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)))
Gyoza (6 pcs)4.99
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)4.99
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)4.99
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 Pork Bun1.49
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
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! ]
Steamed clams served with a savory butter sauce.
Culinary note: Pairs exceptionally well with some sake
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!
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.
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
 (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.
 (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!
 (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!
Upgrades for your ramen!!
- Seasoned Egg 1
- Corn 1
- Butter 1 [want to give your ramen a richer creamier taste? Try this!]
- Nori (Thin Seaweed) 1
- Wakame (Thick Seaweed) 1
- Spicy Onion 1.5
- 3 pcs Chashu/Braised Pork Belly 3
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!)
Part of our new specialty ramen selection. This is a Japanese take on Chinese dan dan noodles. Tantanmen is a richly flavoured ramen centered around a rich pork and sesame broth. Add some hot chile oil for a more traditional taste.
(All the ramen upgrades work well here!)
A specialty food from Nagasaki in the Kyushu region. Inspired by a Chinese dish during the Meiji era when hundreds of Chinese students came to Japan to study, it has now become one of the most popular dishes in Nagasaki.
Unlike other ramen dishes, this one is a little different. Rather than a broth, Chanpon features a thicker, creamier starchy sauce and is one of the few if not our only ramen dish that is served with seafood. Noodles are thicker and is actually the source of the starch for the sauce. Great all year round!
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!
Shoyu Deluxe Ramen12.99
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 Ramen12.99
Our fabulous Tonkotsu ramen with all the upgrades.
Miso Deluxe Ramen12.99
Love our Miso Ramen? Try it with all the upgrades 😉 You won't be dissapointed!
Hell Ramen Deluxe14.99
Our Hell Ramen is already super awesome but the deluxe version with the upgrades just makes it that much better. Highly recommended!
If the upgrades work for our classic ramens, why wouldn't it work for our Tantanmen right? If you love our Tantanmen, you'll love the deluxe version!
Note: Much like our regular Tantanmen, we leave the amount of heat to you. Just add chili oil to suit your taste buds!
Doing a deluxe version of our Chanpon originally started off as a joke but surprisingly it turned out to be one of those things we wished we thought of earlier! Just a bit of warning, it's incredibly filling, so come hungry for this one!
These are special limited time offerings prepared by our chefs. All items are in limited supply so try them while you can! Ｏ(≧▽≦)Ｏ
Shime Saba (Mackerel Sashimi)7.99
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
Gindara Saikyo Yaki (Grilled Black Cod)15.99
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!
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!
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.
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.
Maguro Salad (Tuna Sashimi Salad)11.99
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.
Una Don (Unagi Don)20.99
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!
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.
Sabashio Yaki (Salt Grilled Mackerel)10.99
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)10.99
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.
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!!
A delicious bowl of rice under a deep fried breaded pork cutlet topped with cheese
Grilled meats is something we all love here at Sakawa Coffee but sometimes it's hard just to pick one kind of meat to grill. So we made decision making easy by putting together a menu item that offered a variety!
- Grilled hamburg steak, chicken terriyaki, grilled salmon
Shabu Shabu Ramen Hotpot49.99
A super popular dish in Japan. Shabu Shabu is a Japanese nabemono hotpot dish served with delicious slices of meat and vegetables in a savory soup base. Typically served with a side of udon, we decided to make a special version of shabu shabu that ramen fan will love!
This dish can easily serve two people or just one really hungry person! ( ~_^)
Japanese Emperor Course79.99
Japan is known world wide for it's great food, but have you ever wondered what a Japanese Emperor would have for dinner? Now you can try it for yourself! If you're looking to try something really special, this is it.
This dish serves 2-3 people and comes complete with Lobster Tail Sashimi, Lobster Claw Sushi and Imperial Lobster Soup.
Dinner Menu Desserts
Mt Fuji Parfait13
When many people think about Japan, Mount Fuji or what we Japanese people call "Fujisan" almost always comes to mind. This Sakawa Coffee special dessert is a mountainous pile of fruit and ice cream made in the image of the famous Mt Fuji. Just because we're not in Japan doesn't mean you can't enjoy the sight of Mount Fuji! (Just in dessert form (^_^) )
Sakawa Cheese Cake & Ice Cream6
It's hard to make our signature cheese cake even better, but we found a way!! By pairing it with ice cream, our signature cheese cake gains an extra dimension of flavour.
NYC Cheese Cake & Ice Cream7
Our NYC style Japanese cheese cake paired with whipped cream and ice cream.
Matcha Crepe Cake & Ice Cream7
Our matcha crepe cake is one of our best sellers and more often than not, people order it with ice cream on the side. It's so popular that we've decided to make it a normal menu item!
Craving some matcha ice cream but want something more than just ice cream? Try the matcha sundae! If you really feel like something special, try the Mt Fuji Parfait!
Tempura Ice Cream9
We've all heard of it, but it's so insanely hard to find that we just had to do it. Yes folks, Sakawa Coffee has Fried Ice Cream! Your choice of ice cream covered in a delicate tempura batter and deep fried for crispy deliciousness!
(Sorry we can't make Fried Coffee yet. If you like your coffee crisp, you'll have to hit up the local 7-11 😉 )