While usually featuring sushi, not all Vancouver Japanese restaurants will have raw foods. Teriyaki, noodles, soba, tofu, stirfrys and tempura are other types of delicious cuisine. Whether you are looking for shabu-shabu, sunomono or soups, use our list of Vancouver Japanese restaurants for business descriptions, map locations and Vancouver Japanese restaurant reviews.
Traditional Japanese dining in an uber contemporary setting sets this restaurant apart from the plethora of surrounding take-out sushi joints. Classic sushi is served alongside playful concoctions with names like Enchanted Forest Roll, Snow Spider Roll, Roulette Roll and Godfather Roll. Appetizers, greens, seafood, meat dishes are also served. Be sure to peruse their large sake selection.
A contemporary decor is met with upscale, imaginative dishes. Cold tapas dishes features seasoned octopus sashimi or whipped Japanese pumpkin with crackers. The menu changes regularly but could offer ginger soy sauce marinated bigeye tuna sushi, pan fried minced tuna with sweet soybean sauce with romaine, slow simmered beef tendon in sweet soy sauce and more.
Canadaís first Japanese steak house offers an array of steaks, seafood and garden vegetables. Colourful samurai-style chefs perform with flashing blades as you watch your dinner being cooked. Intimate cocktail lounge and Japanese country style decor enhanced by antique artifacts. Reservations necessary.
Diners on Denman Street craving Japanese cuisine and a new take on an izakaya-style environment can head to Toratatsu. The restaurant is a family-owned establishment that also owns several izakayas and restaurants in Tokyo and the casual bistro features contemporary Japanese tapas dishes with jazz music and a stylish atmosphere.
Kitanoya Guu Garden features such specialties as miso oden, fluffy fish cakes, fried tofu, squid and more tasty dishes. Patrons can enjoy their meal on the restaurant's outdoor Japanese garden patio.
Guu is Japanese bistro that focuses on cooked meals, not sushi. Patrons can expect authentic meals with flavourful richness: Deep-fried Japanese pancake served with Ttnkatsu & mayonnaise sauce, grilled salmon and rice in dashi sauce, baked oyster with spicy cod roe sauce and much more. This is a popular restarant and patrons can expect to stand in line at peak hours.
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Oysi Oysi serves Japanese tapas and sushi. Take-out options are available.
A must for the serious sushi aficionado. Tojoís Great Canadian roll introduces fresh Atlantic lobster to Pacific smoked salmon. Other specialties include tuna and baked Alaskan black cod.
Dine in, take out or have food delivered from Blue Star, a Japanese restaurant serving a variety of sushi, tempura, noodles and teriyaki. Combination plates are available, making ordering that much easier.
Open for lunch and dinner, Shota is a Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi and dishes such as hotpot, chirashi don (rice bowls), teriyaki, udon and various trays. Their take out menu is extensive and special lunch boxes are available. Look for their famous rolls: Kerrisdale, scallop magma, Canucks and Yew Street.
Oishii Sushi located on Denman Street. The restaurant is open daily from 12pm-10pm. The menu consists of Sushi and Japanese fare.
Inconspicuously located on West Broadway, look for flags and neon sign introducing visitors into a traditional Japanese cafe setting. It is an area favourite for its large menu with items like Pink Godzilla. The atmosphere is casual and unpretentious with the sushi chef expressing his good humour by donning amusing hats or masks.
Snow White roll with shrimp tempura and crab meat and smoked salmon roll are a couple of the eating options in this cozy Japanese restaurant. Party trays and dinner boxes are also available.
A variety of cooked Japanese dishes as well as sushi are offered from Kiso Island. The menu offers a variety of appetizers including sunomono, tempura, spring rolls and soft shell crab. Teriyaki, yakisoba and yakiuodon are also served. Maki, nigiri, cones and sashimi come in a variety of options. Order a la carte or select from their assorted sushi platters.
Bento boxes, donburi, sushi bowls, udon, ramen, tempura, party platters, maki, nigiri sushi and sashimi all make up the varied menu at Bay Sushi. Customers can even order online. They are closed on Sunday.
