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Akira Sushi

1069 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #696 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Neighborhood: Downtown
Most recent review
- Mar 29, 2014
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Neighborhood: Downtown
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  • English first
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English first
Jasper, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is one of those little sushi spots dotting Denman Avenue. We stopped in for a few sushi rolls for a quick and inexpensive lunch and it did the trick. Service was very prompt – we had barely sat down before we were served a pot of tea.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The sushi is priced well and they have quite a few options on their menus. For those who are super healthy they also offer black rice. The service is horrible though. The waitresses are not friendly at all and never come to check up on even when it's not busy. I live in the neighbourhood and always pop in for... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

The food here is great. Sushi was awesome and fresh. The service was great only when they came around which wasn't very often. But a great place and nice atmosphere.

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Vancouver
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Went here and enjoyed it. We ordered the chicken teriyaki and a bunch of different rolls to share. The rolls were delicious! It's a pretty small place so some people had to wait in line but its worth it. Ill be going back again

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Toronto, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This place is very small and the decor is not a priority for the owners. It has a diner kind of feel, even though the tables are spread out in the room. However, the food is fantastic, the service excellent and the cost extremely reasonable!! We ordered a variety of vegetable sushi and it was excellent. We paid cash -... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The dynamite roll that Akira sushi makes is superb. The fish is always fresh and you can order black rice on the sushi which creates a wonderful nutty texture.

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Vancouver, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

I think the review says it all. I went here for take out. I used my credit card to pay. I attempted to finalize the charge without a tip and the machine would not accept the charge. I then informed the server and received an entitled "no tip?" In response. Entitled rude service. You are not entitled to a tip... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I first saw this place first while having a meal directly opposite. I checked reviews,and went there for my first proper sushi.I had some so called sushi from british Marks&Spencer but it's nothing like the real one. Following reviewers advice,I asked for black rice,and opted for dynamite dragon. It was lovely,and fulfilling.I love seafood,and combination with avocado was yummy. I'm... More

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key west, fl
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

This place is a must. I live in Miami but make sure I eat at Akira each time I am in Vancouver. The spicy rolls with black rice are fantastic. Sashimi is delicate and delicious and the spinach gomey is the best anywhere. All at a very low price. It is a very basic atmosphere but the food is fantastic.

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Lake Country, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Great find, casual, clean, friendly, small, neighborhood place with above average sushi and great prices. Loved the rainbow roll and black rice california rolls. The gyoza were so nice and crispy, and the wrapper was so fresh it may have been homemade. Great service, our green tea was never empty and always delivered without prompting with a smile, thanks ladies.

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