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Black Rice Izakaya

4.4
4.4
265 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
Modern Izakaya

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (778) 379-0416

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 265 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Business Meals

  • Vancouver

    Business Meals

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  1. JS

    JSLO

    Singapore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fresh and good, staff were attentive and pleasant. One thing they could do was maybe tone down the trance music a little bit :)
  2. A

    Angela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service has vastly improved from a couple of years ago. Servers are very friendly and helpful. Food is served quickly and is delicious. Keep the barriers up between tables post covid …
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!
  4. ST

    StephanieT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Restaurant smells panned fried old oil. Tables separated by cover make you feel lonely and all of our dishes were served at the same time.
  5. K

    Kittycatclaws

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place to enjoy food and drinks with friends!!
  6. o

    outonthetown

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    My friend who was treating was very disappointed with the slow service. You need more staff on weekends. The staff was already trying their best. I dont' know if I would recommend because of that,
  7. l

    ladydoc

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Interesting. They didn't have sashimi grade tuna, salmon or saba. This restaurant is known for their cooked fare. They do tempura well. Udon. Cooked fish/crab etc. But no sashimi. Odd, for a Japanese restaurant. We visited twice with 10 days. It was good, but not great.
  8. M

    Murray

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly service
  9. TR

    TyrolR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always an enjoyable lunch at Black Rice! Great value and really amazing food. Box A!
  10. KS

    KimberlyS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience and good sake! Server was helpful and friendly.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was deliciously adventurous. Service was very attentive. Highly recommend.
  12. ES

    EmanuelaS

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I went this for dinner after a few years since so I had big expectations. The service was ok but Me and my friends were surprised that they do not have the QR code menu which is very hygienic and that instead they pre-portions soy. They have raised their prices but they serve everything in plastic or metal saucers, for what it costs we expected a better environment.
  13. A

    Asher

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food, excited to eat here, loved the partitions between tables. Will be back.
  14. LL

    LucyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious unique dishes. Nicely seasoned. An underrated gem downtown!
  15. G

    Globotravo

    Vancouver

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food. Great value. Love their sukiyaki. Will certainly be back
  16. b

    barbara

    Vancouver

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very attentive last night. Love their food and a good value
  17. f

    foodielover

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    They have a new menu. The place is a lot busy now.
  18. JH

    JulieH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious as always! I will be back again soon!! Yum.
  19. ES

    ESFoodReview

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor food quality and service, don't want to pay tips actually, I only paid 10% .
  20. CH

    CHui

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Seating was a bit awkward as we were placed at a corner next to a storage room. Food is great cant complain. Price is decent. Not cheap but also not miku expensive. Service tho can be better but personally i dont really care so works out for me.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Service was pretty sub-par. I sat for a good 10mins before they offered me water/tea. Then there was no check in's throughout dinner and then I had to ask multiple times for a tea refill. We ordered the unagi roll that had to be lit on fire and the person sitting right by where the roll was delivered at the table had spilled something on herself and had bent down to wipe herself and the server reached over and tried to light the unagi on fire. It was very chaotic and unsafe. 2/3 cocktails were out. Considering izakaya means drinks accompanied by food, one would expect all the drinks to be available. Unagi roll was my favorite. The black Rice really shone in that dish. The aburi was ok. Nothing beats Miku when it comes to doing aburi justice unfortunately.
  22. MS

    MichelleS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Poor service, waitress was not attentive. Food was average, not great value for your money. Noticed chef in the kitchen taking for a long period of time without his mask on which was concerning. This was visible to several guest tables as the kitchen is open to view.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super happy with service, attention to detail and food was amazing! We will be back for sure!!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Christmas dinner Many dishes were not available on the menu Very little options were left
  25. JJ

    JonJon

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, presentation and service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todos los platillos son increíbles
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Cool place to grab great sushi
  28. MK

    MarianneK

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Our meal was good except for my sister, who ordered a cooked fish dish, received her dish (her main course) at least 20 minutes after we received ours. This in spite of us asking the waitstaff 3 times whether they hadnt forgotten it and where it was. And it was not a busy night at all. It spoiled the ambience of our meal. I have been a long-time patron of Black Rice but this makes me re-think my allegiance to them.
  29. S

    Serenity

    Toronto

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi! So tasty, beautiful presentation and unique flavours ❤️
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Food came super fast before we even got our water. Temperature inside restaurant was boiling hot. Asked for cup of ice and hot sauce that never came. Servers were not attentive. Did not ask us for drinks when we sat down and had to waive servers every time we needed anything. I don’t think I would come back or would recommend this place.
  31. f

    foodielover

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoy the dinner menu which is not served for lunch.
  32. TH

    TienH

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice and attentive service. Good ambience. The food is a bit hit and miss. The Black Mentaiko, Cream Udon are must-trys if you go here, we also tried the Black Rice Sukiyaki, Chicken Karaage, Idako Karaage, Salmon Hako, Fried Chili Crab, and Salmon Hako but they were meh.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service! Loved the relaxed ambiance
  34. B

    Bella

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The service was good , the food as well but the place was hot
  35. k

    kevinreyes

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience3
    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.
  36. T

    Tisha

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  37. B

    Bella

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    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.
  38. T

    Tedy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  39. g

    geminifoodie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Poor ventilation. Didn’t turn on AC
  40. G

    Globotravo

    Vancouver

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food and reasonable prices. Will be back

FAQs

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 265 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Black Rice Izakaya

782 Cambie St Vancouver, BC V6B 2R5

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Robson

  • Neighborhood

    Stadium District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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