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Drink Menu

    • White Wines

    • Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand

      $12 - Glass
      $48 - Bottle

      Pale straw green in color with brilliant clarity, Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is zesty & aromatic with lots of lively, penetrating fruit characters. A concentration of tropical & gooseberry flavors with an abundant bouquet, it is a wine that is always crisp, elegant & refreshing.

    • Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand

      $12 - Glass
      $48 - Bottle

      Colors of light straw with yellow & green hues. Aromas of citrus & tropical fruits backed by characteristic grassy notes for which Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is renowned. An exuberant wine brimming with juicy acidity & fruit sweetness, providing a balanced flavor profile. The finish is fresh, zesty, & lingering.

    • Burrowing Owl Chardonnay BC Canada VQA

      $13 - Glass
      $52 - Bottle

      Ripe peach, nectarine & tropical pineapple & papaya notes on the nose with some well integrated subtle toasty oak & fresh mandarin & lemon citrus notes to add complexity. The palate is full-bodied & rich textured but with crisp balancing acidity. Lemon, lime, peach, toasted nut, pineapple, caramel, vanilla, mango & green melon make for a complex palate, heightened with well integrated oak. The finish is crisp & refreshing. Try pairing this with Dungeness crab or with scallops.

    • La Stella Vivace Pinot Grigio BC Canada VQA

      $12 - Glass
      $48 - Bottle

      The nose is aromatic, even lifted, offering sweet floral cherry notes with a squeezed of dried sagebrush. The attack is lighter & fresher, mixing citrus & apples that complement its reductive wine making style that lets the lees work its magic, adding just a wisp of complexity. A truly fun food wine that would be fine with most any shellfish dish or a favorite summer salad.

    • Quails Gate Dry Riesling BC Canada VQA

      $10 - Glass
      $40 - Bottle

      The wine is dry, vibrant & zesty. On the nose you will find aromas of intense lime, white flowers, stone fruit & wet stones. The well-balanced palate combines intense citrus flavors with a hint of spice, leading to a long & refreshing finish. We would recommend pairing with tuna tataki, or any vegetable salad.

    • Blue Mountain Pinot Blanc BC Canada VQA

      $12 - Glass
      $48 - Bottle

      The Pinot Blanc displays flavours of stone fruit, white peach, and apricots with a touch of floral and minerality. A rich mouth feel of full apricot notes leading to peach flavours on the finish. Good acidity and very balanced.

    • Clos Du Soleil Capella Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon BC Canada VQA

      $13 - Glass
      $52 - Bottle

      This is a wine of grace, elegance, & age-worthy structure. Sporting a light golden-hue in the glass, this beautiful wine greets the drinker with aromas of pink grapefruit, lemon jelly & lime zest. On the palate the wine is rich & mouth filling yet crisp & bone-dry. Mouth-watering, ripe lime zest is dominant, but quickly melds into flavor of peach, lemonade, & a hint of passion fruit, & a lively sense of minerality through to the long finish. Complex & engaging, this is a sushi wine par excellence: tuna, crab, oysters would be a knock out.

    • Blue Mountain Reserve Chardonnay BC Canada VQA

      $15 - Glass
      $60 - Bottle

      Light yellow color with lemony spice, citrus blossom, nutty, vanilla, lees, baked pear, earthy, green apple aromas. Dry, fresh, juicy, creamy, slightly tart entry with lemon custard, honey, light butter, green apple skin, pear with some grass & vanilla on the finish. Full bodied & complex.

    • Burrowing Owl Pinot Gris BC Canada VQA

      $13 - Glass
      $52 - Bottle

      Commences with seductive ripe expressions of pear, honeydew melon & nectarines, with white flower, cardamom & pine needle undertones. The palate has a mouth-filling richness with layers of orchard fruits, cantaloupe & yellow plum, balanced with hints of mandarin rind & a chalky minerality. This wine is very approachable & smooth, & ends with a nice, long finish.

    • Red Wines

    • Mark West Pinot Noir California United States

      $12 - Glass
      $48 - Bottle

      This is a medium-bodied, fruity red that features scents of spice, dark fruit, & cassis with notes of savory & smoky oak. The core reveals a pleasing mix of black cherry, cola, strawberry, plum, & soft tannins balanced out by a round mouth-feel. Rich in texture with a lingering finish.

