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Kingyo Izakaya, Vancouver, BC

Kingyo Izakaya

4.8
4.8
110 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese (Izakaya)
Indulge in savory Japanese cuisine at Kingyo Izakaya Vancouver. This upbeat Japanese gastropub serves bento box specials, small plate dishes and classic entrees in charming surrounds. The dining menu features a tasty array of fresh salads, appetizers, meat, tapas, sashimi, rice, noodles and seafood dishes. It also comes with a smaller list of vegetarian-friendly fare. Kingyo Izakaya offers an appealing option if you're in the mood for an alternative to contemporary fare. Visit for dinner and gorge yourself on some stone-grilled beef or a flavorful bowl of steamed rice. Round it off with a sweet dessert like a frozen green tea crème brûlée. The restaurant also offers an impressive bar menu, stocked with beer, wine, shochu (Japanese vodka), sake, plum wine and cocktails. Kingyo Izakaya is open for lunch and dinner every day.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese (Izakaya), Creative Japanese, Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 608-1677
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 110 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

110 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Place a bit too dim for my liking. Not sure about the hot stone wagyu beef. Didn’t taste like the melting ones we had and this is quite expensive for what they offered.

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  2. BrianF

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always. Very flavourful and unique dishes

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  3. Totoro

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Japanese food. But Kingyo brings my experience to the next level. Even my picky husband enjoyed everything that we ordered, from appetizers to desserts!

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  4. TracyT

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience and food were great! Some creative dishes that you can't find elsewhere.

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  5. vanessaN

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Decent price. Very accommodating for large parties and little kids

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  6. RachaelK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food has definitely gone down in quality, and the service even more so.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it here! Delicious food! Great service We always try to come at least once a year when we’re in town.

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  8. Ksyu

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In general, I quite liked this place - the atmosphere, the service, the food was pretty tasty, but from the reviews and overall popularity of this place I expected this place to be better (comparing with other izakayas in Vancouver). I really loved the desert though! I feel the dishes are overpriced for what’s offered. Very small portions and prices are quite high for them (again comparing to a few other izakayas in the city).

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food with great value…. Different type of Japanese food, not sushi or ramen stuff

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  10. Tastewise

    Vancouver

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our third evening at King, and it was as great as ever. Fabulous TanTan noodles, tempura prawns and deep-fried corn. Great vibe and friendly, attentive service. The interior is warm and welcoming, even on a wet December night! We'll be back!

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  11. islandgirl

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Yummy creative menu ! Will return for the wagu beef

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were friendly and forthcoming. It was a nice, cosy place. Every now and then you could hear Kanpai from a table, which had a good vibe. The food was good, too. We had fried corn for starters and Kobe beef and grilled tongue for the main course. All were so delicious 😋 that we ordered more. Definitely will come back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Innovative, deeply flavourful food in a beautiful room with a fun, energetic izakaya vibe. Also very good value. Try the corn on the cob appetizer.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and experience! Food was great all around.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Haven’t been back in Van for 6 years. Came back and it’s just as good as before!

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  16. AnitaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and creative food with quality ingredients. I've been coming to Kingyo for 6 years and it never disappoints.

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  17. OlegB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    That is the best Japanese restaurant in Great Vancouver or even BC. Food is fresh, service is fast, prices are moderate.

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  18. MelC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfortunately we were left quite disappointed with this restaurant. We had been looking forward to celebrating our anniversary here all year. However it was clear that the staff wanted to turn over our table as soon as possible. The wagyu beef we splurged on was tough and and the quality of the meat was not what we expected. We were asked to preorder a dessert but in the end, the waitress never brought it and gave us our bill instead. While some items where very delicious, the overall quality of our experience jaded that.

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  19. AndriiZ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Loved the food, service and general vibe

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  20. KimM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful evening- thoughtful, organized servers in an atmosphere that seemed fun to work in. Beautiful room and inspired food. This place is all it’s cracked up to be!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The miso udon and chicken karaage were delicious! I thought the stone grilled Wagyu was good but not worth the price given how good everything else on the menu is.

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  22. Jeko

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, great atmosphere, Reservations are recommended!

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  23. Monica

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so nice, we celebrated birthday there, and the dessert was on the house. Great foods, great service. Definitely will come back.

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  24. ElizabethM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is fabulous! Service is equally great. A bit noisy but worth it:)

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  25. DanJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick and attentive servers. Dishes were all delicious. Free dessert for birthday as well. Restaurant had good vibes. Would recommend again.

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  26. Jeff

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and even better service ! The corn, the Dan Dan and sushi was fantastic

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  27. RubyBlue

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the Food and Service were fantastic. We went for our 17th wedding anniversary dinner, and we received a delicious dessert as a Happy Anniversary. Everyone is very nice who works there. Will definitely be going back.

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  28. DerekY

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and and value! Hard to pick favourites and highly recommend the tan tan noodles.

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  29. Walkinggranny

    Miami - Dade

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This excellent restaurant welcomed us warmly and served us with delicious shashimi and cooked dishes. Our server was also very friendly and efficient. A great meal!

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  30. MatthewS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience dining out. The food is delicious and prepared fresh. The staff are all friendly and professional. Overall I find that it's a great atmosphere for groups dining out for a very satisfying top quality experience.

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  31. Grampsi

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service. Wonderful evening! Thank you🙏🏻

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  32. HJin

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My friend found a rock in one of the rice bowls but there was no compensation for it.. and the staff asked so what do you need? I know she had a poor English skill but we found her disrespectful… We thought she would take the food out from our bill but ended up paying for everything… 8 of us were there and we spent about $600 in total but was not worth the money… and trust me Kingyo used to be my favorite restaurant.

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  33. Cadence

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality and consistency of the dishes is what makes Kingyo one of the best restaurants in Vancouver. Never disappointed

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service and food. Food prices and portions were fair considering the quality of the ingredients and preparation required

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  35. AncaF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, Fish fantastic! All very fresh. I will come back if i fly to Vancouver another time

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  36. ChristopherM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very tasty! Staff were nice. A little crowded inside and a bit loud but thats expected from a popular/busy restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. Anonymous

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible! Probably the best Japanese food that we have ever had, highly recommend.

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  38. renl

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for our anniversary and was more than impressed. We can't wait to go again and taste more of their menu!

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  39. Phoebe

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was lovely. I would say it is my favorite izakaya in town!

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  40. FrankieL

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently our favourite date night. The ambience feels like we have travelled long distances, the food is exceptional, the service is efficient but respectful. We savour every visit.

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FAQs

Kingyo Izakaya does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Kingyo Izakaya is rated 4.8 stars by 110 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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kingyo Izakaya

871 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L9

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    West End
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese (Izakaya), Creative Japanese, Contemporary Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Non-Smoking
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