Ebisu on Robson

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192 reviews
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The first and only Japanese Restaurant Lounge featuring some of the best deals for food & drinks in town! Delicious tapas and inventive, original sushi created by our master chefs straight from Japan! The trendy modern design of our spacious interior, TV"s and big projector screen help to set the perfect ambiance for any occasion. Quick business lunches, intimate romantic dinners or large group parties of any size are welcome!
Set in the heart of Robson this stylish izakaya restaurant lounge is the hottest new spot that many local dining enthusiasts have been craving for! Our innovative adaptation plays with the contrast of East meets West. Ranging from the freshest sashimi straight out of Japan to home-cooked dishes with a twist. Oriental style pastas, juicy steaks or even sushi rolls flame seared right in front of you! There is definitely something for everyone!
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing! Food was all wonderful and i especially loved the tuna tacos.

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Aguascalientes
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good choise

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SF
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food in a great enviroment......took two College age children and they loved it as well

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OT
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

It was good overall and our main server was nice. However other servers would be in a hurry to take our almost finished plates. Yes they would ask but one server did not wait for our reply. And our motoyaki was not done yet. Maybe next time make sure to hear the reply first, before removing plates with food, food that we will be paying for. Happy New Year!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

New Years dinner. It was a festive environment with attentive service but the sushi was mediocre.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Food is not perfect compare to other japanese place but good enough for their price

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LC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

They were very busy. Perhaps a bit understaffed for New Year’s Eve but food was great as always.

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Y
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

I came here to celebrate my birthday. The atmosphere of the place was enjoyable and the food was good. My two disappointments though was the service and the drinks. Our main server was very rude and our drinks were diluted. It was absolutely ridiculous that I got charged almost $20 for a drink with barely any alcohol in it. Even the shots that I had tasted like juice. I understand the pricing due to the location but to cheat on the amount of alcohol is just ridiculous and upsetting, thus the reason ill never host another party or come here again for drinks

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S
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

I was very upset. I had a reservation for 9:30pm with 20 people, we weren't seated until 10:15pm. A lot of us were stuck waiting in the front for another party to leave. We were offered a free round of shots but the shots were watered down. The birthday celebrant and a lot of our friends were very disappointed, as was I because this was the first time I've ever had a problem like this here. I really hope this doesn't happen again.

The washrooms also need to be tidied and maintained more frequently. An air freshener or two would help the smell inside....

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T
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Overall experience was ok but the service was really slow and the food quality was not up to par. Was looking forward to eating there but I left a little disappointed.

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TD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

I don't know how this restaurant survives on Robson Street. Rent must be pretty pricey. My friend ordered the black miss code. It arrived as a bento-box style order. Imagine a fish the size of one slice of sashimi placed on a bed of rice enough for a teriyaki bowl. Also ordered mentaiko udon. The noodles were soft and soggy. I got the chicken teriyaki bento which was comparable to a grocery bento.

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P
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Left handbag behind when leaving, server tried her best to chase out to find us.

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TN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The server asked us to pay up before we were done eating. Apparently, they had a reservation for that table, but never told us before they moved us there. It was extremely rude and very bad communication on their behalf. The food there is excellent, but just left me with a very bad experience, and management handled it very poorly.

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Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Always enjoy coming to Ebisu.
Unique sushi choices & served fresh.
Servers were friendly. Can get hectic during dinner hours.

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A
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We started with a party of 6 which grew into a party of 8 and the staff did a great job accommodating the changes. The food was great and came very quickly and they cleared the table in an efficient manner to allow for more drinks and food.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food! Service could have been better:

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AK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Services are annoying.

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, atmosphere was lively, service was very quick, prices are a little bit more than your average Japanese restaurant but the portions were worth it

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S
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Extensive menu with lots of choices and interesting fusion and authentic dishes. Just be prepared that if you are dining with a group the food will not all be served at the same time.

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B
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

2nd time here, the 1st was at least 5/6 years back. The whole restaurant has been refurnished and change
menu changed too.
This round, great and tasty food, enjoyable dinner and it actually opens till late.

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BL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went to Ebisu for my birthday gathering. Great food, outstanding service. Alcohol was great, had a lot of sake. Would recommend to anyone of all ages.

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1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I recently had a company ‘goodbye’ party at Ebisu. We were a pretty loud and energetic bunch, but the staff/ servers did a great job at keeping up and tending to our party of 30! Would definitely return in the future (even for smaller parties).

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OT
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, good service.

