Black Rice Izakaya
I love this place. Food is well priced and exceptional. On this particular visit the service was horrible. We waited 30 minutes to get our 1st drink. No one came to the table for 25 minutes and waited another 15 minutes for a pitcher of beer. Something was not going well for the staff that night.
We found that many of the items we wanted to order in terms of both food and alcohol were out of stock and unavailable which would’ve been nice to know beforehand but we still managed to find dishes to order. The food presentation was lovely but slightly on the pricer side for certain dishes. Service was pretty average to start with but the other server we had for the second half of the night was a sweetheart and ended off our night on a good note. Overall, a good meal but there are some other options with a better pricing and dish selection.
It was delicious!
It seems that the waitress only cares about thier special customers. She would treat you poorly if you are new and don't know the chef.
Great fresh Sushi
This restaurant is located right next to Hotel Blu, where my husband and I stayed recently. It was our last night in Vancouver and we decided to eat nearby after having walked the city for days. Although the room was a little too warm (they use the AC sparingly) and the music a tad loud, it had a good vibe. Most importantly, the food was excellent and very innovative. Many options were not your standard sushi/sashimi fare. The deep fried tofu starter was divine, as were all our other dishes. The sake we had was also the best we had ever tried. Definitely will be back.
Food was delicious and service was great! The chairs are a but uncomfortable and there isnt any dessert options.
An evening out with my daughter before a concert, this place was a special surprise.
Delicious food, but in my opinion, just barely worth the price. Definitely worth trying though, would come again!
the food was good and authentic. the service was curt, like they didn't need you there. overall, the food helped compensate.
They were extremely busy. Luckily the food didn’t take too long and the food was excellent.
Great place to have dinner before he soccer game.
This was only our 2nd time and we were seated in the main area. Very very loud with the overhead air
The 1st time we were seated near the front of your restaurant, much quieter.
That's the reason for the lower rating.
Met with longtime friend and neighbours. Totally impressed. Superb food and services. We will return
The food here is consistently delicious. They could use more servers during their busy times, but everyone is nice.
They were out of almost everything in the menu. How is a Japanese place out of ramen/udon? Pick a tuna - out of it. Want tempura roll - out of it.
Food was decent, but service subpar. Servers had an attitude that screamed out to everyone that they couldn’t care less about who dined at the restaurant. Our party of 7 wasn’t offered water and had to ask multiple times for water. We were also charged with an auto gratuity of 18%, but due to an error in the splitting of the bill, we were 0.80cents short of the 18% gratuity, and was asked to make up the difference. Unbelievable standard of service for an upscale restaurant.
We had the volcano dragon rolls, the salmon aburi, a vegan role, the waygu specialty roll and agedashi tofu. Our favourite was the volcano dragon roll which was very delicious - slightly spicy. The waygu beef roll was nothing spectacular and not worth the cost. The table next to us ordered a stone rock grill which looked amazing - a must try for our next time there
Good food. Reasonably priced and the waitresses were very attentive. The food came very fast as well. We ordered a Udon, Rice, sushi roll and an App which was more than enough to feed two people.
There were six of us celebrating a colleagues birthday. The food was good, although the menu seems to have changed since the last time we were there. The box lunches seem to have less food. The service was average -- one of our group had to ask twice for a drink. The serving staff are not very friendly -- maybe they don't like their jobs, but a smile would have been nice. We'll go back -- it's one of the better spots in the area. Maybe next the server will be more friendly.
The salmon sashimi was disgusting!! The salmon was so chewy and the worst part:SALTY! U can tell how bad it was by the texture. Other things were fine
Very good Japanese food at a good value. Highly recommend
Excellent food, never disappoints and good to take friends from out of town
Not your everyday Japanese experience.
Great sushi, excellent quality. A little disappointed there is no tempura on the menu. We went on the recommendation of a friend who takes lots of out of town people there.
Nice surprise for a last minute pick restaurant, we enjoyed the food and Sake recommendations from the staff very much....good job, thank you, we'll be back.
Sashimi was so good! Altogether a great date night location!
The food was great and we loved the clean presentations.
We ordered large hot sake and after we drank for a while we poured a dead fly out from the bottle. It was so disgusting! And the service was pretty bad too, the waitress didn’t take care of us at all. They offered 50% off of the sake when we paid. One of the worst experiences I’ve ever had!
They have a great options for lunch that are affordable. When we went, we tried angus beef aburi sushi, the chef aburi sushi choice, and sukiyaki. The food was delicious and kitchen service was quick; however the dining service was not as great. I understand that the restaurant is extremely busy at lunch but it would have been great if our server could explain the menu choices for us. Overall, the food (the lunch sets or sukiyaki) was really good and I would go back to dine.
The sushi was very good. Some traditional choices and some creative ones. Nice decor. The service is somewhat indifferent and not overly helpful or friendly.
A date night fave. Never disappoints. Great food, service and always enjoyable.
The black angus nigiri was fantastic. Apart from that everything else was mediocre. The service was bad, our server was rude. The three of us was there to celebrate a birthday and we had a surprise cake hidden in their fridge. I talked to the server in private to get the cake out after dinner. Then she came to our table and cleaned, we said that some of the food we were still working on it. She blurted out right away in a very rude manner in front of the birthday girl as well, "you still wanna work on this but want to get the cake out now?". Way to ruin the cake surprise!
The goma ae was wonderful to start off, the Aburi sushi was fabulous, and the skewers of pork belly and beef were delicious and savory. There are many choices on the menu I'd like to try, so I intend to return.
The food was good! Service is attentive. Will definitely come back.
Hostess forgot to mark our reservation filled.
I had a Teishoku A and it was delicious!
Food quality is really high. Presentation and service also very good. Japanese tea was no taste so I think they can improve that part but I will sure to come back again.
Overall the experience was ok. This was my second time at this restaurant, and did not get off too a good start. Upon arriving, I informed the host of my Open Table reservation. 45 min into our meal, I was informed by email that I missed the reservation and will not receive my points. Confused and upset, I responded to Open Table that we were at our reservation and having our meal. This was embarrassing and caused me to take time away from enjoying a nice dinner date. The food was good, the service was ok. Initially, my date did not order a drink. After my sake arrived, my date asked the waitress for the drink menu. After looking through, she decided on a drink and put the drink menu aside. A different waitress walked by and took the drink menu away without asking/checking with us if we wanted to order anything else. We were offended. So we finished our meal and went for drinks somewhere else.
Food was soso and waiters there were a bit rude and not attentive. The washroom and the hallway don’t look so clean.