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Shizen Ya on Hornby

#100 of 2,906 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Granville Street
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985 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-568-0013
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I visited here recently on a trip. It is a unique menu and some eclectic sushi choices. There is a healthy orientation to the sushi. The wait was longer than expected but the service efficient and quick. Food tasted good. I would say for the price the portions were small. It is a small place but a unique healthy sushi... More 

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Austin, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Looked for a low key place for dinner. Got there at 9:15, had a 10 minute wait (place is really small). I was afraid it would be a rushed dinner, but the food was so good I didn't notice. The brown rice was every bit as good as the reviews said, the beef teriyaki was outstanding!

Thank David J
Grafton, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Normally at sushi restaurant you rave about the fish but in the case of shizen the rice was out if this world as well as the fish. Combined with terrific service and very reasonable prices our family gives shizen the highest recommendation.

Thank badgerfan87
Saratoga, California
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141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I just love Japanese food. This place rocks. The food is prepared with care and the restaurant is organic. Plus, brown rice. The place is small, so plan accordingly.

Thank mdh95070
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant, less than thirty covers, that does slightly offbeat sushi. There is very little sushi or sashimi. They do plenty of rolls and vegetarian options. They specialise in using brown rice.

Thank petermooney1
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

A day trip to Vancouver meant an opportunity to enjoy Asian food ! Following Cocktails at the Sheraton Wall Centre Libby Bar, we walked across the street to the Shizen Ya, a small space with seating for about 30 people.The menu was generous with different Japanese plates, and service was fast. We both enjoyed the Chicken Breast Combo with accompaniments... More 

Thank Dani K
Paradise Point
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

Shizen Ya on Hornby is a very small restaurant but with some very nice food at a reasonable price. We had mixed Shashimi (marvelous), Beef Teriyaki and Tempura. The last two were OK. The restaurant caters for Vegetarians as well. Prices are modest by Vancouver standards.

Thank David W
Kent, Washington
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Some of the best sushi I have ever had. The place was packed even at 4pm on Sunday afternoon. The tuna was "melt in your mouth" tender. I had the Tuna Tataki Sashimi and my wife had the Mango California Roll, both of which were good, but the simple Spicy Tuna Roll was fantastic (and cheap). The Tuna Avocado Roll... More 

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San Jose, California
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194 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

The people who work their speak Japanese and are really nice! The sushi is really good, but pretty pricey.

Thank Janet V
Oxford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

I stopped in here shortly before they closed one evening, having just arrived after a long flight. The service was fast, efficient, and friendly, and the food was very good. I would very happily go back.

Thank climate_criminal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $37
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 985 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Street
  • Neighborhood: Granville Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-0013

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Staying in Granville Street

Neighborhood Profile
Granville Street
Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and has become so fastidiously known for its nightclubs and watering holes that it's fondly nicknamed the city's 'Entertainment District.' Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular and lively, with young revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping the party going until late. Granville Street, being mostly open to pedestrian-only traffic, has a healthy social life along its main thoroughfares, even outside of its cafes and pubs, spilling onto the sidewalks. The locals are chatty, the shops at its expansive Pacific Centre Mall are trendy, and the whole area seems to be on a sugar rush: in a good way. Exuberance and camaraderie classify this neighbourhood.
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