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Shizen Japanese Restaurant

1706 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z5, Canada
+1 250-381-8228
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sashimi” (9 reviews)
“bento box” (11 reviews)
“dynamite roll” (4 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1706 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z5, Canada
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

My wife and I have been regulars at Shizen since they opened a few years back, we have never been disappointed with the freshness, quality, service or final results. A very well run, busy, friendly spot. We try other sushi places occasionally but always are...More

Thank jackkaston
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Good value and decent fish makes for a serviceable late lunch. Greeted and seated immediately we ordered off of the lunch menu and were pleasantly surprised with the portions and quality given the low(er) prices. Interior is a little worn and cluttered in some areas...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Canada's oldest 'Chinatown', a few steps from Fisgard and Government Streets is a Japanese 'style' restaurant called 'SHIZEN. Four old friends met for lunch. Staff / chef are Chinese & Vietnamese. Couldn't spot a Japanese person on the premises, nonetheless twas a very pleasant dining...More

Thank B V
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We love this place. You have to try the highlander roll.....it would be my last meal if I had to choose. Great efficient and friendly service. Fresh Fresh Fresh!!! My kids love this place too. Great value. No doubt the best sushi place in Victoria....and...More

Thank Vidalsix
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Whenever we have a craving for sushi we always do take out from Shizen. The rolls are a great value for what you get and the menu has some really creative options. The service has always been fast and friendly, no complaints!

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Complimentary green tea as soon as you are seated --and it was really good. I think this resto offers the cheapest prices (in Victoria) I've seen for bento boxes, maki, cones, udon soup. It's all fresh and good quality but nothing mind-blowing. Service is a...More

Thank Canucksontheloose
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great service and great food. Best sushi I have had in a while- loved the rob roll and the mayo they put in some rolls. Rice was great and miso soup delicious.

Thank VisitorTZ
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended to me by my instructor on a course I'm on in Victoria. I've been craving sushi for a couple weeks so I thought I'd stop by. The initial impression I got was not great, it's not upscale or anything and the...More

Thank Rudoskis
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome sushi. Unagi and seaweed are beyond expectation. Surprisingly not expensive. Highly recommended

Thank Oleksandr G
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Decent sushi here, lots of seats, it's a good spot to go if you're in a group. The service is good and it's right on the edge of Chinatown

Thank Reuben H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1706 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-381-8228
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