Vancouver Cheap Eats: Japanese food

May 29 2017, 9:11 pm

From sushi rolls and boxes to ramen and Izakaya, when it comes to Japanese cuisine in Vancouver, there’s no shortage of choice.

Next time you’re downtown and hungry, you’re likely to be close to one of these five spots where you can fill up on Japanese for $10 or less.

Yamato Sushi

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On the outskirts of Yaletown, Yamato Sushi offers generous portions for affordable prices. We recommend Box A, B, or C, that come with your choice of teriyaki chicken, beef, or pork, as well as gyozas, tempura and a California roll. Variety and flavour all packed in one box for $8.95.

Address: 616 Davie Street, Vancouver


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Offering high quality, fresh ingredients, Kyzock is a well-known spot for their sushi (chirashi) bowls. Most are $10 or less, and come with your choice of protein on a bed of sushi rice. One of our favourites is the salmon, avocado and yam bowl for $10.

Address: 559 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Hida Takayama Ramen

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Don’t let the food court setting scare you away, as Hida Takayama has some of the best ramen in the city. We recommend the Shoyu ramen, which comes with a rich and flavourful broth, and a generous portion size for $8.25.

Address: 1610 Robson Street, Vancouver
Address: 5615 Harold Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @hida.ramen


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EbiTen prides itself on quick, inexpensive Japanese takeout. For less than $10, the EbiTen Bowl comes with teriyaki chicken, tempura, and rice.

Address: 388 Robson Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @ebiten_robson

Hapa Izakaya

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For a change from sushi or ramen, Izakaya is a great way to enjoy Japanese share plates. With two locations to choose from, check out Hapa Izakaya in Coal Harbour or Yaletown. For $10 or less, try the Ika Squid, Beef Tataki, or one of our favourites, the Ebi Mayo – tempura prawns with a spicy mayo.

Address: 909 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Address: 1193 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

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