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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill Diner

€€ - €€€
West End
Japanese, Asian, Grill
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823 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-685-1136
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 00:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank stepsinthesand
Vancouver, Canada
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198 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

The Zakkushi yakitori don special was so good we would order it once a week! We went to the location in west 4th that is no longer there. What a disappointment to see it go. They all yelled goodbye in Japanese leaving the restaurant which was always great!

Thank jbarbs8
Vancouver, Canada
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

I showed up at the main street location. As I didn't have a reservation,I had to wait a few minutes. Once I was seated I was told I have only one hour to order and eat. I ordered the united shooter and negi are (fried chicken gizzard with onion sauce). From the regular menu I ordered kurage (jellyfish salad with... More 

Thank Stefan S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

We were a little apprehensive when told we would have to sit at the bar for our meal, but it worked oput really well. In no time we were getting the heads up from strangers on either side and the benefit of local knowledge. Meanwhile the floorshow of barbecue cooking continued to the repeat chant of welcome and thankyou in... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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