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Isami Sushi

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4603 Kingsway # 6, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 434-1212
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Late Sunday night dinner around 8:30 pm, tamago and a number of white fish sushi had been sold out. Good stuff must be. Saba sushi was a surprise. Sake selection was good. The server told me she was going to France day after to watch UEFA Euro 2016, lucky girl

Thank Lam S
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I've visited this place several times while I was in Vancouver area in the summer of 2010. Almost 6 years later, I got a chance to spend three days in Vancouver, this time with my family. We went there twice during these three days, and it is still the best sushi I've tried in my life (and by far the... More 

1 Thank Deni H
Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

There are lots of famous sushi restaurants in the Vancouver area and Isami Sushi in Burnaby is not one of them. I literally stumbled onto this restaurant at the last minute while on a business trip. Serendipity is wonderful when everything works out well. I sat at the sushi bar and was warmly greeted by one of the three sushi... More 

Thank A_OKD
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

A small but authentic Japanese restaurant. It looks to be a well established Japanese restaurant in the business office neighborhood. A simple sushi bar, a few tables, a few booths, and some inside dinning rooms. Menu is kind of limited, but whatever that they offer, they are good. We all have sushi as we found their clientele are mainly Japanese.... More 

Thank AngiePBB
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is a very plain looking sushi joint just off the Kingsway, tucked into the lower level of a larger complex, but it's well worth the hunt. The sushi is fresh and flavourful, and there are incredible daily specials, often involving things you have never heard of. Eat them anyway; the chefs here know their stuff. The unagi is done... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I always go back to Isami because the sushi is generally very good - both in terms of quality and presentation and at a reasonable price. My only complaint is that it often takes a very long time to get your food but that is because they are so busy!

Thank faircritic8888
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

this is a little jewel ,you will find interesting special dishes,beautifully prepared and served, attentive and helpful staff,and you can watch the chefs at work. Always busy ,so get there early or make a reservation.

Thank Madeleine O
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I recently had my 1st visit to Isami on the advice of a colleague. We asked for omakse and our waitress was fantastic. She asked us what we liked and quarterbacked with the chefs to deliver a delicious and memorable meal. I liked their sushi rolls but absolutely loved their sashimi and sushi due to the quality of their fish.... More 

Thank Carolle V
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

It can be described as an authentic and traditional Japanese restaurant in Vancouver metropolitan area. It is not big, so it is recommended arrive early or wait a little. Outstanding service and a complete menu, from the simple missoshiro to the kamikaze - most exotic sushi, all of them prepared with fresh ingredients, perfectly executed. In conclusion everything that my... More 

Thank Reginaldo V
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Some people when they go to a Japanese restaurant outside of Japan they want the real thing...not an imitation no matter how good it is, not non-Japanese doing Japanese no matter how good it is...they want Japanese. This restaurant is authentic. The first sign of this for me was the alcohol selection. Shochu, sake, Japanese beer, Japanese wines, at reasonable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4603 Kingsway # 6, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Burnaby>  > Marlborough
  • Neighborhood: Marlborough
  • Phone Number: (604) 434-1212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?