This small and stylish Japanese Restaurant can be found on Oak Street in Vancouver's Westside. The menu includes a sushi bar, nigiri, maki, noodles and more. Lunch specials and take-out are available.
Kakurenbou is a Japanese izakaya in Vancouver's West End that boasts a stylish interior of reconstructed post and beams recovered from centuries-old temples in Japan and cuisine to match. Inventive cocktails and an extensive wine list round out the menu.
Kingyo offers attention to detail in all facets of the restaurant, from design intricacies in their decor, to imaginative menu selections. The menu features delights such as salmon carpaccio and octopus and pickle tako wasabi. The adventurous can try beef tongue cooked on a hot rock.
This Japanese restaurant is located in Yaletown at the Roundhouse. Definitely an area favourite, an outdoor patio is popular in the summer. Perhaps most notable is their Yaletown rolls. Other highlights include beef sashimi, beef ribs, and salmon usuzukuri.
All-you-can-eat Japanese cuisine. Featuring a nice rooftop patio during the summer. Enjoy some of the best Japanese brands of beer in bottle or on tap.
Located at the new Fairmont Empress, Oru's table is set to impress. Boasting a menu that is as flavourful as it is wallet-friendly, the cuisine is best described as Pan-Asian. Open for lunch and dinner--as well as power breakfasts on weekdays--guests will find items like sablefish Benedict, Thai curries, bento boxes and BC seafood. A highlight is their wine tasting area, which features Vancouver's largest sake cellar.
Shabusen Yakiniku canít simply be labeled a Japanese-style or a Korean restaurant. In fact, it provides a fusion of both sushi and Korean barbecue meats. In terms of sushi, the choices are vast. Tables at Shabusen Yakiniku are fitted with small grills so diners can cook the various meats and seafood available themselves.
Popular sushi restaurant in Kitsilano. Reservations are recommended.
Located downtown on Pender just off Seymour, Zero One is a popular Japanese restaurant serving authentic nigiri, sashimi, maki, and sushi bowls. Order online and enjoy free delivery in the downtown/west end area.
This Yaletown restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine that is steps outside of the (bento) box. The sleek and modern decor complements their stylish signature dishes, such as the Kibo roll, which features avocado and cucumber topped with sliced seared tuna and salmon with Kibo sauce.
With numerous locations throughout the Greater Vancouver area, Togo offers a fresh taste of Japan. From donburi to udon, sushi combos to terriyaki, a varied menu is offered.
In operation for almost two decades, Minato is popular with locals for its authentic food prepared by a Japanese-trained chef. Dinner box and combo meals are available, or order a la carte items including noodles, rice bowls, sushi, sashimi and tempura.
Featuring a wide selection of Japanese fare, Kita No Donburi has something to please everyone. Japanese rice bowls, sushi and sushi combos can be found on this menu.
The restaurant set with lime and ivory interior offers patrons uncommon and savoury West Coast-Japanese fusion dishes such as aburi salmon and tuna nori.
Fresh sushi, daily bento box specials, and weekly specials are highlights of this sushi establishment. Their 'Grab and Go' box is also a popular option. Sushi trays and party platters are also available for buffets and banquets.
Ebisu first opened in 2006 and now operates two locations in Vancouver as well as one in Richmond. The establishments strive to offer a new style of Japanese restaurant with upscale, modern designs fit for everything from a workday lunch or a evening date to drinks while watching the hockey game. Open daily for lunch and dinner, except for Saturday lunch (closed).
Somewhat of an institution in Vancouver, the Clubhouse Japanese Restaurant is one of the city's first izakayas and serves both traditional Japanese cuisine and dishes with a twist, such as maki rolls with aspargus and cream cheese. Its originality doesn't stop with the menu, however, and customers can expect a quirky, pub-style atmosphere enjoyed by a wide mix of diners.
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ is located on Nelson Street in Vancouver. Japanese BBQ is featured on the menu.
