Zipang Provisions

4.1
38 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Sushi
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch

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About

In “The Travels of Marco Polo," Marco Polo described Japan as, "Zipang" or "Land of Gold."



When two cultures meet, an exchange occurs, each gaining a new and often better perspective. Zipang represents a seamless integration of the east and the west, a fusion of Vancouver with the best of Japanese cuisine.



When you dine at Zipang, we hope you feel right at home. If there is anything we can do to make your experience more enjoyable, please let us know.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(604) 428-5700
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
between 14th and 15th
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.7
Service
3.8
Ambience
3.8
Value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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W
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

We were there at around 9pm and the restaurant closes at 10:30pm and they already put most of their chairs up as if they were closing the restaurant. Made us feel like they wanted us out. The fish did not seem fresh. Overall I was disappointed.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Service was slow. Sat down and was not offered beverages. Was hard to get waitresses attention. Food was good. Aburi style sushi was not very good. Sashimi salad was good for its value.

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O
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

A cute place for some good Japanese tapas

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C
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really enjoyed this place. The ambiance was good, quite busy, and the food was excellent. Can’t recall the name of the dish, but they have the best eggplant I’ve ever had.

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KG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Neighbourhood favourite. Always good fresh food! Can usually get a table without a reservation. Friendly service. Decent beer, cider and wine choices.

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DC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Unagi don is very good! The mackerel on the munch menu wasn't very good as it had a lot of bones.

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TL
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Japanese food without a lot of flavor. Reserved for seven and we were seated in a tight booth had to ask to be moved. Their salmon oshizushi was barely seared and just cold.

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g
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This has been one of my fave restaurants for years. Love their tasty, authentic Japanese food for a great price. Low-key and not pretentious at all.

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SL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Vancouver - which is saying something! So many to choose from yet few have the authenticity of Zipang. I liked their small old location but it's nice to be able to get a seat more easily now ;)

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AR
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We ordered an assortment of nigiri sushi, rolls and some appetizers

The nigiri selection is comprehensive and has many flavors to choose from.

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HE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambiance.
The booking system works very well.
Only downside is that venue is somewhat noisy.

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AB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, good location! Staff were friendly. Good variety of good as well, would definitely go back.

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EF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Delicious sushi for a reasonable price. The toro was super fresh. The service was great and our waiter was so nice! Went on a Saturday at 8pm and it wasn't very busy. Great booths for slightly larger parties.

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AK
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it here.

Efficient friendly service with well spaced seating (not cramped like many neighbourhood Japanese restaurants.

Food was fresh and tasty. We had the chicken karage and the pieces were huge! Juicy, flavourful and crisp. The takoyaki was well done.

The star of the show was the sushi and sashimi. Fresh and flavourful fish well presented. We had the large combo of chef’s choice sashimi and sushi. There was a good quantity of high quality.

Their kids combo is a fantastic value and a refreshing change from chicken fingers and fries for kids.

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ST
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is our go to for any occasion. Friendly service from owner and servers with a cozy ambiance. Never too noisy for a conversation. New patio furniture makes outside dining more pleasant. Good sushi takes time so don't expect a fast food restaurant.

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TK
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

We ordered:
* Agadashi Tofu - it was only half cooked and glutenous. It was difficult to enjoy.
* Salmon Sashimi - it was good but it’s hard to mess up.
* Avacado roll - tiny amount of avocado and it was discolored and appeared stale
* Hot Sake - not hot enough
* Spinach Gomae - not enough sauce. Tasted mostly like steamed spinach.
* Ocean roll - nice and tightly rolled and properly made

It seemed like there were different chefs making different dishes since the quality in the ocean was vastly different than the rest of the food.

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SS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Overall mediocre. With all the Japanese/Sushi restaurants to choose from this would not be my first choice,ok food, decor needs updating and slightly slow service.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great room, food and service.

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Whenever I crave some authentic Japanese, I come here. The food is really good and they‘ve added some twist to your typical Japanese dishes like chicken karaage poutine. They also serve cocktails with a Japanese twist like their caesar served with shrimp tempura. Service is always great as well as the ambience.

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TB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

Just mediocre, not good not bad just okay.

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A
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Food was uninspired -- yakitori was greasy and flavorless, sushi and nigiri were sloppily made, veggie ramen was totally flavorless and bland, with canned baby corn, frozen cooked spinach, and rubbery mushrooms. Gyoza were the best thing we ordered.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Order the Salmon Oshizushi!!!
We go to Zipang a couple times per month. It’s our neighbourhood go-to.

