I had a great time there for V-day
Friendly service staff, food came out on time, servings a little small but still tasty, they also had a special menu for valentines day. All in all a great experience and I would come back for sure.
2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
All the dishes are tasty especially
All the dishes are tasty especially the bbq ribs. The maki rolls are great as well. Some dishes the portion is quite small.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The fish was so fresh!! Large
The fish was so fresh!! Large Sake list. For the first time in my life I notice that ALL the staff said bye when we left the restaurant, that was funny :)
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great menu only thing missing
Great menu only thing missing was option of brown rice
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good, fresh sashimi
We ate here early on a Thursday evening and the place was already buzzing. It quickly filled up in the few minutes while we waited for our food. Our server was really good - very informative had the knack of showing up just when you needed him to be there. We ordered the tempura (always my acid test) and it was very good - certainly not the best I've ever tasted, but it was light and flavourful.
I ordered the 5 types of sashimi and was really pleased with my selection. The fish was fresh and although there was nothing unusual on the plate, it was well presented. My husband ordered a cone combo which he declared to be delicious - it certainly looked interesting!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I like the food and the ambiance.
I like the food and the ambiance. Their variety of sushi are the best I've tasted so far.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Being that it is only a few
Being that it is only a few steps away, I would highly recommend Shuraku as "the" place to go before a show at the Commodore. The service was fast, friendly and knowledgable. The food was great, perhaps a little under seasoned compared to some other well known Izakaya restaurants in town. Overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant as a place to try on your night out to a show.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, fun feel
Great downtown Japanese restaurant, casual yet classy. Mostly younger clientele, but definitely a mix. You can talk; you're not drowned out by screeching music. But don't tell anybody - we don't want it to get more crowded than it is!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Shuraku is the best Japanese restaurant in Vancouver if you are looking for high quality tapas and sushi. Have been to this restaurant numerous times and everything we have tried on the menu has been perfect. Just try this place and you will agree!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go with seasonal specials
We had an excellent experience with friendly service and fantastic spot prawn nigiri sushi. The hamachi sashimi was perfectly fresh. The deep fried spot prawn heads are a delicate crispy delight. Fine junmai daginjo sake available by glass, carafe and bottle. A surprisingly fine dining experience for an informal place amidst funky Granville street.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Japanese Bistro
If you're looking for outstanding Japanese food in Vancouver, look no farther. Everything was delicious, the small plates easily served two, and the price was moderate considering the quality of the food. Service is also outstanding.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vancouver's finest Japanese
Vancouver's finest Japanese restaurant (West Vancouver has Zen) without a close second. The. Best. Ribs. Ever.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Japanese place on Granville
For good down home food on Granville, I suggest dining at Shurake Sake Bar & Bistro. The service is great with the authentic Japanese customs and courtesies.
Go with miso soup, wild mushroom salad, kogomi, avocado rolls, mushroom ohitash, live spot prawns, kuro macha, genmaicha, ebi gyoza, tuna isobe ago and salmon teryaki - all balance between veggies and proteins.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
great sushi, reasonable prices, but
great sushi, reasonable food prices, but wine prices were exorbitant!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch spot
Really good lunch menu and fast service - a great spot to eat for a quick lunch meeting. Great service and well priced menu.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is likely my third or
This is likely my third or fourth time at Shuraku and for a consistently good Japanese lunch downtown, this is the place. The value of their set lunch menus is high and the food's always great!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great and very fresh food that melted on your tounge!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food at City Centre
Food is out of our expectation. Really enjoy the Salmon tartar. Service is great. Their suggestions were helpful when you have so many dishes to pick from. Yet, their sashimi portion is small. Price is okay but I think the sashimi dish is a bit pricey.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Sushi in Downtown
The restaurant is unpretentious, but packed and the food was excellent. They had a special of $5 for a jug of Sapporo, which was an added bonus.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
some of the most delicious and beautifully prepared I've ever had
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
love this place
Been here quite a few times for dinner and it is always amazing sushi and I love the sake flights. This was the first time for lunch and everything was great again. They also let me order a couple things that I love from the dinner menu. Highly recommend this place.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic restaurant - the
Fantastic restaurant - the ribs are a must try. The grape wine list is really quite short, with just a few local BC options. However, there is an extensive sake list (I recommend getting the flight that lets you try three different kinds.) The waitress we had was very nice and very helpful with suggestions. The sushi was very good, particularly the unagi. Every food item we got was delicious. Highly recommended! We sat at a table that was inside but located right next to the window. The patio was fairly small (But what do you expect in downtown Vancouver?) but not tiny. There are a few seats at the sake bar and at the sushi bar. The back of the restaurant was fine, but it struck me as a bit odd, so I only gave four stars for ambiance.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a fun wonderful time with
Had a fun wonderful time with my friend last night.....our server was just outstanding, and very helpful with suggesting some dishes we could try...the food were very good, looking forward to trying more of their tapas menu...I will surely be back with some more of my friends.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb evening at ShuRaku
My friend and I celebrated her 60th birthday on the deck at ShuRaku. The staff was friendly, especially our server (sorry, didn't get his name) as his recommendations for food was fabulous. I've been there a few times before but never had the Spicy Salmon Tartar...it was Fantastic. Would definitely have that again. Enjoyed the evening, never rushed, food was great, service excellent!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pick for lunch
With great lunch specials, Shuraku is my #1 pick if I need to go to a restaurant in downtown. The menu is delicious (all of it), the prices surprisingly low for what you get, and the service is great. It's my go to spot.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This Japanese restaurant had
This Japanese restaurant had delicious food! A casual and unassuming place on Granville, we found this local restaurant through reviews on Open Table...we we were not disappointed. We dined outside at a cozy table. We had salmon and tempura...both dishes were very enjoyable. Reasonable prices and recommended for sure. Since we were tourists visiting Vancouver, we were happy to find such a great little local place walking distance from our hotel. If you like outside activity, this is the perfect setting.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very Yumy Japanese Food
The service was very good, all the servers are very nice, with good inter-personal service skills, with big smile. Great knowledge with their menu and drinks. A little pricy tho.
