CoCoLo Japanese Casual Dining & Sake Bar
#202 – 1926 West 4th Avenue
(604) 732 4676
So with all of that in mind, I cannot even rationalize why it was me, who boldly suggested to an acquaintance that we venture out to what I’d heard was yet another place riding the izakaya wave.
Figuring to keep up with the local way of experiencing an izakaya, I went with the mindset that I would eat more than drink. But in the end, we did put down a few bottles of Asahi, so all was not lost.
Located across the street but on almost the same block as the excellent Zakkushi, and next door to the highly lauded and recently opened Maenam, is CoCoLo – which bills itself as Japanese casual dining plus sake bar. Open since the early part of June, CoCoLo took over the long standing Kitsilano institution for high end sushi, Shijo. After apparently shifting to new management in 2008, the apparent decline in food quality and business lead to an unfortunate end to their operations.