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Octopus's Garden Restaurant

) #543 of 3,046 Restaurants in Vancouver €€€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1C9, Canada
+1 604-734-8971
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  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1C9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food here is excellent and the presentation is a work of art! I am not big on raw fish, but it really is great food here. I wish I could tell you what we ate, but I was with a friend who said to let...More

Thank Derrick1230
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Eat here often when visiting from Toronto. Amazingly food has improved - big time. Try the spot prawns for sure - delicious - you can eat the entire head, super crunchy.

Thank Max B
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Make your reservations since the restaurant is small. Get a seat at the sushi bar and say hello to the chef/owner, Sada-san. The menu is small and the daily specials on the blackboard are worth trying. The toro tasting is worth a try, so is...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a must visit! It's small and the attention to detail is spot on! The food was so fresh and delicious! The staff is beautifully dressed and so pleasant. I can't say enough good things, just go! Make a reservation first!

Thank Senoraslife
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've eaten sushi world wide including at the Tsukiji market in Tokyo and this was comparable. Best sushi I've had in Canada and amongst the best anywhere. The ingredients are exceptionally fresh, high quality and expertly combined. There was literally nothing below excellent and we...More

Thank ChillyAlbertans
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We made a reservation for omakase ($75/person) on a Friday evening. The restaurant is small and cozy. The octopus-themed decoration is over-killed and make the restaurant looks messy (or homey depending on how you look at it). It is not the place to go if...More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Everything is just average. sashimi is very fresh but it also reflects on price. The uni shooter is very very good though! I don't think I will go back anytime soon.

Thank xiaoc_cc
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Went here recently after years of hearing about this place. We got the omakase, and it was the BEST sushi experience I've ever had. Sada-san spoiled us with a house special shooter, soup, sashimi, nigiri sushi, tuna fish, and dessert. It was truly an amazing...More

Thank Cowboy_Buddha
Reviewed 16 December 2015

No question Octopus Garden is the best Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. I live in Tokyo but actually look forward to Chef Sada's omakase once a year. It is exquisite and far more creative than kaiseki courses in Japan, though I enjoy that as well. He...More

Thank chakimama
Reviewed 15 April 2015

If you want a true "knock-off-your-socks" experience try it. There is only one choice: small...75$ or large...more$...per person. Of course you need to be a tad adventurous, but the reward will be ecstasy! Make sure you sit at the counter. Enjoy

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1C9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-734-8971
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