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Shizen Ya on Hornby

#118 of 2,899 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
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985 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-568-0013
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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Yummy Veg options!

So happy to have discovered this place -- so many vegetarian options. It's going to be my new go to sushi place for sure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
vanjet
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Vancouver
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vancouver
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

So happy to have discovered this place -- so many vegetarian options. It's going to be my new go to sushi place for sure.

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West Vancouver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I love lunching at this place because the food is so delicious and healthy. Today I ate Agedashi Tofu, Tuna Sashimi, spicy Tuna Cone and shared a yummy Ocean Quartet salad (see pictures). Just enough for one person but not too much. The food has no MSG, organic brown rice, greens and no additives. It tastes so fresh and fantastic.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Authentic, fresh and tasty Japanese food. Small place, and small queue to get a a table but outstanding food, with really good vegetarian options that were really vegetarian (ie no fish stock etc). Cheap for the quality

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Restaurant is very narrow but very busy. It can only seat around 20 diners and still some diners chose to wait rather than go to next door restaurant or to other restaurants in the area. Perhaps the food taste is good which is so and the price is reasonable which is not because Their price is more within the... More 

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Oakland, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I loved this tiny little Japanese place! I had to wait about 10 minutes for a table (on a Thursday night), as it's popular and pretty small, but it was worth the wait. I got a vegetarian combo: delicious salad (with avocado!), cucumber and avocado brown rice sushi rolls, and a tofu steak with brown rice. And my dandelion tea... More 

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Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The best sushi in the city. If you're heading at lunch, call ahead for a reservation if you can - tables fill up fast!

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North Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Best sushi in the city without a doubt. Ask the waitress for her recommendations and prepare to get your mind blown. Lotus root = unreal.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Organic produce, well organized menu. Ocean-wise. Delicious green tea Ice cream! Cozy atmosphere. Authentic Japanese food! Lovely staff. Wish they had more tables for bigger parties!

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is not your normal sushi. The sushi at Shizen Ya is "healthy" sushi because they use brown rice instead of normal sushi rice. Nevertheless, the sushi was very tasty and fresh. The sakura blossom roll with sockeye salmon was beautiful and delectable. The restaurant is small, so expect to have to wait for a table. I would not go... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Well prepared and reasonably priced for a downtown location. Not much atmosphere but the food makes up for it. Great selection for both fish eaters and vegans (like me!)

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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 16 - 40
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?