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Isami Sushi

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6-4603 Kingsway | Hazel Street & Mckay Ave., Metropointe Building,, Burnaby, British Columbia V5H 4M4, Canada
+1 604-434-1212
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

My husband and I have been going to Isami Sushi for over 20 years and can honestly say it's our favourite sushi restaurant and everyone we introduce to it usually feels the same......

Thank Lynn P
Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is a terrific little Japanese restaurant close by Metrotown in Burnaby. It is quite an intimate space but very, very popular. It is popular for good reason - outstanding food. It is a very authentic Japanese restaurant, family owned with very pleasant and helpful staff. The food is fresh (made on site) and it is all very high quality.... More 

Thank Noel C
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

this place has been around forever. the price is reasonable, the food is great. Sami and staff are great at service. I have been going here over 23 years, its where i met my wife. very authentic, not a bunch of rolls with mayo. Nice yuzu shochu. its a regular place for us

Thank curbarn
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Had lunch with a friend and Beef Udon was really good. Also ordered an assorted Sushi and it was a good portion to share for 2 people. The price was also very reasonable and staff are friendly.

Thank Raffy P
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

friendly service..even offered me a towel to dry off because it was raining.....sushi was tasty and rice was fantastic....very accommodating....attentive wait staff....

Thank thumdercloud
Vancouver, Canada
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1,040 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is one very old Japanese-run sushi restaurant in Burnaby. It should be about 30 years old at the very same place near Metrotown (Kingsway and Mackay). In earlier years, it sticked to an old fashioned sushi service, but in recently years it has reborn with a lot of new rolls typical to North American sushi bars. They are good.... More 

Thank Chuzaa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic Japanese food, you have to visit this place. The food was great and service was quick and friendly. The place is so crowded. There were quite a lot of repeat customers from what I could tell. I will visit again too.

Thank Adeline S
United States
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately you just can't get NE Asia service in N America. As soon as people move here, they lower their service to the horrible American level. Strange phenomenon. Staff doesn't seem to have any clue what they are doing. Don't know the reservations, don't know the menu, can't remember to bring a beer, can't efficiently ring up the bill. Sushi... More 

Thank Seattle_Sushi
Mount Vernon, Washington
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18 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this place on the recommendation of others and we didn't even get our full order and even worse people that came there after us where getting served and we waited a half hour. We got our fill of sushi at price mart.

Thank Daren C
Gray Court, South Carolina
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100 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I tried three different sushi restaurants in the Metrotown area this week. Isami clearly had the best overall appearance and taste. The chefs were very skilled and artistic. The owner was interactive with the customers and made sure our food was delivered promptly.

Thank KurleyHT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-4603 Kingsway | Hazel Street & Mckay Ave., Metropointe Building,, Burnaby, British Columbia V5H 4M4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burnaby>  > Marlborough
  • Neighbourhood: Marlborough
  • Phone Number: +1 604-434-1212

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