Ebisu on Robson
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!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Service has gone way down recently. The service used to be great here. No leadership and service staff had no idea what they were doing. 3 separate servers brought us glasses of water then disappeared for 25 minutes after we ordered our food and drinks. We asked several times for our first drink order but they kept saying, "Oh you didn't get it yet?:
Gyoza was luke warm. Oysters were pathetically small and dry. Fries were the only thing hot we got and those took over 20 minutes to get, after asking for them again, which then went to the wrong table first... during a pandemic, but they just brought them over to us after anyway. Beer glasses were not chilled. Beer took half an hour to get. 2 or 3 servers would come at the same time and then nobody for a long time. I even gave my feedback at the end and a lead server tried to tell me she had worked there for 10 years and nothing had changed.... though I am a regular for over 10 years and I've never seen her before. All new staff with no experience. Japanese staff is gone.
Big thumbs down on service.
Washroom was also not clean... broken toilet.
Something has changed for the worse. I hope they fix it or we won't go back.
Great service and great food! Highly recommend! Will cone back again
We went mid-week for happy hour and were very impressed. Felt safe with all staff wearing masks and guests being socially distanced. Both the service and food quality were great. Loved the buck-a-shuck oysters! Will be back soon.
This never happened, they were closed when we got there on time for our reservation. They never contacted me about it, should have better communication with OpenTable confirming reservation when they are actually closed. Otherwise, I know the Kamei Japanese restaurant group as being good, as I have dined with Kamei Royale and Kamei Baru in the past with good experiences
Always enjoy coming to Ebisu. Food is always freshly made and tasty. And service is excellent. Will sure go back.
The food was good, but the staffs were a little forgetful.
I was very disappointed in the food. I came here regularly before COVID hit and it was always a moderate to good experience. The food was extremely bland, small portioned, and tasted as though it was sitting out. Even the shot glasses that we were given weren’t cleaned properly and had something stuck to the sides. I’m not sure if the chef had an off day but it was not worth the $100+ we spent. Let’s just say that I won’t be back for a while.
Food was amazing!
We love Ebisu, it is our favourite Japanese restaurant in the area. Most times we come the service is top notch. However, this time service was odd. We were a party of 6 and we got one drink and one food order wrong. The waiter didn’t really apologize and seemed to ignore us for the rest of our meal. It was still a good experience given that food was generally tasty and good value.
Happy hour 0.99 were very nice~
Good place to eat tapas as well full meal, all good
You guys should advertise more about Canucks game!!
Super tasty Unagi !
Service was hmmm not bad just not quite there yet...staff lacks experience
Food arrived before the cocktails
After, service was almost too fast
Nice variety of food
Great happy hour menu.
I always enjoy 99cents fresh oysters.
Japanese staff there are very friendly and they offer a great happy hour menu.
Their Japanese tapas dishes are awesome.
Nice to have you back.
Got a Sake bottle which had a crack in it, saw the servers only sanitize the visibly dirty part of the table (and neglect the rest), and the menu was restricted only to the take-out menu. Food came out in random order, one dish at a time. At the end of it all, they didn't even do anything (comp/discount) to make up for the hazardous glass bottle.
Great food and quite setting!
It was a good experience. Our server is very accommodating, and we enjoyed our food.
Good experience overall. Food was good but a lot of the items on the menu weren’t available.
The prices on Yelp, Opentable AND their actual site online are WRONG... apparently they increased everything by $1-$3 dollars AND cut happy hour by half the size. Not worth it, go somewhere else.
Dined inside. Felt super safe, clean, and adequately spaced out. Would return again.
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!!!!
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.
Food was great, they had a magician come to every table which my kids loved. Would go back for sure.
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!
The sashimi was so fresh and delicious and the staff was great!!
First-timers and we LOVED It!
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!
we were seated at a table with sofa but the sofa was dirty with food pieces and oily.
food quality was not as authentic.
Valentines Day! Even though we were nonAsian, we were almost treated the same by everyone, except the hostess.
The food was excellent. The server was very attentive, professional, & accommodating. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely! Thank you!
Absolutely love this place! Not too expensive for a very good quality of everything!
Great menu choices for lunch. More than a typical comparable restaurant.
First time there and everything was good. . Will go again
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.
this is the only sushi place we hit. only. only. only.
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.
The einliest thing was, ihr musik was loud ans hard.
Thank you very much for the feedback and we will bring it up to the staff
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.
Thank you for the feedback. We try to keep the prices competitive in the downtown core and we appreciate your support!
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 ;-)
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.
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.
Ebisu on Robson does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Ebisu on Robson also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 689-8266.
Ebisu on Robson is rated 4.2 stars by 281 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.