The variety of Japanese food here in Vancouver continues to amaze me. We have sushi restaurants, trendy izakayas, cozy ramen bars, and even places specializing in donburi and udon. Clearly, sushi is Japanese food but Japanese food is not just sushi.
With Posh, let’s add sukiyaki to the list. Posh describes itself as “The First Exclusive Sukiyaki Restaurant in North America”.
Sukiyaki is all about the meat, baby. Thinly sliced meat that you cook yourself in a bubbling pot of water, soy sauce, sugar, and mirin to be more specific. Posh serves it up all-you-can-eat style.
Here’s how it works. Sit down at your table and you’ll find a large pot atop a portable stove in the center. The server will give you a small menu listing a few types of meats, veggies, tofu, and noodles that you can order. Using the provided pencil, you then specify on the menu how much of each you want. You can order as much as you want, as many times as you want. It’s a process that AYCE Sushi fans are all too familiar with.
Don’t hold back. We saw other tables with 20+ orders of meat, stacked several feet high (ahh, to be a food-starved teenager again…).
Cooking the ingredients in the hot pot is not only delicious, but also loads of fun. Hot pot tastes best when shared amongst a group of friends. With sukiyaki, it’s fine to eat straight from the pot. Dip the meat and other goodies in a bowl of raw egg if you want to up the authenticity.
The food is good. The value is great – a flat fee of $13.88. The service is fine. And the environment is pretty nice. These pictures are from the original Richmond location. Posh has since opened 2 other locations on West Broadway and Kingsway, so they must be doing something right.
I can’t see myself going here every week, but I’ll definitely return whenever I crave meat. Recommended!