Ebisu on Robson

4.1
318 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
We are committed to your health and safety, Ebisu will be operating at limited capacity, please book early!

The Original Japanese Restaurant Lounge featuring some of the best deals for food & drinks in town! Delicious tapas and inventive, original sushi created by our master chefs straight from Japan! The trendy modern design of our spacious interior, TV"s and big projector screen help to set the perfect ambiance for any occasion. Quick business lunches, intimate romantic dinners or large group parties of any size are welcome!

Set in the heart of Robson this stylish izakaya restaurant lounge is the hottest new spot that many local dining enthusiasts have been craving for! Our innovative adaptation plays with the contrast of East meets West. Ranging from the freshest sashimi straight out of Japan to home-cooked dishes with a twist. Oriental style pastas, juicy wagyu or even sushi rolls flame seared right in front of you! There is definitely something for everyone!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 318 people are saying
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HelenR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Food was absolutly delicious! The service really friendly. It was a bit a long waiting time, but everything was amazing!

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JC2017
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sashimi was fresh and doing the torching of sushi on the table was fun.

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vipFancypants
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

ebisu’s happy hour menu has changed. There’s not as much options as before :( We chose to sit out on the patio overlooking Robson street, which was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all very good! We definitely will be back

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John138
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than I expected. Thoroughly enjoyed the happy hours.

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lc17
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Sushi and rolls were quite good. Avoid the braised short rib - too tough. Too many screaming children in the restaurant to really enjoy the atmosphere. Will go somewhere else in the future.

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vipBella
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Every time we go there, we have an amazing experience.The food and the service are great. I should say that after COVID we noticed some changes regarding the food quality. Lately, it has been getting better.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was awful. Food came before drinks, and we ordered drinks right away. Oysters had shells inside, and very un even in size.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious sushi. We went there for happy hour and it was busy but quiet. There is outdoor seating and the restaurant faces a little plaza set up with a few games (bean bag throwing, connect 4, etc) in Aug.

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YamoChan
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tempura was amazingly good, light and crunchy and not too oily. Minimal menu, but good variety and great prices. Slightly off the main road, so even on the patio, the noise level was fine. And the service was great. I would definitely try this place again.

CM
vipCMac
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Impromptu dinner with a couple friends! They’re trying sushi for the first time so wanted to give them an experience! Food was excellent! All the torched/Aburi dishes are must-try! Esp the salmon poppers, we needed 2 servings! The seafood was fresh! It is kinda pricy for 8-16 pieces of sashimi.
Knocked off a couple stars as when we made a second order to the kitchen, we did have a bit of a wait, but we were busy chatting, so it was fine, but yes, timely in between dishes served.
Knocked off a star as we did see Mickey Mouse lurking on the patio outside! eeeek…

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Joel
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Poor service . First ones there and they forgot half our order to the point people after us were getting their food. Had to ask another server for help as we hardly saw ours.

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EveningMeal
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat on the patio. Tiny mice running around outside. Service was slow. Food was not worth the wait. Many better options and choice along Robson St.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful experience at Ebisu! It was our first time in Vancouver so they set us up on the outdoor balcony with a lovely view of the city/street. Food was delicious and service was very attentive and friendly. Other reviewers have said the food service was slow, but we were in no rush and enjoyed every moment!

Highly recommend the Robson Rolls!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We all had fun and enjoyed ourselves! The food was delicious!

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Malcolm
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great place to eat and drink at, our 6 year old granddaughter loved it,

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I would have given a higher rating but the fact the washrooms were dirty and he floor very sticky left me with concerns on the overall cleaning less of the restaurent. Quite unusual to see during covid time.

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LucidDreams
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Tips were included into the bill at a fixed %, which wasn't conveyed to the customer at any time during the dining experience, the washrooms weren't cleaned properly and IDs weren't even checked for when alcohol was ordered.

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RobbieS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't heard of this place. We're on our vacation and decided to check them out and just wow. The food, atmosphere, service, did I mention the food ? The food was phenomenal, not a bad bite with anything we ordered for the whole table.

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Mary
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Oysters happy hour were not as advertised. The menu said limit 12 per person for happy hour oyster pricing, but they only allowed us to order 6 per person. Otherwise we would have to pay full price. We went there for oysters and was disappointed. Oysters could have been better. FYI Gratuity is added onto the bill automatically. The rest of the food we ordered was good. Happy hour pricing isn’t bad.

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vipAudricG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very poor fish quality, wife got sick on the way home.

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vipFancypants
Vancouver
35 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

ebisu is a great place to meet up with friends and family, because it has an extensive menu that will cater to most everyone in your crowd. They have indoor and patio dining. Love their happy hour truffle fries and tuna tacos, along with their karaage chicken and calamari. Lots of fun cocktails to choose from too.

MB
MarkB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We had a variety of offerings and none of them disappointed.

KG
KimG
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just awful customer service. Two of the items we ordered were completely different than pictured and the manager was a real b**ch.

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dugand
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Really warm and no a/c. Pretty slow service, only 1x gluten free item on menu and server wasn’t even clear on what GF was.

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AleksandrK
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, food and service! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Very loud Rap music that spoiled lunch. Very slow service despite only two other tables with guests. Skinny menu - very little choice. From what was on menu, our selection was tasty and very good value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Japanese Restaurant.
Fun atmosphere and sport TV channels on too
Family ambiance
Good early bird prices too

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RockyC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. Good price.

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vipJOSEPHV
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staffs
Good food
Good location
Good music

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was very average but very pricy, used to like here when I was younger but this time when I went, I feel like the place is very worn out and washroom is soooooo dirty, felt like I was at a shady gas station washroom. And directly affected my mood for eating. Do not recommend.

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Sigma11
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great service but food quality can be improved ! Also more social distancing needed. We are way too close to each other, although I do understnd you to keep your business going.

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Tyler
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was meh, got lunch bento. Tuna not very fresh.

KR
KikiR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The drinks are great but the sushi/udon was average for an expensive price. Overall wasn’t horrible. 7/10

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant even better prices. Favorite sushi place in the city.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food isn’t as good as precovid

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Nando
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service. Good prices. Tasty food. Happy hour is excellent.

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vipOTttt
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service has gone way down recently. The service used to be great here. No leadership and service staff had no idea what they were doing. 3 separate servers brought us glasses of water then disappeared for 25 minutes after we ordered our food and drinks. We asked several times for our first drink order but they kept saying, "Oh you didn't get it yet?:
Gyoza was luke warm. Oysters were pathetically small and dry. Fries were the only thing hot we got and those took over 20 minutes to get, after asking for them again, which then went to the wrong table first... during a pandemic, but they just brought them over to us after anyway. Beer glasses were not chilled. Beer took half an hour to get. 2 or 3 servers would come at the same time and then nobody for a long time. I even gave my feedback at the end and a lead server tried to tell me she had worked there for 10 years and nothing had changed.... though I am a regular for over 10 years and I've never seen her before. All new staff with no experience. Japanese staff is gone.
Big thumbs down on service.
Washroom was also not clean... broken toilet.
Something has changed for the worse. I hope they fix it or we won't go back.

DL
DanielL
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! Highly recommend! Will cone back again

JD
JD21
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went mid-week for happy hour and were very impressed. Felt safe with all staff wearing masks and guests being socially distanced. Both the service and food quality were great. Loved the buck-a-shuck oysters! Will be back soon.

FAQs

Ebisu on Robson does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Ebisu on Robson also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 689-8266.

Ebisu on Robson is rated 4.1 stars by 318 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.

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