Ebisu on Robson

4.2
281 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese

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We are committed to your health and safety, Ebisu will be operating at limited capacity, please book early!

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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 281 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.0
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOTttt
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

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.

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DanielL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food! Highly recommend! Will cone back again

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JD21
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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Francis
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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

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Rosewine
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Always enjoy coming to Ebisu. Food is always freshly made and tasty. And service is excellent. Will sure go back.

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BobM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was good, but the staffs were a little forgetful.

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WhitneyK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing!

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JenZ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Happy hour 0.99 were very nice~

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YoungJinC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good place to eat tapas as well full meal, all good

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MS1973
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

You guys should advertise more about Canucks game!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super tasty Unagi !

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Marie
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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

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Kiivancouver
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great happy hour menu.
I always enjoy 99cents fresh oysters.
Friendly staff.

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Kiivancouver
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Japanese staff there are very friendly and they offer a great happy hour menu.
Their Japanese tapas dishes are awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice to have you back.

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potato20
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

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.

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vipKotori
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and quite setting!

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Rosewine
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

It was a good experience. Our server is very accommodating, and we enjoyed our food.

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vipMarcoA
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good experience overall. Food was good but a lot of the items on the menu weren’t available.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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.

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RachaelN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dined inside. Felt super safe, clean, and adequately spaced out. Would return again.

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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
20 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
5 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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Joey561
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.

Ebisu on Robson
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
5 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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FAQs

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.

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