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“Friendly service and interesting food.”
Review of Shizenya on Hornby

Shizenya on Hornby
Ranked #39 of 3,975 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $40
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Granville Street
Reviewed August 15, 2014

A pleasant place for lunch. Friendly staff and a varied and interesting menu. Prices are fair for the cuisine and the area. First time I have tried sushi made with brown rice and although I am sure it is much healthier, I still prefer the classical approach personally. It was certainly not unpleasant though. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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1  Thank Munchiehk
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Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

The place is very small, 7 doubles and one table if 4/5. We were five and had to wait 15 minutes for a table but it was worth while.
The sashimi was absolutely great. You could felt the freshness. The roles and everything were very good as well.
At the restaurant they only use brown rise, so for those who doesn't like it, don't come. I didn't have any problem with the Briwn rise, it was actually bad at all.
The two waitresses who served the guests were very friendly, patient and nice, although they were running between the diners.
The restaurant is small and the air turnover is not the best. That means you will probably walk out with cooking odor in your cloths.
I would highly recommend this lovely place.

1  Thank Avi911
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick lunch and once again enjoyed it. Fresh and tasty. Great prices for top notch food. I see why they rate high on trip advisor.

1  Thank Twarkman
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

HIGHLY recommended!
This little gem was only 5 minutes' walk from our condo. It is very easy to miss, as it is a very small, narrow place with limited seating. It is not some fancy sushi bar where fancy people go to sip sake and talk of hedge funds. It is just good food, pure and simple. The menu is slim, not boasting dozens of types of fish, but what they do offer is fantastic. The brown rice was well made, vegetables very fresh (claimed all organic) and the fish was very fresh (we mostly ate variations of salmon and albacore tuna). After gorging ourselves on toro nigiri and many other items, the bill was around $40 after tip. That is less than a person can get sushi at the grocery store, and it was of infinitely higher quality. It was so good we ate there twice in two days.

If you go, be sure to go early in relation to mealtime if you want to get a seat inside the restaurant. If not, they do offer take-out so you can go eat in a nearby park.

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1  Thank Dustin10
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a true hole-in-the-wall on Hornby near Nelson -- I doubt they can handle 20 sit-down customers -- and we had to wait 20 minutes to be seated toward the end of lunch hour. We only learned about it through the recommendation of a friend who lived in Vancouver. But the sushi and other Japanese food was simply terrific, in freshness and variety -- the black sesame salmon especially stands out, but everything was great and beautifully prepared. The service was excellent too, and our overall bill was embarrassingly small. It will be a must for our next trip to Vancouver.

2  Thank Steven S
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