Ebisu on Robson

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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese

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The Original 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 wagyu or even sushi rolls flame seared right in front of you! There is definitely something for everyone!

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4.2
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4.1
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4.1
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Beam
Sri Lanka
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience!!!!! Food was amazing!!! Service was amazing!!! The birthday song was amazing!!!! Do in need to say it again? The whole experience was amazing!!!!

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LindaY
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

If we didn't have to wait a bit too long for a reserved table and then again to orders drinks, it would be 5 star. Will go back, though.

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EricaW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was great, they had a magician come to every table which my kids loved. Would go back for sure.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you for the feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we will pass the message on to our magician and hope to book him back for more occasional visits in the future!

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Garland
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The sashimi was so fresh and delicious and the staff was great!!
First-timers and we LOVED It!

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you very much for the review, it makes us very happy to read your comments and we are proud to continue providing the best quality service and food!

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vipKaly
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

we were seated at a table with sofa but the sofa was dirty with food pieces and oily.

food quality was not as authentic.

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Oohda
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Valentines Day! Even though we were nonAsian, we were almost treated the same by everyone, except the hostess.

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Sistersfor2
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent. The server was very attentive, professional, & accommodating. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely! Thank you!

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ClarenzM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love this place! Not too expensive for a very good quality of everything!

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Jcrickbc
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great menu choices for lunch. More than a typical comparable restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

First time there and everything was good. . Will go again

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

I already usually receive minimal service when I go to Ebisu in smaller groups, but they definitely could not handle that many big groups that night. It took 30 mins and 3 reminders to get the table some water and menus; basic necessities for your first interaction with your customers. Not to mention, the ordering process and waiting for the food to finally come was a grueling experience. I would not recommend hosting big events here.

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gypsys
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

this is the only sushi place we hit. only. only. only.

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Figaro
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We were there during slow time, they offered happy hour menu, which was nice. Oysters was fresh, chicken karrage was good, 2 sushi rolls for $7.5 the spicy tuna roll was delicious and fresh, the chop scallops was average, nothing special about it. Tan tan mien was delicious, my husband loved it. The only dishes we didn't like is calamari, very bland, nothing special about it. They don't serve pickle ginger with their sushi, I don't know why. Overall it's good food, good view, we liked the patio looking over Robson.

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SilviaW
Stuttgart Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The einliest thing was, ihr musik was loud ans hard.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you very much for the feedback and we will bring it up to the staff

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Silasthepig
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was good just a slightly pricy. The ambient was great and it was quiet. Very difficult to find a parking though. Not the best location. Service was great, food came very fast.

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Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We try to keep the prices competitive in the downtown core and we appreciate your support!

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Joeru
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Pretty place with great selection of tasty sushi. Location is so convenient and the staff very nice and efficient. Might be a bit noisy when it gets busy.
It is also so cool how they sear the sushi in front of you at your table ;-)

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Quantum
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

If your focus is on the food quality, Ebisu is a good choice. Very high quality and creative sushi & sashimi. If ambience is a priority, find a quieter place.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you very much for the feedback! Most times on the weekend it does get louder with all the large parties celebrating different occasions. If I may suggest you visit us during the weekdays it is more quiet and we can find a suitable table for you to dine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service for a group of 14!

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you very much for the 5 star rating! We very much appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!! Delicious unique sushi

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you very much for the great rating! Our team gets extra motivation reading these reviews!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Pretty good sushi and Happy Hour - good service. I do not like TVs in restaurants, so that was a negative for me.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for the feedback! We had the TV's installed many years ago especially for the Olympics. We were one of the original Japanese restaurants to provide sports entertainment while being able to enjoy sushi (instead of a burger). Please let the staff know next time and we will gladly seat you in an area not close to a TV.

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vipJorgeRod
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great, fun sushi restaurant. Highly recommend.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you very much for the review! We appreciate you taking the time to rate us and are glad for your support!

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SarahC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was plated very artisticly and it also tasted fantastic!
Great value
Piece was perfect portioning was great
The service was impeccable
Definitely go there again and highly recommend it

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you very much for this glowing review! It's always exciting to see that our customers had an amazing experience dining with us. It gives us motivation to continue working hard to strive for the best that we can be!