Urban Sushi offers two locations downtown, one on Granville Street and the other on Dunsmuir. They offer take-out meals and welcome orders made in advance by email, phone or fax. Party platters are also available for office luncheons and can be delivered to locations that are in walking-distance of their restaurants. Or eat in. The restaurant features a bright cafeteria setting.
Downtown hang-out serving fried Japanese dumplings and oodles of noodles.
Gourmet Castle Restaurant offers traditional Chinese food and a variety of other Japanese and Vietnamese dishes.
Located on Robson Street, this noodle shop offers traditional Japanese soups in a simple dining room. Customers can choose what they wish to add to the basic soups, things like green onions, pork, bamboo shoots and seaweed.
Fujiya Japanese Foods offers ready for take-out for fast and convenient meals. Located near Commercial Drive, they also stock a variety of Japanese foods including teas, noodles, sauces and seasonings. From value-priced party trays to bento boxes, a large variety is available.
Vancouver diners craving Aburi-style sushi where both the food and the atmosphere is fresh, contemporary and upscale can try Miku on Hastings Street. The Japanese restaurant introduces cutting-edge culinary techniques, coupled with local, organic ingredients, artful presentations and professional service.
Located on Robson Street, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka specializes in traditional ramen noodle soups. The restaurant is open daily from 11am to 10pm.
For those who dream of sushi, this restaurant on trendy Main Street is sure to be the answer. The small and friendly eatery features booths and tables, and are open for lunch and dinner. Menu items include a variety of rolls and sashimi, scallop cones, gyoza, teriyaki and the healthy option of brown rice. Take out orders are available.
Kamei Royale offers an extensive menu of Japanese cuisine including sushi. The restaurant boasts impressive views of downtown Vancouver.
Located near Pacific Centre, Famous Sushi is found downtown on Dunsmuir Street just off Howe. They focus on selling quick take-out cuisine as value prices.
Primarily a take-out location, Sendai offers a selection of sushi. There are a few stools to sit on while customers wait for their sushi or for those who prefer to eat in.
Grove Inn Restaurant
The Grove Inn, in Vancouver's West End, is known for its basic diner-style atmosphere and economically-priced menu, the latter of which includes a large selection of Western and Asian cuisine. On the one hand, diners can opt for an all day breakfast or a burger, or something altogether different such as beef udon or sushi.
This Japanese restaurant offers eat-in and take-out services from its Commercial Drive location. It is open Monday to Saturday from 11.30am to 9.30pm and Sunday from 12 to 9.30pm.
Asahi-Ya provides genuine Japanese dishes from its Robson Street location. Menu items include sushi rolls, kimuchi ramen and bento boxes. It offers eat-in, take-out and delivery service.
Find this sushi restaurant in Gastown on Keefer Place. A casual atmosphere is suitable for dining in or for grabbing something to go. They offer budget pricing on all the sushi standards.
This Japanese restaurant offers a menu including bento boxes, tempura, yakitori chicken, basashi and madai sashimi. It is open Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 11pm.
Sushi Sky Japanese Restaurant
This sushi restaurant features a casual setting and an imaginative menu with fusion items and creative rolls. Highlights include their Japanese Sushi Pizza which is comprised of a deep fried sushi rice base topped with tuna or salmon and then avocado, mayo and masago.
Smell the sweet flavors of Japan at this casual eatery. It serves up dishes like BBQ pork ramen, tonkatsu pork and ramen and shoyu pork ramen. It is located in the downtown on Denman Street.
Low key dining in a Japanese noodle establishment, with an eye on health, is on offer at this eatery in the downtown area of Vancouver. It serves up a chicken soup with miso, shioor shoyu flavouring.
Tokyo Miyako Sushi Restaurant
Located in Yaletown, this restaurant features a cleverly named Kerisdale roll. A lunch special is offered daily and the menu is value priced. Eat in or take out.
This downtown Japanese and sushi eatery serves a casual atmosphere and it serves some typical cuisine. This includes Bacon-wrapped asparagus and pork belly, chicken caarage and mentaiko kimchi udon.
