Monday, had lunch with my mom & Aunty Marian at Kanpai Bar & Grill.
I had heard that our family friend, Neil, had opened a restaurant, so I had my Aunty check it out. She loved the food when she went, so she recommended we check it out when I came home in July, but we didn't get a chance to go.
The atmosphere is a sports bar, so it was a little noisy, but the food was good. Everything is served family-style, so everyone can pick and munch while watching some kind of sport!
We had the spicy garlic chicken US$8+tax, fried rice with 2 eggs US$8+tax, garlic fries US$6+tax and the Kanpai house salad (not sure of the price).
The spicy garlic chicken wasn't too spicy, deep fried with the skins on it and really flavorful. The fried rice had everything in it, portuguese sausage, bacon, spam, we had the 2 eggs done over-medium and it was nice with the yolk a little runny. The garlic fries were super garlicky (be prepared not to talk to anyone after eating this), but crispy. And the house salad was good but had a bit too much wasabi greens for my liking.
We didn't get a chance to see Neil, but enjoyed our lunch (Thanks for lunch Aunty!)
I'm sure we'll be back.
Kanpai Bar & Grill
404 Ward Avenue