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Shizen Japanese Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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Baked Oysterschicken Karaage
Ika ( squid ) karaage
BBQ Squid
Grilled in miso sauce
Hamachi Kamayaki
BBQ yellow-tail cheeks
BBQ‎ mackerel
Soft-Shell Crab
Served with ponzu sauce
Steamed Clams
1/2 lbs 6.95 full 11.95
Edamame Beans
Agedashi Tofu
Deep fried tofu, topped with bonito
Banzai Scallops
Pan seared with house made butter sauce
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided on this restaurant because we walked by the night before and it was packed! We were not disappointed. The meal was sooo fresh. The service was prompt and attentive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank teestar
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
1  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

Date of visit: December 2017
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!

Date of visit: November 2017
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

Date of visit: November 2017
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.

Date of visit: November 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Rudoskis
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

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

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Oleksandr G
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