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Tapastry 620 Niakwa Rd, 204‐256‐7326. Situated adjacent lush Niakwa golf course, this upscale space offers stand‐out Italy influenced tapas. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V JAPANESE Blüfish 179 Bannatyne Ave, 204‐779‐9888. This chic sushi spot balances sophistication with a healthy dose of fun. Try playful pan‐seared cuttlefish with ginger‐laced teriyaki sauce. LP, A, IA, M, V Ichiban 189 Carlton St, 204‐925‐7400. A Winnipeg tradition for over 30 years, teppanyaki‐style fresh entrées are cooked with panache by talented chefs. A sushi bar featuring more than 20 rolls is also available. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Meiji 454 River Ave, 204‐284‐3996. Offers unique house rolls like tropical and fashion roll. Try a fancy drink from attached G Martini Bar. LP, A, IA, M, V Wasabi/Wasabi on Broadway/ Wasabi Sabi 105‐121 Osborne St, 204‐474‐2332; 588 Broadway, 204‐774‐4328; 3‐1360 Taylor Ave, 204‐415‐7878. New‐school sushi is taken to creative heights at all locations with visually stunning rolls. Take a seat at the sushi bar and watch the volcano roll erupt. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V bestlist Yujiro Japanese Restaurant 1822 Grant Ave, 204‐489‐9254. Chef Edward Lam serves superbly executed traditional roles in this stylish incarnation of a former takeout spot. Try the delicate kaisou salad, bathed in yuzu dressing. WA, LP, IA, M, V KOREAN IGI BBQ & Sushi Bistro 10‐1875 Pembina Hwy, 204‐477‐9909. Its all about table‐top, do‐it‐yourself barbeque at this new all‐you‐caneat Japanese and Korean focused restaurant. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V MEXICAN Burrito Del Rio 433 River Ave, 204‐415‐5600; 775 Corydon Ave, 204‐414‐2440. This Tex‐Mex eatery offers made‐to‐order favourites, including fajitas, burritos and quesadillas. Pile on unique garnishes like lime sour cream and chilli‐roasted corn. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Carlos & Murphy’s 129 Osborne St, 204‐284‐3510. Serves Mexican cantina food such as taco salads, hot wings, chimichangas, heaping Carlos nachos. Sip on renowned iced margaritas or a cool cerveza on the patio. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Don Pedro’s Mexican Grill 114 Market Ave, 204‐956‐7465. This heritage space is decorated with eyecatching souvenirs from south of the border. Free chips and salsa at every table. WA, LP, IA, M, V PUB/CANTINA Barley Brothers 655 Empress St, 204‐772‐2337; 2005 Pembina Hwy, 204‐ 691‐3300. This 180‐seat restaurant celebrates good brews with over 65 varieties and a menu designed with beer in mind. Try housemade sausages and zesty beer cheese dip. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V. Billabong Gastropub 121‐D Osborne St, 204‐452‐1019. Aussie‐influenced grub in a lively atmosphere. Down under dishes interpreted with Manitoba ingredients. LP, A, IA, M, V. Confusion Corner Bar & Grill 500 Corydon Ave, 204‐284‐6666. This casual restaurant and lounge attracts a young, hip crowd. The dining room pops with the colours of prairie art on the walls. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Cornerstone 93 Osborne St, 204‐505‐7772. Smart bar food has gained quick popularity at this new neighbourhood hotspot. Au courant menu items like pork belly and fried chicken báhn mì are highlights. WA, LP, IA, A, M, V AUSSIE INSPIRED WITH INGREDIENTS CLOSER TO HOME SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPER STEAK AND LOBSTER Featured every Sunday from 5:30 - 9:30pm for only $25 121 OSBORNE ST. 204-452-1019 billabonggastropub.com 42 ciao! / aug/sep / two thousand fifteen