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About Black Rice Izakaya

Modern Izakaya

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:

Lunch : Monday - Friday : 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Dinner: Friday : 5:00pm - 12:00am

Saturday : 5:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday : 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Robson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(778) 379-0416

Website:
http://www.blackrice.ca/

Additional:
Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Black Rice Izakaya Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.1

Ambience

3.9

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Pre/post-theatre (7)
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Fit for Foodies (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Late-Night Find (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten-Free Options (2)
Group Bookings (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Lunch (2)
Neighbourhood Gem (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romance (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Child-Friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service1
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

One of the waitresses seemed to be irritated easily and even rolled her eyes right to our face. It made us a little worried as to whether she would spit in our food. All other staffs seemed normal and friendly though. And the food is good as always. Really hope that the one waitress would not jeopardize our liking for the restaurant next time.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

First time coming here. Seen it as I have friends living at hotel Blu. We love Izakaya so we wanted to check it out. It was a little quiet when we got in at our 7pm reso. The entrance was odd as there's a big drape right when you get in that kind of blocks everything. We were sat right away with our reso. The sake menu was vast. We were recommended a very nice one with decent value based on what we told her we liked. Will go with the highlights... The pork neck BBQ on the hot stone was amazing, the chef's choice sashimi of the day was very fresh and nicely presented, $90 came with a lot of premium fish. The creamy udon was fantastic, the baby octopus karaage was awesome too. I would say all the cooked foods are stellar. The low lights would be the sushi rolls and the aburi sushi...very mediocre at best, and expensive for what they were... I wouldn't waste time with those again if we were to return. But the sashimi was really on point so I assume the nigiri would be good too. All in all it was a good experience. The servers are very nice and attentive.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The fresh grated wasabi and homemade soy sauce were fantastic compliments to the already well-balanced flavors of the sushi. Fantastic sake menu to boot. Love the frozen grape with the check.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It's a really nice place,the portion are not really big. Service and food really great.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 15, 2017

Nice food taste and valuable

Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Black Rice was just OK, nothing to complain or brag about.

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Right next to Hotel Blu where we were staying. Really enjoyed the extensive sake menu and the staff's help with selection. The food was very good, especially the black rice unagi roll with rum and herb fire. The staff was once again helpful with menu recommendations. Unique sushi restaurant. I would like to come back again next time we are in Vancouver.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We went for a bite after a show at the QE theatre. Great sashimi, some of the best i've had anywhere and the homemade soya sauce and wasabi were nice extras. We did find it a bit smoky and noisy so not the best choice for an intimate dinner.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Late-night Find, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful food!! I’ve been a few times and enjoy it every time. Perfect pre-opera dinner

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Vegan, Casual, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
Food3
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We were promptly greeted and asked if we had reservations. Table was ready and set. Service was quick and friendly. Food was decently priced, presentation was good, but felt the sushi did not meet my expectations. Sushi could have been pressed/rolled more tightly. Overall, we enjoyed and had a good experience.

Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

~ Disappointed ~
This is a second time I’ve visit.
Both time is disappointed

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Really good sushi! Definitely not the cheapest in the city nor the most expensive... $70 for 3 of us to have dinner. All of the dishes are essentially 'specialty'. The fish is extremely fresh and each dish is prepared as it is ordered with nice presentation. I would highly recommend lunch or dinner here.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Stunningly good food and service! Great location as well.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, People Watching, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

Much more than the average sushi fare. Great variety of prices, friendly waitresses, quick service, extremely tasty. Will make this a regular dinner stop.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
Food1
Ambience2
Service3
Value2

 
 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Food and sushi was less than mediocre.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great place to visit after a soccer game. The food is outstanding and service is fantastic.
Our server Rebecca was attentive and very pleasant to deal with.
The grill barbecue is a must here where you cook you meat at your table on a hot stone plate and the sushi is also nice.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious variety of creative Japanese cuisine. Great quality fish. Yummy Sushi. Service is good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was fresh and really well made. Service during the meal was good but towards the end it got a little spotty.

Tags: Spicy, Local Ingredients, Organic, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

First time here and very impressed with the food.
Would recommend this restaurant to all for casual dining before soccer or hockey games.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great food but stay away from the unagi special roll (the one with rum and fire). It is not as spectacular as the menu describes. It was rather uneventful. It tasted ok but I was quite disappointed. It is definitely not worth the listed menu price.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

4月に来たので又、行ってみました。変わらない雰囲気で落ち着きました。

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent place for casual dining. We ordered many dishes and they were all very tasty. Great ambience and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
Food2
Ambience2
Service1

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I usually have a good experience here, however today's lunch was terrible. Was seated by the host at one table, then 15 min in, after I'd ordered, I was told by a different server to move to another table. He didn't even move anything for me. I ordered the Teishoku A, for the price, the portions were rather small. The miso soup and Karrage side were both cold. The chef's choice of rolls were the cheapest possible. The server for the table next to me suddenly kicked my chair when delivering food to them, causing me to drop food and he didn't even apologize.

Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Overpriced!

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

There were ten of us with very different taste and food preferences. The restaurant did an excellent job of accommodating us. My Agedashi tofu was quite possibly the best I have ever had. My sushi was superb even if I mis-ordered. I got a lot of positive feedback from the others.

Highly recommended!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I reserved the table as it was close to our concert venue, but then I read reviews and was a little concerned but everything else was booked so we went ahead, so glad we did as it was excellent. We ordered 4 dishes for 2 people and it was a perfect amount of food. There is a nice variety of the items on menu and everything was tasty. the service was great and the ambiance was upbeat and fun. We will definitely go back and highly recommend to others.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
Food3
Ambience4
Service4

 
·Dined on July 27, 2017

Overall food was good. Service was good. Not authentic Japanese. Seemed like something between Korean and Japanese food. The sashimi was definitely cut more like the Koreans do it. A little on the spendy side.

Food3
Ambience2
Service3
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 10, 2017

food was just OK and definitely overpriced for the quality. It was quite dark and noisy.
Overall not a wowing experience

Food3
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Good food and nice ambience!

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 28, 2017

It's a good place to have a date which means its a good place for most events other than bringing kids. It has a adult atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

As authentic as it gets! The Salmon carpaccio and Black Cod just blow your tastebuds.
So many dishes to explore.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Absolutely amazing. The best Japanese restaurant I've tried out of Japan

Food1
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Green tea was cold. Ask for some hot one but came back
Still cold because the server did not bother to make a new pot.
Sashimi was icy in the center , still frozen in the middle.

Very disappointed.server talking to each other . Didn't bother to pay attention of the customer 's need . Like hot water for the tea.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Second time to place. Food is amazing. Not busy this time so service was good.

Food1
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Don't do it

Food5
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Very close to stadium for a pre-Canucks meal.
Food was very flavourful & great presentation too.
Servers were pleasant & quick to top up green tea & beer.
Would definitely come back for either lunch or dinner.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 10, 2017

It was great food was good service was good

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Food3
Ambience2
Service3
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Ventilation not good...
Portion small

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We (a group of six friends) had a great time - excellent food for the value, and great presentation.

Tags: Spicy, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The food was delicious. Service was great. The only thing I didn't like was the cramped seating.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quick Bite

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