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Aki Restaurant

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1368 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S9, Canada
+1 604-682-4032
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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270 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We found this restaurant, close to our hotel, based on a tripadvisor search. When entering the restaurant we were greeted warmly and set immediately. The waitress was helpful in explaining the menu. We ordered two appetizers, sushi/sashimi, and one guest ordered a cooked entree. One appetizer, edemame, came out quickly. Next the Sushi and then the Sashimi. At one point... More 

Thank theebdk
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We ate here three times during the week we visited Vancouver. The atmosphere, service, food, and value cannot be beat. We thoroughly enjoyed each of our meals here.

Thank naranja10
Cleveland, Tennessee
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Our family enjoyed dinner at Aki Restaurant in early April. We all loved the food, including my husband who is Japanese. The yakitori (skewered chicken) is the best I've ever eaten. My son said that his tonkatsu (fried breaded pork cutlet) was excellent, and we all agreed that the sushi was very good. The restaurant was attractively decorated and the... More 

Thank jl049
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was a great place to have a light meal. Portions are generous and perfect for sharing. From the moment we entered the door we were welcomed and cared for. We had fresh crab California rolls that melted in our mouths. All this and efficient and friendly service too! The Sushi bar looks inviting. Maybe tomorrow!

Thank AsanteSana2017
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148 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

Had black cod with rice comes with miso soup me ebi sunomono excellent service and amazing food!!! Busy at lunch so call for reservations!

Thank ClairVancouver
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Glad we decided to try this place in our new neighbourhood. It was almost full on Friday night but we managed to get a nice table without reservation. The service was great but not intrusive and the food is probably among the best Japanese we had outside of Japan. The menu has a wide selection of great Japanese staples, everything... More 

Thank Roopet9
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2012

The sushi was great, and very reasonably priced. You will not be disappointed if you like sushi. Good atmosphere, staff was very friendly and courteous.

Thank EdGoingSomewhere
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 8, 2012

This quoting the recommendation we got from the concierge at Sutton Place Hotel where we staying. And they did. Friendly, clean with a comprehensive menu for the American and Japanese sushi lovers alike. We were told there might be a wait but there wasn’t. Quiet enough to be able to talk, just very comfortable. The fish was incredibly fresh and... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2012

Greeted at the door by Brian, very friendly and professional Japanese-American, think he was the manager. Lots of staff, no wait, TVs over the bar if you like sports :) Sockeye salmon sashimi was fantastic, BC roll really good too. Light-battered tempura with top-notch vegetables and prawns. Highly recommend this place, great alternative to the long lines on Denman.

Thank lvano
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is a family run Japanese restaurant with an exhaustive menu. Sushi, aburi, Robata etc Everyone including those that do not eat sushincan enjoy this place. Great decor only a festeps from the bustle of Robson St

Thank Colin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1368 Pender St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4S9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-682-4032

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.
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