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Isami Sushi

Marlborough
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6-4603 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia V5H 4M4, Canada
(604) 434-1212
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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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United States
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately you just can't get NE Asia service in N America. As soon as people move here, they lower their service to the horrible American level. Strange phenomenon. Staff doesn't seem to have any clue what they are doing. Don't know the reservations, don't know the menu, can't remember to bring a beer, can't efficiently ring up the bill. Sushi... More 

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Thank Seattle_Sushi
Mount Vernon, Washington
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this place on the recommendation of others and we didn't even get our full order and even worse people that came there after us where getting served and we waited a half hour. We got our fill of sushi at price mart.

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Thank Daren C
Gray Court, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tried three different sushi restaurants in the Metrotown area this week. Isami clearly had the best overall appearance and taste. The chefs were very skilled and artistic. The owner was interactive with the customers and made sure our food was delivered promptly.

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Thank KurleyHT
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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

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Thank Lam S
Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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Thank AngiePBB
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
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 

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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!

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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-4603 Kingsway, Burnaby, British Columbia V5H 4M4, 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?