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Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant), Vancouver, BC
Award-winning

Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant)

4.9
4.9
1237 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
~ 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Japanese (Washoku), Sushi
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 731-9378
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Masahiro Omori
  • Private party contact
    Shin Knauf-Nakamura, General Manager: (604) 731-9378
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Kitsilano
  • Cross Street
    Mcdonald St. x 16th Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available in front of the building off 16th or at the back of the building accessing from Mcdonald St to the back alley. Or there are plenty of free parking along 16th Ave.
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Kaiseki Course - 7 days notice required

    $190.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Our KAISEKI COURSE is 7-8 seasonal courses including dessert. We offer this course at the chef's table (sushi bar counter) only, for up to 4 guests. We require a reservation at least one week in advance, which is FULLY PRE-PAID in order to have seasonal ingredients to be flown in from Japan. This charge is NON-REFUNDABLE, however it is transferable. We suggest a dining time anywhere between 2.5 hrs to 3 hrs to fully enjoy this course. We are unable to offer gluten free or vegan/vegetarian options, PLEASE NOTIFY US YOUR DIETARY RESTRICTION AT THE TIME OF MAKING YOUR RESERVATION.

What 1,237 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Food

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Service

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver

    Best Food

  • Vancouver

    Best Service

  • Vancouver

    Japanese

1,237 Reviews
  1. JanN

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Courteous and attentive staff that makes you feel welcome. Inventive and delicious dishes.

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  2. Debra

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most excellent as always… service, atmosphere, food, presentation… I love it!

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  3. TamaraL

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always. Beautiful food, beautifully presented, great service and ambience.

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  4. wesleyg

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best quality Sushi in Vancouver! Outstanding service !

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  5. ToddH

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best Japanese food in the area, my favorite restaurant in Vancouver.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were outstanding!!! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  7. WilliamM

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lacking a wow experience at this price point and require a refresh on their menu

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  8. BryanU

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Service was great! Atmosphere was great!

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  9. HolidayMel

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious with lovely, relaxed service. Our server helped us choose an appropriate amount of food that would introduce us to a variety of the specialties. Would definitely go again!

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  10. Cindy

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a spendid bday dinner tonight. They have creative dishes that are full of surprises for the pallate. We had bamboo shoot teriyaki, anago tempura and sablefish roll, gyu suji stew and wagyu toban-yaki are not the common dishes that you will find out there. The sashimi and fresh oysters needless to say were fresh and delicious. Definitely a solid 10/10! Will definitely return again.

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FAQs

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 4.9 stars by 1237 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant)

2775 W. 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6k 3C3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    Mcdonald St. x 16th Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Kitsilano
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Japanese (Washoku), Sushi
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available in front of the building off 16th or at the back of the building accessing from Mcdonald St to the back alley. Or there are plenty of free parking along 16th Ave.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Masahiro Omori
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 731-9378
  • Private party contact
    Shin Knauf-Nakamura, General Manager: (604) 731-9378
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