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EHart
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went as a large family group (13 people including 6 kids) to celebrate a birthday and we had a great time. The food was excellent and really great value for money. They did a great job accommodating our large party.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you very much! We are so very happy to know you enjoyed your dining experience at Ebisu and hope to see you again soon!

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KellyK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friends gathering

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review we appreciate it a lot!

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GenieA
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

We were looking for a place we could get oysters and sushi at a reasonable price and we found both at Ebisu.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for dining with us!

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vipKenT
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great Birthday dinner for my wife! Staff were very accommodating to my daughter’s food allergy.
Great service and food!

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you Ken for dining with us! We appreciate your patronage and support! We try our best to provide the best food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, fresh sushi with a creative menu. Price was surprisingly below what I would've expected for high-quality food in a major city.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you very much! We are proud to see your review! We do try to price as competitively as possible and strike a balance between high quality food with lower prices. We are glad you noticed that! Thank you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dion and the staff at Ebisu on Robson are always friendly and ready to make your night enjoyable. The food has become even better and tastier then before and my friends and I always have a great time here! Thank you to Dion, the waitresses, chefs and bartenders at Ebisu for running a great restaurant and keeping us happy!

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you very much! We will pass this message on to all the staff I'm sure they will be extremely happy to know about this! We appreciate your support!

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vipHollyB
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We went there while on vacation in Vancouver, was looking for a good Japanese restaurant that didn’t break the bank. The ambiance was ok, nothing special. We tried asking the waitress the difference in the sake’s that were available in the small bottle, but she really didn’t know, answering that they were “all Japanese”. I ordered the unfiltered one, and it was delivered with out mixing, and the server took the cap, so my husband actually mixed it up using his palm to prevent it from spilling. So the wait staff clearly need much better training. I don’t blame them if they don’t know, but they should be trained, or refer to someone in the restaurant who can assist. We go one of the “blow torch “ type Sushi’s with halibut that was quite good, I’ll admit I haven’t tried sushi with this new trend yet. Shrimp tempura was good. I probably wouldn’t be going back with all the options in town if I lived there, overall food was good (not amazing) but the overall experience wasn’t great.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. All our servers are trained we are not sure what happened in that instance. We will look further into this and have all staff re-trained if necessary. We apologize for that experience and hope to have you back in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, incredible service

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you very much seeing this makes us very happy and will continue to work hard!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was great and overall ambience was perfect for a special occasion with coworkers or friends. Always recommend (:

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you very much for the positive notes. We appreciate your support!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Service wasn’t on par

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Vancity88
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Been coming here for 8+ years. Managers never make eye contact to say hello or goodbye. Sashimi was terrible. It’s been great every time, but this time I didn’t even want to finish it.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

It's unfortunate the sashimi was not up to par on your most recent visit. Please let the staff know and we will resolve the issue immediately. We will also have an internal meeting to discuss the other points. Rest assured we will work to improve.

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GordonK
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing evening here with my girlfriend. Service was friendly, quick and very attentive. Food was nicely presented and fresh. Only down part was the lobster udon was bland. Overall everything else was phenomenal! Thank you guys again!

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you Gordon for the review! We will look into the lobster udon dish with the kitchen chefs right away. I appreciate the feedback.

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FelixM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Servers were all attentive and friendly. Empty oyster plates were cleared at least twice. Service was excellent. Place wasn't really that busy, so you might not get this type of service when it's packed.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for the review Felix! We do try our best to provide the best service possible even when it's busy. We usually would have more staff on the floor for the busier times.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Very noisy place. Suitable for young adults.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for the review! We appreciate your feedback, sometimes the weekends can get a little bit noisy due to the happy birthdays and bigger group gatherings. Most of the weekdays are more quiet for intimate or family dining.

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DonyaA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was average. Service good. I wouldn’t order to takoyaki or miso soup again. Sushi was not bad.

Ebisu on Robson
Responded on August 15, 2019

We appreciate your feedback, we will look into the dishes mentioned to improve customers overall experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

It’s a perfect place to host casual party with friends, totally recommend it!