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M
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Local neighbourhood sushi joint. Good food but the service is always less than mediocre.

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LL
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I feel like each time I come back, the food quality worsens. We ordered a few specialty rolls (Zipang, Love Shuffle, East meets West) and found that a the sushi pieces were inconsistent in size. Some were bigger and stuffed with more ingredients than others. Some had the rice falling apart, and some looked like all the rice was pretty much already gone. The sushi needs WORK. However, their hot food is always pretty decent. I am a big fan of their chicken karaage poutine, but the amount of chicken and cheese has decreased since the last time I was there. I keep hanging on to this place for quick bites, but I feel like I am slipping away.

Service is ok. They are all scattered all over the place...should assigned certain servers to certain sections.

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V
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good value for money, tasty food. Service is a little bit on the slow side but not bad. Our go to place for lazy weekends!

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KO
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

I was meeting a friend for lunch on a Friday afternoon. The place was pretty empty...yet the table they reserved for us was stuck in a corner where you couldn’t see the door and they didn’t have enough staff to welcome and serve so if I hadn’t let my friend know I was already there, no way she would have known without having to walk through the restaurant.

The staff are exceptionally slow. They don’t pay any attention to you unless you seek them out with a lot of effort. A guy at another table had to get up and walk over to their coffee counter for service. When we finally got the one server’s attention to order, he still made us wait even though the restaurant had maybe 6 tables full...and most people came AFTER ours.

On top of this...our meals were served at completely different times. My ramen was served first. My friend’s single sushi roll came out about 10 mins later. They serve only cold water and charge $1 for a pot of tea. When we ordered our tea, we got one cup. Had to ask for a second one. Who does this?

The food was mediocre. My ramen was on the salty side. Don’t think my friend was impressed with her roll either and she paid $9 for it. In summary, I wish I had listened to the negative reviews on this one.

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W
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly and nice servers. Whenever I'm ready they come right away to take my order. Food is very fresh and delicious. Sashimi salad is huge size. Very quiet and feel very relax. I really like this place.I will definitely come back.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Worst experience. Service is super slow and theres no efficiency in this restaurant. Saw two customers left because the servers never gave them menu.. I will never come back their mediocre food.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2017
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Extremely slow service! Service was slow not just to deliver food but also to seat us and we had reservations. When we arrived we had to wait until a server came to greet us, we advised of our reservation which he found on the system and nodded then left and didn't come back! We waited finally for another server to seat us. Once seated we waited about 15 minutes to order our drinks and food at the same time. We were not advised of the long wait for food. We waited about 50 minutes to get our first dish which was wrong and had to be sent back. I'm not sure why there was such a long wait. The server apologized but did not say if they were short staffed or just didn't anticipate being so busy. I will think twice about returning. Had I known the wait would be as long as it was I would have just gone to Toshi or another nearby Japanese restaurant. Servers need to learn how to multi task.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A very great experience with excellent food. Love the Zipang Margarita and Mojitos !

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AP
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The sashimi was good but the rolls were a little disappointing. Ramen was also just so-so. However the place is nice and serving staff is friendly.

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LL
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Zipang is our place to go when we need a quick bite or if we need a place to just catch up over some food. The food isn't the BEST but it's not bad. I love their chicken karaage poutine! The staff are very friendly and polite and the restaurant itself has a very funky setting with some industrial touches.

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OG
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good straightforward Japanese Food with very good local beer on tap (33 Acres, Four Winds)

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S
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Traditional Japanese with a twist made the menu a little more interesting. Service was slow. Had to wave someone down to take our order and then had to ask for the bill twice.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Sadly the food fell short of its promise. While the menu is innovative, the food was lackluster and greasy in some cases.

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TT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2016
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food was mediocre at best. The batter on the ebi mayo was very soggy. Don't think I would go back.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The cactus roll didn't have that cactus prickle anymore. Everything was wonderful.

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TS
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2016
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The servers and kitchen staff are Japanese, so the food is authentic and the service is excellent. My favourite is the eel dish that can be eaten in 4 different ways. The mille-feuille pork katsu don is worth trying. Sashimi and sushi are always fresh and excellent quality. I have tried pretty much every item on their menu and everything is tasty. The only thing that is not authentic is their portions are bigger than the dishes I had in Japan. Food quality and value are excellent.

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