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Kingyo

871 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604.608.1677
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Ranked #16 of 2,809 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If you're in the mood to try something different and fancy a culinary experience, visit Kingyo. You'll get delicious exotic dishes, singing waiters, and an informal but friendly atmosphere.

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Vancouver, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is designed around a goldlfish theme and is reminiscent of izakayas you would see in Seoul. The servers and cooks are all Japanese and very polite. The food is quite good especially the sablefish but I would not recommend the Kobe beef. It is expensive and tasteless. The restaurant is also located about 10 minute walk from the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A west side gem. We've eaten a LOT of different Japanese cuisine around the world (yakitori, sushi, shabu shabu, etc.) and we liked every dish we tried at Kingyo. Very friendly staff, dark hip vibe and not too expensive.

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Surbiton, null, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We arrived without a reservation, and found the restaurant full (with many Japanese) at about 6:30 pm. They were able to seat us 20 mins later (we went for a stroll along the road). We sat at the long, shared table mentioned in other reviews - it's fine - and we had one of the best meals ever. We picked... More

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Emiliano Zapata, Mexico
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We came two times in a row.. I like very much this place,I was coming back from Japan .I didn't feel any difference regarding the quality of the food .But I prefer this atmosphere and very entusiatic and dinamic service .You feel more comfortable . A good selection of specials and original plates that you do not found everywhere .... More

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Falmouth, MA
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391 reviews 391 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We got to Kingyo at 5PM and there was already a long line. We did not have reservations but we got in and were seated at a long shared table obviously reserved for walk-ins. We had tongue that we cooked on a hot stone, yellow tail carpaccio, sockeye salmon carpaccio, rice balls with pickles, chopped octopus, tiger prawns, and chopped... More

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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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139 reviews 139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My first time dining at Kingyo Izakaya the other day. Stood in a line up for 30 minutes, which gave me a chance to see all these creative dishes going by. They are busy for a reason. My girlfriend & I dined all afternoon on one culinary treat after another. Best of the day was Pork Loin Tonikatsu, best I've... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went there 2 days in a row and the sushis, the sashimi and traditionnal Japanese food were awesome, especially the beef on the hot rock. The service was great. Although it can be a little loud in the evening we went there for the lunch menu when it was more calm, but the restaurant is almost always full, it... More

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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place is AMAZING! The food is absolutely the best, I eat here every time I'm in Vancouver. Highly, highly recommend.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I delighted in our dinner at KIngyo. We shared THINLY SLICED SOCKEYE SALMON TOPPED WITH SHAVED ONIONS, GARLIC CHIPS, WASABI MAYO, GREEN ONIONS, YUZU ZEST, AND SOY BASED DRESSING PLUS GENOVESE SAUCE and KOSHIHIKARI” RICE IN A SIZZLING STONE BOWL. The sushi and sashimi were delicious, fresh, and remarkably inexpensive, but there is a limited selection. We... More

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