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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill Diner

West End
Japanese, Asian, Grill
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823 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I've been to a few Yakitori places with the kids when living in Asia and this one in Vancouver rates as the best (and most fun) so far. Great food (chicken Yakitori was the hit of the night) and atmosphere although some may find it a touch loud and the music too poppy. We loved it. Noodles also very tasty... More 

Thank Pichon96
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Love the food here. Charcoal grill so yummy. Always full so make reservations if possible. It's not a big place. They only let you sit for 1.5 or 2 hrs, which is ok but a bit annoying. Portions very small, like 1 or 2 sticks per serving so prices add up. Was my 3rd trip there (or another of their... More 

Thank SeattleDoc2010
Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Portions are really small and the bill adds up quickly if you don't watch it. Better to go to Kingyo a couple of blocks south is better.

Thank Vancouver V
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This restaurant is a fantastic place to eat, with a delightfully fun atmosphere. The grilled meats are delicious & the cucumber salad was so good I ordered a second one. As you state your order your waiter yells the order to the cooks, & they yell back so your order is placed immediately. I can't imagine visiting Vancouver, BC without... More 

Thank Marj042
Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had the zakkushi set which was awesome. Great flavours, tender meat. the vegetable set was very flavourful as well. We had the grilled rice balls, but did not enjoy these as much. The atmosphere was great and the service was quick.We will definitely go again when we're next in Vancouver.

Thank blueshound51
Newark, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

All the grilled items are so yummy. They offer a variety plate that's best value and gives you opportunity to sample various grilled meats. Get the grilled rice ball...so yummy. Place is small and gets crowded during peak time. Try it and be transported to Japan for an experience like no other.

Thank stepsinthesand
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The Zakkushi yakitori don special was so good we would order it once a week! We went to the location in west 4th that is no longer there. What a disappointment to see it go. They all yelled goodbye in Japanese leaving the restaurant which was always great!

Thank jbarbs8
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I showed up at the main street location. As I didn't have a reservation,I had to wait a few minutes. Once I was seated I was told I have only one hour to order and eat. I ordered the united shooter and negi are (fried chicken gizzard with onion sauce). From the regular menu I ordered kurage (jellyfish salad with... More 

Thank Stefan S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

We were a little apprehensive when told we would have to sit at the bar for our meal, but it worked oput really well. In no time we were getting the heads up from strangers on either side and the benefit of local knowledge. Meanwhile the floorshow of barbecue cooking continued to the repeat chant of welcome and thankyou in... More 

Thank AustraliaAnthony
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I ate here on our last night in Vancouver and we were NOT disappointed! There are so many cool things to try on the menu and they are smaller portions so you can get a taste of it all. Definitely try the quail eggs and don't miss the grilled corn. Our server was lovely and we never... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian, Grill
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 823 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 604-685-1136

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

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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.