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Shiro Japanese Restaurant

#237 of 2,880 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3096 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 2V9, Canada
+1 604-874-0027
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hong Kong, China
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511 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told this is an old favorites and local residents and I have noticed also Japanese clients too. Cooking may not be the best but sharp pricing with reasonable variety. recommended.

Thank Ianfung
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Unpretentious and authentic, this place made me feel welcome walking through the door - really! I've never been so warmly greeted, I was instantly at ease. As a solo traveler I sat at the bar. Locals visit, tourists take note. Prices were excellent. If you're not concerned about dining in a fancy interior, this place is a good choice. I... More 

Thank TravelKat45
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This is a tiny restaurant in a strip mall that a tourist would be unlikely to notice but I am saying this right now to all tourists, take notice of this restaurant!!! The food is fresh and of good, solid quality. A good variety of nigiri, rolls, and appetizers. The sashimi is AWESOME!!! I swear, it's consistently delicious every time.... More 

Thank muppetfan
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

One of the best Sushi places we have visited in Vancouver, the place is clean and friendly and the food is authentic and delicious. Prices are also very reasonable. Highly recommended!

Thank Paul P
Vancouver, Canada
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372 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Some spots in their parking lot otherwise try the side streets. You have 2-3 guys working fast in the front at the sushi area so the wait for any dish very minimal. Blue fin tuna and hamachi shashimi excellent. We also had raw Ebi, wild salmon, scallop sushi, deep fried eggplant, gomae, monkfish liver, California roll with fresh crabmeat, green... More 

Thank Where_to_travel_next
Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

this place is great, it has been open for some time and the atmosphere really reminds me of the sushi restaurants here in vancouver of the 1980s or 90s. The sushi is very good here, however I was with a vegetarian friend and there were not too many options for her.

Thank Helena V
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

My family goes to Shiro often and has been going for a long time. The food quality is very good and their Tuna Tataki and spicy salmon sashimi are always ordered by our crew. Service is fast and friendly and the small room is cozy and comfy. Their are trendier places with longer lines in the neighbourhood, but Shiro is... More 

Thank JoeInVancouver
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472 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

It was recommended by friends, one of whom is Japanese, so we finally went for lunch. Really good. A couple of my favourites from other restaurants, like dynamite roll, were missing, but the selection was terrific. I had a set meal including tempura which was huge and my wife had a couple of dishes including Gyoza and salmon roll which... More 

Thank Coylum
Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch and it was good, not great. The salmon sashimi was very fresh and tasty, and I enjoyed the spicy tuna roll, but the Chicken Karaage taste a little burnt or perhaps they needed to change the fryer grease. The service was slightly below average, the staff were friendly but not overly attentive. Overall good and I would... More 

Thank Canuck_Abroad7
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Shiro's is a go-to place for sushi and sashimi along the Cambie corridor. Although it has changed management and style in recent years, it remains consistently focussed on authentic Japanese dishes, quick and friendly service, appropriate pricing and general neighbourliness.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3096 Cambie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 2V9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Shaughnessy
  • Neighborhood: Shaughnessy
  • Phone Number: +1 604-874-0027

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.
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