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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best sushi ever!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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English first
Veria
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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631 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Our hotel was around the corner, had to wait 30 mins to get a seat (just went for a drink in the interim)... very popular place. Fantastic value for super fresh and delicious sushi, Efficient friendly staff and just very informal and relaxed setting. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a small restaurant and we had to wait 20 minutes for a table, but it was completely worth it. The edamame was fresh and delicious. The spicy tuna was not all mayonaise-y like some can be. Everything we had was excellent, and we loved how brown rice was the norm. Service was attentive. Wonderful dinner experience!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The sautéed lotus root was so darn good. What a treat for vegetarians this place is. Really recommended, I went twice in two days :)

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Really nice fresh food for good price. The atmosphere is nothing special. (A small restaurant ) but nice service though. We enjoyed it

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great Sushi restaurant. Everything was very fresh and they worked hard to accommodate us and our children. Really enjoyed the Magic Dragon Roll which had a nice contrast between crispy and smooth. The gyoza also taste like they get done in a whole wheat based wrapper. We thought that sounded a bit weird but the whole wheat tempura and the... More 

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Address: 985 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 604-568-0013
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Average Prices: USD 15 - 38
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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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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