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Aki Restaurant

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1368 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S9, Canada
+1 604-682-4032
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This authentic Japanese restaurant consistently offers good food at reasonable prices (for downtown). The fish is always really fresh, and the staff are super friendly. The restaurant isn't too loud, so its easy to have a conversation with friends.

Thank DTrad
North Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been here many times, mainly out of convenience as I work nearby. I will say this - the Nabeyaki Udon is the best I've ever had anywhere, and I've eaten at numerous Japanese restaurants all over the city and ordered the same thing. It's the broth that makes the difference. The other nice thing is the ambiance is good.... More 

Thank Derek L
Vancouver, BC
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74 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

It is so funny that this is the second time I have visited Aki restaurant even though I have been living in Vancouver almost 20 years. This restaurant used to be near Joe Fortes long time ago and now it moved to West Pender near Coal Harbor. Interior looks nice, stuff were friendly. I have ordered lunch box with BBQ... More 

Thank ryont
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Aki is a nice place to eat lunch and dinner -- it gets pretty busy during lunchtime. They serve very tasty grilled food. The zaru soba is a good dish to get during the summer. The restaurant location is close to the seawall so it's very convenient.

Thank cq01
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We took the family lunch today and were amazed by the high quality of the food and the service, and how very reasonable prices were. We could not have asked for better. Highly recommended.

Thank familiac716
North America
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Pros: The restaurant has excellent sake, great sushi and sashimi, and very good service. The quality is notable. The restaurant is always 2/3 full, but every time we've walked in, we've been seated with a warm greeting without delay. If you know of Miku, Aki is 4/5 the sushi quality at 2/3 the price. Cons: The portion size is a... More 

Thank WorldBizTraveller
Vancouver, Canada
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131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We were recommended by a friend to visit Aki after a visit to the Vancouver Aquarium. Fearing that its downtown location would mean a hefty price tag, not to mentioned challenges to find a parking spot, etc., we were initially a little reluctant to give this restaurant a try, but we did anyway. Parking was surprisingly easy - we managed... More 

Thank Ed L
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We were staying at a nearby hotel & decided to try the black rice sushi here. The sashimi was fantastic - so fresh and generously portioned. The sushi rolls were good.

Thank Spooky C
Vancouver Island, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Excellent quality of sashimi, best service, and reasonable price. We went there for birthday party, we ordered Lobster sashimi,geoduck sashimi, spot prawn sashimi, Uni sashimi, and some Yakitory. However, we would never order the green salad and spinach salad again.

Thank evelyntan3
Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

I had not been back to Vancouver since 2010, and I discovered that Aki changed locations in 2013. This is my favorite Japanese restaurant in Canada. The sushi is so fresh and so well made. the meals are excellent, the staff is friendly, the prices are very reasonable, specially for downtown Vancouver. Both kitchens are open and visible. The restaurant... More 

Thank Jknights

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1368 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-682-4032

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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