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was excellent - surprisingly
Food was excellent - surprisingly nice presentation and fantastic quality. Service was very efficient and food arrived promptly after ordering.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best. Sashimi. Ever.
ShuRaku was an incredible dining experience! The sushi and sashimi were so incredibly fresh. The service was spot-on, and the timing was perfect. Definitely going back!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best japanese restaurant in Vancouver hands down. Not the best for rolls but the rest of the menu is incredible!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and the service was
The food and the service was impeccable. The waitress, Jasmine was very friendly and efficient. Beef Tataki was yummy and the sushi was very fresh. Well done!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT EXPERIENCE! AWESOME FOOD....THE BEST VANCOUVER HAS TO OFFER!
VERY FRIENDLY STAFF!
WILL DEFINITELY TELL ALL MY FRIENDS!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best deal in town
I've been to the restaurant quite a few times since I first found it and each time it has been excellent. The stone curry is to die for as is the Kaarage chicken.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best "Izakaya" in Vancouver
Great menu, phenomenal food! Drink selection is also good and service is great!
A must visit for the adventurous and lovers of Japanese fusion cuisine.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We zijn er gaan eten op aanraden van ons hotel waar we verbleven, L'hermitage.
Via internet een tafel gereserveerd, wel aan te raden.
Het eten ziet er allemaal fantastisch uit, en smaakt super.
Na het eten van een gerecht, hebben we elke keer iets nieuws besteld.
Op deze manier zit je er wat langer. Als hè van sushi houd moet je hier gaan eten.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is innovative, fresh and delicious. The service is excellent and the sake list is extensive. A great place to go after an evening at the symphony. The restaurant is across the street from the Orpheum theatre.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing fancy, in a good way
The food at Shuraku was not bad, but I have been to better ones. The alcohol selection is quite good, and the service as well.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a visit ...
The menu is fresh and inviting. A must for lovers of Japanese food! Great sushi! Great lunch specials!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food as usual, affordable prices, and good selection of wine / alcoholic drinks!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good, will come back
Went there with my wife for dinner. The food was good, had sashimi, nigiri sushi, tempura.
The reason for the higher noise level was because there was a group of 12 young guys in the table/area beside us, and they were talking and laughing pretty loud.
Will come back with friends/family to try more next time
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific Dining Experience
My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Shuraku on the weekend. Everything we tried was excellent. Our waiter was outstanding with his recommendations. Not only did he offer very helpful information and recommendations for our food, he was also extremely helpful with his sake recommendations and explanations. Every dish was super delicious but the stand out was the Salmon Tatare which was absolutely divine. This is a place where you can ask the waiter for direction and have it turn out fantastic. Terrific spot and can't wait to go back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Banana Tempura ...mmm
Loved the tofu and avocado salad; craving it as I write this review! It is a tapa style Japanese dishes which is great to try different dishes with a few courses. The best part each dish is quite reasonably priced; sushi rolls are a few dollars depending on rolls, salad was $8; very well priced for quality and tasty Japanese dining! Service was great; waiter was prompt, food arrived appropriately, plates cleared. The first time we tried banana tempura dessert! WOW! recommend all to try! Definitely neighbourhood gem! Be back soon :)
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simple and tasty
My friend and I wanted to find a quick japanese restaurant to satisfy our sashimi craving. Looked online and found good reviews on Shuraku so decided to give it a try. Prices are a bit on the higher side but we're paying for the quality so it's worth it. Service is very attentive and friendly and i LOVE the ambiance of the restaurant (japanese with a bit of a modern touch).
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was a total sake nube, but the waiter was quite knowledgeable about all the sakes and helped us choose a good one. The food was very good - try the whole grilled squid, YUM!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sushi was extremely fresh
The sushi was extremely fresh and our waiter patiently demystified the extensive sake list. The atmosphere was anything but snobbish, which was perfect for a dinner with young clients who are more like friends.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM