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Octopus's Garden Restaurant
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Today 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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1995 Cornwall Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1C9 Canada
1995 Cornwall AvenueCABritish ColumbiaVancouverV6J 1C9
+1 604-734-8971octopusgardensada.com
Sushi Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Today 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:30 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:30 pmWednesday ClosedThursday 5:00 – 10:30 pmFriday 5:00 – 10:30 pmSaturday 5:00 – 10:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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Whimsical Japanese fare using choice fish, with premium wine & sake options in a classical ambience.- Google
"The bluefin tuna was better than before, and served with herring roe."
"Afterwards we were given a gummy octopus."
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Jacob McBride
a month ago
The place was very nice. We went for my mum’s birthday and father's day, and had the Omakase, which my parents had before and I was really excited about. The first course was spinach salad, which had a bitter flavour to it but the scallops were amazing. Next, the uni shooter - a restaurant specialty - was delicious but had a slimy texture. The mushroom soup was wonderful with a brown colour and little black dots of goodness - delicious. Next was the sashimi. There were four types of fish. The snapper was pink and white, really chewy and had no taste - it was the only thing I didn’t like. The sockeye salmon was very nice and perfectly red although it did have lemon and seaweed on it, not my favourite. The yellowtail was very interesting. It tasted like a mixture of tuna and salmon and was red with white but rusty coloured unlike the creamy coloured snapper. The bluefin tuna was very great with a red colour and nice belly feel of dissolving in your mouth. The next course was cooked yellowtail with a tempera shiitake mushroom and an okra bean. The yellowtail was very nice with a salty flavour and lovely fishy flavour. The shiitake mushroom was slightly slimy but otherwise pretty good. The okra bean was a nice addition to the art, and I let my mum eat mine. The thick and dense leaf underneath was very pretty. Next was nigiri. The salmon was great but it had large roe (about 3 millimeters) and they were weird. They were filled with juice that had a very strong fishy taste. The salmon however was delicious and went well with the rice. The octopus was chewy but otherwise pretty tasty. The bluefin tuna was better than before, and served with herring roe. The mackerel was pretty good. Finally the spicy tuna was nice but really crunchy and felt like chewing on coral. I didn’t like that too much. The smoked salmon nigiri had an amazing texture but the salmon tasted a bit too smoked. Finally we had dessert. I was worried that it would ruin the taste of sushi but it was so exceptionally delicious. It consisted of a tiramisu cake made of green tea matcha cake and it was amazing. It tasted unbelievable. It didn’t even taste at all unhealthy. The homemade ice cream was good but nothing like the cake. Afterwards we were given a gummy octopus. Even that was high quality. The place had a very nice ocean theme. The metal pipes above it were shaped like an octopus. That was an experience to never forget.
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冯 lily
2 months ago
Service was sure very slowly, we have wait more than 30m after we order, and lot of my order come cold. But its ok to eat there
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Robert Bessler
7 months ago
I have eaten at the top Japanese restaurants in Metro Vancouver including Tojo's and Octopus Garden is by dar the best Japanese food in Vancouver if not one of the best in all of Canada.
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Jaci M Thieves
a year ago
Might be a little long review. Was recommended by a friend, decided to go with two other people. Went at 530pm, hoping it would be pretty quiet (it was). I'm not sure what we expected, maybe a little bit more guidance?? haha. None of us had been to a place like that, and we were seated at the bar. We were a bit confused by the menu, and no one really offered any recomendations while we sat there looking at the waitresses... they were busy with take-out phone calls I think, so it took about 20 minutes for anyone to offer us drinks or anything. We had to ask to order 10 minutes later, as no one had spoken to us?? Chef had been chatting with a couple next to us and he was very nice, we kind of jumped into their conversation, which made us feel more comfortable. When the food finally started coming, it was delicious!! The sushi and tempura is all very good, and the eel was to die for. TLDR; service = a bit slow, must be willing to chit chat I think??? seating = make a reservation if you can, they're open late and most of the tables are reserved as soon as they open. food = expensive, but delicious. you could very well order two things, and be fine. small portions, delicious seafood and really nice presentation. atmosphere = nice layout, lots of sake and liquors to look at. lots of octopus themed things hahaha they give you little octopus gummies after your meal as well, which was cute! take a look at the menu online before going in! They have rooms/tables that seat up to 8 people! so you can make a reservation for a backroom party and drink sake all night hahaha
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Asuka Forest
3 months ago
The decor is really nice. Spicy tuna mango role was good. Assorted tempura was good. But we ordered crab roll ($15), and found shells in the roll. I actually bit into it hard enough it hurt my tooth a little. I told the waitress and the chef offered us another crab roll, which I thought was a nice gesture. But then we found more shells in the second roll. We ordered cheesecake and maccha tiramisu. It took them at least 20 minutes to bring the dessert out though we asked a few time why it was taking so long. When it arrived, ice cream was starting to melt. My daughter said cheesecake was good, but maccha tiramisu ($10) tasted like soggy toast and I couldn't finish it. Given how much they charge for their food, we were disappointed with the quality and service.
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Sherry Li
11 months ago
After an extensive online search for the best authentic sushi restaurant in Vancouver, we decided on Octopus Garden. We didn't know that omakase opt-in had to be on the phone 24 hours ahead of time, so we just ordered a la carte instead. Uni shooter (large): great for sharing between two people. I really like uni with quail egg. The textures together are a great combination. Because we shared, we used a spoon to eat instead of shooting it down. That was a bit difficult given the egg yolk and grated potato mixture at the bottom were not easy to pick up. Great dish regardless, if you like uni and gooey stuff. Sushi that we ordered: - Snapper - Aji - Scallop - Hamachi chu-toro - Botan ebi - Ikura - Gintoro - Uni - Dungeness crab - Tobiko and quail egg It ended up being a light meal. But there wasn't a lot of variety so we just ordered what we liked out of the limited selection. But the fish was very very fresh and prices were reasonable. Great service too. Next time I'm in Vancouver, I definitely want to go back and try the omakase. It looked great a few seats down from us!
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Bryan Causton
a month ago
Very authentic Japanese restaurant. You pay a little more to get the quality real deal sushi here.
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David Metcalfe
2 years ago
Word of advice to people with some cash to burn, looking to go here or Tojo's: Chances are good (REAL good) that you don't know what you're doing with respect to the menu and your choices, etc. Do yourself a favor with this and throw down some cash and ask for "omakase". The chef decides your course, and will not disappoint. Tojo's does this as well for a minimum amount of buy-in, whereas at Octopus Garden I was asked how much I was willing to spend (minimum $50/person is fair, I feel). The chef and staff were very personable, greatly entertaining, and highly knowledgeable about their job and things related. If you want a premium experience, go here when it's slow or dead, rather than busy. Usually afternoon is best, I find. Hope to see you at the bar there sometime!
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