Beloved downtown Vancouver restaurant to shut its doors after a decade

Sep 10 2018, 10:29 pm

A longstanding Granville Street restaurant has announced it will be closing its doors at the end of the month.

ShuRaku Sake Bar & Bistro will offer its last day of service on September 29, after ten years of operation at the bustling downtown Vancouver location at 883 Granville Street.

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This spot first opened in 1990 under the name Kitto Japanese House before it was transformed into ShuRaku in 2008, a popular destination for izakaya and artisan sake through the years.

Owners of this restaurant cite an “extreme shortage of staff” which started in 2017, along with “new immigration policies and cost-of-living increases” as the main reasons for closing.

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our regular guests for their encouragement and patronage over the past decade and invite everyone to visit us at our sister restaurant, Yuwa Japanese Cuisine at 2775 West 16th Avenue on Vancouver’s West Side.

While this is the end for ShuRaku on the Granville Strip, owners of the soon-to-be-closed eatery urge loyal patrons to “stay tuned” for the next chapter.

We’ll keep you posted, but until then, be sure to make a reservation and sip you last sake at this legendary neighbourhood haunt.


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