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Bistro Sakana

$$ - $$$
Yaletown & False Creek North
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1123 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5P2, Canada
+1 604-633-1280
11:30 - 14:45
17:00 - 22:45
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:45
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:45
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:45
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful experience with clients from Toronto on a Thursday evening. Amazing presentation, massive sake menu and super friendly wait staff.

Thank Trent N
Stockport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were really helpful and happy to offer advice if asked. The selection we were recommended for 2 adults and 2 children was perfect. We had a mix of different sushi along with Gyoza's and beef. Really enjoyed it and would thoroughly recommend.

Thank MartinDManchester
Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a bit more low key than many other sushi spots in the city. The quality is amazing and the service is good, with some slow exceptions from time to time. Prices are not the lowest and I find that it lacks in variety but definitely worth a stop at some point.

Thank Marisol C
Victoria, Canada
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is well known in Vancouver for the owner's efforts to be trained as a female sushi chef -- something resisted by traditionalists. Regardless of the higher debates the food is excellent. They have regular lunch specials which are worth it for a quick meal. But if you have more time the sushi is always excellent and almost every... More 

Thank RJMJanes
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were suppose to head to Minami across the road but decided to go for a walk and wonder around to check out the other restaurants and found this across the road! It was a great find, not only were the prices better but the option was better and it wasn't so fine dining, it was quite casual and friendly... More 

Thank Liz0r
Vancouver, Canada
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great place for fine dining with tasty dishes. Their lunch menu is quite different from their dinner. Try all of their chef signature dishes. Yam tempura fries hot tapas, Sockey Jalepeno Aburi, Malibu roll and black sesame tuna tataki were our favorites.

Thank Parisa P
San Antonio, Texas
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165 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

They offer a very unique variety on their menu. We ordered an ahi tuna and avocado crepe, pork dumplings, a beef hot pot with noodles and vegetables and green tea brulee. They also have wonderful cocktails. The wait staff was very helpful and sweet and the restaurant was in a great location in Yaletown. We had a great dining experience!

Thank angie O
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived and were seated quickly, we ordered a couple of drinks and waited. The restaurant was 3/4 full and we waited 15 min for our drinks. The food however took 45 min and then was not ours, 10 more min and our prosciutto rolls came, this was only one dish, out of three. Our second dish took an additional... More 

Thank Bckingfisher
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This sushi restaurant suffers from its location. It is in the heart of Yaletown and from the sheer volume of people coming down to this location it can, but for a major problem, succeed. The service was indifferent. I seriously think that in order to be sushi restaurant you must go to some type of school and learn the expected... More 

Thank Eric E
Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The service was very slow. the portions of food were incredibly small. They food was OK, but nothing exceptional. I had to ask for more soy sauce three times. It's not that they forgot to bring it, they bought so little each time I had to keep asking for more. I've never had to do that before. How expensive can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:45
17:00 - 22:45
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1123 Mainland St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5P2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Yaletown & False Creek North
  • Neighbourhood: Yaletown & False Creek North
  • Phone Number: +1 604-633-1280

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Yaletown & False Creek North
Yaletown has risen from the ashes of its rough-and-tumble industrial past into one of Vancouver's new chicest neighbourhoods. The place responsible for originating of the phrase 'skid row' might not call to mind independently-owned boutiques and terraced cafes, but having swallowed the waterfront lines of False Creek North, the resulting amalgamation transformed the area into an elegant, stylish hotspot with a view. Its youthful vibe owes to the many young families and young professionals who live there, bolstering nightlife and restaurant variety along its cobbled streets. It is the flagship neighbourhood for modern revitalization, and the It-Spot for boutique hotels and modish eats.
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