Best Japanese Restaurants in Vancouver November 24, 2013 By erinireland Below is a list of the best Japanese restaurants in Vancouver. For a list of my best sushi recommendations click here. Guu (Thurlow) 838 Thurlow St | 604-685-8817 $$ | Japanese@guuizakaya | Visit websiteTiny. Cozy. Always packed The tuna sashimi is consistently fresh and melt-in-the-mouth.Gyoza King 1508 Robson St | 604-669-8278 $$ | Japanese@gyozaking1508 | Visit websiteIntimate neighborhood joint. Try the gyoza (obviously).Hapa Izakaya (Robson) 1479 Robson St | 604-689-4272 $$ | Japanese@hapaizakaya | Visit websiteVancouver’s most trendy Japanese restaurant chain. Try the Bintoro Tuna and an Ishi-yaki Bowl.Kaide Recently moved to Granville St. | 604-681-5886 $$ | Japanese | Visit websiteIdeal for take-out. Try the marinated tuna.Ki Isu (Yaletown) 1275 Pacific Blvd | 604-899-0366 $ | Japanese | Visit websiteSuitable for casual dine-in, take-out or delivery. Brown rice option. Try the Brown Rice Salmon Cake.Kingyo 871 Denman St | 604-608-1677 $$ | Japanese@kingyo_izakaya | Visit websiteA West End favorite. Casual. Killer food.Kishimoto 2054 Commercial Dr | 604-255-5550 $$ | Japanese | Visit websiteSmall casual dining room. Expect a wait. Dainty, fresh, delicious food with an artsy flair.Miku 70 - 200 Granville St | 604-568-3900 $$$ | Japanese@mikurestaurant | Visit websiteMinami 1118 Mainland St | 604-685-8080 $$$ | Japanese@minamiyaletown | Visit websiteOctopus Garden 1995 Cornwall Ave | 604-734-8971 $$$ | Japanese | Visit websiteShuRaku 833 Granville St | 604-687-6622 $$$ | Japanese@shurakusake | Visit websiteShockingly great sushi located in tourist central. Try their tuna – any which way. Suika 1626 W Broadway | 604-730-1678 $$ | Japanese@suika_izakaya | Visit websiteLively izakaya with a slew of great dishes. Japanese twist on cocktails.