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Akira Sushi

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West End
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1069 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M7, Canada
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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.

Thank SCgirl888
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 

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.

Thank Kor T
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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.

Thank Grace Z
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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 

Thank Tacomachef
Olympia, Washington
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168 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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 

Thank Foodie T
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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 

Thank Fawnis
Blaine, Washington
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank pebbleinmyshoe
Vancouver, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

We come here all the time. The party platters are great for taking to the beach just down Denman. Going with friends is fun because then you can try the combo deals, a little taste of everything. I especially love the peanut sauce and steamed spinach starter. The atmosphere is low budget and diner style, but the sushi is just... More 

Thank Leah W
Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

This used to be my go to place on the way home from work, but I think it's gone downhill. Maybe it's because I usually go by late (around 830-9) and they are slowly winding down, but I find the sushi to be lifeless and kinda bland. There are better options around.

Thank Sable9999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1069 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 6048066321

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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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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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