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Kibune Sushi Restaurant

Kitsilano
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1508 Yew St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 731-4482
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the oldest most authentic Sushi bars in Vancouver

Kibune has been a favorite of mine for over 35 years. It is small place but the food is well above average. The owner who works actively in the kitchen and sushi bar does not compromise quality for anything. The food is always fresh and always delicious. In my family its a place we take every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Kibune has been a favorite of mine for over 35 years. It is small place but the food is well above average. The owner who works actively in the kitchen and sushi bar does not compromise quality for anything. The food is always fresh and always delicious. In my family its a place we take every visitor. IF you really... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Bar none, the best sushi I've ever enjoyed, top quality fish, great atmosphere, friendly service. Will be back without question.

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Our friends who used to live in Vancouver recommended us to this place, and it turned out to be one of the best meals we had in our 15 day trip. To me, it was probably the best sashimi/sushi I had in my life (and I have been to Japan). When you feel like the sashimi was almost melting in... More 

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vancouver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I've been living in Vancouver for 10 years. Being a big fan of sushi I have tried ever recommend sushi restaurant I could find and Kibune outshines them all. I lived in Japan in 2002; the decor takes me back there as soon as I walk in the door. Friendly staff. Calm atmosphere takes instantly takes you away from the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I've been coming here for 10 years. The decor is like a sushiya off the Ginza. The presentation alone is one of the reasons I keep coming back. Sushi and sashimi stand out but they also have traditional dishes like sukiyaki and yosenabe. The dinner specials are a good deal too. They have a good sake selection too. I recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant is like being in JApan. The Owner MR Hidemine Endo has owned and operated this restaurant for about 32 years. Mr. Endo is a craftsman and he makes his food the old fashioned way by hand. Their food is made fresh to order and it is made by hand with loving care and that shows in the taste... More 

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Lions Bay, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We went with a large group to Kibune for a memorable and truly delicious meal. The vegetable miso soup for two knocked our socks off. Incredible. They start making it the day before, the flavours are delicate and sophisticated. Big chunks of soft tofu and fresh vegetables give the soup a variety of textures and tastes. Everything we ate was... More 

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Vancouver
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I would only go back for drinks, probably not even. The service was painfully slow and the food was almost inedible when it finally arrived. This will go down as the worst sushi place I have ever experienced in Vancouver.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Friends recommended this place as one of the most original sushi places in Kitsilano. Our expectations were fully met: the variety of fish available is stunning and of very high quality. All of the rolls are delicious and are simply good focusing on key components as opposed to the ubiquitous, philadelphia- , mango- or fried- creations elsewhere. The intererior is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I visit Kibune because one if my Japanese client recommend this one to me and I was not disappointed. This is a very traditional Japanese restaurant and they are good at sashimi, they offer some fish that is hard to find in other Japanese Restaurants. However, the cost is above average if you want so good sashimi.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1508 Yew St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: (604) 731-4482

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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