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Octopus's Garden Restaurant

Kitsilano
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1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 734-8971
Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ask for Omakase (chef choice) two days in advance

If you want a true "knock-off-your-socks" experience try it. There is only one choice: small...75$ or large...more$...per person. Of course you need to be a tad adventurous, but the reward will be ecstasy! Make sure you sit at the counter. Enjoy

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Felipe C
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you want a true "knock-off-your-socks" experience try it. There is only one choice: small...75$ or large...more$...per person. Of course you need to be a tad adventurous, but the reward will be ecstasy! Make sure you sit at the counter. Enjoy

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Went to partake in chef Sada's stellar sushi at octopuses garden. I didn't have a reservation but one of the two servers sat me at the sushi bar. Both servers were dressed in traditional kimonos and added to the ambiance. I went with the uni shooter, assorted sashimi, nigiri sampler and some nigiri Ala carte. I also tried Orion beer... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

You come into this small, hidden Japanese restaurant and you really don't know what to expect. A hidden gem in Kitsilano? Or another sushi place that Vancouver is notorious for? Considering one is able to find sushi at every block imaginable in this city. When I enter you see the unconventional layout of a restaurant that brings the character of... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Sada is the owner/chef of this restaurant who comes up with the various menu items. He travels to Japan on a regular basis and from time to time works in a kitchen of one of the top Japanese Inns in Japan and trades ideas with the chef there. When possible he brings over ingredients from Japan as well. Some menu... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We heard a lot about Octopus' Garden over the years but never had the opportunity to go. We generally don't venture out to that part of town for dinner. Its a bit far for us and always busy. As expected parking wasn't easy around there. I drove around a little bit looking for street parking but to no avail, I... More 

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Monte Sereno
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 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
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: (604) 734-8971

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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