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“don't miss it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Akira Sushi

Akira Sushi
1069 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #785 of 2,804 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Sushi
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Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
Belfast, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“don't miss it”
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 hooked:)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
key west, fl
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gourmet Sushi served in a whole in the wall.”
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.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lake Country, Canada
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“fantastic service, delicious fresh sushi, yummy black rice!”
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.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“My local sushi joint”
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.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Graz, Austria
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190 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great Sushi”
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.

  • Visited October 2010
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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