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

Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant)

4.9
4.9
1229 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 14 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 1,229 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
  • 5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Japanese

  • Vancouver

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver

    Best Food

  • Vancouver

    Best Service

  • Vancouver

    Japanese

1,229 Reviews
  1. HolidayMel

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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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  2. 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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  3. Michael

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Yuwa many times and it never dissapoints. The people are truly awesome! Friendly and knowledable! The food is fabulous, we have no idea how they get their rice to taste so moist and delicious!

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  4. EricaD

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and quiet atmosphere. Very fresh and delicious sushi

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  5. Debra

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner as always - atmosphere, service, food, overall experience - My favourite place and always amazing!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    outstanding on every level; and consistently so over the years

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  7. FrancoO

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Repeated visits… this place is awesome. We will return again, and again.

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  8. LaurelleS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owner and her staff continue to keep this a wonderful neighbourhood favourite. Excellent food, wine selection, service and atmosphere. Easy to converse as music and noise are at low levels in the background. We tried a few seasonal dishes along with our favourite sashimi- really enjoyed the sable fish roll and tempura fiddleheads. Glad see and drink the Arneis on your wine list. See you again soon.

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  9. Bishy

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at Yuwa was a wonderful experience - the food, the atmosphere and excellent attentive service. All of the dishes we selected were amazing and was server was helpful making recommendations. Iori, the owner is a consummate professional in not only her knowledge of wine but the best of Japanese sake.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Everything reminded me of authentic restaurants in Japan.

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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 1229 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 14 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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