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Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro
Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro
  • Address:
    833 Granville Steet
    Vancouver, BC V6Z1K7
    Neighborhood:
    Granville Entertainment District
  • Cuisine:
    Japanese
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shuraku.net
  • Phone: (604) 687-6622
  • Hours of Operation: Open 365days!
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 4:30pm,
    Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm;

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Yoshinobu Ando
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For business, a special event or pleasure; we can provide catering services from cocktails to a full-service event.
    With over 20 years experience, our catering coordinator can surely provide you with the assistance required to help you host a successful and memorable event. This can include everything from event coordination, site selection and staffing to delivering prepared selections to your party.
    Please call Iori Kataoka should you be interested in our services.
  • Private Party Facilities: Conveniently located in the heart of Vancouver D/T and walking distance from all major hotels, Shuraku offers 30 people intimate sake tasting dinner course to 80 people cocktail party with beautifully crafted Japanese cuisine created by Chef Masa. Still some space left for 2010 Winter Olympic.
  • Private Party Contact: Iori Kataoka (604) 687-6622
  • Entertainment: At Shuraku, our kitchen concept is open. Counter seating is available both at the kitchen and the bar so pull up a seat and enjoy the show!
    All along Granville Street you'll find shopping, theatres and nightclubs. If you are a sports enthusiast; General Motors Place (the Canucks and other live entertainment) and B.C. Place (the B.C. Lions) are within walking distance. Is the game sold out? Enjoy a cocktail while you watch our HD screen in the bar area. Whether you are alone or with a group you are sure you to have a great time at Shuraku!
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer sake dinner events throughout the year inviting sake makers from Japan and/or local sake specialists. If you are interested, please sign up by sending an email message to info@shuraku.net.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Robson Street
  • Public Transit: We are located one block from major public transit stops. Downtown bound buses travel north on Seymour (just east of us) and Outbound buses travel south on Howe just west of us. Using the Sky Train? Closest Stop is the Pacific Centre Mall; just 1 1/2 blocks to our north. Numerous taxis can be found up and down Granville entertainment corridor.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We are centrally located in the heart of downtown Vancouver (Granville and Robson). You will find metered parking available on Howe St. (southbound street; one block west of us), Hornby Street (northbound street, two blocks west of us) and Seymour St. (northbound street; one block east of us). You may even luck out on Granville Street! Public Lots can be located off the alley just behind us, and in both Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and the Telus Building located just north of us.
A word from Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro
We offer traditional Japanese cuisine with contemporary flair; the freshest ingredients available, extensive offerings of super premium dai ginjo sake, creative cocktails and a thoughtful selection of wine that pairs well with Japanese cuisine. Our knowledgeable and attentive staff will guide you through your experience in a fun and helpful way. An interior featuring warm colours & Japanese architectural art bathed in muted light await you.

You could describe the menu as ‘sushi-sushi' style. A vibrant menu designed for fun! On the menu you will find small plates, plates for sharing and exquisite plates for passionate Japanese food lovers. On the feature sheets; fresh finds, seasonal items and traditional Japanese offerings valued by our Japanese guests.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Attentive and reliable service makes this a pleasant dine-in location for friends and coworkers. Food arrived quickly which is a must for work lunches and was very fresh and flavourful. Now on my radar for reliable places to eat and bring others."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food, ambience and service at this restaurant. It's in the middle of the busy city, but is quiet and elegant inside. Very good sushi, sashimi, miso soup, salad, and beverages. Good place to visit while traveling."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Great food and great service. We went for the sushi and were not dissapointed. Deffinitely recommended for sushi. Was busy so if it around 7pm you might want to reserve a table. Was also a bit noisy but we sisnt mind that."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Had a Tuesday lunch special called Godzilla something. Tuna sashimi + avocado on rice. Very fresh and minimal. No giant aquatic lizards. Loved it."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Really enjoyed this place. Food was very good and served in a fun way. Relaxed, very casual atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "the sushi selections were very nicely prepared, our wait staff very professional and we were seated and served quickly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I booked this reservation very much in advance. Was called 15 minutes before I arrived, asking if we could leave within 2 hours to make room for another reservation. The food took so long to come, that some of my guests had to cancel their orders. I didn't even get to eat dinner, just had a pitcher of beer before we had to leave"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Good food and accommodating. service was a little slow but it allowed more conversation."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Excellent food, great discorery! They have an impresive sake menu!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Delicious Japanese fare with flair. Warm welcome, knowledgable and friendly staff, service was great and the food was tasty , unique and reasonable. Would recommend."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food are pretty good Service are pretty good Wait for a long while by the door even tho I made the reservation"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Excellent service and food. Will go again. I am frustrated with not being able to send this review in easily. It says I am either too long or not long enough in characters. I suggest letting reviews be submitted easier"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went for a late dinner and were greeted immediately. The waiter was excellent and made some recommendations for both food and drinks based on a brief discussion with us. He didn't let us down, as the food was soooo fresh and tasty with great flavors and the selection of drinks complimented our meal perfectly. You have to check this place out!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The variety of the food was what I would expect from any other tapa style Japanese restaurant. The service was attentive though, our server never left the teapot empty for too long. Presentation of the food itself was great and quality of the ingredients are definitely there. A more loungey/louder environment though, so if you're looking for a quiet romantic dinner this might not be the best pick. Overall an enjoyable experience and would think of coming back if I were in the area."