KANEKO HANNOSUKE TENDO TEMPURA JAPANESE FOOD ROBSON STREET – VANCOUVER FOOD GUIDE REVIEWS – GUTOM.CA

TEMPURA RICE BOWLS AT KANEKO HANNOSUKE TENDON

Good: Nice Tempura Batter

Bad: The Price and Portion Size.

Kaneko Hannosuke is a international Japanese food chain offering Tempura Rice Bowls also known as Tendon. Tendon is a Japanese donburi dish, a bowl of rice tooped with tempura. Not to be confused with tendon from meat. This place only offers SEAFOOD and veggies. NO Beef, Pork, or Chicken.

The tempura at Keneko Hannosuke is served in shallow bowls. They say it helps keeps the rice warm. The bowl may look like it’s full of rice and overflowing with tempura but it really isn’t. The bowl contains “300grams” of rice.

Price Range $16-$20 dollars.
You can add more to your bowl and a side of soup for additional cost.

No beef, chicken or pork. Only two fish options Eel, or White Fish.

Each table gets Japanese chili powder and two side dishes: radish, and ginger. Very small portion size.

Premium Tempura Bowl $18.95
One piece of Conger Eel, Two pieces of shrimp, one piece of seaweed, green bean, squid pieces. It’s “Premium” because of the conger eel.

PRICE:
$$ NOT CHEAP. For two pieces of shrimp, veggies, and a thin filet of eel on rice, the $20 price tag is not good. You could spend that money on All You Can Eat Sushi or at a Fish and Chips restaurant.

QUALITY:
Just OK. Eel Tempura is ‘Premium’ at this restaurant. The tempura was fried fresh but not too hot. The flavour is ok. Not all pieces were crispy. No tempura sauce dip.
Small thin filet portion size. Not enough rice.

SERVICE:
Good. Friendly. A short wait to get food. They say 10-15 minutes.

VERDICT:
Overall, OVERPRICED, NOT SATISFIED. You could find better tempura at regular sushi restaurants. There is no salmon, or tuna option. The unique bowl they use for tendon seems like a good excuse to serve very little rice.

$20 should really be a $10-$14 dollar meal. When other similar businesses offer more for a similar price, Kaneko Hannosuke isn’t good enough to justify the price or a return visit.

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