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.
The best Japanese restaurant in town
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.
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!
Being Japanese and missing new years day due to osechi this was amazing.
Great service and great food , love the food there
Great service, wonderful friendly staff. Best quality fish.. always tastes so good and fresh! Love this restaurant!!! Highly recommended !!!!
Food was fantastic. !! Great service and experience. Sad that because of covid was not more occupied.
I absolutely love this restaurant! Great staff, great ambiance, fantastic service and the food quality is outstanding!!! My favourite new spot.
awesome food, service and great ambience. covid clean!
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.
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.
Food is very tasty. I’m a loyal customer and coming back again and again.
Best sushi ever
Food was highly disappointing. Sashimi didn’t taste fresh. Sauces were too much.
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.
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.
Best quality Japanese food in the city! Patio set up is awesome and good Covid protocols being adhered to
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).
Overall positive experience and we enjoyed the dine out selection.
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
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.
Always amazing food and service - def the best sushi in the city
The hamachi salad is amazing!!!!!!! Aburi sushi is a must! Cocktail are nice too but a little bit expensive
Hands down the best sushi place in Yaletown and great value.
It was a great experience for us with delicious Japanese foods.
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.
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.
All the dishes are very good! Fish are fresh!!
Maybe due to the pandemic, the restaurant was a little quiet.
All the servers wear masks, very friendly service!!
Great hospitality! Service was also efficient, good recommendations. I got an extra dish to go so I could have it for breakfast
A nice casual restaurant that always has fresh fish and specialties brought in from Japan. I've been here many times and never had a bad meal. The patio is nice as well.
One of the best hidden gem sushi joints in all of Vancouver!
Bistro sakana was the first restaurant we went to dine out during COVID and we were seated in their heated patio. The dining experience was positive and we had no concerns. The day we went though, they were out of mint so no mojito and no brussell sprouts.
Excellent service, excellent fresh and premium quality fish, all combined with stellar customer customer service. Excellent value, a wonderful experience. I always have an amazing lunch and dinner at Bistro Sakana! Thank you to the Bistro Sakana workers!
Good service. Wide selection of menu, relatively reasonably priced. Food was great. Thanks.
The food was Ok but not amazing for the high price
Tempura spot prawns were simply amazing. Chef's choice - a good idea.
The food is always excellent. Our favourite is definitely the Omakase for Sashimi for 2. The drink menu is also a highlight with a decent selection of drinks.
I must say the service has greatly improved. I remember a mean Korean server that used to work there that acted like she was the owner.
The prices are not cheap but this is yaletown and you get what you pay for in quality.
Service was very responsive. All of the food was excellent
We love this restaurant- best Japanese in Vancouver
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 4.5 stars by 268 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.