Posted March 3, 2011 by Matthew Toren in Top Ten

Top 10 Vancouver Sushi Restaurants

Vancouver is world renowned for seafood being on the west coast and home to a large Asian population and naturally sushi restaurants have been a big hit for decades.  Lucky for you, this means having a lot to choose from.  From Kitsilano to Richmond to downtown Vancouver, somewhere all the way, you are sure to find the California and Unagi rolls of your dreams. There is a large Asian community in the city of Vancouver and sushi restaurants are everywhere in the downtown, Kitsilano and Commercial Drive areas. If you like sushi, try out some of the top ten restaurants listed below.

The Eatery
3431 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-738-5298
Web site: www.theeatery.ca
About: Welcome to one of the funkiest places in town for Japanese food.  Try out some of the best sushi in Vancouver and sample sushi such as the Ichi roll, the Bob Marley roll, Alberta roll, Alaska roll, and Tataki Attack rolls.

The Eatery is one of the neighborhood’s favourite destinations for innovative sushi, cool tunes and more.

Gyoza King
1508 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-669-8278

Web site: www.gyokingroup.com

About: Try some fabulous Japanese dumplings and noodles at this prime location on the famous strip of Robson Street. It not only has a very popular address but is also very popular among locals, visiting celebs and tourists alike.  Service is great and worth waiting of up to 30 minutes some days.


Chiyoda Restaurant
200-1050 Alberni Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-688-5050

Web Site: n/a
About: Try traditional Japanese cuisine at this relaxing place in the heart of Vancouver. Chiyoda features a Robata (grill) and sushi bar and is loved by many visitors and locals for being a break from the hectic pace – a big part of the Japanese tradition.

Ajisai Sushi Bar

2081 West 42nd Ave, Vancouver, BC
Tel: (604) 266-1428
Web site: n/a

About: This spot offers completely authentic, fresh, quality sushi at affordable prices. Whether you are new or an addict to sushi – this place is a must try and it’s goodness has caught on by the line ups you will often see at this sushi bar.  The staff are known for being amazing and they also serve some dishes not regularly offered by Japanese restaurants.

Guu Sushi
1698 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-685-8678

Web site: http://www.guu-izakaya.com/robson/

About: With its laidback atmosphere and shared bar food plates, this place is a hit with many sushi lovers and young hipsters.  With a few locations to choose from, check out their spacious venue on Robson street.  But be warned, they love their garlic at this location and are convinced it’s sexy …especially with sake!

Koji Japanese Restaurant
608 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-685-7355

Web site:  n/a
About: This restaurant is more like a retreat with a Japanese patio garden, trees and river rocks and is located in the middle of the city. They serve up fresh sushi and sashimi as well as grilled dishes. A great place to discover many items on the menu- perfect for sharing and mixing plates.

Minato Sushi
992 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-732-6554

Web site:  www.minatosushi.ca

About: A great place to hang out with friends over sushi. It has amazing California rolls and tasty dishes that you can mix with wasabi.  Minato is committed to providing fresh, delicious and traditional Japanese food at great prices.  Free delivery and also they pay for your parking too!

Komi Sushi
1100 Melville Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: (604) 681-3330

Web site:  n/a

About: Komi’s new location is spacious, clean and even has an outdoor patio.  A place is great for sashimi and sushi lovers. Right smack-centre in the heart of downtown, it is close to all entertainment and bars- making it a great start to any night.

Tojo’s Sushi Restaurant
1133 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-872-8050
Web site: www.tojos.com
About: One of the most high end sushi’s spots in the city is also the first sushi restaurant to open in Vancouver.  Today it still remains a hotspot for sushi enthusiasts so reservations are highly recommended. Tojo is considered to have some of the top sushi chefs in the world and is famous for its creations and atmosphere.

Wabi Sabi Sushi Bar
4422 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-222-8188
About: Just outside of the downtown core, this sushi-inspired place is a cool spot to dine with friends, and guests can try a variety of sushi, including California rolls and much more.  They have a large menu offering appetizers, soups, salads, tempura, traditional sashimi, sushi a la carte, maki sushi, and dont forget the wabi sabi originals.

Matthew Toren

Matthew Toren
Matthew Toren is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, investor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com. He is co-author, with his brother Adam, of Kidpreneurs and Small Business, BIG Vision.