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For 2
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7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Black Rice Izakaya.

Black Rice Izakaya

4.3
104 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Casual (5)
  • Pre/post-theatre (4)
  • Fit for Foodies (4)
Modern Izakaya
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Phone number
(778) 379-0416
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Robson
Additional
Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 104 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

awesome all around!! Went there before the Katy Perry concert and they didn't disappoint

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AriK (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Black Rice overall was a good place to eat however I wasn't blown away. Their Aburi sushi platter was not properly made as the rice consistently fell off each roll my friend and I ate. The fish itself I felt was too small a portion compared to the rest of the roll and the price.

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vipWendi62442 (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

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kbeemz (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Nice food taste and valuable

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 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.

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hawk (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on October 29, 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.

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Shorefoodie1 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on October 12, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Stunningly good food and service! Great location as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on September 25, 2017

Food and sushi was less than mediocre.

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vipChodu (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 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.

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AngG (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

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

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