About Ebisu on Robson
The first and only Japanese Restaurant Lounge featuring some of the best deals for food & drinks in town! Delicious tapas and inventive, original sushi created by our master chefs straight from Japan! The trendy modern design of our spacious interior, TV"s and big projector screen help to set the perfect ambiance for any occasion. Quick business lunches, intimate romantic dinners or large group parties of any size are welcome!
Set in the heart of Robson this stylish izakaya restaurant lounge is the hottest new spot that many local dining enthusiasts have been craving for! Our innovative adaptation plays with the contrast of East meets West. Ranging from the freshest sashimi straight out of Japan to home-cooked dishes with a twist. Oriental style pastas, juicy steaks or even sushi rolls flame seared right in front of you! There is definitely something for everyone!
Vancouver, BC V6E 3Y4
Japanese, Sushi, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 3:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Impark operated parking is available behind the building.
Street meter parking along Robson, Bute and Haro Street.
Approximately 5-10 minute walk from the Burrard Skytrain Station.
There is a bus that stops on the corner of Robson and Bute, downstairs from the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ebisu on Robson Ratings and Reviews
It was a family gathering with out of town in-laws visiting us. We were interested to go for sushi at a place recommended on yelp, thinking the location would bring it up a notch.
2 of us got the seafood platter for 62$ and we thought it was overpriced for what was included, however the shrimp and other items were very good, we just thought 62 was quite much for what we got there.
Their ginger unfortunately had gluten somehow, and so I didn’t get that with my sushi but I had to ask where the ginger was before she explained why I didn’t have any, would have been better to be told right away but better that she didn’t give me any at all, I was just confused as to why. Other places don’t have gluten in their ginger. My rolls were fine, something I can get of equal quality at less expensive places.
The service was okay - great for some things but not great in other areas, like I mentioned above about my missing ginger. The staff was genuinely kind and caring and nice, I was well cared for in terms of my allergies. I was given gluten free soy sauce which was appreciated. They did forget my sesame seeds on my rolls and forgot my husbands’ rolls until we asked where they were, and he was a bit grumpy as he was left still hungry while everyone else was still full and he waited for them, so we waited while he ate alone.
It wasn’t spectacular, but it was just normal, not the experience we expected for such good yelp ratings. We understand the cost is due to excellent location in Vancouver, so naturally more expensive area.
We don’t regret going but not sure we’ll be back again. It was incredibly loud and we had to shout to speak to each other.
We sat at the patio facing Robson street. This spot in the restaurant is highly recommended.
The sashimi and rolls tasted fresh and delicious.
After one pitcher of tasty red sangria, we were informed of the blue sangria which was also tasty - it is very tropical and has a coconut taste.
It was a very lovely place. Usually known for being busy but if you go later you get good meal deals and able to get a seat. I do recommend booking ahead so you know you got a table.
The food was delicious but took a while, to be expected. Has a wide range of everything and big portion sizes. Along with, staff was amazing as we had two allergies present (peanut and duck) so they kept us informed and were alert.
Went with my boyfriend and his family, and they had a big enough spot for all 4 of us with extra room. So I do recommend it for medium sized groups 4-7.
We greatly enjoyed our appetizers of magic beans and truffle fries were delicious and a treat for a family that rarely eats fried foods. Sadly, the sushi itself did not measure up. It was decent, just not amazing. If we lived near one of the locations, we would give it another chance. Maybe next time we are in Vancouver.
The reviews looked good so we thought we would give it a try and when we arrived there were a dozen people waiting for tables. When it was my turn to talk to the hostess I mentioned I had an open table reservation and we were seated almost immediately. The sushi was good, we tried several house specialties and sadly had no room for the enticing deserts. We would go again and will recommend this restaurant to everyone.
Slow service. Reservation for 6:00pm. Drinks and appy's okay. After an hour or more had to ask for them to take our dinner orders. Around eight pm manager came to scold us that our reservation was for one hour.
We had not been served our dinner and we were told our sushi order was going to take much longer and that we may have to take it out. As it was taking a long time to do the order as they were too busy.!!
I reserved for a family dinner for fourteen and we were very crowded at the table. Finally our last order we had to cancel it as it was still not ready at 8:30.
If we are to be finished in one hour I think we should have had our order taken before 7:00pm
Half my family left the restaurant hungry and we had to stop for takeout sushi from the restaurant below Ebisu.
No one came to see if we wanted anything else to drink.
Please send this to Ebisu on Robson privately.
I had told my family that I had budgeted about $70 dollars per person. We only spent about half of that or less per person. You missed out on making twice as much money because of your poor service.
yet we were their for more than two and a half hours. mostly waiting for our food and service.
Made a reservation to celebrate my birthday with a party of 11 people at 8:00. Table was not ready and we had to wait 45 minutes before we were sat. The table they gave us did not even fit 11 people and had to wait again for them to rearrange. By the time we settled down it was already 9:15 and all of us were starving. Server (Pink) does not acknowledge our table and doesn't even drop by to take orders. I tried to wave her down, and she just walks away.... it wasn't until I physically got up and chased her down before she came to us. After taking just a few orders she then walks away without taking the other half of our orders . Drinks did not arrive until 9:45, we've been waiting 2.75 hours now and server did not even bother to bring us any water. Food finally arrived at 10:00 with the last guest getting her food at 10:30.
I am VERY DISAPPOINTED at the horrible service and management of the restaurant. I was recommended to celebrate my birthday here as I heard they had good drinks and food. This was not true and thank you guys for ruining my birthday celebration. This was my FIRST time here and most likely not coming back. Nothing was done by management or server to fix any of the issue that night.
Sushi took an hour to serve.
Everything else took 45 mins. Wait staff were good and apologetic. They were obviously under staffed for Boxing Day dinner. This is the longest we had to wait for sushi. Will not be going back to this one. Richmond branch is more organized.
Was really excited for this place given the pics. Our service was initially way to prompt where we had 3 waiters/waitresses ask us for our orders within 8 min of being seated. Then service dipped. We were provided an incorrect maki roll --- I believe there was misunderstanding on both our side as well as the waitress' side. However, in this case , the customer was not always right. The white sangria -- was nothing but orange juice with some soda water. I had the cherry blossom roll, which was super super bland.
We dined at Ebisu for a business group in happy hour. The foods and drinks were ok but the service was terribly slow and some people in our group had to wait a long time for their orders to arrive. Initially everyone wanted to eat at the same time but because the service was really slow they decided to go ahead and eat while others were still waiting so they can eat while their foods were still warm. I don't recommend this place for large groups particularly business groups.
Decent service. Good variety of food on happy hour menu. We particularly enjoyed the fish tacos. Patio is great for those who love the sun, but patio umbrella is insufficient for guests who do not. Also, it is appreciated when guests are informed that gratuity has already added. We had a group of 6.
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