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About Black Rice Izakaya
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
CAN$30 and under
Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Black Rice Izakaya Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
It's a really nice place,the portion are not really big. Service and food really great.
Nice food taste and valuable
Black Rice was just OK, nothing to complain or brag about.
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.
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.
Wonderful food!! I’ve been a few times and enjoy it every time. Perfect pre-opera dinner
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.
~ Disappointed ~
This is a second time I’ve visit.
Both time is disappointed
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.
Stunningly good food and service! Great location as well.
Much more than the average sushi fare. Great variety of prices, friendly waitresses, quick service, extremely tasty. Will make this a regular dinner stop.
Food and sushi was less than mediocre.
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.
Delicious variety of creative Japanese cuisine. Great quality fish. Yummy Sushi. Service is good.
The food was fresh and really well made. Service during the meal was good but towards the end it got a little spotty.
First time here and very impressed with the food.
Would recommend this restaurant to all for casual dining before soccer or hockey games.
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.
Excellent place for casual dining. We ordered many dishes and they were all very tasty. Great ambience and service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
food was just OK and definitely overpriced for the quality. It was quite dark and noisy.
Overall not a wowing experience
Good food and nice ambience!
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.
As authentic as it gets! The Salmon carpaccio and Black Cod just blow your tastebuds.
So many dishes to explore.
Absolutely amazing. The best Japanese restaurant I've tried out of Japan
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.
Second time to place. Food is amazing. Not busy this time so service was good.
Don't do it
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.
It was great food was good service was good
Ventilation not good...
We (a group of six friends) had a great time - excellent food for the value, and great presentation.
The food was delicious. Service was great. The only thing I didn't like was the cramped seating.
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