Ebisu on Robson

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237 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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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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EH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Friends gathering

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Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

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

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KT
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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HB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, incredible service

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Service wasn’t on par

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

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.

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GK
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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FM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Very noisy place. Suitable for young adults.

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DA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Came here couple of times. this round very disappointed with the service. We booked the table for 9:30pm for 2 persons not realizing that they are closing at 10pm instead of 12:00 Not stated anywhere online or at OpenTable website that they have changed their closing time. So was told that last order was 9:30pm. We went ahead since we came all the way. I asked for more wasabi for my sushi, the server said that the kitchen was closed and the last order was already done with ! Huh !? The Udon took some time to arrive, very stressful as we know they were closing. Asked for hot water, the server never delivered.
Had to get hold of another server to get them. At the end, we took home the Udon as we felt stressed to stay on. Not a pleasant experience.

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GB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

I had my 22nd birthday party here with 20 friends all ordering food and drinks bringing in $ for the restaurant and an automatic 20% tip. Honestly, the experience was mediocre compared to my previous times at Ebisu I will likely not be coming back for a while. If I was not surrounded by loved ones I would have been disappointed in the night. There was nothing special done for my birthday even though we definitely generated a hefty bill. Not even a free birthday shot, roll, appetizer or dessert, no singing happy birthday or anything for my table. What made it even worse was the manager came out and talked to me asking if it was my birthday and I said yes, he did not say happy birthday but instead asked if we were using a table that we reserved for people that were coming from work. He made us feel uncomfortable and unwelcomed as guests which would have never happened at Earls, Cactus Club or Boathouse. We also seemed to get ignored and received poor service the entire night. I booked over a week in advance, this lack of hospitality should not be acceptable.
Caution they called me in a very sketchy manner asking for a deposit that I have never heard of for $100. They threatened to cancel my booking if I did not put the deposit down and I had to give them my credit card over the phone, this screamed scam to me as I already booked on OpenTable but I had to as there was no hope for me to get another booking for 20 people with 1 day in advance.

I can't get my time or money back; however, I would advise you to stay away from this place until they learn how to treat customers with some basic respect and hospitality.

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AM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Service was quite fast. Food fresh. Great for office lunch.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good service and nice atmosphere. Food is a little overpriced but not bad.

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E
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

Very loud. It was crowded as our table next to us was literally sitting at our table. Also, it was EXTREMELY loud and was unable to carry any conversation. Also, the service was pretty bad. Our sushi was about 45 minutes late as the people who were seated well after us had their food and was done prior to us receiving the sushi. Wouldn't go back with my guests.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I had a birthday reservation for 17, for some reason they split up my group even though I booked 1 month advance. Food was decent but based on the service I wouldn’t come back.

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CT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Could have been rated 5 stars, but we arrived on time for our reservation of 2 and waited 20 minutes for them to clear a table for us that they obviously did not have prepared. The ambience was fun and a bit noisy, which made it a bit hard to be intimate, but we still had a good time. Expansive drink menu was the highlight of the experience, but the language barrier made it slightly more difficult to ask questions about anything on the menu. The spicy lobster roll was very good and searing it right at the table was the perfect start to the meal!

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It's a great menu and the fish is always fresh! In addition to the usual sushi and sashimi, they have many other items as well to tempt you. Service is always friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food, great service and lovely environment. Great place to take an out of town guest to experience Vancouvers sushi.

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AC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 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
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 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 2, 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 1, 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 29, 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 28, 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 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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

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Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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 26, 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
60 reviews
Dined on January 21, 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
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 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
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 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 19, 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 19, 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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