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Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Commercial Drive
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2054 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A9, Canada
+1 604-255-5550
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great sushi/sashimi and great service. One of those places you can have consistency and a really nice time.

Thank Hulasurf
Vancouver, Canada
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149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for dinner with the family based on good reviews from friends. We arrived at 5pm on a Saturday, and the line started buidling the minute we got there. The restaurant itself looks indistiguishable from any other local sushi restaurant, and the menu is completey in English, which is normally not a good sign. But the moment we had... More 

Thank Vancouver_Roary
Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

There are a lot of good sushi restaurants in Vancouver but this place is OFF the charts! Creative, tasty, friendly and won't breat the bank! No reservations but I wait anyways and I have no patience.

1 Thank Morey C
Vancouver, Canada
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A great place to eat before the Canucks gam. All food very fresh and moderatly priced. Service very propt and friendly. Excellent sashimi and miso.

1 Thank Christopher H
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The atmosphere is cozy, with wood paneling and decorative lanterns. The food itself is phenomenal in its presentation. They use an array of candles, edible flowers, and other decorative items to make your plate look extremely pretty and appetizing. Kishimoto always has a long line, mainly because the seating is limited and they do not take reservations. My tip for... More 

1 Thank Thea E
Milton, Canada
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109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Can't make it to Japan? Vancouver has amazing sushi and this place is one of the best! Every bite was mouthwatering and the sake was the best I've had.

1 Thank travellinglandscaper
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Busy bustling little restaurant that serves delicious sushi. We went on a midweek night and the place was full. They try and turn tables quickly so don't order everything at once! Well worth a visit.

1 Thank Oliver S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We'd been travelling in the US & had been looking forward to the food scene in Vancouver. In fact, apart from this absolute gem, we were disappointed. This little restaurant on Commercial Drive is well worth the short trip away from Downtown. It opens at 5pm. You can't book & there's always people waiting. Service is excellent and the food... More 

1 Thank LizA2018
Jaragua Do Sul, SC
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I've tried many places in Vancouver and Kishimoto has the best portion for it's price. Recommend add one more noodle, and eating in a hurry, service was fine, just don't go expecting a cozy and romantic place. They're always busy and hurry to serve you.

Thank Ricardo P
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Don't miss eating at this restaurant! Our family just returned from a 2 week (foodie focused) tour of Japan and this restaurant surpassed many of our best meals in Japan! It is authentic, unpretentious, super fresh, beautiful and DELICIOUS! The service is also wonderful. The staff is friendly and accommodating. And don't miss the homemade ice cream/sorbets -- some of... More 

1 Thank Nancy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2054 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-255-5550

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Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.
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