The Diamond

4.2
50 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Romance
  • Special Occasion
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
Additional
Cocktails, Full Bar
Reviews from verified diners
50 reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
39%
Very Good
50%
Good
8%
Fair
0%
Poor
3%
3.8
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JA
1 review
5.0Dined 3 days ago
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
2 reviews
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Bachelorette

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
4.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
1.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5 reviews
5.0Dined 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
1 review
2.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
2.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
4.0Dined 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
5.0Dined 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
3.0Dined 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
5.0Dined on August 1, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always!

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h
Vancouver
1 review
3.0Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

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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Edmonton
2 reviews
4.0Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

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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j
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

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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KW
Vancouver
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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E
Vancouver
58 reviews
2.0Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

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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VG
Seattle
25 reviews
4.0Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

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T
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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OT
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great music and pleasant service.

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S
Vancouver
9 reviews
4.0Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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

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OT
Toronto
1 review
1.0Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Would leave zero stars if it were an option.

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ST
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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B
San Francisco
5 reviews
5.0Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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a
Edmonton
4 reviews
5.0Dined on December 7, 2016
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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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