4331 Dominion St, Burnaby (connected to Grand Villa Casino)
It's officially winter, and I have yet to go out for any sort of hot pot (not counting the ones at home). So when a recent deal popped up for Japanese hot pot, I was more than happy to snatch it up.
G-Be Izakaya was easy enough to find if you ever been to Grand Villa Casino by Brentwood area. It was literally on the right hand side next to Grand Dynasty restaurant. The Japanese elements were clearly visible in their decor from the hanging paper cranes to the raked sand/stone wall. The ambiance here was great, but I found the air to be a bit chilly.
There were more appetizers on the menu, but I am here for the hot pot, so this is what we ordered on the first round. It doesn't really show in picture, but this was a HUGE bowl of food. At first we were quite shocked, because this bowl was not only huge but deep, until we noticed...
Now that Posh has changed their menu and charging a fortune (around $25/person), this place has just become the ultimate winner for Japanese AYCE hot pot in my opinion. Not only was their food tasty, but their service was also pretty good. One of our waitress was extremely polite and attentive. Just like Posh, they do charge for drinks, and that includes tea. Pops are $1/can, and tea is $1.25. Like everywhere else, ice water is free of charge.
This place definitely gets 2 thumbs up from me (base on their hot pot of course). R and I both can't wait to go back and try their other soup bases, such as the tonkatsu (pork bone broth) base. Given the price of only $13.99, I think it is well worth the money, much more so than Chinese AYCE hot pot.