Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant)
Chef Masahiro Omori is the Executive Chef / Co-owner of Yuwa Japanese Cuisine who was born and raised in Chiba, Japan. His grandmother "YUWA" passionately owned a fish market in Chiba, Japan for over 50 years. Yuwa's dedication to her craft deeply touched Chef Omori and he lovingly brings her spirit forward with his professional experience at a well-known long-established Kaiseki restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.
Chef Masahiro Omori brings specialized regional dishes from across Japan taking advantage of the highest quality, freshest local BC ingredients. These can all be paired with our specialized selection of wines and sake.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The best Japanese cuisine in Vancouver. The closest one comes in Vancouver to truly feeling like you are sitting in a restaurant in Japan.
A stunning restaurant and absolutely amazing food. It felt like a very special night out and we also felt completely safe and cared for - important in these strange times!
Everything about our dinner was perfect. This was the best meal and dining experience I have had since the pandemic began. It was our first time to this restaurant, but will not be our last.
Our experience was perfect: the food, especially the ribs, was excellent. We don’t want to recommend this restaurant too glowingly because we might have trouble booking a table in the future!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Authentic Japanese cuisine. Yuwa avoids the commonplace offerings and always has a genuine feel.
One of the best places to go for sushi. Everything was very fresh and service was superb! A wonderful place to celebrate Christmas.
Amazing food and amazing staff. We go back there regularly for special events or just when we're craving really good Japanese food.
Superb, original takes on Japanese cooking, with a warm and inviting atmosphere and wonderful service. Highly recommended!
We pick up sushi sometimes, but we rarely eat high-end Japanese food. Decided to try Yuma for something different on my wife's birthday, and boy did it deliver! It was so nice to be transported away from the pandemic for a couple of hours, tasting flavours and foods prepared in ways we'd never tried before. Service was friendly and flawless. Highly recommended.
We are food lovers and eat here often. It never disappoints; it's a fantastic restaurant with fresh seafood!
If you would like unusual, exquisitely prepared Japanese food, this is the place. From the monkfish liver pâté to the duck salad and mushroom tempura, it was delightful. We had several other dishes. Just be adventurous through their very carefully designed menu!
Amazing food and service. Best Japanese food in the city.
Best Japanese Cuisine in Vancouver hands down with excellent wine and sake pairings.
Excellent! Fresh ingredients, friendly staff great atmosphere!
Best authentic Izakaya Japanese restaurant on west side..
Very nice restaurant!
The meal was a symphony of tastes for the palate. This is fine Japanese cuisine on a different creative level than any other restaurant in Vancouver. All of the presentations were artistic and the tastes sublime. Simply outstanding.
Excellent place, been twice this year and it’s always been good.
A lovely evening by many accounts.
Outstanding! Everything was perfect. I highly recommend.
Impeccable sashimi, Japanese food and service!! The very best in the area.
My absolute favorite Japanese restaurant in the city.
Amazing combination of creativity, taste, presentation, and service. And. A Great selection of fine sakes to accompany the delicious meal.
Have always left this place feeling very satisfied.
Warm, intimate, and gracious dining with excellent service.
Owners and staff make dining experience so special. No surprise rated best Japanese cuisine in Vancouver!
Great service by a wonderful crew of staff. Delightful, creative, and delicious dishes as always. Just wish the portions were bigger.
Sashimi were not fresh. Sushi and cooked dishes were not good.
The place is nice and would recommend to friends for the place (room and outside balcony) but not the food.
We come every year for our wedding anniversary . They never disappoint.
Lovely, comfortable outdoor seating and the usual wonderful service, outstanding food, a wonderful evening.
Absolutely loved this place. Amazing food and desserts!!
Delicious food, beautifully presented and skilfully served.
The patio seating needs to be a permanent feature!
This place is our favour neighbourhood spot. The food and ambience is top notch. But it is the owners, service and staff that make it extra special. They go out of their way to make us feel welcome, know our fave dishes and wine, and always go the extra mile.
We had our anniversary dinner here the other night. Everything was exceptional, a memorable meal.
Excellent service. Good and tasety food. Quiet place to be enjoyed the dinner. Highly recommended.
Impeccable service, great food, reasonable prices. Undiscovered jewel of Japanese cuisine.
This is our favorite local Japanese restaurant. Beautiful food presentation!
Wonderful and very Covid mindful
Yuwa nails it every time!
My wife and I have had several wonderful meals and Yuwa before, and this one just adds to the collection. The food is exquisite, the service impeccable. Highly recommend it!
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 731-9378.
Yuwa Japanese Cuisine (fka Zest Restaurant) is rated 4.8 stars by 833 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.