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Akira Sushi

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

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  • 7
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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great sushi in a small no frills place

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2013
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 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
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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5 reviews 5 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

Inexpensive good quality sushi is a Vancouver birthright: it's the local equivalent of fast food. Akira's is cash only and not 5 star, but it's great value and vey good quality. Boxes are especially good deals.

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Graz, Austria
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193 reviews 193 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

Went there a few times because I really liked the sushi they offered...and the fair prices. Of coursde...its a small place and definetly lacks atmosphere. However the fish is fresh and tasty and you can ´fill youre stomach with perfect sushi....and still won´t have to pay much....by some locals referred to as best sushi place on denman.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1069 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi
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?