rI have to give it to the Koreans, they know how to prepare beef well. So, you'd think that the Korean owned Gyudon Ya would have a chef that knows beef. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Vancouver's Yoshinoya knock-off has Japanese staff, and even Japanese names for the menu items, but the beef bowls aren't quite J-Grade.
The beef is colorless, almost sick looking. Sure, it's salty enough, but the chef really relies on seasoning for flavor here.
The short rib bowl was brutal.....tough, lean beef, without a trace of juicy fat....blech.
Gyudon Ya is pretty sub-standard compared to Yoshinoya, but given the price, it's hard to complain. It's edible, unlike Little Japan, so, yeah, if I happen to walk by, and really hungry, I may toss them $6 for some Asian fast-food.
But here's the good news folks, a little bird told me that the possibility of a Yoshinoya opening up shop in Vancouver, and Toronto is on the horizon. Until then, show me a better place for six bucks.