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Ajisai Sushi Bar

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Kerrisdale
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2081 42nd Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 2B4, Canada
+1 604-266-1428
Today
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

High quality product, great price compared to south of the border, and pleasant efficient service even during a busy lunch time. No trouble getting a counter seat. All prepared with fine technique-notable choice is the signature aji. Nigiri, rolls and sashimi equally well done. Despite what others have noted, $$ is correct positioning for this fine little place. Will come... More 

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Thank mf3212015
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Arrived early, as recommended. Sat at the bar. Ordered an array of nigiri, hand rolls, and fresh octopus. The black cod was the crown jewel. Will be back!

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Thank LBKelly16
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1,319 reviews
809 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

we had some good options but we need to explore the menu several more times to find the hidden gems. we had the miso which was flavorful. then the gomaae - some of the best we have had very fresh and tasty. for sushi, we ordered the spicy combo, the yaki hamachi battera (outstanding) and the dynamite roll. the weirdest... More 

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Thank Joel K
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant Lots is variety Fresh and fantastic Sesame chicken, CN Tower rolls, Crispy spicy salmon rolls!

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Thank amandared
Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Was very happy to find this place. It's not very big which is nice or you may have to wait. Food was fresh, and the menu was so extensive and had much more than most sushi restaurants I've been too. I didn't know many of the items in the menu (but of course all the regular stuff is there). Try... More 

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Thank Birdspaz
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Service is warm and sufficient. This venue is busy nearly all the time. You are served by three japanese sushi chefs. Arrive early to skip the inevitable line up. Sushi prices are moderate to expensive. Don't expect fusion rolls, just old fashioned authentic sushi done the traditional way. Recommended: Sukiyaki roll, Nigiri fresh sheet, Seafood salad and Negitoro roll.

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Thank Yae T
Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 11:45 on a Tuesday for lunch (they open at 11:00) and the placed was full with people waiting ahead of us. Since the restaurant came highly recommended, we decided to wait the 30 minutes necessary to be seated. Ajisai did not disappoint! Everything was not only delicious but very reasonable. We ordered so much food, we even... More 

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Thank c w
Hong Kong, China
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

This small sushi bar usually has a long line of people waiting for a table, unless you aim to get there early (around 6) for dinner. We sat at the counter and saw the chef and his assistants working tirelessly to prepare the dishes for sit in diners as well as the very brisk take-away trade. All of the dishes... More 

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Thank OlddogHK
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Great quality sushi, expect to wait in line. Please note hours as they siesta! Run by Japanese, quite an authentic experience!

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Thank Alvin L
Brantford, Canada
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118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I was lucky to find a seat before the lunch crowd arrived. The toro sushi was excellent but the toro shashimi was disappointing. Service was slow and spotty. Too much salt in the genuine crab roll. The chopped scallop rolls were inconsistent in quality and amounts. The best was the bluefin tuna. It ran out after one piece even though... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2081 42nd Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 2B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kerrisdale
  • Neighbourhood: Kerrisdale
  • Phone Number: +1 604-266-1428

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Kerrisdale

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Kerrisdale
Kerrisdale is Vancouver's laid-back shopping district. In contrast to Robson Street, there is more on offer, at more competitive pricing and a slower pace. Called "The Village" colloquially, over 200 storefronts and one-off shops crowd its streets with products and services. It is set in a comparatively sleepy part of town, with tasteful homes and tree-lined walks. Many of its buildings are listed on the Heritage registry, making it a wonderful place to amble and take in the visual history. Moreover, Kerrisdale's healthy consumer culture is especially apt for those interested in culinary, specialty, or children's shops, boasting more of these than anywhere else, meaning that it's a busy spot for families and hobbyists on the weekends.
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