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Two Words:

Hapa Izakaya

Hapa (HA-pa) is a double-entendre meaning both ‘leaf’, as well as the Hawaiian pidgin word used to describe a person or concept that comes from multiple cultures.
Izakaya (ee-zah-KYE-yah) is a style of restaurant popularized in Tokyo. Beer and sake are essential parts of the izakaya culture, and smaller, shareable dishes are ordered in several rounds.

Put the two together, and the result is a unique experience that has been taking Canada by storm. Founded in 2003 by Justin and Lea Ault in Vancouver, Hapa Izakaya set the tone for the burgeoning izakaya scene on the west coast.


The Hapa experience combines an extensive sake list, delicious cocktails, and a fun, upbeat atmosphere accompanied by exquisite appetizers, all rooted in Japanese culture. After opening four locations and gaining recognition as one of the “Top Five Izakayas in North America” by Bon Appétit Magazine, Hapa Izakaya has now expanded into Toronto and Calgary.





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For those with pure food indulgence in mind, come next door and sate your desires with our ever changing internationally and seasonally inspired small plates. We love food, lots of different food, just like you.

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Reservations are highly recommended; although we do leave room for “walk-in” guests, wait times will vary.


To ensure exceptional service for groups of 12 or more guests participation in our $35 “Omakase” menu is mandatory.

Each dish in the Prix-Fixe menu is portioned for approximately four guests. We have found that the number of dishes in this menu strikes the right balance between light and heavy appetites and extra orders are rarely required.


We require confirmation of the number of guests in your party by 5pm one day prior to your reservation.

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