Pepper Lunch: First look inside new Vancouver location (PHOTOS)

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Just over a year after Pepper Lunch made its Canadian debut in Richmond, the popular “fast steak” import from Japan will be serving up their sizzling dishes at a new location near Olympic Village in Vancouver soon.

Pepper Lunch, located on Cambie Street near 7th, is kicking it up a notch with their bright, high-ceiling, airy, 2,200-square-foot Vancouver outpost. Owned and operated by the same team as the Richmond location–owner Chris Sy, General Manager Denis Sy, and Spokesperson Dianne Sy–this second area Pepper Lunch offers 40 seats in the main dining area, an exclusive 10-seat private dining space (available with advanced booking), and the full Pepper Lunch Canada menu.

Photo by Matt Kwok/courtesy Pepper Lunch Canada

SEE ALSO: Pepper Lunch prepping Vancouver location for early 2016

What is the Pepper Lunch menu? Well, it’s a very hands-on, affordable, fun, and family-friendly way to eat. The counter-service eatery has customers ordering their desired meat and/or veggie with brown or white rice or pasta, then heading to their tables. Then their “sizzle plates” are brought over, and diners finish up the cooking to taste–a little longer for more well-done steak, for example, or send the mid-rare slices to rest on the veggies to keep it warm while you get eating. If you need a hand sizzling or mixing, the staff will help out.

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Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz

Fun add-ons include an egg (because, hello, egg!), cheese, mashed potato, or curry sauce, or on some you can order “extra” meat. All the beef is 100% Canadian certified Angus, and among the options are Kobe Burger, ribeye steak, New York Steak, or the “Pepper Burger.” They also have pork, chicken, salmon, seafood, and veggie options. There are a lot of choices, and you can easily enjoy a full meal for under $10 (or splurge and get the Filet Mignon for $30.95).

Drinks are all non-alcoholic, and dessert options include cheesecake or Mochi ice cream in several tempting flavours.

Pepper Lunch on Cambie will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will have their official launch on Tuesday, April 12, though they do hope to be opening their doors quietly on Friday or Saturday for a soft launch phase.

Check out more photos from our exclusive first look inside the new Pepper Lunch on Cambie:

The menu (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

The menu (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Pepper Steak with egg (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Mixing on the plate (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Mixing on the plate (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

All mixed up! (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

All mixed up! (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Seafood pasta (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Seafood pasta (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Denis Sy expertly mixing the seafood pasta (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Denis Sy expertly mixing the seafood pasta (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

High ceilings give the location a contemporary loft vibe (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

High ceilings give the location a contemporary loft vibe (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Staff gather, per custom, before each service (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Staff gather, per custom, before each service (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Say hello as you pass the open kitchen (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Say hello as you pass the open kitchen (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Steak (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Steak (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

A selection of Mochi ice cream (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

A selection of Mochi ice cream (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Pepper Lunch – Vancouver

Address: 2323 Cambie Street
Twitter: @PepperLunchCA

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Lindsay William-Ross Lindsay is a Senior Editor at Vancity Buzz, and currently runs the site's Food section. A fourth generation Vancouverite, she spent the last two decades in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her MA, attended culinary school, and was an English professor (among other things). Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancitybuzz.com
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