Ebisu on Robson

3.9
208 reviews
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Japanese
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  • Happy Hour
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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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3.6
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3.7
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3.7
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AC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very accommodating to my 12 ppl group and the food is delicious. Great service too

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S
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 1

We were put into a corner that was like a waiting area outside of the main dining room. The server did not come to us before, during, our time long waits in between

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K
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Food is good. But poor customer service.
Server was rude.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

They didnt put liquor in my margarita. Also didnt let us know dine out isn't after 10:30pm

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L
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Our experience with the dine out at Ebisu was dissappointing. We could hear the peopke in next table talking very loudly. The food was cold and the sable fish was stale (probably frozen for days) . Overall, we did not enjoy the food and will not return to the restaurant.

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CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I recently went for Dine Out. I went with the Wagyu Carpaccio, Alaskan Sablefish and Chocolate Mousse and all 3 were terrific. Others in my party had the other options and found them delicious as well.

My only complaint would be their timing of the meals being served was not the best. I finished my main course before the others received theirs.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Didn’t like the dine out menu. Regular menu is still better

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our go-to family sushi place after a skate at Robson Square or a busy day. It can get noisy on a Saturday night but the food makes up for it !

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RR
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

We made a reservation, and arrived to wait at the door for another 15 minutes while others that arrived after us WITHOUT reservations get seated. We ordered promptly after sitting down since we had the time at the door to read the menu, recieved our wine 5 minutes later, then another 20 minutes before our appetizers arrived. Finished it and had our plates cleared, where we then waited another 20 minutes for our main course. While eating my main, I decided to order something else extra on the side that I knew I liked (hamachi inferno). Then our plates were cleared again, our server was switched with someone else as she needed to go on her break. The table beside ours was an older couple and they had also ordered their food half an hour ago and all they had was a pitcher of beer which was nearly depleted by now. They had asked for the new server for a follow up and she came back to reassure them that it would arrive in 2 minutes. The couple had tried to explain how they weren’t happy about how long they had to wait but the waitress continuously interrupted them through their plight. It was terribly unprofessional to interrupt someone’s speech to begin with and to be paired with her attitude towards the situation was aggravating. After they received their food, I was brought my dessert when I clearly wasn’t done the rest of my meal. So I raised my hand to ask about my order since I had finished my main about 25 minutes already, and I had no other food in sight to eat. The new server never came back to reassure me, and my original server came back from her break and that is when I received my hamachi inferno. When I mentioned about how I’ve had to wait a total of an hour and half just to eat more food, the server couldn’t answer me so she brought the other waitress back to give me the same attitude and interrupted me while I spoke. The service that we had received was unacceptable, although your food may be good, my experience here at Ebisu on Robson was terrible.

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HB
Vancouver
58 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was definitely A+ (so we ordered more food on top of the DOV menu) but the service was a little slow for our liking. Planning to go back again soon.

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KJ
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The sashimi bento box was amazing. I may have to visit Vancouver again soon just for that dish.

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J
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were great. Staff were very friendly. It’s a great restaurant for big parties.

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D
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent dine-out offerings-- superb food and good service.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Had the Dineout Menu: Roast lamb was delicious but was only 2 ribs, plus a piece of foie gras with a few strips of potatoes & veggies. Wagyu carpaccio was very thin and covered with Parmesan. They were out of matcha tiramisu, had chocolate mousse. Meal was not substantial, especially for my 2 teenage boys. Also ordered Aburi lobster sushi, Aburi Saba sushi & chicken karaage. Lobster sushi was great but the Aburi saba sushi was a let down, had no sauce or enhancements unlike the Aburi lobster sushi. Dessert was mediocre. We spent $170 included tips for 3 with no drinks, just water. Overall, expensive for 1 adult, 2 boys (and not very full).

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Japanese restaurant should not make western food for Dine Out Festival. I had their Japanese food, it was not bad.

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t
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
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
15 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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A
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Its a drinking restaurant for young people, i would recommend go there before a night out.

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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
Vancouver
3 reviews
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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I
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
6 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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N
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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