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Sipping on their last bottle of Kirin, I tuck into a relatively sedate, but still delicious, Hot Night Roll (crab meat and prawn tempura topped with spicy tuna and a creamy house sauce).

Let’s just say I’ve added Hi Sushi’s number into my phone and am pretty sure they’ll be hearing from me soon.

Their menu of West Coast pub favourites—the juicy Crack Burger with pepper jack cheese and crispy onion rings is much loved by locals and first-timers alike—offers something for everyone, including dessert.

I order a chocolate chip Pazookie: a giant cookie, baked in a cast iron pan and served a la mode, and enjoy the cool evening air on the deck.

As my second love interest of the evening, this quaint Japanese restaurant offers a cozy charm that allows the food to do the heavy lifting when it comes to making a first impression.

Crispy gyoza, spicy agedashi tofu and all the usual suspects can be found on the menu, as well as extravagant hand rolls with all manner of decadent drizzles and garnishes.

I promise myself I’ll return soon, if only to take advantage of the excellent happy hour offerings.