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1516 Yew St | Kitsilano, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 3E4, Canada (Cornwall Avenue)
+1 604-738-4272
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Description: Delicious Japanese food in a romantic, comfortable environment.

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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice but pricey

I like it here, but always end up spending a fortune. The menu isn't particularly expensive but you need to order a few things since the portions aren't very big (I don't think they are supposed to be....seems more like tapas). They must have upgraded their menu since last time I went there was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2013
DiscoClint
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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UK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This was a large family gathering and as such a special occasion. The server was helpful initially on ordering and the food came in a slow but steady stream. Much of it was made up mainly of rice with little in the way of filling, with skimpy pieces of meat or fish and most covered in the same dribble of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I like it here, but always end up spending a fortune. The menu isn't particularly expensive but you need to order a few things since the portions aren't very big (I don't think they are supposed to be....seems more like tapas). They must have upgraded their menu since last time I went there was a much better selection than previous... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

There are several Hapa locations in Vancouver, but the one in Kits is by far my favorite. The atmosphere, the food -- great experience! Be sure to make a reservation if you want to go during peak time on Friday or Saturday as it's not very big and gets busy!

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Vancouver
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This Hapa Izakaya location is great. Lots of free parking within two blocks, nice area and the restaurant itself has a friendly, cozy feel to it. With no lunch service, there was a line forming at 5:30 pm when it opened on Friday. We were fortunate to be seated, we had no reservations, as the place filled up within 15... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Our first time and we want to come back. For great service, tasty and innovative food presentation, great choices of traditional and funky Japanese style dishes, fresh food, Zen-ish open style seating and decor, tasteful selection of music styles, TV monitors only in the bar section, comfortable seats, tasteful cutlery and dishes, efficient management.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We have enjoyed all the Hapa Izakayas in Vancouver, but since we live in Kits our favorite is the Yew Street location. ALWAYS great food and impecable service. Lately we have been enjoying their Monday Night Football menu. It's their normal Hapa Hour menu that has been extended to the end of the third period of the football game. This... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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160 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We've been to the Yew St. Location many times over the last few years and never been disappointed . The other day we went to the Yaletown location and found it just as good . It is a tapas place where they serve a large selection of interesting dishes made with top quality and fresh ingredients . Always great service... More 

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Niagara Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

Had a fantastic evening here last week while visiting Vancouver. Not knowing what to expect, I was totally blown away (not a real adventurous eater). My hosts selected the dishes and we all moaned through every one of them, will make sure I visit next time I am in Vancouver! Great food, good value and very nice staff!

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

It is not far from one tasty restaurant to another in Vancouver. Or from the beach to tasty treats. Tucked in the corner beside Starucks on Kitsilano, Hapa Izakaya offers traditional as well as comtemporay Japanese found not found in other restaurants. Ample seating inside and out to watch the locals go by with a glimpse of the ocean and... More 

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Vancouver
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44 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Another birthday dinner at Hapa Izakaya, a fun place to go, relaxed and informal, good service, and very good tapas sushi, although portions are a bit small, thus it can get a bit expensive with a table of five to feed...To the horror of my daughter, very much enjoyed the Uma Tartar, horse meat with a sweet and spicy soy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1516 Yew St | Kitsilano, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 3E4, Canada
    (Cornwall Avenue)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-738-4272

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget

Description

Delicious Japanese food in a romantic, comfortable environment.

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