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Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen

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Commercial Drive
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2054 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A9, Canada
(604) 255-5550
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kishimoto was recommended as the best sushi on The Drive — we weren't disappointed by the food quality. Super tasty, fun (if, perhaps, a little over-the top) presentation and a bustling happy crowd. We waited ~ 20-30 min for our table and once we sat down were served and subsequently excused very, very quickly. We would have eaten more and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 7 arrived 430 to be first on line waiting for opening at 5pm, followed by a long line after us. Excellent sushi: cured smoked salmon, crispy burnt crust, fatty tuna marinated sashimi. Osaka-style pancake of crushed veggies excellent. Sashimi seemed coming from defrosted fish; most other fancy looking sushi taste about the same, tempura so-so. Overall, quite... More 

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Niagara
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to Kishimoto on a recommendation and we're glad we did. The sashimi was really fresh and tasty. The salmon teriyaki was fantastic as was the black cod.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I have visited this restaurant a couple of times in the past, the sushi is very tasty.... But in Vancouver when excellent sushi restaurants are abundant, I do not understand where they get off treating customers like they should feel privileged to even be seated in the restaurant. The last time I went there (and I mean the very last... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Located away from the main tourist part of town, this sushi restaurant has very fresh and high quality sushi. My wife and I tried several rolls as well as some of their ice cream and everything was great. Service was quick.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Both the food and the presentation are excellent! Even the yam tempura rolls are amazing, which you would think would be good anywhere but I've had some bad yam tempura rolls. This is a great option to even take people who don't eat seafood. They have some great non-seafood rolls. Sometimes the wait can be a bit long, but it's... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

In Vancouver you have plenty to choose from for sushi restaurants. I've been to many, some good some not so good, and some that you leave saying, that was really good. This place was really good with a wow in front of it. Toro tatami (seared tuna belly), salmon oshisushi (pressed sushi roll), and unagi ishirabe (eel, rice, seaweed mixed... More 

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1 Thank tyo_m
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Sushi art, super tasty, very creative. Seating can be kind of uncomfortable and there might be a line for dinner!

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1 Thank Alvin L
Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here, although felt confined by the space and growing line of diners. Good: service; Better: presentation of all of the food; Best: delicious oshi sushi. Lots of innovative dishes and lovely presentation. $100 for dinner for 3 including a beer each.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

OK it is possible that we have missed a sushi house somewhere, but Kishimoto prepares and presents stunningly perfect food. We started with Tempura season veggies and had several rolls and sushi. Excellent seasoning, fresh fish and presentation. I do prefer imported saki to the local and I think the smoked salmon in the specialty rolls overpowers the other ingredients.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2054 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighborhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: (604) 255-5550

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Staying in Commercial Drive

Neighborhood Profile
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.