Bistro Sakana

4.7
280 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese

Bistro Sakana is located in Vancouver, British Columbia and offers a menu of delicious Japanese food, both traditional and innovative. There are also dishes with a fusion of Japanese and Italian or French influences. Vancouver�s largest list of premium cold sake is at Bistro Sakana, and you can enjoy beer and wine, as well.

Bistro Sakana has many great menus showcasing many types of foods. You can enjoy sushi, nigiri, sashimi, lunch, tapas, dessert and drinks. The lunch menu has an assortment of options for a great price so you can try something new and exciting. One of the most popular offerings on the nigiri menu is the assorted tempura with tiger prawn and vegetable tempura served with a sweet and tangy dipping sauce.

What 280 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
N
Nancy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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!

GF
GolnazFakhari
1 review
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food on the special menu

JL
JuliaL
Vancouver
1 review
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.

JP
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.

o
outonthetown
Vancouver
11 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.

c
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.

S
Sassytoon
Vancouver
9 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.

MR
MojieR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KP
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

NJ
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

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

The best Japanese restaurant in town

MG
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.

CS
CarvanS
Vancouver
1 review
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.

k
kavitad
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food , love the food there

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 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 !!!!

OT
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 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.

JL
JadeL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome food, service and great ambience. covid clean!

CD
vipColleenD
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love our local Sushi restaurant. The quality of the food is excellent. A must for dine in! Their covid protocols are well done and I feel good about dining in. Try the sockeye jalapeño aburi sushi. Yum.

c
cardenc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have been to this restaurant many times and the food and service is always great. I have recommended it to many people also and they are always impressed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is very tasty. I’m a loyal customer and coming back again and again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi ever

I
Imnot
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was highly disappointing. Sashimi didn’t taste fresh. Sauces were too much.

KM
KM20
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favourite spots for happy hour !! I highly recommend it.
Reservation recommended at happy hour on the weekends as it tends to be busy.

S
vipStef
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Japanese restaurants that I have ever dined. Lots of variety, it can be difficult to choose what to order.

Service is very good and we were treated like royalty.
The sushi nigiri is the best. Blue Fin and king salmon all the way!! To my surprise this place does really good cocktails as they really nail the flavors.


The only negative thing is that they over do it with the Plexiglass.

IT
IlyaT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best quality Japanese food in the city! Patio set up is awesome and good Covid protocols being adhered to

N
vipNatty
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS! We wanted omakase and they didn’t have the usual omakase, but they added some extra sushi and sashimi to the 3 course dinner and it was FABULOUS. Everything was so good. I was happy to get to try more than the sushi (but the sushi was also incredible).

b
vipbmarie
Vancouver
159 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall positive experience and we enjoyed the dine out selection.

a
anamar
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service was terrible. They were serving the plates laying over to of the guest in one side of the table , even with enough space to serve each guest properly ,that guest was often laying back to allow them to pass the food to the people in the other side of the table -No social distance either . The training for the servers wasn't in-existent . We ordered a bottle of wine and they didin't even know how serve wine. The place is like a more high end sushi place but the foods isn't what it used to be, was lacking flavor. I suggested the restaurant , not sure the other 3 people will go again

C
vipCaroline
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for dineout - sushi was amazing, some of the hot dishes in the bento were cold and a little lackluster. Still tasted great. Ambience inside was nice, patio was comfortable. Would go back for just the sushi. Friendly service but blatantly trying to upsell when they could.

GD
vipGaryDuffy
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service - def the best sushi in the city

K
Karuru
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hamachi salad is amazing!!!!!!! Aburi sushi is a must! Cocktail are nice too but a little bit expensive

JK
JenniferK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best sushi place in Yaletown and great value.

M
Mino
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience for us with delicious Japanese foods.

A
vipAdrian
London
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Sakana is consistently excellent. The staff are great and always happy to try and accommodate your requirements. The food is outstanding. It is a relaxed place to eat and overall great value.

D
Dave
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wanted to love Bistro Sakana, but wasn't off to a good start when our server told us about 1/2 of the menu items we wanted to order were sold out. Not sure if this was due to Covid or other supply issues, but my wife and I started to get a little embarrassed about ordering off the menu as we started playing "will they say it's sold-out?" when ordering. Our server was pretty good and attentive.

Not a great anniversary experience. The food we did get was good (as we expect sushi in Vancouver should be), but didn't really blow us away. We've been to other establishments with better and more consistent offerings for about the same price.

Don't think we'll be back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!!

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 280 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.