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This was the first time I've been to this restaurant in close to 10 years. There were a lot of innovative twist on traditional starters and cooked main courses but the sashimi selection was on the limited size.Food did seem to take a bit long to arrive. We have been to their sister restaurant Zest which is the more formal, fine dining with linen type. It was interesting to see the wide range of offerings from the same company. Considering this being the only Japanese restaurant of its kind around the Granville Robson area I think it's nice change from its kind on the west end."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We enjoy shuraku quite often. Good preparation. Good service. Good welcome. Interesting and unusual 🍣 and food preparation."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Liked the service after we got past the door (the management was a stickler and did NOT open the door until 12:00 PM SHARP. Food was good as always, and fairly quick to respond considering the lunch rush."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Wonderful find. There are few restaurants on granville and this one fits the bill nicely. Service was quick and we were able to have a leisurely meal before heading to the orpheum almost across the street. The food was wonderful and although we didn't try the saki the list was impressive."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great casual atmosphere for amazing, inventive, and authentic Japanese cuisine. Great spot for locals or visitors to Vancouver who want to get away from the tourist traps."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The food is always fresh, hot, and tasty! Service can be spotty at times but generally very good."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Delicious,fresh sushi and greens! Unfortunately server got a dish wrong and actually came out to "discuss". Luckily another server made sure it was corrected and finished off the service with us. Have been here before so knew it was not an ongoing problem. Sitting on the patio can get a little noisy and feels a little close to the pedestrians going by but the inside is lovely and quiet. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I always order the stone curry bowl with either pork cutlet or chicken karage, which is usually good. However, my last experience was not so pleasing that the chicken was not fresh, with a stinky taste. I have asked my friend to try a piece, and he confirmed that the chicken meat has turned bad. I asked the server, who asked the manager to report the bad chicken. He took it back and gave me the stone curry with pork cutlet. I was not impressed by his defensive attitude, saying that his chef mentioned that the chicken meat was find. I would have dropped the case if they admitted their mistake, but it seemed that they cannot live up to the truth. I probably won't return as I do not know what to expect in the future. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "What a great find! Both the food and the service was wonderful. Many items to choose from."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I have walked past Shuraku so many times, and finally I had the chance to eat! The food was stunningly flavourful, amazing Black Cod!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food came right temperature and some food were unique - we enjoyed them very much. Just a little the restaurant was steamy… Servers were good but a lady who escorts us to the table was kind of rude."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "An excellent place to stop for sushi before hitting the theater. This place has become a favorite hang out for our group of four - the food is always fresh, service friendly and knowledgeable. Very responsive if they know you have another engagement and will tailor their speed of service to your needs. Love the energy as they greet a group coming in or going out - does not seemed forced but comes naturally. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The food-Karaage was good though the sauce was a little sweet for me. I will definitely come back to try all foods with friends;)"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Tried Shuraku without any knowledge of it. Food arrived quickly and was delicious. The ambience wasn't to the same level - needed dimmer lighting and more professional serving staff. A great meal though and would recommend to any sushi lover."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We arrived at 5 PM which was much earlier than their usual evening rush. However they have an outdoor patio and several people were seated there. All the staff greeted us and said goodbye. We ordered the black cod at $13 which wasn't to our taste and a teriyaki chicken donburi which was delicious. Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I keep going back there as I usually enjoy the food and I always find the prices reasonable and service excellent."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The staff was so accommodating and found some wonderful GF/Vegan options for us - YUM! I highly recommend getting the tofu and avocado salad then paying an extra dollar to sub more ago for the tofu ;)"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Went there for the first time due to a recommendation with my dinner companion. Very pleasant atmosphere and service, though the service was a little slow in the beginning. The food is good and reasonable priced, I'd personally would give it 4 out of 5 stars and would come back."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food is always freshly made, tasty, and hot! Love the lunch options, variety, and reasonable prices. Definitely one of my favourite dining spots!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Don't expect much if you're going to this restaurant. Food and service, really just okay only. I wouldn't wanna go again. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The sushi was amazing. They had everything and it was fresh. Awesome Sake selection too."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We really like Shuraku - great food, pretty reasonable prices, central location downtown, and very friendly -- and funny -- servers. The old Kitto at this location was great; the refurbished, more upscale version not so much; but Shuraku is excellent -- one of our favs."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We booked here to get a good head start at the Commodore. First time and really impressed. Waiter was friendly and helpful, perfect level of service. Atmosphere was upbeat and jazzy, food tremendous, and price was great. Will be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I love the lunches, the patio in the summertime, the daily specials and exceptional service. I make a point of bringing out-of-town guests here for dinner and to experience the extensive sake menu! I've been here countless times and it's always been consistently delicious. So, thanks for being so great! :)"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The sushi was excellent, both the signature rolls as well as the plain ol' sashimi and tuna rolls we got for an appetizer. The server was also very helpful when it came to picking out some sake for a first timer. Overall a pleasing experience and a great place for sushi on Granville street."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Loved the food, service and energy! Great for us old girlfriends to catch up and have great food"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Service was slow and we think they forgot our meal for a while. Food was good and with some interesting dishes."
    Dined on 3/22/2014