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871 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604.608.1677
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Ranked #18 of 2,876 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Welcoming staff that are always looking to please are what describes the servers here. Screaming "welcome" in Japanese as soon as you walk through the door is what will wake you up the moment you step into Kingyo and make you realize you're in for something different. The menu has evolving special items that change from time to time with... More 

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Vancouver
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The place is a bit small and a tad crowded but the food is outstanding- well priced ($200 for four ppl dinner with sake and two pitchers of Sapporo) and incredibly good. My personal favourites- tofu tomato salad and tuna tataki. I would gladly eat those all day any day! Very cute bathrooms.

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Singapore, Singapore
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309 reviews 309 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Food was excellent and unique, I would recommend the TanTan mee. The soup is heavenly, so heavenly that we actually ordered it again. The Beef tongue was good and the Grill cod is just oh so nice. Do give it a shot if you like Japanese food.

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Vancouver, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This place is a gem! Do not miss it! Japanese home cooking style, with fantastic sashimi style options, and some clever (but not overwrought) fusion style quirks. The floor staff are all super genki, charming Japanese. The layout is cozy and modern with a long communal table in the middle. The food is just so delicious. I usually go for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Authentic Japanese food and atmosphere. We sat at the long table/bar which was a great place to see what other people were ordering. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. Food was delicious with a good selection of non-sushi items for my wife who doesn't like sushi. I had the broiled mackerel - 2 varieties and they were very good. Prices... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

None of the typical sushi that is found on almost every block in Vancouver can be found here. Instead they serve up izakaya, which is Japanese food somewhat intended to be consumed with alcohol, or at least pairs very well with alcohol. I had been to an establishment serving izakaya maybe 25 years ago. But Kingyo was different. More contemporary,... More 

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London, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Loved this place!! Small with an authentic feel. The tapas gave us the ability to try several dishes. Nothing disappointed. Great choice.

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9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Their lunch bento might be the best sampling of izakaya food EVER! Best value and flavor! Otherwise their dinner options are stellar too! Their daily/weekly specials with the ebi mayo, beef tongue, stone bowls, everything! Fun atmosphere and good food!

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North Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You know how sometimes you go to an eatery, have a meal, depart, then spend the next few hours feeling great about the whole thing? That's Kingyo. What more can I say?

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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We are regulars here and are never disappointed and constantly surprised with new innovative dishes ... They are even able to accommodate celiac which can be difficult with Asian foods... A must if you visit Vancouver

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Additional Information about Kingyo

Address: 871 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 604.608.1677
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Japanese

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