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The Diamond

4.2
41 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Your friendly neighbourhood cocktail parlour with fresh Japanese and sushi offerings.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday-Saturday: 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Sunday: 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Phone number
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Powell, Carrall, Water, Alexander
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Cocktails, Full Bar
What 41 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.0
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic cocktail choices and a great decor. Food is so-so but the excellent drinks and the great views make up for it.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A pretentious, overpriced dump. Despite having made reservations and the place being empty on our arrival, we had to fight tooth and ail to get a window. While tasty, portions are ridiculously overpriced for the portion size, the pates arrived at different times, so half the table is eating or finished when yours arrives, the plates are being pulled out from under you while you're still finishing, and the music s so loud you can't hear yourself think. A terrible experience.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Diamond has a great range of unique cocktails, and a delicious menu. It would be even better if the dinner portions were bigger, but you can share different plates and try a few.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is not a sushi bar like it is advertised. I was very disappointed

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Average food but great service and ambiance. More a cocktail lounge with munchies than a restaurant that serves drinks.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Service was a little slow- but the food was good and the ambience was nice!

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food options were a little too out there so we settled on the bread and olive oil and we received six tiny slices of bread, if was hardly enough for one person. The drink list was better but nothing really caught my eye. The service was good and the environment was nice but I will not be coming back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had a special request for a first date and all the staff followed through and we had the best time! Service was great, she let us do our thing and chat, so impressed thank you!!

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Great service! The east coast gals took great care of us!

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Great experience! Waiters were friendly, ambience was nice & food was fantastic! The whole Riverdale cast was there on my Birthday so it was extra special!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a great evening but we had to carry my mother in a wheelchair up 2 flights of stairs. I’m not sure if it makes it clear on website that it is not wheelchair accessible....? But everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

We celebrated a birthday here. It was a wet windy west coast evening but, we were warm and cozy inside. The building itself is very beautiful and the ambience in the restaurant was very nice. Good lighting, beautiful view, good food and great cocktails!

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2.0Dined on November 4, 2017

The Diamond is a really loud bar/pub setting with a few items to snack on. I was shocked to see the menu mostly Sushi items, mediocre sushi. Nothing resembled tapas at all. Drink menu was good, music they played was good although all one had to shout to be heard less than a foot away.

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

I was not impressed that I was charged for the slice birthday cake. I've never had that in any restaurant before.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

The hostess was quite rude and on a power trip when we arrived a little late (I tried calling to let them know ... but they don't have a phone number). Turns out our table was still available so there was no need for the cattiness. However by the time we sat down and were being served by a waitress - she was great.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2017

I brought some friends from out of town here and we had amazing food and cocktails. Diamond is always a delight!

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3.0Dined on September 8, 2017

The food was fantastic and the service was great, but the music we so loud i had to shout in the persons ear i was sitting next to....there were 9 of us and we couldn't visit because of the music. It would of been perfect had the music been turned down.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Great as always!

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Come for ambiance and great people watching. However, be ready to say good bye to a large chunk of change because drinks and plates are over priced for quality and quantity ($10 for a beer and a shot of gin!?)

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Great food at a reasonable price! We were a couple from out of town going on a date, the place had a great view of the busy streets and the waitress was very friendly. We shared a chacuitarie board and some sushi rolls and the food was delicious! Would definitely recommend if you're new to the area.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Gorgeous turn of the century place, without air conditioning, was unpleasantly warm. This is a bar, forget about eating anything substantial here, great bar though.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

The cocktails are delightful! The 'Japanese Old fashioned' is why we keep going back. It is always busy which gives a great vibe.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2017

The cocktails were a bit of a disappointment as they were not very well balanced, and the server was a bit all over the place. She would disappear before someone else at the table had the opportunity to order another drink. The food was mediocre at best, I ordered a few pieces of sushi, which were very expensive given the quality of the unevenly cut and mostly flavourless fish. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone I liked.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Garlic octopus was quite good, the ume shiso roll was good as well. Very strong cocktails.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2017

Enjoyed the food and the cocktails are amazing! Our server was very knowledgeable and could recommend a drink to suit any taste, if you ask they will even make drinks not on the menu. Will definitely be back next time I'm in Vancouver!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2017

Great music and pleasant service.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Great cocktails, excellent service, lovely room. But why is it so loud, every single time I go??

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Would leave zero stars if it were an option.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

great ambiance, would definitely come back
- service was awesome
- sushi was fresh and delicious
- a little expensive although very good

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2016

No hot drinks available which isn't great in the winter

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2016

Great restaurant. We went for drinks and appies. Cocktails were ambitious (one was a hit, one was a miss). No complaints about food. Great spot for after-work get together.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Food and drinks were delicious! Cool vibe- but was a bit loud. Overall it was a great time, and will be returning☺️

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2016

Amazing. Spent the evening in the corner of the restaurant coupled between two floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the Water Street cobblestone. The service was fantastic, I asked for a special request from the waitress for my date and they went along with it perfectly. Great evening.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2016

Drinks were amazing!

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2016

We went here for a friends birthday for dinner early (6pm) before heading out to other activities that night. The appetizers were delicious but perhaps a little small for our group of four. The rolls are tasty but very basic. The highlight was definitely the cocktails - innovative, tasty, and a massive list. The servers are really great at offering up suggestions on which ones to try. The noise level when we left at 7:30pm was already getting pretty high - the atmosphere is gorgeous, especially if you can swing a window seat. Would definitely go there again, but wouldn't go there hungry - not a ton of food for what you pay for.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2016

Great food and drinks, wonderful service. Was at the Diamond to celebrate a birthday, we had a great time

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2016

Fantastic place. Favourite cocktail bar in the city!

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3.0Dined on October 23, 2016

I loved the location and the table was great. The cocktails were very expensive and underwhelming for the price. The service was just average. Server hinted that it would be appropriate to tip 20% for the service which put me off.

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Drink and staff were great. The octopus dish was great, but won't be going back for the sushi next time we go.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2016

Love it here!!! Always great for cozy romantic drinks or a fun group occasion!

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