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The Essential Sushi in Vancouver

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Vancouver has both an abundance of fresh seafood and a sizable Asian population. Put those two things together and you’ll see why Vancouver could easily be named Sushi City, with excellent and affordable sushi on every corner. Go high-end with a meal at the famous Tojo’s (birthplace of the California roll), try charcoal flame-torched aburi sushi at Minami, or grab some takeaway from Yummy To Go and enjoy it on the beach at English Bay.
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1133 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G1, Canada
One of the word’s most famous sushi rolls was invented right here in Vancouver, by culinary legend, Hidekazu Tojo. Take a seat in his elegant restaurant over on West Broadway and either put yourself in chef’s hands and order the omakase or try a...
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1711 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5, Canada
I love Yummy To go! Trust me: it may look unpromising, but their prices are unbeatable and their fish quality is always superb. This little sushi spot just a few minutes away from English Bay on Davie Street has a few tables and chairs, but I’d...
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1118 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T9, Canada
Yes, flame grilled sushi is a thing, and you can try it at aburi sushi pioneers in the city, Minami. They use a charcoal stick and a flame to give their nigiri topped with a creamy special sauce its characteristic char-finish. The house special is...
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1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1C9, Canada
This cute spot in Kitsilano is one of my go-to places for great meal after I’ve been sunning myself on Kits beach, and they even have a tiny patio outside. I recommend the ‘Omakase’ menu – which roughly translates as the chef’s choice, and usually...
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1535 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada
Stop by to visit this incredible sushi spot after a trip to Granville Island, it’s the place where many sushi chefs in the city go to eat on their day off. The fish quality is incredible and the flavours are clean and simple; you won’t find...
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1226 Bute St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1Z8, Canada
Probably one of the most traditional sushi bars in the city, Maumi is a tiny spot just off Davie Street at Bute. You’ll need a reservation and they don’t serve alcohol but you’ll just be coming here to experience superb seafood from Japan made by...
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1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4, Canada
Routinely crowned the city’s top seafood restaurant, Blue Water Cafe is also among the continent’s best. After honing his skills at Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, executive chef Frank Pabst opened this Yaletown classic to...
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2775 W 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 3X5, Canada
Sample your way around the menu with an appetizer platter which features five daily specials, and a ‘Four of a Kind’ sashimi selection with four different signature sauces. Zest offers wine pairings from BC and beyond with their hot kitchen items,...
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1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada
I’ll come clean: I have a huge food-crush on chef Taka, I really respect the commitment that he and his team have to maintaining our oceans and seafood with their strict 100% Ocean Wise menu policy. I always love absolutely everything this...