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Shizen Japanese Restaurant

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1706 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z5, Canada
+1 250-381-8228
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17:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my absolute favorite Sushi restaurant on the Island! The food is amazing, they have this sushi pizza and it's super tasty with spicy tuna on top. Also one of the only places to find a Tuna Don. They're rolls are amazing as well! Lots of different options, each one as delicious as the last. Lots of options for... More 

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Thank Krista P
Victoria, Canada
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a friend for lunch. We were first in and we were told "not open for 5 minutes)" but had hot tea in front of us in seconds! Soon people started pouring in and the restaurant was full! Miso soup was wonderful as was the vegetable and seafood tempura. Enjoyed every bite. Been there before and will go back.... More 

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Thank Marilyn and Les T
Canada
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

smaller portions for reasonably priced food. Excellent various choices of fresh sashimi. Service is not great, mechanical and slow. The staff is reluctant to answer questions about items on the menu. Parking downtown is a bit of an issue. This is a busy place. We will be back.

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Thank GinnyKelowna
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Ate for the first time today at Shizen. I shared lunch with a friend and we had the Bento boxes (Tofu and Beef), and extra yam tempura and dynamite rolls. We both enjoyed our choices and the prices were less than are listed in their online menu. Very reasonable lunch.

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Thank gjw16
Victoria, Canada
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is one of our favourite sushi restaurants in the city. The menu items are a bit different but everything is always so good. Sometimes the service is a bit hectic when it's busy, but that's to be expected. I love all the orchids on the window :)

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Thank Chloé G
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The place is little small with lots of tables arranged. But the food here is amazing... Can't complain as finding veg food in Japanese restaurant is a little tough. But we really enjoyed every bite of it.

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Thank Megha M
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I'm a regular at this restaurant, both for dinning in, and taking out. I'm guessing 30+ visits over the last 3 years, and I have had a good experience every time.

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Thank chevykevy2016
hamilton
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

As soon as you come in they offer you green tea :))...very nice touch as outside was very cold. We had some pasta and cooked sushi...we loved it very much. I notice they also have Japanese style sittings ...tatami rooms.... close to Fan Tan alley and China Town.

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Thank laurentiu-cristian
Courtenay, British Columbia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The service is usually good here. The staff acknowledge you as you enter and leave. The sushi is good for the value. There is better quality but I find that for a quick meal you can easily be in and out in less than hour or if you want. The lunch Bentos offer good value with several choices to choose... More 

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Thank J Wines H
British Columbia, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We recently met for lunch with some coworkers. The menu was great and suited people who like traditional sushi as well those that prefer teriyaki etc. The service was quick and friendly and the food was enjoyed by all.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1706 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-381-8228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?