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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill Diner

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West End
Japanese, Asian, Grill
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823 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-685-1136
17:30 - 00:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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194 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make reservations before going because the capacity is pretty small and the volume of patrons are large. Order a lot of different skewers that they fresh grill on the spot, and also Izakaya type dishes. All the dishes are well prepared and you can tell that care has been put into making everything. The rice with tontoro was a great... More 

Thank Grant L
Richmond, Canada
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Their food used to be good and fresh. However, the last couple times I went there, food tends to be over-salted. They used to have a risotto that I like a lot, which is no longer on the menu However, other foods are still in good quality, given the price they are charging. Service is good, with many friendly Japanese... More 

Thank R0ckc0d
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136 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This is a small Japanese restaurant with very limited seating and almost no ambience. However, the food is amazing, if you pick the right dishes. We ordered 36 skewers (nine different types and ended up ordering more. It is not because of the small size of skewers, they were just so delicious. The service is great and demonstrates personalized attention.

Thank W_H_Can
Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

we spent $80 for two ( plus the tip and we had no drinks) and walked out hungry. the skewers are very small. a bite of meat on it. also the waiting time between the little bites of food is long. around 15 minutes btw 'courses". i liked the lively atmosphere but i want to be fed. it looked like... More 

Thank Diderot_Effect
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I've been to a few Yakitori places with the kids when living in Asia and this one in Vancouver rates as the best (and most fun) so far. Great food (chicken Yakitori was the hit of the night) and atmosphere although some may find it a touch loud and the music too poppy. We loved it. Noodles also very tasty... More 

Thank Pichon96
Seattle, Washington
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Love the food here. Charcoal grill so yummy. Always full so make reservations if possible. It's not a big place. They only let you sit for 1.5 or 2 hrs, which is ok but a bit annoying. Portions very small, like 1 or 2 sticks per serving so prices add up. Was my 3rd trip there (or another of their... More 

Thank SeattleDoc2010
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Portions are really small and the bill adds up quickly if you don't watch it. Better to go to Kingyo a couple of blocks south is better.

Thank Vancouver V
Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This restaurant is a fantastic place to eat, with a delightfully fun atmosphere. The grilled meats are delicious & the cucumber salad was so good I ordered a second one. As you state your order your waiter yells the order to the cooks, & they yell back so your order is placed immediately. I can't imagine visiting Vancouver, BC without... More 

Thank Marj042
Sherwood Park, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

We had the zakkushi set which was awesome. Great flavours, tender meat. the vegetable set was very flavourful as well. We had the grilled rice balls, but did not enjoy these as much. The atmosphere was great and the service was quick.We will definitely go again when we're next in Vancouver.

Thank blueshound51
Newark, CA
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215 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

All the grilled items are so yummy. They offer a variety plate that's best value and gives you opportunity to sample various grilled meats. Get the grilled rice ball...so yummy. Place is small and gets crowded during peak time. Try it and be transported to Japan for an experience like no other.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Grill
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 823 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-1136

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