Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant)
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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Always a good experience
Service very pleasant and professional
Thank you, we’ll be back.
So lucky to have this place in our neighbourhood. Best high end Japanese food in the city!
The service was excellent - our server was very knowledgeable of the food and drinks. She took the time to explain the flavours of FTE drinks including the artisan beers and sake in order for us to make the appropriate choices. The food was also very tasty and looked very pretty when served. This is not a typical sushi restaurant since they serve other unique Japanese dishes. Our dinner was capped off by a very creamy and delicious pistachio ice cream.
Superior in EVERY way!!! We were very pleased to bring friends and to be back in town after staying at the cottage for much of Covid. Yuwa is a reason to stay in town. Thanks.
We had the usual suspects! Mostly the seasonal specials: chawan mushi with ikura, yam agedashi, ebi bits, duck salad and the seasonal dessert. Arigato!
Freshest fish we have ever had. Beautifully presented food. We felt like royalty. The servers were all so professional. The sushi chefs are rockstars. So talented. It was my son’s 19th birthday and his first legal beer. He chose Asahi! Thank you for the black sesame ice cream birthday treat. He is heading back to school in London Ontario with memories of a truly special and unique evening.
This is our favourite place and it never ever disappoints.
Very good ambience and service.
Yuwa has an excellent and innovative menu. It is always such a pleasure to dine at Yuwa!
The food was outstanding and the service superb. One of the best Japanese in which I have eaten.
Desert was not Disappointing! Servers could’ve of explain food better or told us 1 order had how many scallop so we know how much to order at the time!
Excellent food, excellent service and excellent ambiance - as always!
Very good but a bit on the salty side, too strong it kills the flavour of the fish
Amassing restaurant and arguably one of the best Japanese restaurants in Vancouver. We loved every item on the menu and service and presentation was impeccable. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Creative cuisine - everything super fresh, seasonal and beautifully presented. Service was great.
Excellent food. Great service. We sat outside but it was warm and comfortable.
Always, delicate Japanese cuisine. I love the specialties of the season.
Excellent customer services, neat, tidy, and well hygiene!
We went to Yuwa because we were Zest clients and really enjoyed that experience. Yuwa is even better! Each dish was at the top. Elegant, beautiful with a lot of depth and excellent execution. We will be back for more.
Celebrating mom’s birthday tonight! Excellent food, presentation and service. One of our favourites.
Wow! What amazing food and amazing service. Went for my birthday and was really something special
Delicious food and lovely, professional service. A delightful evening for us all. We highly recommend Yuwa Japanese Cuisine.
Excellent food: super fresh and fine fish sashimis. Delicious sushis and special rolls.
Wonderful! The dinner was so delicious;)
Our favourite place that never disappoints!
Such a pleasant surprise in a nice quiet neighborhood, service is outstanding, food is amazing.
Outdoor dining on Yuwa's patio was quiet, the food amazing and the service was great, too.
We had to wait a while for some reservation mistake, but they made up for it by sincere apologies and service. Food is great. We are glad we went.
Wonderful meal in the outdoor patio
It was a super nice dining experience. Me and my friend was very satisfied with both food and service. Definitely will recommend to friends.
Excellent service. Food is delicious and well plated.
The location is quiet, and free parking close by.
Menu selection a bit disappointed.
Drink menu is better than expected.
In my opinion Yuwa is the best Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. The staff is very knowledgeable and the Sake selection is top notch! The food is so fresh and delicious. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant.
A gem in the neighbourhood. Food was delicious and artistically crafted. Service was attentive and not overbearing. Very calm atmosphere. We will be back.
AMAZING. Fantastic! Family owed
Great staff awesome food the best
Good food, great service! Excellent wine and sake lists.
The setting of the place is not Japanese style.The raw materials and cooking of food are far inferior to craftsmanship.
Glad to see Miho again, the best server at Yuwa.
Sashimi fresh: squid, bluefin and japanese Mackerel.
Chicken was a bit over fried and salty last night.
Super lovely. The food was delicious. Easy to find parking. Staff were very nice.
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 4.7 stars by 929 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.