Best izakaya in Vancouver

By Vancity Buzz

  • Kingyo Izakaya

    This popular Japanese izakaya eatery and drinking den on Denman Street not only offers visiting patrons an assortment of tapas style Japanese fusion food, but also a vibrant atmosphere.

  • Guu

    Authentic izakaya food and drink offerings can be found at the Guu family of restaurants.

  • Black Rice Izakaya

    A relaxed izakaya eatery on the edge of Yaletown, Black Rice is a great little place to grab a drink and a bite to eat. 

  • Hapa Izakaya

    Launching back in 2003, Hapa Izakaya remains one of the most popular izakaya restaurants in the city. 

  • Suika Snack Bar

    This casual West Broadway joint serves an assortment of Japanese-inspired food offerings to accompany the drinks poured.

  • Sansho Sushi & Japanese Dining

    Located in North Vancouver Sansho promises an authentic Japanese experience, dishing up a variety of small plates.

  • Zakkushi Charcoal Grill

    Somewhat hidden, this Main Street outlet offers a wide selection of dishes, including grilled meat and veggie skewers, sashimi, and udon bowls, just to name a few.