Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant)
Thank you to all our wonderful guests for the continuous support during this uncertain time
~ STORY OF YUWA JAPANESE CUISINE ~
Chef Masahiro Omori is the Executive Chef / Co-owner of Yuwa Japanese Cuisine who was born and raised in Chiba, Japan. His grandmother "YUWA" passionately owned a fish market in Chiba, Japan for over 50 years. Yuwa's dedication to her craft deeply touched Chef Omori and he lovingly brings her spirit forward with his professional experience at a well-known long-established Kaiseki restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.
Chef Masahiro Omori brings specialized regional dishes from across Japan taking advantage of the highest quality, freshest local BC ingredients. These can all be paired with our specialized selection of wines and sake.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Amazing food and service. Best Japanese food in the city.
Best Japanese Cuisine in Vancouver hands down with excellent wine and sake pairings.
Excellent! Fresh ingredients, friendly staff great atmosphere!
Best authentic Izakaya Japanese restaurant on west side..
Very nice restaurant!
The meal was a symphony of tastes for the palate. This is fine Japanese cuisine on a different creative level than any other restaurant in Vancouver. All of the presentations were artistic and the tastes sublime. Simply outstanding.
A lovely evening by many accounts.
Outstanding! Everything was perfect. I highly recommend.
Impeccable sashimi, Japanese food and service!! The very best in the area.
My absolute favorite Japanese restaurant in the city.
Amazing combination of creativity, taste, presentation, and service. And. A Great selection of fine sakes to accompany the delicious meal.
Have always left this place feeling very satisfied.
Warm, intimate, and gracious dining with excellent service.
Owners and staff make dining experience so special. No surprise rated best Japanese cuisine in Vancouver!
Great service by a wonderful crew of staff. Delightful, creative, and delicious dishes as always. Just wish the portions were bigger.
Sashimi were not fresh. Sushi and cooked dishes were not good.
The place is nice and would recommend to friends for the place (room and outside balcony) but not the food.
We come every year for our wedding anniversary . They never disappoint.
Lovely, comfortable outdoor seating and the usual wonderful service, outstanding food, a wonderful evening.
Absolutely loved this place. Amazing food and desserts!!
Delicious food, beautifully presented and skilfully served.
The patio seating needs to be a permanent feature!
This place is our favour neighbourhood spot. The food and ambience is top notch. But it is the owners, service and staff that make it extra special. They go out of their way to make us feel welcome, know our fave dishes and wine, and always go the extra mile.
We had our anniversary dinner here the other night. Everything was exceptional, a memorable meal.
Excellent service. Good and tasety food. Quiet place to be enjoyed the dinner. Highly recommended.
Impeccable service, great food, reasonable prices. Undiscovered jewel of Japanese cuisine.
This is our favorite local Japanese restaurant. Beautiful food presentation!
Wonderful and very Covid mindful
Yuwa nails it every time!
My wife and I have had several wonderful meals and Yuwa before, and this one just adds to the collection. The food is exquisite, the service impeccable. Highly recommend it!
Another excellent meal at Yuwa. The wine list remains very interesting and reasonably priced. Even with the COVID restrictions, the food was outstanding, the service excellent and the comfort with their safety practices very high. Can't say enough positive about this restaurant.
It was one of our favorite restaurants. I always considered it expensive but worth it. Last night dinner was a total disappointment. Service was slow, that could be because of reopening pain. Some of the things we ordered were just so-so. The waitress was inattentive. Whatever I say, I have to repeat, I wasn’t the one with the mask on. We ordered noodle to share, she brought 3 small bowls but no extra chopstick for the noodle. Even in normal times, there would be an extra pair to split the noodle, in this time, there definitely need an extra pair. She brought dessert and 3 spoons, we have to ask for 3 separate plates, does she expect 3 of us to eat from the same bowl.
Given their price and service, we won’t be going back there for a while.
Birthday. As always every dish was exquisite and delicious!
The food and service is consistently excellent at Yuwa, which explains its large, loyal following. Apart from the basics, the chefs are also quite innovative, with seasonal features not seen at other sushi restaurants. There is also a short but very eclectic wine list. Pricing is in line with other high-end sushi establishments. Staff are especially efficient and personable.
A lovely restaurant that offers extraordinary Japanese cuisine.
Great place for Japanese food! Wonderful staff and very tasty.
Has to be the best sushi in Vancouver
Yuwa never disappoint me. Especially the desert!
Amazing fresh food
A consistently excellent meal!
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 731-9378.
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant) is rated 4.8 stars by 822 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.