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Japadog Comes to Toronto! $5 Off from 05/04-05/10

For the first time ever, Open Mic presented by Events by Kat Kou will be hosted on May 26, 2014 at Hapa Izakaya, a uniquely Japanese Izakaya Style restaurant located on College Street.

Voted “Top Five Izakayas In North America” by Bon Appétit Magazine; topping “Industry and Readers Choice” Georgia Straight awards for Best Japanese in 2012 and Best Izakaya in 2014; and “Best Casual Chain, Silver” by Vancouver Magazine in 2011, 2012, and 2013, Hapa continues to offer a winning combination of Japanese cuisine, fun, and culture, paired with local seasonal and Ocean Wise ™ ingredients.

Live performances by local talent including:

-Comedian David Poon

-DJ Stuart Williamson

-Tiffany Williams

-Maximus Coleman

-Tomiko S

-Sarah Buchanan

-Rebecca Manankil

-Jesse Alarcon

Hosted by Nitin Anand and Emily Du


Features of this event:

-Build Your Own Japadog (..or 2 or 3!)


The Japadog is a twist to the standard hot dog: juicy, flavourful and topped with Japanese condiments. Inspired by Vancouver's most popular street food, they have become the city's best and favourite hot dog for locals, tourists and even celebrities.

Please see: for more information.


-Fondue booth hosted by Gabriel Watson

-Prize giveaways with Vanessa Li

-Photography by Jon Garfolo

-Complimentary beverages

A special thanks to Hapa Izakaya for making this night possible! And all those who are coming to support the artists!

Japadog Comes to Toronto! $5 Off from 05/04-05/10

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