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Bistro Sakana, Vancouver, BC

Bistro Sakana

4.7
4.7
345 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.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 633-1280

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Yama

  • Private party facilities

    Patio area can be rented separately from main dining area. Restaurant can be bought out in its entirety (maximum 70 guests)

  • Private party contact

    Peter Needham: (604) 561-6973

  • Neighbourhood

    Yaletown

  • Cross Street

    Helmecken St.

  • Parking Details

    Canada Line - Yaletown Station

  • Entertainment

    Modern JazzJapanese CinemaOpen Sushi Bar

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

    Best Food

  • Vancouver

    Outdoor Eating

  • Vancouver

    Japanese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Overall, the price does not justify the price. The service was amazing. The sushi was mediocre at best compared to some other sushi places.
  2. BW

    BruceW

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! Great selection of fish. All dishes were well though out and tasted great. The service was also very good.
  3. CD

    ClarkD

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant and was delighted to find that Koji was one of our servers once again. The service that Koji and the other servers provided was fantastic and I can honestly say that I have yet to find another place in Vancouver that even comes close. The food was tasty, quick to receive and presented very well. I would highly recommend this place!
  4. DB

    DavidB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual, good food service ambiance. What else can I say
  5. TG

    TheoG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A bit disappointed by the salmon. It had no taste and felt like it just got unfrozen. The rest of the food and the service were great.
  6. EL

    ELeaf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with very friendly servers. Menu has items to please everyone.
  7. SM

    SharonM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location. Food was delicious and enjoyed sitting under the cherry blossoms.
  8. a

    assoface

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Classic Japanese menu and fantastic quality. Excellent value for money.
  9. Y

    Yuliya

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The fish in sushi and sashimi omakase sets were really fresh and delicious.Aburi beef set was good too. The avocado in rolls with crab meat and cucumber was not ripe so it ruined all the taste. We couldn't taste the delicate crab meat because of that. Overall I think it's overpriced place. Like a lot. We paid $200 for two people (inc tax and tips), we didn't have any drinks, even non alcoholic. I wouldn't go there again.
  10. GR

    GrahamR

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and great service. A go to spot always
  11. LN

    LN1985

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit and surpassed expectation. Food amazing, service wonderful. Thank you
  12. GF

    GraceandFrankie

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place with superb food. Loud pipes on balcony must be fixed without delay.
  13. CD

    ClarkD

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. All servers were great, especially Khoji (not sure of spelling, but it's pronounced Ko-gee). who was outstanding! We will definitely be back here!
  14. M

    Miloche

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambience, the blue fin tuna sashimi was wonderful, service extremely welcoming - we had a perfect meal.
  15. EN

    EthelNiessen

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The happy hour menu is great ,all three items were very tasty and certainly very good value. It included a beer also. Service was spot on. We will be heading back.
  16. D

    Drumroll

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food as usual was great and the service was good albeit a bit busy. The only drawback was the noisy heater on the patio.
  17. YE

    YEthanO

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good friendly prompt service . Nice selection. Food was good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful wait staff!!!
  19. KA

    KhizerA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service. Definitely happy that I chose to come here for Valentine’s Day as the menu was delicious all around. Have already planned future celebrations here. Thank you for everything!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Fish directly from Japan was fresh and prepared perfectly. Sake was cool and refreshing. Shout out to Jay for helping us with the menu.
  21. R

    Reviewer

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Not good value for dineout menu anymore - smaller portions and not as good selection as compared to before.
  22. MS

    MarianS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Dine out Vcr
  23. G

    Greta

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice food But it’s not traditional Japanese food Is a bit fancy
  24. SC

    SamuelC

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a great dining experience last night. Food, service & ambience was spot on. Will definitely be going back soon
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great 2022 dine out menu. Everything was delicious. Service was great. Friendly and polite. The restaurant has a nice vibe to it.
  26. S

    Sasa

    Calgary

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good and friendly service. Food is good and we have the Vancouver 2022 Dine Out Menu. Good value $55 with 4 course.
  27. A

    Alice

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was friendly. Chef choice aburi combo set is amazing! The patio was nice and warm.
  28. PN

    PaulN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner with my daughter. Staff is wonderful as always!
  29. c

    catherine

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro Sakana has the best wait staff in the city. Quite, efficient, kind and friendly. Simply lovely people ❤️
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service at very reasonable prices!
  31. WE

    WilliamE

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good value sushi in a great location with very good staff Highly recommend if you are in Yaletown
  32. P

    Paul

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent happy hour menu and their sushi rolls were fantastic.
  33. CS

    CarmenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food, the service was excellent. Nice selection of sake.
  34. r

    rachel

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 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 SakanaResponded on November 3, 2021We 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.

  35. W

    Warren

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can count on this establishment to provide high quality food and service on every visit.
  36. KC

    KevinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 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.
  37. RC

    RubyC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 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.
  38. GR

    GrahamR

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good as usual and great service. Very pleased
  39. F

    Foodjunkie

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value
  40. KW

    KenW

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serve excellent authentic Japanese sushi. Great sushi chef, Yama.

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 345 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Bistro Sakana

1123 Mainland St Vancouver, BC V6B 5P2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Helmecken St.

  • Neighbourhood

    Yaletown

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Canada Line - Yaletown Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Yama

  • Entertainment

    Modern JazzJapanese CinemaOpen Sushi Bar

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 633-1280

  • Private party facilities

    Patio area can be rented separately from main dining area. Restaurant can be bought out in its entirety (maximum 70 guests)

  • Private party contact

    Peter Needham: (604) 561-6973

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