10 Best Japanese Restaurants In Vancouver, Canada

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Vancouver is a vibrant and multicultural city in British Columbia, Canada, nestled among beautiful mountain views. The city is popular for its art and culture, with a number of museums, art galleries, and theaters to explore. Among the museums is the fascinating Museum of Anthropology, exhibiting artifacts related to the First Nations. For art lovers, the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibits exceptional artworks by regional artists. One of the most popular areas of the city is Gastown, with several beautiful Victorian buildings that house fascinating shops and boutiques. The area also features a number of restaurants and cafes serving international cuisine. Among the various cuisines available in the city, visitors can choose from some of the best Japanese restaurants in Vancouver, Canada. Scroll below to find out more.

1. Minami Restaurant

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Minami Restaurant is located in Yaletown, a vibrant neighborhood in Vancouver. This stylish restaurant offers an innovative dining experience. They specialize in sushi crafted from sustainably captured Japanese fish. Known as Ocean Wise, these seafood options have been introduced into the dishes to reflect responsible food choices. Minami also offers creative hot entrees. The meal is crowned by delicious Japanese and European-influenced desserts created by the restaurant’s pastry team.

Minami Restaurant

Address: 1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website: Minami Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm

2. Samurai Japanese Restaurant

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Samurai Japanese Restaurant is an informal eatery with a long and comprehensive menu. Their signature dish is their massive sushi rolls, but the sashimi is also quite popular. They offer a good range of appetizers such as sunomono, wakame salad, and a number of tofu dishes. They also have vegetarian options, as well as chicken and fish. Among the seafood options, some notable choices are the garlic butter green mussels and soft shell crab. The drinks menu features Japanese beers, such as Sapporo, Kirin and Asahi, Japanese vodka, sake, and house red and white wine.

Samurai Japanese Restaurant

Address: 1108 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website: Samurai Japanese Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am

3. Masa Japanese Restaurant Vancouver

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Masa Japanese Restaurant is a cozy restaurant specializing in sushi, Japanese ramen, and curry. The name “Masa” translates to “true” and “honest,” which is their motto. Masa serves a good range of starters, shared plates, sushi and roll options, rice bowls, soups, noodles, and Japanese desserts for lunch or dinner. The drinks menu features a range of Japanese and Canadian beers, sake, and red or white wine.

Masa Japanese Restaurant Vancouver

Address: 1418 W Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website: Masa Japanese Restaurant Vancouver

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 11am - 11pm

4. Shizen Ya

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First opened in 2009, Shizen Ya is a health-oriented Japanese restaurant. It claims to be the first Japanese restaurant chain in North America that serves only natural food. This eatery serves sushi with brown rice, and their salads consist of organic vegetables, organic quinoa, and other fresh ingredients. Shizen Ya also serves a number of vegetarian and vegan options and a selection of gluten-free dishes. Choose from a wide range of colorful sushi and delicious salad items like their ocean quartet sashimi salad. Quinoa dishes include the quinoa spicy tuna con. There is also a good selection of appetizers, raw fish, noodles, and rice dishes.

Shizen Ya

Address: 965 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website: Shizen Ya

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Sun: 11:30am - 9pm

5. Tojo's Restaurant

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This Japanese kitchen is casually elegant and is known for its innovative sushi and “omakase” dishes. They offer more than a meal, but an experience. The word omakase literally means “I am in your hands” and the restaurant says that this is the best way to savor their offerings. The chef chooses the freshest ingredients, locally sourced, to create delicious hot and cold dishes. First-time diners should choose Chef Tojo’s favorite dishes. The Chef’s Choice is a multi-course meal including some of the best seafood and seasonal ingredients, while Tojo’s Experience is a meal created to suit your tastes. The Japanese Wagyu Dinner is another multi-course option, which includes Hida-gyu Wagyu beef.

Tojo's Restaurant

Address: 1133 W Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website: Tojo's Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 5pm - 10pm; Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun)

6. Kishimoto Japanese Restaurant

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Kishimoto Japanese Restaurant is best known for its range of sushi, but it also offers a good selection of appetizers, udon, and cooked fish dishes. Chef Akira Kishimoto and his staff boast classic and creative Japanese food that focuses on using fresh, high-quality ingredients. Wild salmon is used in their dishes, along with carefully selected imported fish from Tokyo, flown in specially for the restaurant. All their sushis, soups, sauces, and desserts are made from scratch, including their famous blend of tamari shoyu. Even the flowers and other garnish used on the dishes are picked from their own garden.

Kishimoto Japanese Restaurant

Address: 2054 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website: Kishimoto Japanese Restaurant

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 5pm - 9:45pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

7. Miku Waterfront Vancouver

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Miku Waterfront is located on the Burrard Inlet next to Canada Place and serves gourmet Aburi cuisine made with sustainable ingredients. This sophisticated restaurant has a patio with a view of the water. The restaurant also features a full bar and lounge area, a private dining room, and a full-service sushi bar. The chef uses fresh, regional ingredients, combined with Ocean Wise seafood options and traditional Japanese flavors. The pastry team creates innovative and delicious desserts to complete your dining experience.

Miku Waterfront Vancouver

Address: 200 Granville St # 70, Vancouver, British Columbia, USA

Website: Miku Waterfront Vancouver

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm

8. Kaide Sushi Bar

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Kaide Sushi Bar uses only fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and all their fish is prepared in-house and with care. Their signature dishes include a sushi bar for sashimi, maki and nigiri, and rice bowls with toppings. The sushi contains only wild sockeye salmon and wild albacore tuna sourced fresh each day and prepared by hand. The restaurant offers a good range of appetizers and side dishes, including edamame, miso soup, and Renkon Kinpira. There is a range of salads, prepared from fresh ingredients and donburi rice bowls. A good range of sake and beer are available.

Kaide Sushi Bar

Address: 1375 Richards St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website: Kaide Sushi Bar

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 11:30am - 9pm; Fri: 11:30am - 10pm; Sat: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

9. Kamei Royale Japanese Restaurant

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Kamei Royale Japanese Restaurant is a modern sushi bar with a fun karaoke lounge. They serve a traditional Japanese menu with happy hour options. The restaurant opened in 1976 and was the first to introduce the now well-known BC roll, along with a variety of other original sushi dishes. There is a large countertop sushi bar where patrons can watch the chef working at the Robata grill. The bustling karaoke lounge serves a range of popular drinks that you can enjoy while singing the latest hits from around the world.

Kamei Royale Japanese Restaurant

Address: 1066 W Hastings St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website: Kamei Royale Japanese Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Sat: 5pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 5pm - 10pm

10. Momo Sushi

Posted by Miranda Shin on Monday, 27 February 2012

This cozy Japanese sushi bar offers traditional main dishes and a range of sushi rolls and tempura. Their appetizer options include salads, miso soup, gomae, and edamame. There are also vegetarian options like veggie sunomono. Choose teriyaki, donburi or Japanese stir-fry noodle dishes along with a range of great party trays. Dine-in or have it delivered to your home.

Momo Sushi

Address: 1230 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Website: Momo Sushi

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 11pm

Dine out in vibrant Vancouver!

After exploring all the shops, visiting the museums and art galleries, and generally getting to know this multicultural city, there is nothing like spending a pleasant lunch or dinner eating at one of the best Japanese restaurants in Vancouver, Canada.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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