    • Burrowing Owl Pinot Noir BC Canada VQA

      $13 - Glass
      $52 - Bottle

      A complex nose combining earthy & savory spices, pipe tobacco & sweet vegetal notes with lots of ripe black cherry pie, strawberry & raspberry fruit. There is even a hint of nut, vanilla & some orange zest. The palate is rich & silky with crisp acidity & lots of bright raspberry & strawberry, dried blueberry, pepper, clove spice, cocoa & a hint of dried sage on the long finish.

    • Quails Gate Pinot Noir BC Canada VQA

      $13 - Glass
      $52 - Bottle

      Light, silky, & juicy. Features an expressive combination of bright red berry fruit, sweet spices & subtle hints of forest floor & earth. This is a medium bodied, fruit forward wine, with fine polished tannins & a long lingering finish. We suggest pairing with roasted chicken, baked salmon or wild mushroom risotto.

    • Blue Mountain Gamay Noir BC Canada VQA

      $12 - Glass
      $48 - Bottle

      Medium cherry color with a fresh peppery, black cherry, light raspberry nose flecked with earthy, licorice root & tobacco aromas. Round, fresh, elegant, juicy palate with a light dusting of tannins. Flavor profile of cherry raspberry, smoky, tobacco, meat, & pepper. Solid fruit & intensity.

    • Clos Du Soleil Syrah BC Canada VQA

      $13 - Glass
      $52 - Bottle

      The perfumed nose of this wine envelops the taster with aromas of freshly crushed raspberries & black currants. On the palate, a bright & fresh acidity is met with these same flavors of fresh wild raspberries & is accented with notes of blackcurrant, cola, & a hint of cloves. Soft & supple in the mouth,with very fine tannins.

    • Black Hills Nota Bene BC Canada VQA

      $35 - Glass
      $138 - Bottle

      This is BC own cult wine. This Nota Bene shows its tantalizing signature of raspberries, plum, & fruit leather complimented by dusty, mushroom & earthy components. Full bodied with Rich, velvety smooth tannins coat the palate resulting in a well-balanced elegant & delicate lingering finish of raspberries & spice.

    • J Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon California United States

      $13 - Glass
      $52 - Bottle

      Features a full body dark rich color with intense fruit aromas of black cherry, plum & blueberry. Flavor profile of hazelnut, dark chocolate & toasted pastry. Sturdy tannins strike the palate & finish with the high-toned fruit signature that typifies the Paso Robles appellation.

    • Burrowing Owl Syrah BC Canada VQA

      $17 - Glass
      $65 - Bottle

      Delicate & elegant, opens on a deep & harmonious nose of violet, warm & black fruits meshed together with tobacco, cocoa, wood spice & black pepper. On the palate the wine progresses smoothly with flavors of damson plum, blackberry, baked strawberry followed by tobacco, clove, vanilla, licorice & leathery undertones. The mid-palate is fleshy & flavorful, with ripe, velvety tannins. It is balanced by a juicy acidity & ends in a long fruity, smoky & spicy finish.

    • Soter Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir Oregon United States

      $148 - Bottle

      This wine is incredibly powerful with depth having fabulous balance & intensity. Features a complex set of aromatics: baking spices, raspberry & wild blackberry are prominent. There are also hints of vanilla, dry herbs & earthiness. In the mouth, the wine is lively yet serious, with sappy dark wild cherry flavors, minerality, & an array of tannin that underscores its age-worthiness. It is tightly wound ball of smooth silk.

