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The 15 Best Japanese Restaurants Near Vancouver

Updated: August 22, 2022

Want to know who serves the tastiest sashimi or soba in Vancouver? These are our best Japanese spots. This ultimate list of Japanese venues was created after analyzing top sites and reviews to bring you only the best. Indulge with chilled sake and delicious tempura at these fantastic Japanese gems in Vancouver.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Sushi Mo

Japanese, $$, VancouverJapanese, $$Vancouver, Esther Short
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Kenji's Ramen & Grill

Asian, $$, VancouverAsian, $$Vancouver, Fircrest
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Mio Sushi

Japanese, $$, VancouverJapanese, $$Vancouver, Fishers Landing East
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Kyoto Sushi Steakhouse

Japanese, $$, VancouverJapanese, $$Vancouver, Bennington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Makoto Japanese Buffet

Japanese, $$, VancouverJapanese, $$Vancouver, Cascade Highlands
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Eastland Sushi & Asian Cuisine

Asian, $$, VancouverAsian, $$Vancouver, Fishers Landing East
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Sushi Mioga

Asian, $$, VancouverAsian, $$Vancouver
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

If you travel further

Mirakutei Sushi & Ramen

Japanese, $$, PortlandJapanese, $$Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Murata Restaurant

Japanese, $$$, PortlandJapanese, $$$Portland, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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AFURI IZAKAYA

Japanese, $$$, PortlandJapanese, $$$Portland, Buckman
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Yama Sushi & Izakaya

Japanese, $$, PortlandJapanese, $$Portland, Hosford-Abernethy
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Bamboo Sushi

Asian, $$, PortlandAsian, $$Portland, Northwest
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Nimblefish

Asian, $$$, PortlandAsian, $$$Portland, Hosford-Abernethy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Takahashi Restaurant

Japanese, $$, PortlandJapanese, $$Portland, Lents
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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Yama Sushi & Sake Bar

Japanese, $$, PortlandJapanese, $$Portland, Pearl District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Why is this list better than others?

Picking the right Japanese restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 9087 Vancouver restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 717 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater, Female Foodie and Trip 101. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Lents, Female Foodie - The 40 Best Portland Restaurants (2021 UPDATE) and Trip 101 - Top 10 Sushi Restaurants In Portland, Oregon. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Joy sushi, OYAKO, and Sushi Mo are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants that serve breakfast in Vancouver.

Joy sushi, OYAKO, and Sushi Mo are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for take-out in Vancouver.

There are 30 Japanese restaurants in Vancouver.

Sushi Mo is the highest-rated Japanese restaurant for a date night in Vancouver.

Sushi Mo is the highest-rated upscale Japanese restaurant in Vancouver.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your prawn dumpling

    When ordering prawn dumpling, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of jasmine tea, a popular tea.

  • Enjoy wu tao go with Rose

    For an elevated experience, pair your wu tao go with Rose. This combination works particularly well because this pink wine carries the flavours of the dish.


  • Pinot Gris and dumplings and chilli


    If you love drinking Pinot Gris, try eating dumplings and chilli next time for a flavourful experience. The white wine from New Zealand complements the dish very well.

Fun facts

  • A delicious pairing

    One should always compliment their food with a drink that doesn't take away from the meal. If it’s sushi you’re eating, we recommend pairing it with a green tea. The delicate, earthy flavor flavors of the green tea won’t detract from the flavors of your sushi.

  • A 2,996 pounds 1 ounce feast

    The 55 chefs of Vietnam is the proud world-record holder of the largest noodle soupt, an impressive feat considering its weight of 2,996 pounds 1 ounce.

  • A day about dim sum

    dim sum lovers in United Kingdom indulge in dim sum come June to celebrate National Dim Sum Week.

Parking tips

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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