Vancouver, BC – On Nov. 20, 2013, Hapa Izakaya celebrated its 10th anniversary as Vancouver’s leader in modern Japanese dining. 300+ loyal guests, friends, family, staff, and generous suppliers took over Hapa Robson for a night of eating, drinking and an exciting oyster shucking competition, featuring Vancouver’s top chefs.

“It’s been a wonderful 10 years and we look forward to continue being Vancouver’s favourite Japanese dining destination for another 10!” – owner, Justin Ault.

See the event’s gallery and slo-motion video:

About Hapa

Hapa Izakaya operates six locations throughout Vancouver and Toronto. Hapa’s newest locations include Coal Harbour in Vancouver, College Street in Toronto, and in Ritz Bar, Ritz Carlton Hotel Toronto.

The company continues to evolve the original Japanese izakaya, updating Japanese tapas with fresh local and Ocean Wise sustainable ingredients. Since opening its first location on Vancouver’s Robson Street in 2003, Hapa has offered a fun and stylish izakaya experience, with delicious modern Japanese cuisine paired with an extensive and creative cocktail, wine and sake list.

Hapa Izakaya is proud to have been recognized as “Top Five Izakayas In North America” by Bon Appétit Magazine; and to top “Industry and Readers Choice” Georgia Straight awards for Best Japanese in 2012 and Best Izakaya in 2013; and “Best Casual Chain, Silver” by Vancouver Magazine in 2013.