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For 2
Date
Fri, 1/19
Time
7:00 PM

Bistro Sakana

4.3
27 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Tasting Menu (7)
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Bistro Sakana is located in Vancouver, British Columbia and offers a menu of delicious Japanese food, both traditional and innovative. There are also dishes with a fusion of Japanese and Italian or French influences. Vancouver�s largest list of premium cold sake is at Bistro Sakana, and you can enjoy beer and wine, as well.

Bistro Sakana has many great menus showcasing many types of foods. You can enjoy sushi, nigiri, sashimi, lunch, tapas, dessert and drinks. The lunch menu has an assortment of options for a great price so you can try something new and exciting. One of the most popular offerings on the nigiri menu is the assorted tempura with tiger prawn and vegetable tempura served with a sweet and tangy dipping sauce.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:45pm
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Phone number
(604) 633-1280
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Etsuko Needham
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Private Party Facilities
Patio area can be rented separately from main dining area. Restaurant can be bought out in its entirety (maximum 70 guests)
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Private Party Contact
Peter Needham: (604) 561-6973
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Helmecken St.
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Parking Details
Canada Line - Yaletown Station
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Entertainment
Modern Jazz
Japanese Cinema
Open Sushi Bar
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 27 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJoel (Vancouver)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Fresh fish. Excellent presentation.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic service and excellent sushi. Will be back again!

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vipBeaG (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on November 11, 2017

One of our favorite sushi restaurants in Vancouver. Food and service are excellent. Try their in house smoked sashimi - amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on November 4, 2017

Yama is an excellent chef. Great variety of fish. Fresh & tasty. Had a very good hamachi Kama. Very good service.

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CptAwks 
2.0
Dined on October 24, 2017

After we were seated we waited, it took them nearly 10 minutes to bring us our menus. Not too long after that, we were approached asked if we had a reservation- even though we had told them about our reservation when we arrived and were told that this was our table. Overall, the food was good, but in my opinion overpriced once you consider other similar restaurants in the city.

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vipEthan (Vancouver)
4.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was really amazing. Also the portion wise was very decent.
The only thing we didn’t enjoy as much was the seating that night. We originally booked a table for four. But we called in 3 hours before the actual reservation to change our attendees will just be 2 instead of 4.

We were seated between two groups. Each of them has a spare chairs to put their personal belongs. We felt like the restaurant just want to make the best use out of it instead of really caring how we feel. They sat another group down very close to us. (Less then 3 inches between two tables)

And also this kind of set up was too crowded that we didn’t get our water refilled toward the end.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0
Dined on October 11, 2017

The freshest sushi I’ve had in a long time.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0
Dined on October 1, 2017

It was interesting for our first visit. The waitress was polite as was the staff but we found that we were not attended enough. We waited longer than we should’ve to order and drinks weren’t refilled until we were ready to pay, long after we were finished.

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Tracyt 
3.0
Dined on September 30, 2017

Tables are too small. Difficult to communicate with servers.

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TomM 
5.0
Dined on September 26, 2017

Great meal. Tons of dishes, expertly prepared. Great service from staff.

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