Japanese in Downtown & West End

You'll have spotted the lunchtime queues at the Japadog hotdog stands around town, but this was their first storefront, opening back in 2010. The ever-genki Japanese expats serve up a menu of lip-smacking wonder wieners – think turkey smokies with miso sauce and crunchy shrimp tempura dogs – but there are also irresistible fries (try the butter and shoyu version).

The menu has recently branched out into breakfast and there's also a fun dessert to dive into: a deep-fried bun filled with ice cream. The tiny tables are usually taken here, but the take-out window does a roaring trade.