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Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Commercial Drive
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2054 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A9, Canada
(604) 255-5550
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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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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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to eat before the Canucks gam. All food very fresh and moderatly priced. Service very propt and friendly. Excellent sashimi and miso.

1 Thank Christopher H
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is cozy, with wood paneling and decorative lanterns. The food itself is phenomenal in its presentation. They use an array of candles, edible flowers, and other decorative items to make your plate look extremely pretty and appetizing. Kishimoto always has a long line, mainly because the seating is limited and they do not take reservations. My tip for... More 

1 Thank Thea E
Milton, Canada
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109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't make it to Japan? Vancouver has amazing sushi and this place is one of the best! Every bite was mouthwatering and the sake was the best I've had.

1 Thank travellinglandscaper
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy bustling little restaurant that serves delicious sushi. We went on a midweek night and the place was full. They try and turn tables quickly so don't order everything at once! Well worth a visit.

1 Thank Oliver S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We'd been travelling in the US & had been looking forward to the food scene in Vancouver. In fact, apart from this absolute gem, we were disappointed. This little restaurant on Commercial Drive is well worth the short trip away from Downtown. It opens at 5pm. You can't book & there's always people waiting. Service is excellent and the food... More 

1 Thank LizA2018
Jaragua Do Sul, SC
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I've tried many places in Vancouver and Kishimoto has the best portion for it's price. Recommend add one more noodle, and eating in a hurry, service was fine, just don't go expecting a cozy and romantic place. They're always busy and hurry to serve you.

Thank Ricardo P
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss eating at this restaurant! Our family just returned from a 2 week (foodie focused) tour of Japan and this restaurant surpassed many of our best meals in Japan! It is authentic, unpretentious, super fresh, beautiful and DELICIOUS! The service is also wonderful. The staff is friendly and accommodating. And don't miss the homemade ice cream/sorbets -- some of... More 

1 Thank Nancy H
Vancouver, Canada
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

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.

1 Thank Ridermel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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.
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