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Black Rice Izakaya

4.3
4.3
277 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
Modern Izakaya

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 15 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 277 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for visiting with family or friends. Staff was great and food was outstanding. Every dish we ordered was delicious and nicely presented. This is now one of our favorite restaurants to visit in Vancouver.
  2. S

    Sarahb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Super friendly staff and the food was DELICIOUS! I also loved the privacy barriers in between tables, made it seem more intimate and it was lovely.
  3. KM

    KaylinM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome! Awesome vibe, awesome food, awesome fast service. The Sashimi was extremely fresh and the Soy Chicken Karaage glaze is soo good and the chicken was very juicy and crispy. Will be back!
  4. TL

    TiffanyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food. Will definitely come back to try more of the menu!
  5. A

    Abil

    Mexico City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente sushi en Vancouver. Muy recomendado. Gracias.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good food but tips was mandatory. Not very comfortable with that.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Quick service and good food
  8. DR

    DelR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Inventive and tasty non traditional Japanese done right
  9. AM

    AramM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Mackerel sushi did not taste fresh. Kipue Mayo on everything was too heavy.
  10. KB

    KanariB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional!
  11. CF

    CFtraveller

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was very fresh and delicious. The restaurant decoration is very basic and doesn’t match the food.
  12. RD

    RoseD

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This restaurant did not live up to its reviews. The sashimi quality was poor. And the sushi sampler platter we ordered should not be called sushi at all. It was rice with a fishy paste on top and tons of mayo, scorched. There was not a slice of solid fish on any of the nigiri. We ordered the soft shell crab and octopus plates. We ate both and could not tell which was which. Breaded, chewy clumps doused with sweet sauce. Our waitress was kind, but distracted, inattentive, and her very limited English resulted in some missed dishes (we were thankful for that afterwards since we would have preferred not to have eaten here at all). Everything was overly sweet and overly sauced. Perhaps all the stoned young people might enjoy some of these dishes, but it is definitely not a place to go if your palate is at all refined and you're looking for an authentic izakaya experience. The restaurant is nice looking, but a place that has $300 sakes on its menu, shouldn't be making such mediocre food. Maybe we were spoiled by Guu With Garlic, but it feels wrong to even mention these two places in the same review.
  13. 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 :)
  14. 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 …
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!
  16. 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.
  17. K

    Kittycatclaws

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place to enjoy food and drinks with friends!!
  18. 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,
  19. l

    ladydoc

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 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.
  20. M

    Murray

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly service
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. LL

    LucyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

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

    Globotravo

    Vancouver

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Amazing food. Great value. Love their sukiyaki. Will certainly be back
  28. 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
  29. f

    foodielover

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    They have a new menu. The place is a lot busy now.
  30. 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.
  31. 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% .
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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!!
  36. 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
  37. JJ

    JonJon

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, presentation and service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Todos los platillos son increíbles
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Cool place to grab great sushi
  40. 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.

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 4.3 stars by 277 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 15 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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