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Octopus's Garden Restaurant

1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Kitsilano)
(604) 734-8971
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Ranked #677 of 2,795 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Monte Sereno
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

A colleague recommended this place and I was not disappointed. The sushi was phenomenal - some of the best I've ever had. I've been to Japan over 10 times so I know what authentic sushi when I see it. Octopus Garden is a tad on the expensive side but I expect quality when I pay a higher price and they... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

During a recent trip to Vancouver we decided to head out for sushi and found Octopus's Garden, it was in the neighborhood where we were staying. The good things about it was the food, it was really really good! The bad thing about it we were kept waiting for over an hour, this could be remedied with a reservation as... More

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White Rock, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Have you ever been charged for tea in a Japanese restaurant? I hadn't either, until I went to the octopus's garden. The sunamono salad was small and they charged the same amount (more than $8) for a vegetarian salad as one with crab, shrimp or lobster. Prices were high. The rolls we had were average at best. Service was below... More

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vancouver
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Went out for dinner. Waitress was smiley & friendly but not on her game. Waited 30mins for first meal. Meals were VERY SLOW & VERY EXPENSIVE. Waited 2 hours all together. Spent $30 on Wagyu and got about 4 bite size pieces. Had to ask the waitress for more water & soy sauce as she couldn't see that I was... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

I have been here hundreds times last 8 years. Never diappointed. Always best. I recommend to everybody who want to have the best meal in Vancouver.

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Santa Cruz, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The sushi is delicious! I stumbled upon this accidentally and sure am glad I did. The servers are very friendly.

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Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Visited Octopus Garden a number of times. Originally introduced to me by friends. When I want a great Japanese meal, I come here. The soul of this restaurant is the chef Sada San, Japanese Food Artist. Not only it is fresh and yummy, it is presented in such an artistic way, that you get the real feel of Japanese culture... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We had reserved a table but were directed to the "patio", which is a table outside in front of the restaurant. By ambient temperatures in the mid 60' we prefered enjoying sushi in a less freezing environment. Make sure to avoid the patio if you want to try this place.

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Price was really good and the sockeye salmon sashimi was great. Also, the sushi rolls were exquisitely designed and tasted fantastic. The chefs were wonderful and the staff were courteous and friendly. Some of the best sushi I have tasted!

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Vancouver
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

I love coming here for sushi. In fact, this is my favourite Japanese restaurant. Everything is always so fresh here. The atmosphere is nice and the servers are so polite. Having candy octopuses after with the bill is a nice touch.

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