Samurai Sushi House
Located on Cambie across from Oakridge Mall, this sushi restaurant is a casual spot for take-out orders and small cafe seating area for those wanting to stop in. This cash-only restaurant serves fresh sushi fast, and their claim to fame is their large servings and low prices. Party platters are their specialty.
Sushi Yoko Cho
Sushi Yoko Cho is a very small take-out sushi outlet. Good for those in a hurry find it by the Sutton Place Hotel. They also served Bubble Tea, which isn't Japanese but fills a hole in the area market.
Okonomiyaki is the specialty at this Japanese eatery in the Point Grey area of Vancouver. The place is casual and attracts a local crowd who enjoy dining on other things as well as, like karaage.
Chef Takahiro Toyoshigre serves up tasty Japanese Izakaya-style fare here. Donít expect sushi or tempura at 1215 as the dishes are big and hearty with the big-bowl soups, tofu and prosciutto salads and blue fin tuna tartar with avocado.
Mazuya Sushi Restaurant
Mazuya Sushi offers a straightforward dining atmosphere that is casual with a moderately sized menu. A creative menu features rolls with names like Happy Veggie, Phyllis Roll, The Temptation, and Burrard Roll.
Junsei River is located on Robson Street. Traditional Sushi and Japanese fare are available on the menu. The restaurant is open daily.
Located on Cambie Street, Sushi E offers a quick sushi stop with a good selection of standard sushi fare. They have a take-out refrigerator stocking some of their favourites for those on the go. Or eat in. There are plenty of tables and chairs.
Unusual for a sushi restaurant, Yummy Sushi actually offers a North American style breakfast at an incredible value price. It is a mom and pop business that serves up a heaping portion of friendly service free-of-charge alongside traditional sushi rolls.
Ajisai Sushi Bar
The delights of Japanese culinary designs are available at this sushi restaurant on 42nd Avenue in the Kerrisdale area. Tempting tastes include sushi bento boxes, spinach ohitashi and edamame.
Contemporary Japanese restaurant serving teriyaki chicken, teppan shrimp, steak and lobster, and other seafood delights. Chefs cook with flashing blades at dazzling speed.
Sushi Hachi is a small yet popular Japanese eatery in Kerrisdale that is known for its fresh quality sashimi and sushi, reasonable prices and consistently friendly service.
Located downtown with many other sushi restaurants to compete with, this establishment holds its own with an award-wining chef. Eat in or order take out.
Eat in or take out at this Japanese restaurant which is open every night until midnight except Sunday and holidays. The large menu features all the expected rolls in addition to the interestingly named Boston roll, Kamikaze roll, Super Kalamary and Crunch roll.
Highly rated, this sushi restaurant is popular with locals for their melt-in-you-mouth rolls and sashimi. Often busy, be prepared to wait in line to be seated.
Located in the Fairview Slopes neighbourhood, Yanaki serves fresh and fast sushi favourites. It is a small eatery and is popular with local professionals for lunch. The bento box specials are a highlight.
This neighbourhood haunt pleases with a robata bar and wide-ranging menu of Japanese grilled dishes and sushi rolls.
A bright and modern, casual decor welcomes guests to this sushi restaurant. Along with sashimi and rolls, the menu is rounded out with tempura, bento boxes, teriyaki, udon and more. Some pre-packaged sushi meals are ready to just grab and go.
Momo Sushi is known for their large portions making their menu value-priced. Along with maki, nigiri and sashimi, they serve bento boxes, teriyaki and udon. Appetizers like sunomono and miso soup are also on the menu. There is plenty of seating for those who want to dine in but take away is also an option.
Ro Sushi Japanese Bistro
Located on West Broadway, Ro Sushi specializes in value-priced dishes for an affordable dining experience. Bento boxes are served. Highlight menu items include the Saskatchewan roll, veggie gyoza and soba noodles.
Nikkyu Japanese Restaurant
Nikkyu offers a variety of sushi in addition to a menu of Japanese fare. Visitors will find everything from California rolls to Teriyaki chicken and Bento Box specials. Delivery is available.