There are many izakaya in town; for some reasons, I just never made it to ShuRaKu. Located right on Granville street, it probably has a better location than many others. Heading inside, it was dark tone of colour with a lit paper wall to punch out the contrast.
The atmosphere reminded me a bit about Hapa – very similar type of feeling. There’s a sushi bar with half opened kitchen for some easy cooking. The deep fried items were prepared in the back kitchen. There’s a very cute sign on the washroom door – kind of retro in a way.
|Eggplant Popper ($5.50) - 3.5/6|
|TakoWasa ($3.95) - 3/6|
|Sashimi Salad ($12) - 5/6|
|KaraageNanban ($6.95) - 4.5/6|
|ABC Roll ($9.50) - 4/6|
|Roulette Roll ($12) - 5/6|
|Yaki Soba ($7.50) - 1/6|
|Tuna Trio Hot Pot ($13) - 4.5/6|
As a whole, I thought Shuraku was fine with some hits and misses. The style was a bit more fusion than I thought, a bit similar to Hapa Izakaya in my opinion. I wouldn't mind heading back to try their lunch menu. So far, Suika is still my #1!