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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill Diner

823 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604-685-1136
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Ranked #251 of 2,789 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Japanese, Grill
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Denver, Colorado, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were walking down denman looking for a place to eat. We happened to walk past this place and someone was walking out and I could smell the aroma of meat and charcoal. It smelled soo good. So we decided to try it. The place was packed so I thought this place must be good. We tried... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Japanese Izakaya atmosphere, try the Daikon Salad, the Tskune (chicken skewers with sour plum), grilled rice, deep fried prawns- avoid the tongue,

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I've seen the Japanese charcoal cooking on travel shows so wanted to try it. This place is set up like a Sushi restaurant but instead of sushi chefs they have charcoal chefs. The 5 piece sampler for $9.20 is a good way to start. I also ordered the scallop, sardine, etc. The skewers are very good, most do not come... More

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Richmond, Canada
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171 reviews 171 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

My whole family of 4 enjoyed our visit to this Japanese restaurant to try their famous charcoal grill food located at Denman Street (near Robson). Booked at 6:30pm, we arrived early and it was already half full. I loved their grilled chicken heart, liver, gizzle, yellow tail fish, beef etc etc. After finishing each dish, just put the stick into... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is probably the warmest place in terms of its staff and the whole vibe it has compare to anywhere in Vancouver. Vancouverites are overly preserved and do not mingle with strangers not even with smiles or eye contacts. Here I felt completely different. The Japanese staff were so respectful, kind, and genuinely hospitable. It gave me hope that in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Zakkushi is my new favourite dining house in Vancouver. Loud, busy, fun and fast, this place is great. 90% of the menu is grilled over Japanese charcoal in a special brazier on sticks. From the premium offerings to the low brow, it is all delicious. Wagu beef, duck breast, tongue, heart, or ground chicken balls topped with process cheese, rice... More

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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

We went on a Friday at 6.00 and it was packed, mostly with Japanese people. Music playing, the chefs working hard and everybody talking. Great vibe! Like others reviews mention, the portions are not big (you pay per skewer) and if you are hungry you wil have to order a lot of skewers! Overall, we were satisfied and not a... More

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Newark, CA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I love robata, so when we found this joint right around the corner from our hotel, I was elated. Zakkushi did not disappoint. Everything we ordered was delish!!! These are all small bites, so if you have a big appetite, be prepared to pull out your wallet. My fave were the bacon wrapped asparagus and the seared rice ball.

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Richmond, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My family and I had a great time at Zakkushi. It was a Friday night and the place was packed and intimate. The staff also spoke Japanese (I know a bit myself) and was not just your typical sushi and ramen menu. If you want quality Japanese food this is the place to go. It's a bit pricy because everything... More

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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This review is for the Main St. location. The art of Robata (Japanese BBQ) can be seen as a given. Well, in the land of constantly overBBQ'd salmon at friends garden party, it is a treat to have the masters at work behind nique hibachi of Zakkushi. Order anything from the Robata and you will be happy. On top of... More

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