We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Applause Japanese Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
8269 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-263-8968
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 30: English reviews
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the time of visit, I noticed all sushi chef were Chinese, rather than Japanese. The servers, especially the lady server's attitude is very poor. She never cleaned her hands after touching the floor for adjusting the table height and wiping with her bare hand the chair which she stepped on for turning on the "open" signature and serve dishes... More 

1 Thank TravelPuggy
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since there are so many sushi places in Vancouver, I would not go out of my way to eat here. However, if you are in the area, its definitely worth a try! I came for lunch and got the sashimi bento box (see accompanying photo). While it was the most expensive bento at $16, it was definitely worth it! The... More 

Thank edmund514
Level Contributor
146 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Excellent Japanese food on the Westside. Broad menu selection. It is usually packed and at times hard to find parking.

Thank TequilaVancouver
Level Contributor
92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I work nearby so come here often. The food is very good and it is the only authentic Japanese restaurant in the Marpole area. Set lunches are a good value and the sushi is fresh and varied. Ambience is fine, not too noisy and the service is great.

Thank LarryGVancouver
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I frequent this place mostly on Sunday afternoons for a late lunch. Our timing is perfect as we won't have to wait in line. They have a great menu selection and daily specials!

Thank aciram64
Vancouver, B.C.
Level Contributor
488 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 677 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

On the recommendation of friends, we experienced 'Applause' not to be disappointed: good food accompanied by great and conscientious service in a casual atmosphere with reasonable pricing. The menu selection is vast encompassing all aspects of Japanese cuisine from sushi to robata to noodles and the like, as well as significant vegetarian options. Special mention is deserving to both the... More 

Thank Dalecorp
Level Contributor
62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This place has been around in the neighborhood for at least 13+ years (even though changed of hands at least once). However, the qualify of the food, freshness, service has not changed. Sashimi has always been by favorite here ... very fresh! Rolls are perfect size. Fave of mine is the caterpillar roll - yummy. The place is quite small,... More 

Thank doberman_baby
Richmond, Canada
Level Contributor
1,259 reviews
1,123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I was enroute back to Richmond when I thought that a cup of coffee would be nice. After parking my car in the parking lot I passed by Applause and decided that a bite to eat for lunch would be a better idea. The California sushi combo for under $10 was a satisfying lunch.

Thank Renegade225
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I would say that Vancouver has the highest concentration of Japanese restaurants of any major city, so there are plenty to choose from. The trick is to find the good ones, and Applause certainly ranks up there. Their menu is extensive and the prices very reasonable. We ordered various types of sushi and the fish portions were generous and fresh.... More 

Thank Aurora R
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The server we had was very friendly, and we didn't wait long for our sushi, even though we arrived shortly after 9pm. Everything was delicious, especially the california roll made with fresh real raw crab meat. Some rolls are a bit expensive compared to other sushi places, but overall everything was excellent.

Thank Oliver G

Travellers who viewed Applause Japanese Restaurant also viewed

Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Been to Applause Japanese Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8269 Oak St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-263-8968

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Applause Japanese Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?