ] (SOY BEAN PASTE)
Originating from the northernmost region of Japan of Hokkaido. Miso ramen is a uniquely Japanese flavour and is one of the most widely known. Miso ramen is medium bodied with a robust tangy flavour. VERY POPULAR!
Shoyu Ramen [しょうゆラーメン]11.99
[しょうゆ] (SOY SAUCE)
The Classic. Shoyo Ramen is by far the oldest and also the most common flavour of ramen you'll find in Japan. Every region has it and is a very popular flavour in the Kanto region of central Japan.
Spicy Miso Ramen [みそラーメン]12.99
[みそ] (SOY BEAN PASTE)
A spicy version of our popular Miso Ramen. One of our best sellers!!
Tonkotsu Ramen [とんこつラーメン]11.99
[とんこつ] (PORK BONE)
A specialty of the southern Japanese region of Kyushu. Tonkotsu ramen is a rich and creamy broth made from pork bones. Flavours are rich and hearty. This is a ramen for those who really love their pork. It's practically liquid bacon!
Specialty ramen flavours from Japan. This is the stuff to try when you want something different!
It used to be a secret menu item, but is now a regular part of our ramen family. If you like your ramen spicy, this is the ramen for you! No other introductions are necessary. If you like heat, you should try this.
(All the ramen upgrades also work well here!)
One of the most common questions we get when it came down to our ramen upgrades was which upgrade to get. We noticed that there was a demand for "The Works" with all the upgrades possible and for those folks we now offer a "Deluxe" version of our most popular ramen with ALL the trimmings at a much more affordable price!
Hell Ramen Deluxe18.99
Our Hell Ramen is already super awesome but the deluxe version with the upgrades just makes it that much better. Highly recommended!
Miso Deluxe Ramen15.99
Love our Miso Ramen? Try it with all the upgrades 😉 You won't be dissapointed!
Shoyu Deluxe Ramen15.99
We got the idea of making a deluxe ramen lineup after we noticed several orders for our shoyu ramen with almost all the upgrades. It only made sense for our very first entry in our deluxe ramen lineup with a deluxe shoyu ramen. If you're trying our deluxe ramen for the first time, this would be a good one to start with!
Tonkotsu Deluxe Ramen15.9915.99
Our fabulous Tonkotsu ramen with all the upgrades.
These are special limited time offerings prepared by our chefs. All items are in limited supply so try them while you can! Ｏ(≧▽≦)Ｏ
Part of our new Sakana oferings, you can think of chirashi as sushi in a bowl. Assorted sushi/sashimi on top of sushi rice. A must try for any sushi lover out there!
Gindara Saikyo Yaki (Grilled Black Cod) [銀だら西京焼き]18.9918.99
A favourite among folks in Japan. Gindara Saikyo Yaki is Grilled Black Cod marinated in a special miso sauce. It has it's origins from the Kyoto area which is where the Saikyo miso comes from. Silky and rich in texture with a sweet, salty and savory profile all at the same time. A must try!
Gyu Don [牛丼]13.99
Loco Moco Don [ロコモコ丼]15.99
Hawaii is a popular tourist destination for Japanese. Hawaiian cuisines also very popular in Japan. The one that has become particularly popular with Japanese people is Loco Moco which consists of a hamburger steak, karaage, avokado, and sunny-side up egg on top of rice and covered with a sauce. "Loco" means crazy in Spanish. "Moco" was added to make good rhythm and sound.
Maguro Salad (Tuna Sashimi Salad) [マグロサラダ]13.99
We've always had salmon sashimi salad on our menu and with the creation of our new Sakana menu, we've decided to expand our offerings and do BC Tuna (Maguro) as a melt-in-your-mouth option.
Poke Ramen [ポケラーメン]16.99
This has always been one of the items off our secret menu but we've gotten so much demand for it, it's now part of our regular menu!
Your choice of BC Tuna or Salmon Sashimi.
Shime Saba (Mackerel Sashimi) [しめ鯖]8.99
Shime Saba is a classic Japanese dish that sushi connoiseurs love for it's distinct flavour. Mackerel is extremely popular in Japan but is normally not suitable as sashimi because it's freshness deteriorates really quickly.
We Japanese love our mackerel and our sashimi so it was just natural for us to find a way to have both! To help preserve the delicate fish, salt and rice vinegar are used as a marinade to preserve the fish. We don't know who figured this out, but someone should buy this person a beer!
If you love pickled herring or ceviche, you will love this!
5 pieces - Pickled Mackerel Sashimi
Una Don (Unagi Don) [うな丼]25.99
Unagi Don or Unadon for short is BBQ Eel on a bowl of rice. Made with a sweet and savoury soy sauce, this dish is a favourite not only in Japan but throughout Asia. Made like it is in Japan with freshwater eel instead of saltwater eel, not only is the flavour richer, it's also jam packed with omega-3's!
Also part of our new Sakana(fish) menu. The proper name for this is Maguro no zuke-don. Formally, this dish features marinated BC Tuna Sashimi on a bowl of rice but we know how much our customers love salmon so we offer this with the option of either BC Tuna Sashimi or Salmon Sashimi. This is a must try for any tuna or salmon sashimi lover out there.
If you're wondering what Japanese people want to eat as comfort food when they get homesick, this is it! All our main dishes come served with soup, salad and a side dish of the day.
Cheese Katsudon [チーズかつ丼]15.99
A delicious bowl of rice under a deep fried breaded pork cutlet topped with cheese
Japanese people love their fried chicken. Just like the karaage on our appetizer menu, our dinner version is juicy on the inside with a deliciously crispy exterior.
Culinary Note: Drizzle a little chile oil on it if you like a little spice in your food! It goes very well!!
Mapo Dofu [麻婆豆腐]13.99
A very popular Chinese dish in Japan. It's so popular that you can find it in almost every single Chinese restaurant in Japan. Much like many other Japanese style Chinese dishes, the differences come in the flavour profile. Japanese mapo dofu takes the delicious tofu and minced meat dish and pairs it with a savory sauce that's garlicky with a bit of heat.
Sabashio Yaki (Salt Grilled Mackerel) [さば塩焼き定食]14.99
A simple and very common dish in Japan that brings back memories to everyone that grew up there. Sabashio Yaki (Salt Grilled Mackerel) is a true testament of Japanese cuisine's ability to bring out the natural flavours of the food.
Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet) [とんかつ定食]13.99
A well known Japanese dish in the west. Tonkatsu is a breaded pork cutlet that is deep fried. Tender and juicy on the inside with a crispy exterior.