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Certificate of Excellence
West End
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
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871 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm - 1:00 am
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In a city where good asian food is pretty easy to find, I can't understand why so many people decide to line up outside Kingyo. It's my second visit and has yet to impress me with it's food. Sushi was average. Kara Age (fried chicken) was tasty but very greasy which I guess is normal but I've had better and... More 

Thank vinovillegas
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't believe the amazing quality of food for the price compared to NYC! They have a unique twist on their food compared to more traditional Japanese restaurants. Loved the tomato kimchi tofu salad, crabmeat hot stone bibimbap, kobe meatball with mushroom special, and black cod. I come here every time I'm in Vancouver and it never disappoints. It's very... More 

Thank choxke
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with a friend, shared 7 dishes.....7 absolutely stunning dishes...each one complex and scrumptious, visually beautiful...delivered with enthusiasm and speed. The tuna carpaccio......I can't impart fully how divine this dish is......fabulous! And we had draft Japanese beer...which I reluctantly ordered, as often draft is a bit flat and tired. This draft came in an ice chilled glass and was a... More 

Thank Victoria O
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Holy cow! This place is incredible. Top notch service, small and intimate seating and the freshest fish and authentic ingredients. Food here is far beyond the expectations of taste for regular "sushi" places. If you're love sake, the list of offerings will leave you beyond thrilled, overwhelmed, and thoroughly lost in a wonderful predicament of deciding on one. Why just... More 

Thank Nicole P
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been living in Vancouver for a year and went to kingyo for the first time last week and it was amazing! Can't believe I left it so long to go there but I will be going back very soon! Good is very good quality and prices are very reasonable. Get the boneless chicken!!!

Thank L S
Nassau, New Providence Island
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a family bike ride in Stanley park, we were searching for late lunch. A trip advisor search showed this place was in the area. A line at 2pm and lots of locals around is a good sign, so we waited and made it in. The food was super fresh and put together creatively. Casual atmosphere and not overly friendly,... More 

Thank Hocawine
Encinitas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The minute we walked in we were enveloped in happy people and inviting atmosphere! It was crowed but we were led to a long table separated down the middle by tall bamboo. All around us people were taking photos of their food! These weren't touristy folks....the food presentation is just so nice. We had the tan-tan noodle dish and it... More 

Thank Anna M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner and was one of the most amazing dinners ever. Food delicate and delicious, full of flavor and beautifully arranged. The waitress were so smily and kind and the atmosphere superb! Would come back any time! We could not sit at the table but the bar was amazing. Reservations recommended!

Thank ALTS0121
St. Albert, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I nearly convinced myself to not go to Kingyo for lunch prior to heading off to the airport; I am so glad my love of sashimi won! Despite the word that this place is busy for lunch - and it was - I felt immediately looked after in this place. I waited for less than five minutes and was then... More 

Thank pumpkin288
Edmonton, Canada
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first we were a little skeptical of the menu but we gave it a go and were so happy we did. The tataki was delicious, as was the pork belly, and especially the crab rolls! I also can't rave enough about their homemade gingerale- it was absolutely delicious.

Thank Christine H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 871 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 604.608.1677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

Neighborhood Profile
West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.