The Diamond

4.6
63 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasion
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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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Cross Street
Powell, Carrall, Water, Alexander
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Cocktails, Full Bar
What 63 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

TAPAS Food was great. Spent a little north of $70 and it was good enough to fill up 2 people and have a beverage each. Will come again for sure

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ED
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

I told Monica I was meeting a blind date and she was perfectly attentive and even offered to help me out of things went sideways which made me chuckle. She was wonderful, genuine and friendly and we enjoyed a few too many delicious cocktails. Will visit again, thank you :)

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CK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Brought some friends of mine here who were visiting Canada and we all had a blast! The servers were super friendly! Definitely would come back!

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RP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere in the heart of Gastown. Quality food and fantastic service. Great setting for a small or large group. Enjoy share plates or order individually. Both options work well. Excellent vibe and highly recommended.

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RG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The sound level is simply too high because of the nature of all the hard surfaces in the space. Need to look at better sound absorbing acoustic ceiling panels or hanging something in the main space to bring the volume down about 15 to 20%. I love the Diamond but the last two times I’ve been there it’s just too loud? I love the volume of the music it’s just the sound of the people voices that makes it hard to have a reasonable conversation with someone two feet in front of you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Short ribs are delicious. Portions was appy size

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KP
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Food arrived cold, and took over 30mins for the food to arrive. Cocktails were really good and it’s a awesome location. Food very poor.

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ML
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The Diamond has been one of my long time favourite places for drinks. Their old food menu had sushi and other crowd pleasing options, but now they have changed their whole menu to have fewer options and no sushi. Our table sent back 3 plates because the taste was unbarable. It’s a shame they don’t have better food options as it really is a great spot in gastown.

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TM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply amazing heritage room, great cocktails and innovative small plates.

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My experience at the diamond was a good one, having shown up on time for the reservation I requested, I was promptly seated by the window, that of which had a great view of the gastown lantern lit square , beautiful people were hosting as well as frequenting . The food seemed reasonably priced, though I had none. I tried a mixed cocktail, a creation from the bar that was different and complex in its flavor profile , though not overly presumptuous or layered . The host / general manager was a pleasure to speak with briefly and a vision to behold; as were all the staff I were fortunate enough to engage with. My friend was unable to come though I was accommodated as though this wasn't the slightest inconvenience. I thoroughly enjoyed myself in these intimate settings, and highly suggest a visit to "the diamond" if you've ever had the curiosity to know what it feels like to be guest somewhere as comfortable in comparison to the inner sanctum of your own home while still maintaining the allure and ambiance of glow of candle light.

Cheers
-Jake A

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s
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My new fav of fav's. Sooo much fun. Killer cool....but dont take my corner table!!!;)))

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s
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Had a good time overall. Enjoyed the food. Service was ok, could’ve been more friendly vs “functional”. Two of us had cocktails that tasted very strong (intense flavours), but not so tasty.

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SS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Creative cocktails, tasty but not silly. Diverse tapas that are reasonably priced & good for sharing. Service was a bit hit and miss, but friendly when it happened. Entertaining view over Powell/Abbot St.

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JA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved sitting by those big, open warehouse windows with the summer breeze rolling in, watching night fall on Gas Town. The cocktails were creative and delicious. We are still talking about the duck pate tapas. The Diamond looks a little rough from street level, but you'll find a gem at the top of the stairs.

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EL
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great drinks, service and a fun place to celebrate a birthday!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Bachelorette

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot, busy place, (Fri night). Had cocktails and a bunch of appies. Very good service and wonderful view with the window table. A little pricey, but then so are a lot of places in Vancouver. I'd recommend it.

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OT
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Good food and service, but the noise level makes it very hard to carry on a conversation.

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IP
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I was told that the Diamond had expanding to a back room which was nice and they had a new menu worth trying. I took my wife there with some friends for her birthday. There was disappointment around the table.

The short rib dish was fairly small portion and unexciting and the chocolate cake can only be described as mush.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our dinner, the service and the ambiance. Cocktail specials were great value. As vegetarians, there were a few options we could choose from but it would be great to have a few more.

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

So pleased we booked here; service was fantastic, and the venue is very charming and unique. Great cocktails, and an impressive menu including entrees.

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JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance great drinks and service food was just okay

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

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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c
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

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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KV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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K
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

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

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K
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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

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KE
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

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

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MI
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

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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J
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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L
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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B
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 1

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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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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KW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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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KW
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always!

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