***Please enquire about higher end wines***

Sake List

    • Sake House

    • Hououbiden “Akaban” SMV +2

      $23 - Glass
      $138 - 720mL Bottle
      $276 - 1.8L Bottle

      Beautifully fragrant on the nose. Rich & fruity, with ripe muskmelon notes. Smooth, clean & crisp with a refreshing finish. Excellent with all types of Japanese cuisine. (16. 0% alc)
      Region: Tochigi
      Grade: Junmai Dai Ginjo
      Polish: 40% (remaining)

    • Akaiwa Omachi SMV +2

      $21 - Glass
      $252 - 1.8L Bottle

      Sophisticated, full bodied & complex, with a rich silky feel & fruitful tones. Made with local “Omachi” rice native to Okayama Pref. Superb with all Japanese cuisine. (16.0% alc)
      Region: Okayama
      Grade: Junmai Dai Ginjo
      Polish: 40% (remaining)

    • Meikyoshisui SMV +3

      $21 - Glass
      $110 - 720mL Bottle
      $238 - 1.8mL Bottle

      Loads of tropical fruit, melon & lychee. Refined, yet powerful, with great acidity & balance. Made from top grade Yamadanishiki rice.
      Region: Naganao
      Grade: Junmai Dai Ginjo
      Polish: 45% (remaining)

    • Taka SMV +3

      $21 - Glass
      $105 - 720mL bottle

      A great aperitif; super aromatic with plenty of pear, melon & lychee. Light, sweet, & fruity. There is a candy-like sweetness & the sake is resolved with a dry spicy. Exotic pairing with Sashimi & other fishs.
      Region: Yamaguchi
      Grade: Junmai Ginjo
      Polish: 50% (remaining)

    • Tatenokawa SMV -3

      $23 - Glass
      $110 - 720mL Bottle

      Expands to reveal ripe fruit sweetness of banana & lychee with soft floral aromas. Lively acidity leads to a luxurious silky smooth finish. Pairs with seafood & sashimi & Aburi dishes.
      Region: Yamagata
      Grade: Junmai Dajinjo
      Polish: 33% (remaining)

    • Hououbiden Phoenix SMV +1

      $195 - 720mL Bottle

      Named after the legendary & immortal bird, this is a rare & limited sake. Undiluted , pasteurized
      only once, this sake is powerful, with layers of fruit notes like pineapple & stone fruits.
      Region: Tochigi
      Grade: Junmai Dajinjo
      Polish: 45% (remaining)

    • Yamagata Masamune SMV +2

      $21 - Glass
      $100 - 720mL Bottle

      This unique “Usu Nigori” (light unfiltered) sake boasts the smoothness of a high rice polish with the character and flare of sake “kasu” (sake lees). Soft & elegant with a spicy finish. (16% alc)
      Region: Yamagata
      Grade: Junmai Dai Ginjo
      Polish: 50% (remaining)

    • Hakkaisan SMV +5

      $20 - Glass
      $95 - 720mL Bottle

      A mellow refreshing sake with exceptional clarity of flavour. Melon fruity notes, with a clean and refreshing elegant finish. Excellent as a food companion. (15.6 % alc)
      Region: Niigata
      Grade: Junmai Ginjo
      Polish: 50% (remaining)

    • Masukagami SMV +1

      $16 - Glass
      $180 - 1.8L Bottle

      A soft approachable sake with sweet floral nuances accentuated by lightly toasted nuts. The silky mouthfeel bears a fresh acidity and the finish is tangy and clean. (15.5% alc)
      Region: Niigata
      Grade: Tokubetsu Junmai
      Polish: 55% (remaining)

    • Jikon SMV 0

      $23 - Glass
      $112 - 720mL Bottle

      Elegant melon notes with bright highlights of grapefruit, and the slight sweetness of “Omachi” specialty rice. A genshu with a luscious, velvety mouth-feel and a clean crisp finish. (16.5% alc)
      Region: Mie
      Grade: Junmai Dai Ginjo
      Polish: 50% (remaining)

    • Kuheji SMV 0

      $21 - Glass
      $105 - 720mL Bottle

      A delicious medium-dry sake brewed from pure spring water. Smooth creamy feel with grapefruit, Asian pear and mineral. Nicely balanced with a dry, crisp finish. (16. 0% alc)
      Region: Aichi
      Grade: Junmai Dai Ginjo
      Polish: 50% (remaining)

    • Kotosennen SMV +3

      $20 - Glass
      $98 - 720mL Bottle
      $228 - 1.8L Bottle

      A wonderfully fragrant sake with floral aromas of lavendar and honeysuckle. Clean, smooth and silky on the tongue. Pairs nicely with sushi and sashimi. (15.3% alc)
      Region: Kyoto
      Grade: Junmai Dai Ginjo
      Polish: 45% (remaining)

