Guu | 838 Thurlow Street + | 604-685-8817 | $
Tiny. Cozy. Always packed
The tuna sashimi is consistently fresh and melt-in-the-mouth.
Gyoza King | 1508 Robson St. | 604-669-8278 | $$
Intimate neighborhood joint.
Try the gyoza (obviously).
Hapa Izakaya | 1193 Hamilton Street + | 604-681-4272 | $$
Vancouver’s most trendy Japanese restaurant chain.
Try the Bintoro Tuna and an Ishi-yaki Bowl.
Kaide | 1375 Richards Street | 604-681-5886 | $$
Ideal for take-out.
Try the marinated tuna.
Ki Isu | 1275 Pacific Boulevard + | 604-899-0366 | $
Suitable for casual dine-in, take-out or delivery.
Brown rice option. Try the Brown Rice Salmon Cake.
Kingyo | 871 Denman St. | 604) 608-1677 | $$
A West End favorite. Casual. Killer food.
Kishimoto | 2054 Commercial Dr. | 604-255-5550 | $$
Small casual dining room. Expect a wait.
Dainty, fresh, delicious food with an artsy flair.
Miku | 2 – 1055 West Hastings St. | 604-568-3900 | $$$
One of Vancouver’s most happening Japanese restaurants.
Try their acclaimed aburi sushi.
Minami | 1118 Mainland St. | 604-685-8080 | $$$
Sister to Miku. Similar menu.
Octopus Garden | 1995 Cornwall St. | 604-734-8971
Authentic. Intimate. High-end.
Try the Wagyu Beef (you’ll die!)
ShuRaku | 833 Granville St. | 604-687-6622 | $$$
Shockingly great sushi located in tourist central.
Try their tuna – any which way.
Suika | 1626 West Broadway | 604-730-1678 | $$
Lively izakaya with a slew of great dishes.
Japanese twist on cocktails.
Tojo’s | 1133 W. Broadway | 604-872-8050 | $$$$
Vancouver’s most famous Japanese restaurant.
Tojo invented the California roll.
Yanaki | 1449 Marine Drive | West Vancouver | 604-708-5006 | $
Hole-in-wall style. Ideal for take-out.
Fresh food, expertly crafted rolls.
+ = more than one location