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Shizen Ya on Hornby

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985 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-568-0013
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome sushi

I needed a bite to eat and found this lovely little restaurant just near my hotel. There are two sushi restaurants next to each other, and this one is on the right. It was full of people when I arrived but the staff were quick to greet me and apologized that it could be a 10 minute wait, however... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Katrine E
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English first
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I needed a bite to eat and found this lovely little restaurant just near my hotel. There are two sushi restaurants next to each other, and this one is on the right. It was full of people when I arrived but the staff were quick to greet me and apologized that it could be a 10 minute wait, however within... More 

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Oestringen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Knowing Van is famous for good sushi this is still a gem - considering the variety of rolls and the different touch with brown rice. Adding the organic beers and the small-but-well-chosen sake list.... This is the place to go if you just want to go for good sushi without the glamour and with a decent price tag. Not to... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very good fresh food. Reasonably priced. The flan like dessert was heaven. Small intimate restaurant.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife and I flew into Vancouver late afternoon and were in the mood for sushi. We found Shizen Ya online with great reviews so we decided to try it out. We were not disappointed! I had never had sushi with brown rice before and was a bit skeptical at first but it was so good. I'm a big fan... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I absolutely loved the brown rice in everything! I wish they have restaurant like this in LA/OC area. We tried quite a few things on the menu, Sakura Blossom Roll, Seafood Quartet salad, mango California roll, spicy tuna roll, spicy salmon roll, TST sashimi..., just to name a few. I love the texture of the salmon especially!! Would love to... More 

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Veria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

You have to visit shizen ya! The staff is very helpful and polite. Nigiri, sashimi and Maki tasteful and well priced. We pay 30cad per person and we left with full stomachs! Try it without doubt!

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had not been to Shi Zen on Hornby. I had expected a larger sushi joint as the branch on West Broadway is not a bad sized restaurant. Anyway we liked the intimacy. We ordered spicy agedashi tofu, quinoa soup, triple attack rice bowl and my wife also dynamite roll and yam roll. All the rice is brown and all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It's organic, delicious and fresh! I'm a local and I absolutely love this place. They only use brown rice and everything is made from scratch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Endameme beans and sashimi were delicious. Fast efficient service and the quality of foid is excellent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Sashimi menu is limited but terrific! Incredibly fresh Toro, Sockeye, and Albacore. The sushi is rolled with brown rice and is extremely well done. We had an amazing salad with sprouts, mixed greens, avocado, cherry tomatoes, tofu, and a fabulous seaweed dressing. The miso was delicious, great flavors and had cabbage and carrots in addition to the customary tofu and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 985 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 604-568-0013

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 38
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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