small restaurant chain in British Columbia, Canada

Japadog is an international street food chain.[1][2] The chain is known for its hot dogs that use Japanese-style foods, which make it unique.[3][4][5]

Company typePrivate
IndustryHot dog, Food
FounderNoriki Tamura



Noriki Tamura and his wife founded the first Japadog stand in 2005.[6] A second stand opened in 2009. In 2010, they expanded beyond stands and opened a restaurant, allowing them to serve extra items like desserts and french fries.[7]


  1. MacDonald, Nancy (August 6, 2007). "Extra wasabi, hold the seaweed". Macleans.ca. Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2009.
  2. "Location". Japadog. Retrieved April 25, 2022.
  3. "Vancouver restaurants: decathlon of dining". The Sydney Morning Herald. February 22, 2009. Retrieved May 29, 2009.
  4. Olmsted, Larry. "Find hot dogs for sushi lovers in Canada and California". USA Today. Retrieved 2023-12-20.
  5. Harris, Jenn (2014-05-30). "If your hot dog is topped with seaweed or noodles, it must be a Japadog". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2023-12-20.
  6. "Publicity & Famous person". Japadog.com. Archived from the original on June 15, 2009. Retrieved May 29, 2009.
  7. "Japadog Gets a Real Home on Robson Street". Jun 21, 2010. Archived from the original on April 13, 2021. Retrieved Apr 13, 2021.

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