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Shizen Japanese Restaurant

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1706 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z5, Canada
+1 250-381-8228
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate for the first time today at Shizen. I shared lunch with a friend and we had the Bento boxes (Tofu and Beef), and extra yam tempura and dynamite rolls. We both enjoyed our choices and the prices were less than are listed in their online menu. Very reasonable lunch.

Thank gjw16
Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is one of our favourite sushi restaurants in the city. The menu items are a bit different but everything is always so good. Sometimes the service is a bit hectic when it's busy, but that's to be expected. I love all the orchids on the window :)

Thank Chloé G
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The place is little small with lots of tables arranged. But the food here is amazing... Can't complain as finding veg food in Japanese restaurant is a little tough. But we really enjoyed every bite of it.

Thank Megha M
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I'm a regular at this restaurant, both for dinning in, and taking out. I'm guessing 30+ visits over the last 3 years, and I have had a good experience every time.

Thank chevykevy2016
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

As soon as you come in they offer you green tea :))...very nice touch as outside was very cold. We had some pasta and cooked sushi...we loved it very much. I notice they also have Japanese style sittings ...tatami rooms.... close to Fan Tan alley and China Town.

Thank laurentiu-cristian
Courtenay, British Columbia
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The service is usually good here. The staff acknowledge you as you enter and leave. The sushi is good for the value. There is better quality but I find that for a quick meal you can easily be in and out in less than hour or if you want. The lunch Bentos offer good value with several choices to choose... More 

Thank J Wines H
British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We recently met for lunch with some coworkers. The menu was great and suited people who like traditional sushi as well those that prefer teriyaki etc. The service was quick and friendly and the food was enjoyed by all.

Thank Time4travels
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here. The food is not bad but also not too refined compared with other places. The beef of the beef Don was quite tough but otherwise the food was okay for the price.

Thank swissgastro
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Reasonable pricing and selection. We ordered the bento box, NY steak, and some rolls. Service was good.

Thank chewie8888
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The sushi was quite nice but the service was a bit odd. We didn't feel welcome. We had the honeymoon set meal which was supposed to come with two desserts, this turned out to be 2 x 1 scoop of ice-cream which was delivered to the table with the bill and without offering any one else in our party the... More 

Thank icajess

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?