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OT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Good set menu with good price

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TW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

The best grade I can give Ebisu is a C-. It's just not very good, and the service matches. The chefs offer poorly constructed sushi, and the servers are annoyed, careless and rushed. The menu itself is a poke in the eye. It's so poorly designed and ugly we should have known better and left immediately. But alas, we stayed.

Avoid the Ocean Red and Crunch and Munch rolls; both are bad. The Ocean Red roll features ground/pulverized tuna rolled up with nori, covered with sushi rice, then layered with scrap of sockeye salmon. It's doused in a heavy hot sauce that is not very hot or tasty. The Crunch and Munch roll features pre-made, cold soggy tempura shrimp with a dollop of wasabi cream sauce. The nigiri sushi is about as bland as can be. Just try ordering Tobiko with quail egg sushi. You can get the tobiko, but the quail egg that is listed on the menu is apparently only available with the nigiri sushi (which makes no sense). Then there are the Magic Beans: deep-fried edamame. Here's what I learned after trying them. You shouldn't deep fry edamame.

If you're looking for good quality sushi, go somewhere else.

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L
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Food quality was nothing special, rolls fell apart. The food was served on broken dishes and the music was sad pop songs,not fitting for the ambience

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HJ
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Overall atmosphere was very relaxed, and as it wqs on the 2nd floor, it pprovided a nice overlook on robson street. The food was decent, not too bad or too good, very mediocre. Service wqs alright, although it did take quite sometime for some of the waiters to serve us; however, it seemed quite busy, so it couldve just been the amount of people that were dining at the time, so it wasnt too bad considering that. Overall a nice clean resteraunt. Oyster motoyaki was fairly good, and the sashimi salad was nicr as well, but there couldve been more fish

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IM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

It was my sister's 25th birthday. The waitresses were super sweet and quick at accommodating our needs. I had not brought a cake with me but with a request of their green tea ice cream brownie dessert they were able to make it into a small cake with complimentary candle. I REALLLY appreciated the whole restaurant singing happy birthday as a surprise for her too! It was a great night. Highly recommend Ebisu for special ocassions

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C
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a party of 12 and they were able to accommodate us. The service was excellent. The food was awesome. The drinks were great. I will definitely return next time I am in Vancouver.

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n
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

An interesting mix of food styles in a lovely presentation and taste to match. I highly recommend this restaurant, and while it's not a cheap eat, it's worth every loony.

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S
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Great food, very poor service. I reserved a table and halfway through our meal the waiter came to us and told us to move tables. He said a large group walked in and expected to be seated all together. We were halfway through eating when we were told to move. They also prioritized the large groups food order over ours, as we didn’t get one of the dishes we had initially requested. Overall not a great experience at all. They gave us a 10% discount for the inconvenience.

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G
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It was our first time dining on Ebisu’s patio and preview what may become a summer hangout. On the street level, dining tables and chairs were provided for neighboring patrons to enjoy takeout - making for great people watching and experiencing the local community. Our hostess checked in multiple times as well as the waiter to ensure our water glasses were filled and table cleared almost within minutes of finishing each entree. We didn’t feel neglected or noticed any difference in service provided to patrons dining inside. From the Happy Hour specials, we tried their dynamite and spicy negritori (tuna belly) rolls; calamari on bed of fried vermicelli; spicy tuna roll, tacos (shells were deep fried) and house special salad. Everything was nicely prepared and presented. Service was prompt and overall our meal was satisfying - great value for Japanese sushi (could bump up the flair) and take in the Robson street vibe.

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AA
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Staff are very accommodating. Food is great and on time. Will keep coming back😊.

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AR
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

There weren’t enough servers on staff. The servers that were there did their best to be attentive and asked for our orders.

The food is pretty good. The hamachi freshness was the only part that could’ve been better.

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M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an enjoyable experience. The staff has provided us with a comfortable vibe that made my get together with my friends whom I haven’t seen for six years extra special. The music was not too loud that made our catching up free-flowing; without yelling at each other. We sat on one of their booths that somehow gave us the feeling of privacy. And their ramen especially the Spicy Lava Ramen and their Miso Ramen were surprisingly amazing! It was a fun experience as a whole.

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C
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was awesome, but service needs a lot of work. I had to ask for water 4 times and it took the whole hour for us to receive our items.

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EB
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food is better than it is portrayed on the menu. The service was really really good. Could maybe use some menu/ambiance upgrades, but would certainly go back and recommend to others.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food
Very fresh
They also have some good specialities that will make you go back

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this sushi place when in downtown Vancouver! Always attentive service and great food!

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LW
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great appy hour! My family loves coming here!

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