Best Japanese Restaurants in Vancouver

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 website

Tiny. 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 website

Intimate neighborhood joint.
Try the gyoza (obviously).

Hapa Izakaya (Robson)

1479 Robson St | 604-689-4272 $$ | Japanese

@hapaizakaya | Visit website

Vancouver’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

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Ideal for take-out.
Try the marinated tuna.

Ki Isu (Yaletown)

1275 Pacific Blvd | 604-899-0366 $ | Japanese

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Suitable for casual dine-in, take-out or delivery.
Brown rice option. Try the Brown Rice Salmon Cake.

Kingyo

Kingyo Izakaya Bento Box

871 Denman St | 604-608-1677 $$ | Japanese

@kingyo_izakaya | Visit website

A West End favorite. Casual. Killer food.

Kishimoto

2054 Commercial Dr | 604-255-5550 $$ | Japanese

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Small 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 website

Minami

1118 Mainland St | 604-685-8080 $$$ | Japanese

@minamiyaletown | Visit website

Octopus Garden

1995 Cornwall Ave | 604-734-8971 $$$ | Japanese

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ShuRaku

833 Granville St | 604-687-6622 $$$ | Japanese

@shurakusake | Visit website

Shockingly great sushi located in tourist central.
Try their tuna – any which way.


Suika

1626 W Broadway | 604-730-1678 $$ | Japanese

@suika_izakaya | Visit website

Lively izakaya with a slew of great dishes.
Japanese twist on cocktails.