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Akira Sushi

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1069 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
6048066321
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good value, good food & good service

This would be one of our favorite Sushi places in the West end. The food has always been well prepared, the service friendly and at a very good price. The one negative is that the seating area is quite small. That being said, it's only two blocks from the beach, so if it's crowded, grab a meal and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
K S
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We come here all the time. The party platters are great for taking to the beach just down Denman. Going with friends is fun because then you can try the combo deals, a little taste of everything. I especially love the peanut sauce and steamed spinach starter. The atmosphere is low budget and diner style, but the sushi is just... More 

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Thank Leah W
Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This used to be my go to place on the way home from work, but I think it's gone downhill. Maybe it's because I usually go by late (around 830-9) and they are slowly winding down, but I find the sushi to be lifeless and kinda bland. There are better options around.

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Thank Sable9999
Canada
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167 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We ate at Akira's on Denman recently. Although we were there on a weeknight the place was very crowded and we ended up sitting outside with 3 of us sharing a very small table. We all had Bento boxes and the sushi and tempura were fine but we found the beef terriyaki quite tasteless. The chicken terriyaki seemed like a... More 

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Thank PicMorDaisies
Langley, Canada
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

What caught my eye walking down Denman street was the oyster motoyaki. It was all so good. One of the best sushi places I have been to. The price is reasonable and the quality is good.

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Thank Kevinofsurrey
Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This would be one of our favorite Sushi places in the West end. The food has always been well prepared, the service friendly and at a very good price. The one negative is that the seating area is quite small. That being said, it's only two blocks from the beach, so if it's crowded, grab a meal and take it... More 

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Thank K S
California
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

interesting to see that only sushi was ordered by the customers at lunch-time. The lunch-tray is very good, too.

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Thank ghgk
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The sushi at this place is horrible! I eat lots of sushi so I know this is not authentic plus it's made very sloppily with the rolls cut slanted and rice falling apart. I am not sure why the good reviews but to each their own. The rice was also too warm so the seaweed got really soggy. Also the... More 

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Thank HammieHamster
Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Just stopped in to get some take out sashimi - compared to Toronto, the Vancouver salmon sashimi is unbelievably tasty- so fresh and Akira lived up to expectations. Didn't have much more just wanted a little snack, but there was a small sit down area- not fancy, but the fish is great and I got a generous service for $7.95

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Thank TW53
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great food, excellent service. The prices are excellent. We have been going for years and would highly recommend Akira ...

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Thank Shirley S
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Daughter requested sushi platters for her birthday party and the ones from here were amazing, finished off with an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1069 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 6048066321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

Neighborhood Profile
West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.