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Akira Sushi

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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Good Little Sushi Spot!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2014
Jasper, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The first time I went to this place was last summer and I loved the sushi with black rice. I went back this week and still liked the sushi but felt that it wasn't as good as my last visit. Don't get me wrong - it's good sushi, but I just wasn't blown away this time around. Location: Vancouver's West... More 

1 Thank Ann T
Jasper, Canada
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94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 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.

Thank krp329
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

2 Thank Kuldip G
Ottawa, Canada
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123 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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.

Thank Mike S
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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

Thank sunitam
Toronto, Canada
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122 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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 

Thank highlandancer
Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank 2Pears
Vancouver, Canada
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155 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 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 

1 Thank EvanUTVol
Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Thank smerfetka15
key west, fl
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank foodie64

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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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?