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West End
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871 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-608-1677
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Housed in a rustic store front on Denman. This is a lively authentic stop for sushi, noodle bowels and many other inventive selections. There is enough variety to satisfy carnivores and vegetarians alike. Service is always with a smile. I do wish they had a better wine selection. This is a common issue in Japanese restaurants, a few extra thoughtful... More 

Thank morvidas
Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to wait about 30 min on a Saturday at 8pm. Finally seated at 8:30pm and was served by a jolly Japanese girl (most of the staff appeared to be from Japan). Ordered CAD$100 in food and drink for 2 (just 1 drink each), and while we were generally pleased with the food quality, we've had better, e.g. the lotus... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kingyo was delightful for lunch. The staff were friendly, restaurant was beautiful, and my sashimi bowl was super. Also loved their refreshing homemade ginger ale. Excellent choice!

Thank SuzanneSays
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always had such great meals but the last one was a little disappointing. Maybe it was just the combination of what we ordered. The service is always so friendly and the room is beautiful. They have a great sake list and its always a fun place to be. Definitely worth a try and I am definitely going to... More 

Thank georgesophia67
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Attentive staff, fresh food, the ambience make this a must go to. I sit at the bar whenever possible, I simply love the food here.

Thank sharync469
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

A group of four good friends, originally from Toronto celebrated a reunion at Kingyo. The short description is that we had a blast over wine, pitchers of Sapporo beer and plate after plate of delicious food, fun chit-chat with charming staff and a gently raucous atmosphere. Cannot remember what we ate, but it was delicious and uniquely prepared and presented.... More 

Thank Fidel47
Melbourne, Australia
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259 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

We came here on our last trip five years ago. Decided to come back here again and the food was nice. We didn't book, went there when they opened at 5:30pm, managed to get a table but had to be out by 7pm. We enjoyed our dinner there but I felt it is not as good as I had it... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Our first night in Vancouver, had an excellent meal at Kingyo. The hot rock with steak strips was out of this world good! We will be going back!!

Thank Simone S
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

I'm back from my vacation and out of everything we did and ate, I'm thinking of Kingyo... The kobe beef on the hot stone.. The pork donburi special... uni sashimi... takowasabi.. salmon carpaccio...Ebi tempura... The kobe beef on the hot stone.. I guess that was the winner. Wish we went earlier to try a limited bento box. Wonder what that's... More 

Thank nadarien
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The ambience is great, they open till 1130pm, service is excellent! We ordered: - bibimbap with pork - highly recommend this as it is flavorful with generous chunks of pork belly meat - tan tan noodles - slightly disappointed with the lack of minced meat in it though the broth is good - fresh melon sangria - have never seen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
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: +1 604-608-1677

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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.
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