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Isami Sushi

Marlborough
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4603 Kingsway # 6, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 434-1212
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Japanese restaurant with great sushi chef

A small but authentic Japanese restaurant. It looks to be a well established Japanese restaurant in the business office neighborhood. A simple sushi bar, a few tables, a few booths, and some inside dinning rooms. Menu is kind of limited, but whatever that they offer, they are good. We all have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A small but authentic Japanese restaurant. It looks to be a well established Japanese restaurant in the business office neighborhood. A simple sushi bar, a few tables, a few booths, and some inside dinning rooms. Menu is kind of limited, but whatever that they offer, they are good. We all have sushi as we found their clientele are mainly Japanese.... More 

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Thank AngiePBB
Toronto, Canada
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218 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is a very plain looking sushi joint just off the Kingsway, tucked into the lower level of a larger complex, but it's well worth the hunt. The sushi is fresh and flavourful, and there are incredible daily specials, often involving things you have never heard of. Eat them anyway; the chefs here know their stuff. The unagi is done... More 

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Thank Elizabeth W
Burnaby, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I always go back to Isami because the sushi is generally very good - both in terms of quality and presentation and at a reasonable price. My only complaint is that it often takes a very long time to get your food but that is because they are so busy!

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Thank faircritic8888
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

this is a little jewel ,you will find interesting special dishes,beautifully prepared and served, attentive and helpful staff,and you can watch the chefs at work. Always busy ,so get there early or make a reservation.

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Thank Madeleine O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I recently had my 1st visit to Isami on the advice of a colleague. We asked for omakse and our waitress was fantastic. She asked us what we liked and quarterbacked with the chefs to deliver a delicious and memorable meal. I liked their sushi rolls but absolutely loved their sashimi and sushi due to the quality of their fish.... More 

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Thank Carolle V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

It can be described as an authentic and traditional Japanese restaurant in Vancouver metropolitan area. It is not big, so it is recommended arrive early or wait a little. Outstanding service and a complete menu, from the simple missoshiro to the kamikaze - most exotic sushi, all of them prepared with fresh ingredients, perfectly executed. In conclusion everything that my... More 

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Thank Reginaldo V
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Some people when they go to a Japanese restaurant outside of Japan they want the real thing...not an imitation no matter how good it is, not non-Japanese doing Japanese no matter how good it is...they want Japanese. This restaurant is authentic. The first sign of this for me was the alcohol selection. Shochu, sake, Japanese beer, Japanese wines, at reasonable... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Having enjoyed eating at Isami Sushi on a prior visit we tried it again and were not disappointed. We had a Green Salad (not too large but just enough to share), an excellent clear fish broth (with, to my liking, not even hint of miso), an Eskimo Roll, a Crab Roll. a Beef Teriyaki Roll and Prawn & Vegetable Tempure... More 

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Honolulu
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I was a little skeptical with the unbelievable prices, but I was not disappointed! This quaint little restaurant is AWESOME! The food is excellent, the quality of the sushi was excellent, and the service amazing. We went near closing, but they didn't mind. We had a very nice conversation (after closing) with the owner/sushi chef - he is so friendly.... More 

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Thank CHO1978
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

After watching the movie, the whole family wanted Japanese food and we heard great things about Isami so we decided to give it a try. The food was good and fresh like any Japanese run restaurants. Servicers were polite and attentive but we thought the sushi came out way too slow especially it wasn't that busy and there were three... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4603 Kingsway # 6, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burnaby>  > Marlborough
  • Neighborhood: Marlborough
  • Phone Number: (604) 434-1212

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

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