    • Hououbiden Higeban SMV +2

      $20 - Glass
      $98 - 720mL Bottle

      Extremely perfumed and elegant with notes of liquorice, rich tropical fruits balanced with fragrant rice notes. This Sake “Higeban” was selected for Japan Airlines’ Executive Class.
      Region: Tochigi
      Grade: Junmai Ginjo
      Polish: 50% (remaining)

    • Ryokucha Umeshu

      $13 - Glass
      $156 - 1.8L Bottle

      A delicious blend of Yamahai sake and ume (Japanese Apricot) with a subtle hint of green tea. Excellent chilled or on the rocks.(1 2% alc)
      Region: Shizuoka
      Grade: Honjozo,IL.Jmeshu
      Polish: 65% (remaining)

    • Sake by the Bottle

    • Yuki Hotaru – sei shu

      $58

      Dry fruity floral clean. From Japan

    • Gekkeikan Saké – sei shu

      $10 - 300mL

      Semi-dry mellow smooth. From USA. Served hot

    • Kozaemon – junmai

      $22 - 300mL

      Gentle semi-dry smooth. From Japan. Served hot

    • Sakagura Nigori Umeshu (unfiltered)

      $39 - 300mL

      Juicy apricot light sweet. From Japan

    • SAKE FLIGHT A

      $21

      Taka SMV +3
      A great aperitif; super aromatic with plenty of pear, melon & lychee. Light, sweet, & fruity. There is a candy-like sweetness & the sake is
      resolved with a dry spicy. Exotic pairing with Sashimi & other fishs.
      Region: Yamaguchi
      Grade: Junmai Ginjo
      Polish: 50% (remaining)

      Kotosennen SMV +3
      A wonderfully fragrant sake with floral aromas of lavendar and honeysuckle. Clean, smooth and silky on the tongue. Pairs nicely with
      sushi and sashimi. (15.3% alc)
      Region: Kyoto
      Grade: Junmai Dai Ginjo
      Polish: 45% (remaining)

      Meikyoshisui SMV +3
      Loads of tropical fruit, melon & lychee. Refined, yet powerful, with great acidity & balance. Made from top grade Yamadanishiki rice.
      Region: Naganao
      Grade: Junmai Dai Ginjo
      Polish: 45% (remaining)

    • SAKE FLIGHT B

      $21

      Hakkaisan SMV +5
      A mellow refreshing sake with exceptional clarity of flavour. Melon fruity notes, with a clean and refreshing elegant finish. Excellent as a food companion. (15.6 % alc)
      Region: Niigata
      Grade: Junmai Ginjo
      Polish: 50% (remaining)

      Hououbiden Higeban SMV +2
      Extremely perfumed and elegant with notes of liquorice, rich tropical fruits balanced with fragrant rice notes. This Sake
      “Higeban” was selected for Japan Airlines’ Executive Class.
      Region: Tochigi
      Grade: Junmai Ginjo
      Polish: 50% (remaining)

      Tatenokawa SMV -3
      Expands to reveal ripe fruit sweetness of banana & lychee with soft floral aromas. Lively acidity leads to a luxurious silky smooth finish.
      Pairs with seafood & sashimi & Aburi dishes.
      Region: Yamagata
      Grade: Junmai Dajinjo
      Polish: 33% (remaining)

    • Beer List

    • KIRIN – Large

      $10

      Lager from Japan

    • SAPPORO – Large

      $10

      Lager from Japan

    • ASAHI – Large

      $10

      Lager from Japan

    • Stella Artois

      $6 - Bottle

      Lager from Belgium

    • Fat Tug IPA

      $12 - Bottle

      Indian Pale Ale from Vancouver Island

    • Steamworks

      $6 - Bottle

      Pilsner from Vancouver

    • Hoegaarden

      $6 - Bottle

      Belgium wheat beer

    • 33 Acres Sunshine

      $6 - Bottle

      French Blanche

    • 33 Acres Darkness

      $6 - Bottle

      Schwarzbier