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Akira Sushi

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1069 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-806-6321
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Regina, Canada
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was out for a walk and this little restaurant caught my eye. It didn't look busy but it looked clean and inviting. I had a nice selection of sushi and miso soup to start. They offer the option of black rice rather than the white that I'm familiar with. Wow, what a nice change. There is a small eat... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here many times and always loved the way that the sushi was served. Their presentation was incredible!

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Thank MadeinMe
British Columbia, Canada
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

The sushi at Akira is very good. The black rice option is a nice treat for something different. Fast, friendly service and good value. We've tried many sushi places in this area and now keep coming back here as our number one choice.

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Vancouver, Canada
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Had dinner with a friend middle of the week. Just picked it as we were walking along Denman. The place is small, but the staff are efficient and service was good. Ordered the house boxes, and they were ok. Definitely not the best I've had, but also not the worst. Middle of the road. Ok for a quick occasional choice... More 

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Thank mpgyvr
Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

The best sushi I have ever tasted in North America. Seafood so fresh, menu so creative, and ingredients so delicious that you will not leave disappointed.

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Thank Kor T
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

The sushi is very fresh, I like the sunset roll. I ordered a take out one and the staff was being really nice and friendly, and fast.

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Thank Grace Z
Seattle
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We recently shared lunch at Akira Sushi. The sushi seemed fresh enough, but for the most part it lacked in flavor, composition and presentation. Many rolls were so large they could not easily be eaten in one bite. Interior seaweed wraps in these large sushi caused them to fall apart. Other rolls had thick, inexpert cuts. Sushi was not tightly... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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168 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

We were the only ones in the restaurant at about 5:30, but they still took a substantially long time to do our order. They used black rice, which was pretty neat. My hubs doesn't typically like sushi, so he got beef yakisoba and shared it with my son. I got the house special bento with teriyaki chicken which my son... More 

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Norway
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I actually loved the sushi here! It's small and cornerish but the sushi is great because they have all sorts to choose from! Like for example mushroom sushi that I never tasted before but was super good! And they had black rice sushi which was a first for me but was awesome! The price was so right too! Also, they... More 

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Blaine, Washington
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

I figured we were in for pretty authentic food when we were one of the few Anglos there. Wow, what a treat this place was! I couldn't identify much on the menu other than the basic "beef" "prawn" etc. So whatever came out was going to be a new experience. Searing seasoned Kobe beef strips over a hot stone at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1069 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-806-6321

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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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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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