Bistro Sakana

4.7
299 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Japanese
Bistro Sakana is located in Vancouver, British Columbia and offers a range of both traditional and fusion Japanese food that are innovative.

Bistro Sakana also offers Vancouver's largest list of premium sake. In addition to a well rounded list of VQA British Columbia Wine, killer cocktails, with plenty of beer and spirits.


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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jeffery
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

in my opinion, food over all tastes good, but it's over price and need to work on the plating if they charge that premium pricing.

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vipEmilyM
Montreal
52 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall a very positive experience. The o-toro was very good (not the best I’ve had) and the aburi was also excellent. The seared tuna belly aburi was delicious. Sashimi was fresh. A little pricey compared to other places with similar quality. Nice sake selection.

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vipEricF
Montreal
43 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They rush you to leave after 90 mins. I wom’t possibly come back because of this.

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StephenS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Been here many times over the years and consistently love it.

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Molley59
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the happy hour spicy tuna...only if you can handle hot foods! They're delicious.

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Elena
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love, love, love Sakana!

We used to work in the neighbourhood and came for lunch often. It was always a fantastic value for the quality of food you get. They always used to be super-fast, which is great for lunch.

One day we discovered that they also have a fantastic dinner. It's a completely different experience, especially in the summer, when the patio is open.

We would sit there for hours eating sashimi and drinking Japanese beers. Their dinner is supreme! They carry unique sashimi, that is super-refined; fantastic fancy rolls and other awesome little appies.

It's always a great experience. It was the first dinner place we went to after getting vaccinated against CoVid :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I am a return customer to this restaurant and I have brought numerous friends as their customers to support the business. Unfortunately the staff don’t recognize to provide good service to their returning loyal customers.

They are quick to rush you out and are not honest about availability and timing of their tables. I wish the customer service would be improved here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Sakana is always a lovely experience. The very best sushi!

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Madhu
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was good experience the Server David was awesome. Food was excellent my family really enjoyed it. it was good Mother's day dinner for my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent service too

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Mryley
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my husband's birthday. The food was amazing and the service was as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was enjoyable, the female waitress who poured our tea was phenomenal. Thank you for your service

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HenriqueA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The rice for the sushi was a bjt too vinagry for my tasting, and the pork gyoza was a bit unseasoned. Overall the service, plating, ambiance and price were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best chicken karage I've had

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sushi rolls are great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was amazing. The food was delicious!! Especially I recommend to try the sushi and sashimi Omakase (Chef's choices). Excellent service too!

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vipBecker
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good was good but seatings are very crowded and tables are extremely small, we booked for 4 people and the table we got couldn’t hold all the dishes we ordered so we needed to rush to eat, too pricey compared to Minami across the street.

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zoeyz
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so good about dine out and sashimi is really fresh!

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LauG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We tried the dine out Vancouver menu, portions were moderate but delicious

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Nancy
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at bistro Sakana was phenomenal. The service was amazing and I felt safe eating there with how they set up the restaurant for covid social distancing.

The food was delicious, as always. The dine out menu was an amazing way to try out all different types of flavour for such a good value!

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GolnazFakhari
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm in love with sushi. Let's make that clear at the very beginning. So I have tried many sushi places in Vancouver (in the world really). It was my first time in Sakana Bistro, for some reason, and I LOVED it. The whole experience was unique. From their cute setting to their delightful staff, I felt special being in their establishment.
The food was tasty and of high quality ingredients and pleasantly presented.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food on the special menu

JL
JuliaL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food presentation and taste is good. Server is friendly and attentive. 3 course dinner offers some of the restaurant's signature dishes. This is my 2nd visit for Dine Out at Bistro Sakana, very pleased.

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JunhoP
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a most adorable restaurant what I tried in Vancouver. The foods was really tasty and impressive also staffs were so kind and friendly. Everything was way better than I expact. I could recommend to my friend strongly.

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outonthetown
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All the food was excellent , perfectly executed and well curated in taste. The only thing that was a bit disappointing was the dessert. .. not up to the same standard.

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ceciliay
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really good, exceeded my expectations. The portion is a little small for my husband. Sake pairing was good . Overall I really enjoyed the good.

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Sassytoon
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First night of Dine Out - and service was a little slow. It wasn't busy yet (5:30pm). Not even 1/2 full. The food however was outstanding. Delicious, lovely, tiny and delicate. Not hearty enough for bigger appetites. The dessert was lackluster - but Dine Out usually misses here. For value, this wasn't the best - but I would go again and try more things on the menu. It was cute and quaint, and the Japanese food and presentation rivals bigger more well known and famous places in Vancouver.

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MojieR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always. Love this place. So consistent and delicious

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KellyP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent,
Being Japanese I feel at home.
Great food, no farmed fish which is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious fresh food and amazing service. My favourite place in Yaletown for sushi!

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NazamJ
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing as always, I love this place as oppose to the other two or three very popular sushi restaurants in dt Vancouver because it is local and the quality is very high

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Japanese restaurant in town

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vipMarG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great well priced sushi in Yaletown. Really good flavours and super fresh fish. The staff was so attentive and our server was amazing. Had a great time.

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CV1204
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Beef tataki was delicious! We splurged on the toro trio set and it was amazing. The shabu shabu was just ok for me. Everything else was great. Very friendly service and adhered to COVID safety. A great dining experience!

KP
KellyP
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being Japanese and missing new years day due to osechi this was amazing.

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kavitad
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food , love the food there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful friendly staff. Best quality fish.. always tastes so good and fresh! Love this restaurant!!! Highly recommended !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. !! Great service and experience. Sad that because of covid was not more occupied.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this restaurant! Great staff, great ambiance, fantastic service and the food quality is outstanding!!! My favourite new spot.

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JadeL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome food, service and great ambience. covid clean!

FAQs

Bistro Sakana does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Bistro Sakana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 633-1280.

Bistro Sakana is rated 4.7 stars by 299 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.