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Eating Out in RC: Dami Sushi and Korean Restaurant


Bulgogi from Dami Sushi and Korean Restaurant. Photo by Emily Tam @hungrygirl_emily
Bulgogi is the traditional Korean dish of thinly sliced beef marinated in a delicious BBQ sauce. Photos by Emily Tam

3280 East 22nd Avenue and Rupert
Vancouver, B.C.
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 10 pm

Dami Sushi and Korean Restaurant opened their doors in January 2021, almost a year after Vancouver’s initial lockdown due to the pandemic. It seems as though both consumers and businesses have accepted that the COVID regulations have become the “new normal,” as restaurant grand openings are no longer postponed.

The restaurant has been successful over the past year, withstanding the closures that other businesses have faced. Dami offers 10% off take-out orders and is available for delivery through DoorDash and UberEats. 

I personally enjoy having a local Korean restaurant within walking distance from home and appreciate their portion sizes since I always have leftovers and don’t need to meal prep for the next day.

Spicy pork bowl and seafood pancake from Dami Sushi and Korean. Photo by Emily Tam @hungrygirl_emily
The spicy pork rice bowl is packed with flavour, as is the large seafood pancake. The meal comes with free side dishes of kimchi, fish cake and sweet potato.

My favourite thing to order is their spicy pork rice bowl as it is packed with flavour and isn’t too hot for my taste buds. Insider tip: order the rice bowls instead of the hot plates because it is the same amount of food at a lower price.

I haven’t tried their Japanese food yet because there are so many good sushi places in RC and Dami is my local go-to for Korean food specifically. The next time I visit Dami, I’d like to order their kimchi stew since I’m trying to re-create this dish at home. 

Find more of Emily’s food reviews on her Instagram page, @hungrygirl_emily.

Emily Tam @hungrygirl_emily

Emily Tam has been a resident of Renfrew-Collingwood since she was a child. She attended Renfrew Elementary and Windermere Secondary and recently graduated from Capilano University with a bachelor’s degree in business with concentrations in international trade & logistics and finance. Emily is an avid learner of new things and one of her passion projects includes running an Instagram food blog, @hungrygirl_emily.  

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March 2022 issue of RCC News is here

It’s spring and time to start enjoying the outdoors again. Let’s keep connected to your neighbours and community through the Renfrew-Collingwood Community News. Please continue to stay safe while you’re out and about.

Renfrew-Collingwood Community News March 2022

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In this issue:

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  • Three Links Care Centre fights off Omicron
  • Collingwood Corner: Fire Hall Station No. 1
  • Eating out in RC: Dami Sushi and Korean by local food blogger Emily Tam
  • Celebrating the Year of the Tiger
  • Waste not, want not – Reducing food waste
  • Outdoor library box at Collingwood Neighbourhood House

The deadline for the April 2022 issue is March 10.

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