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Shizen Ya on Hornby

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$$ - $$$
Granville Street
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985 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-568-0013
11:30 - 22:00
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741 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Making healthy food is something dear to my heart. In fact, there is that small sushi place in Phoenix AZ that makes the most amazing nigiri with brown rice. Shine Ya tried the same, but I feel misses the spot. It starts with the fact that the selection of seafood is very limited. Not only that, but a place that... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The place is very cozy and pretty. We loved every dish and every drink we had. My little one couldn't stop eating sashimis! It had a lot of vegan options and even a vegan dessert, pumpkin pudim. I recommend this place, no doubt.

Thank herbae
Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This little place offers rolls made of organic brown rice, organic greens and is vegetarian friendly. A healthy place for a bite ! The place is usually packed during lunch and dinner times. They do take-out too.

Thank belinda k
Vernon, Canada
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Since my husband loves sushi, we eat it almost weekly. Since we've been visiting Vancouver for a week now, we've been trying different sushi restaurants. In my books, Shizen Ya is the best that I have ever had!!! We'll eat there again before we leave Vancouver for sure!!!

Thank johane777
Kirkland, Washington
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is not suited for parties of more than four. they only have a couple of tables that have four seats so mostly two person tables. I'm sure this is a great restaurant but we planned on eating here and could not get in to eat. so thing to know for families not familiar with its size.

Thank MomfromWAState
Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I was a bit disappointed that they didn't have my favourite roll, mango cucumber, but they completely made up for it! The sushi is great, all organic and made with brown rice plus they have many veggie options.

Thank Laura D
Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The sushi rolls are perfect. All of them. Several vegetarian options. Try the Yam one. All the rice is brown. At first I thought it would not be good, but ended up being excellent. It is so good that is difficult to find a table. Perhaps if they could have a bigger place... By the way, all the waiters are... More 

Thank Mauricio D
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2016

No wonder this little restaurant is on the list of the best places to eat sushi in Vancouver. Beside sushi they have good variety of other Japanese dishes. We had lunch there today and everything was so good that I want to write this review because they deserve it. Servers were so polite but not intrusive. Our green tea was... More 

Thank TanyaJovan
Turin, Italy
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a vegan option downtown and found this gem kind of hidden on Hornby Street. Fortunately Trip Advisor's map helped a lot. When we arrived it was packed but we actually did not wait more than 5 minutes. We immediately liked the Japanese sized and simple design of the place. I prefer good food over good design... More 

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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Was in Vancouver visiting my health conscious niece, trying to impress her with quality/organic sushi found on advisor ... but she's been there many times. Food/Service are awesome, their menu has just enough yummy items to please the customer(quality not quantity)👍👍

Thank Ejcmc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 37
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 985 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Street
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-0013

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Granville Street
Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and has become so fastidiously known for its nightclubs and watering holes that it's fondly nicknamed the city's 'Entertainment District.' Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular and lively, with young revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping the party going until late. Granville Street, being mostly open to pedestrian-only traffic, has a healthy social life along its main thoroughfares, even outside of its cafes and pubs, spilling onto the sidewalks. The locals are chatty, the shops at its expansive Pacific Centre Mall are trendy, and the whole area seems to be on a sugar rush: in a good way. Exuberance and camaraderie classify this neighbourhood.
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