Cuisine type

  • Japanese,


  • Restaurant With Terrace,


  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Restaurant,
  • Take Out,
  • Alcohol,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
1698 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C7
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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Not many restaurants open after 10pm on a Thursday for a late night bite along Robson. The service was average as there was a slight delay to order but the beer came prompt which kept us occupied until our grilled calamari and pork cheeks arrived along with the yakisoba. Pretty good in taste overall. The yakisoba was udon based which was not what I was expecting, and not much meat or vegetable but pretty good.

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Best Restaurant in Vancouver

This is easily my favorite restaurant in Vancouver. If you like Japanese cuisine this place is unbelievable. It has a lively ambiance with orders being called across the restaurant. The service is fantastic ... and most importantly the food is divine! I LOVE the Tuna and Salmon Tataki ... the beef carpaccio is incredible. Tako Yaki is delicious ... honestly everything on the menu is just amazing. Downside? If you dont make a reservation or go later in the evening the line up and wait is LONG ... so be prepared ... but it is worth the wait!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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