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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: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Japanese food.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Vancouver
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  • Reservations
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vancouver
Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 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
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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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?