Black Rice Izakaya
Black Rice Roll
Pacific Black Cod, Avocado, Cream Cheese - Black Rice
Volcano Dynamite Roll
Crabmeat, Prawn Tempura, Cucumber, Avocado with Spicy Tuna Topping - Brown Rice
Beef & Mushroom
AAA Black Angus Beef
Great food and service! Loved the relaxed ambiance
The service was good , the food as well but the place was hot
normally I have a good experience there but last night we ordered 2 pieces of uni, one of them look weird so I had it (so my date don't) the piece tasted terrible, I didn't want to say anything during my date but the quality was unacceptable.
Food was great but disappointed that they didn't have a dessert menu. we were celebrating a birthday and didn't want to bring a cake from outside and forgot to check if they had in house dessert.
The food and service are always great.We enjoy our time there. The place can get really warm and the ventilation system seems that doesn’t work properly,reason why i am not giving 5 starts review but it is a good restaurant overall.
BlackRice is my favorite Izakaya near my apartment. They have high-quality food and nice service. Every time eat and drink there will make me feel relax and satisfied.
Poor ventilation. Didn’t turn on AC
Excellent food and reasonable prices. Will be back
Fantastic food and great service will definitely recommend!
I went here to celebrate my friend's birthday and let's just say Black Rice Izakaya did not disappoint! They had such great service and amazing food- the Black Mentaiko is a must-have!
Great Izakaya with delicious food and nice menu items
First, a fly was inside the sake bottle that my friend ordered. Second, a silverfish was crawling up the sofa and when we told one of the servers about it, she was shocked and she asked 2 other servers to come and they were all scared and it seemed like they have never seen a silverfish before. My friend decided to kill it herself - the servers did not even say thank you to us, she just went to get the bill and told us that the sake is comp (which is good). We were only eating for about 45 minutes and just finishing our first course, we were going to order more things but since we were given the bill + the fly and silverfish incident... we had to leave and we probably would never come back.
I am so glad Black Rice has reopened for dining inside.
I have missed them.
Everything was outstanding and nice and quiet
Very intimate with the barriers between the tables.
Great job as always
It is quite a disappointing experience dining there. I’ve been there quite some times during lunch hours before COVID but this time is the first time I have dinner there. The ventialation within the restaurant is not working, especially when they were grilling and lots of smoke came out of the semi open kitchen to areas where we were seated. The black rice rolls are good but other than that, all other food are low quality, and the veggie octopus and tofu soup takes forever to reach our table! It takes at least more than an hour and long after my partner has finished his dishes… Waitresses offered some drinks and miso soup while we were waiting and waiting, but really terrible experience dining there. The eggplant tofu don was also very bland and can only find bits and pieces of tofu, but larger amount of rice. The whole octopus was cut in front of us but waitress was not trained properly of that so splashing customer at times. They really should cut the octopus in the kitchen then serve. I can make much better food with less amount of time. The chefs probably need more consideration of prep work before rolling out new menu. They should consider improving the menu and how to serve food properly, especially the chefs who is working on preparing for hot food. Low value and horrible experience.
It was our first time visiting and we will be back! Food was very yummy and fresh, with a huge menu to choose from!
This is our whole family's best Japanese restaurant in Vancouver bc - even our grand children 3 and 5 years old rave about the food !
The menu is extensive and so far everything we've had stands out - really well well presented and inviting
Wonderful experience every time!
Amazing Seafood! Just down to earth vibes. Food speak for itself. One of my favourite restaurant in the city.
The food is below average. Service is acceptable but for the price it is not really worth it.
Excellent food and efficient friendly service. The house specialty scallops were delicious and beautifully presented. The best rainbow roll ever and the grilled skews were very tasty too. An extensive menu with many creative items. Everything we had was great. There is also a huge sake list to choose from. So many tasty items we will have to come back soon to try more.
Tried a variety of menu items, and every single one was delicious! Really fast service and such friendly staff as well!
Their Angus beef sushi lunch is great taste and value.
Great food for its value!
While the food was good. The service was not great, which takes away from the experience as a whole.
Smoky. Had to move tables. Was noted that it was for a birthday and there was no mention of it.
First time there and everything was delicious
Amazing Food! Great value for the freshest seafood in town by far. We have been coming here for a awhile and it’s been consistently delicious.
Itz a bit hot inside. Other than that, food is great.
It was our second time visiting this izakaya.
Very good experience in general :) will definitely go again
A delicious find. We really liked the cloudy saki, sweet and yogurty in flavor, a unique drink. Sukiyaki was very flavourful. I thought the rice was soft in the aburi, which is different from other places, but maybe it was supposed to be like that? Also had the seafood ceviche on taro crisps.
Have been here many times and service levels are inconsistent. Sometimes your food arrives when everyone else in your party has finished their meals. This last visit they had 4-5 chefs and 5 wait staff and it was excellent. Usually we only see two waitresses. But on this night with 5 wait staff - They were attentive and lovely, and not run off their feet and overwhelmed by orders and customers. Food is excellent. Prices are what you expect to pay downtown.
Food was great, music was too loud. That’s easy to fix.
Good menu variety, excellent food and friendly service. A must !
My review is solely on the fact that we had to wait 45 mins for our food to come. If my friend hadn't reached out to our server and ask for an update, then I think we would've waited even longer. I think our server forgot to 'Send' the order and only realized it when my friend asked. She did offer some free drinks but it definitely left a bad taste and was an unfortunate first experience.
The food was beyond compare and exceeded our high expectations.
My wife and I ordered Set A and Set B for our lunch. The foods were excellent. The portions were little small and price is about 10% more than other local restaurant. The service were really poor. The servers did not look like they were ready for lunch service (they look like they partied hard last night and not awake). There was even chopstick left on the floor from last night. My wife told me not to remind them to pick it up, but it is dangerous if someone had stepped on it and the person would have tripped. Overall experience was good. We will go back for the food, if they are more attentive with the services.
Awesome spot for lunch specials! Great deal for a lot of food! Had combo A and it was more than enough food for lunch!
Always been my favourite place
Never get dissappointed
Black Rice Izakaya does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Black Rice Izakaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (778) 379-0416.
Black Rice Izakaya is rated 4.4 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.