Bistro Sakana

4.7
319 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Bistro Sakana is located in Vancouver, British Columbia and offers a range of both traditional and fusion Japanese food that are innovative.

Bistro Sakana also offers Vancouver's largest list of premium sake. In addition to a well rounded list of VQA British Columbia Wine, killer cocktails, with plenty of beer and spirits.


What 319 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server was friendly. Chef choice aburi combo set is amazing! The patio was nice and warm.

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PaulN
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dinner with my daughter. Staff is wonderful as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bistro Sakana has the best wait staff in the city. Quite, efficient, kind and friendly. Simply lovely people ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service at very reasonable prices!

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WilliamE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good value sushi in a great location with very good staff
Highly recommend if you are in Yaletown

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Paul
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent happy hour menu and their sushi rolls were fantastic.

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CarmenS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the food, the service was excellent. Nice selection of sake.

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rachel
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

Should had mentioned how to get omakase on the website its just stupid that after i went there telling me i need to make a note

Bistro Sakana
Responded on November 3, 2021

We would like to apologize for the disappointment and thank you for writing. It is suggested that booking Omakase on 24 hours advanced notice in order to properly source and prepare ingredients. A credit card for deposit is often required. While we often can still offer Omakase without a reservation it is not guaranteed. This is also emphasized in areas of our website, instagram, and facebook. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience.

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Warren
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I can count on this establishment to provide high quality food and service on every visit.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the service and the restaurant is nice and cozy where it is not like a chain where you are just seated in the middle.

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RubyC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A bit pricy but food was good. Had the Taste of Yale Town menu, plus the sake and wine pairing. The omakase was good but honestly I have had better.

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GrahamR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was good as usual and great service. Very pleased

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Foodjunkie
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value

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vipKenW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Serve excellent authentic Japanese sushi. Great sushi chef, Yama.

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vipMigs
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best sushi in Vancouver

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Came here for dinner to catch up with my friend! Great ambience and attentive service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love, love, love bistro Sakana! We have been going there for years! The patio is beautiful and these cherry blossom trees are an amazing photo background. The employees are kind, attentive and knowledgeable. The food is versatile and so delicious! We highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Anniversary

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Mike
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and served extremely quickly despite being a pretty busy restaurant. I think we were in and out in 45 minutes.

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Pawpaken
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic, best tempera, sushi and sashimi,good wine selection!

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Jeffery
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

in my opinion, food over all tastes good, but it's over price and need to work on the plating if they charge that premium pricing.

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vipEmilyM
Montreal
60 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall a very positive experience. The o-toro was very good (not the best I’ve had) and the aburi was also excellent. The seared tuna belly aburi was delicious. Sashimi was fresh. A little pricey compared to other places with similar quality. Nice sake selection.

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vipEricF
Montreal
48 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

They rush you to leave after 90 mins. I wom’t possibly come back because of this.

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StephenS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome as always. Been here many times over the years and consistently love it.

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Molley59
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Try the happy hour spicy tuna...only if you can handle hot foods! They're delicious.

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Elena
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love, love, love Sakana!

We used to work in the neighbourhood and came for lunch often. It was always a fantastic value for the quality of food you get. They always used to be super-fast, which is great for lunch.

One day we discovered that they also have a fantastic dinner. It's a completely different experience, especially in the summer, when the patio is open.

We would sit there for hours eating sashimi and drinking Japanese beers. Their dinner is supreme! They carry unique sashimi, that is super-refined; fantastic fancy rolls and other awesome little appies.

It's always a great experience. It was the first dinner place we went to after getting vaccinated against CoVid :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I am a return customer to this restaurant and I have brought numerous friends as their customers to support the business. Unfortunately the staff don’t recognize to provide good service to their returning loyal customers.

They are quick to rush you out and are not honest about availability and timing of their tables. I wish the customer service would be improved here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bistro Sakana is always a lovely experience. The very best sushi!

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Madhu
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it was good experience the Server David was awesome. Food was excellent my family really enjoyed it. it was good Mother's day dinner for my wife.

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vipEVEL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is excellent service too

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Mryley
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went here for my husband's birthday. The food was amazing and the service was as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was enjoyable, the female waitress who poured our tea was phenomenal. Thank you for your service

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HenriqueA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The rice for the sushi was a bjt too vinagry for my tasting, and the pork gyoza was a bit unseasoned. Overall the service, plating, ambiance and price were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best chicken karage I've had

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Sushi rolls are great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dinner was amazing. The food was delicious!! Especially I recommend to try the sushi and sashimi Omakase (Chef's choices). Excellent service too!

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vipBecker
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Good was good but seatings are very crowded and tables are extremely small, we booked for 4 people and the table we got couldn’t hold all the dishes we ordered so we needed to rush to eat, too pricey compared to Minami across the street.

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zoeyz
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

so good about dine out and sashimi is really fresh!

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LauG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We tried the dine out Vancouver menu, portions were moderate but delicious

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Nancy
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience at bistro Sakana was phenomenal. The service was amazing and I felt safe eating there with how they set up the restaurant for covid social distancing.

The food was delicious, as always. The dine out menu was an amazing way to try out all different types of flavour for such a good value!

FAQs

Bistro Sakana does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Bistro Sakana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 633-1280.

Bistro Sakana is rated 4.7 stars by 319 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.