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ABOUT US
 

Since 2011, Kishimoto has been serving up some of the best Japanese cuisine
in the city. Our small 30 seat restaurant is located in the heart of Commercial Drive.
A casual and inviting space, run by a close-knit team and a tiny-but-mighty kitchen. We are known for our artful plating, creative use of local ingredients, delicious fresh sushi, and modern twists on Japanese classics. The real magic can be found in Chef Kishimoto's unique seasonal specials and kaiseki tasting menu - now available a la carte.

 

We use quality produce from local farms, seasonal & wild foraged ingredients, free range eggs, natural non-gmo poultry & meat, local and wild seafood, BC wine & craft sake, imported Japanese sake, fresh selected seafood flown to us from Japan's fish markets,
and premium Japanese rice. When available, our menu will feature

local grown Japanese rice from the Fraser Valley. 

 

In 2024 we turn thirteen!
Thank you for choosing Kishimoto to celebrate your special moments
. 
With your support we will continue to grow and surprise you.
 

- Chef Akira, Jyan & the Kishimoto team 

AWARDS
 

2024 - Vancouver Magazine 35th Annual Restaurant Awards - Best Casual Japanese (gold)
2024 - Georgia Straight 27th Annual Golden Plates - Best Japanese (3rd place)
2024 - Georgia Straight 27th Annual Golden Plates - Best Sushi (2nd place)
2023 - Canada's Great Kitchen Party - Vancouver - Silver Medal 
2023 - Vancouver Magazine 34th Annual Restaurant Awards - Best Japanese (finalist)
2023 - Georgia Straight 26th Annual Golden Plates - Best Sushi (finalist)

2021 - ThreeBestRated.ca - Top 3 Japanese Restaurants in Vancouver, BC
2020 - Vancouver Magazine 31st Annual Restaurant Awards - Best Neighbourhood - East Side (silver)
2019 - ThreeBestRated.ca - Top 3 Japanese Restaurants in Vancouver, BC

2019 - Vancouver Magazine 30th Annual Restaurant Awards - Best Neighbourhood - East Side (silver)

2019 - Vancouver Courier Stars of Vancouver- Best Japanese Restaurant (runner-up)

2019 - "People Love Us On Yelp" best reviewed businesses on Yelp
2018 - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
2018 - Yelp's Top 50 Places to Eat in Vancouver
- #10
2018 - Vancouver Courier Reader's Choice Awards - Japanese/Sushi East (2nd place)
2018 - Vancouver Magazine 29th Annual Restaurant Awards - Best Japanese (silver)
2018 - Vancouver Magazine 29th Annual Restaurant Awards - Best Neighbourhood - East Side (silver)

2018 - Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat in Canada
2017 - Vancouver Magazine 28th Annual Restaurant Awards
- Best Sushi (honourable mention)
2017 - "People Love Us On Yelp" best reviewed businesses on Yelp
2017 - Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat in Canada

2016 - Vancouver Magazine 27th Annual Restaurant Awards - Best Casual Japanese (honourable mention)
2016 - Georgia Straight 19th Annual Golden Plates - Best Japanese (runner-up)
2016 - Vancouver Courier Reader's Choice Awards - Japanese/Sushi East (2nd place)
2016 - Lianorg Top Choice Restaurant
2016 - Where Magazine Where To Dine Awards
- Best Japanese/Best Seafood (nominee)
2015 - Vancouver Magazine 26th Annual Restaurant Awards - Best Japanese Casual (bronze)
2015 - TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2015 - Lianorg Top Choice Restaurant
2014 - Vancouver Magazine 25th Annual Restaurant Awards
- Best Casual Japanese (silver)
2013 - Vancouver Magazine 25th Annual Restaurant Awards - Best Casual Japanese (honourable mention)

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