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Tatsu Japanese Bistro

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Commercial Drive
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1441 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X8, Canada
+1 604-558-2285
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoy this restaurant. Usually can get a table, and the food is excellent. Tuna sashimi is fresh and beautifully presented. The rolls are great and garlic butter edamame is simple and delicious. The food is prepared with integrity and care. Definitely recommend.

Thank Lisa R
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Selected this Japanese restaurant out of the 3 on the same block because it looked nice inside. My teenager and I opted for udon - tempura and Nabeyaki. They arrived piping hot. We both thought that the soup base was yummy. The teenager was very pleased with the light tempura batter on the yam tempera (special request) and could not... More 

Thank Mtanaka
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in when the line up for Kishimoto was too long. It turned out to be a good choice. Had a salmon and crab salad which was salmon sashimi and what seemed like canned crab. Garnished with blueberries and raspberries with roasted garlic slivers. Despite the crab, the rest of the salad worked well. Ordered two... More 

Thank CMac0693
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great restaurant right on the drive. Great tasting food even for those who dont eat fish. Lots of possibilities. Great prices. Always busy, best to have reservations. Great with kids. We have been coming here at least once a month for the past 3 years.

Thank mismcfly
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Every time we eat at Tatsu, we are impressed. The menu has so many geniusly crafted dishes that you've never seen before in a sushi restaurant. Their even combination of taste and presentation makes Tatsu the #1 choice for Japanese food on Commercial Drive. I've not once been disappointed.

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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We got the sashimi platter and sushi platter to share between 4 of us and were absolutely thrilled with the food! It's incredibly fresh, gorgeous presentation, and delicous!! This has made it onto my top sushi in Vancouver list for sure!

Thank Sarah K
Barrie, Canada
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305 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Great spot on Commercial Drive and is popular among locals. We tried it out and found it a great value for the price. We will return

Thank Byron D
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Ever since moving back to Vancouver, this little restaurant has become one of my favorite sushi places in town. The price vs quality has been excellent to date (appx. 5 visits to date and couple take outs). We have mostly limited our culinary experience at this restaurant to sushi, sashimi, and rolls, however the menu appears to have a nice... More 

Thank Mobska
Trento, Italy
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111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I ve been once, definitely going back. Nice large sophisticated menu! Affordable prices for everyone. Nice sushi combos for 3-4 people. Usually in Asian place the service is really bad compare to an Italian restaurant or whatever european. Asian people averagely don't know how to serve a plate on the table, mostly use to slam dishes on it making you... More 

Thank stevaebasta
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We ordered so many different things and everything was amazing! The salmon sashimi was my favorite! The tempura and chicken Teriyaki portions were HUGE! Everyone went on about how amazing the tempora was! (I didn't risk it due to my shellfish allergy) And the maki was really good too! The food was SO amazing, the waiters and chefs- not so... More 

Thank Fawnis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1441 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-558-2285

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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