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Shizen Ya

985 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #76 of 2,788 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Springfield, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great food with very subtle changes to make things a bit more healthy. If you've never had maki rolls made with brown rice then you might notice it more but I am quite happy to make that substitution. All the food I had was great. Sashimi wasn't the premium grade that you might get elsewhere but I was happy to... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We found this place by chance, when looking for a sushi take out. Needless to say, we were pleasantly surprised. Now all other sushi places seem blah compared to this one. Their menu is not extensive as a lot of other sushi places, but the quality is absolutely top notch! I love the rolls with brown rice and organic ingredients.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My girlfriend and I were looking for a good sushi place and found this on yelp. The food here is so amazing. No msg, and it's organic. The sushi comes wrapped with brown rice not white. Also the sashimi was the most flavorful that we had in Vancouver. Not fishy, it was so soft and amazing!!

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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I was excited to try this restaurant with my daughter while visiting Vancouver. Unfortunately, we found the restaurant over-rated and the food just so-so. We ordered tuna sashimi which was okay, but not as fresh as I had hoped, and my bowl udon noodles arrived at the table barely luke warm. The place is very small and narrow which makes... More

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Toronto/Ottawa
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We ate here yesterday and found it to be all around average. Pros: Really healthy! We love healthy food and this place has LOTS of options that will make you feel great! Unique offerings, such as quinoa sushi cones, wrapped in a special edible paper. TONS of vegetarian dishes and sushi. Cons: Sushi is TINY....and pricey. The restaurant is unbelievably... More

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Canada
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The standards for sushi in Vancouver are high, and Shizen Ya easily exceeds them, even if you consider that brown rice is a handicap. The flavours and the textures in the nigiri and maki were excellent, and the quality of the ingredients shone through. One outstanding item were the gyozas, the best I've had in recent memory, ( including other... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
358 reviews 358 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
2,138 helpful votes 2,138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Ok so i was a little worried when my friend wanted to come here for dinner, i had a look at the menu and they were basically catered to people who are on Vegan and Gluten-free diet (thats just my own opinion). But the food actually turned out really good! This restaurant knows how to use certain ingredients and make... More

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Beijing, China
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Japanese is not my favorite type of food, so it has to be extraordinary for me to rave about it. I loved my meal at Shizen Ya! The taste was great and the ingredients were of great quality. Loved the brown rice and all the organic options…and the organic beer too! Prices were reasonable and service was polite and efficient.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Love this place! Lots of healthy/organic options, including brown rice, no additives, msg free, and is vegetarian friendly to top it off. Tuna and salmon/avocado rolls are a fresh tasty treat. And just a heads up, It is tiny and can get really busy – but seems to have a fairly quick turnaround time.

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Prince George, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Had a late lunch here with my sister at the Broadway and Spruce location. A rather small space but clean and comfortable. I am certainly no expert on Japanese food but I know what I like and the meal I had at Shizen Ya was lovely. The menu has photographs of many of the selections, which is a good thing... More

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