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!
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/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
Was really excited for this place given ...
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.
Great food and service. Arrived 15 minu ...
Great food and service. Arrived 15 minutes before happy hour was over--offered us a last call for the oysters and chicken wings. The oysters tasted fresh and hot wings were spicy!! The stone bowl was a hit too. We sampled a bit of everything.
We dined at Ebisu for a business group i ...
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 ...
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.
Mediocre food for its price
We ordered a lot of food since we were a group of 8 friends. For its price, nothing was particular good or special. I can kinda tell its trying to have some special dishes like the Aburi salmon with hot pepper slice, but it really doesn't taste anything better than a fast food sushi place. Tonkatsu was dry and not tender and oysters is barely ok...our server was very boring and didn't care to explain
Sushi for folks who think fast food is gourmet.
This seemed like the kind for sushi place for people who think that McDonald's burgers are gourmet. It wasn't bad, but it was heavy on the rolls that cater to those who don't actually like sushi. They were prepared well, but underwhelming. The sashimi platter looked nice, but again was nothing to write home about. If you really like good sushi then find someplace else. If you don't know what sushi is then this place would be great.
10 ppl group lunch
We booked on the same day morning using opentable for a group lunch of 10. By the time we arrived the table has been set up. We ordered some noodles and set lunch for share. The food is very tasty, although the noodle is a bit too salty, just like most of the Japanese style noodles. The set lunch box is good value for money, have rice, sushi, sashimi & fruit in a combo. The service is not bad either. Overall is a good experience, will back again.
worst dineout experience so far
Came here for DineOut 2016 and was deeply disappointed by the food. Our main course was roasted duck (duck breast) and foie gras, and every one at the table finds that the duck was tasteless and overcooked, and worst of all, we have never tasted foie gras as tasteless as this. It was a waste of food ingredients being prepared and served as is. After the entire 3-course dinner, my group had to go downstairs and order chicken wings from Red Chicken Korean Restaurant...
No point in making reservations.
We made reservations for a group of 30 for a birthday party but they didn't have a table ready for us. We had to seat at 3 tables and kept getting moved around to try and sit closer to each other. We made reservations for a group of 30 but they didn't have a table ready for us. We had to seat at 3 tables and kept getting moved around to try and sit closer to each other. Food took forever and we had to ask for some dishes because they missed it. One table ended up finishing their meals and the others didn't even get any food yet. Very unorganized!
Great surprise! Amazing food!
I have been to Ebisu Broadway many times and wasn't too thrilled when my friends said to go to Ebisu Robson for Dine Out. Oh was I wrong! The food was amazing, delicious, beautifully presented and an amazing value for Dine Out. Ebisu Robson is way higher quality than the one on Broadway. Highly recommended! My only light complaint was the service was slow and disorganized, but that might just be because they were packed for Dine Out. Loved it and will come again!
We went for Dine Out Vancouver and found ...
We went for Dine Out Vancouver and found the portions to be too small and a little tastless in fact we went to get crepes afterwards. For $30 it could have been better. Would like to come back for their regular menu though as everyones sushi looked wonderful!
Everyone with me enjoyed their time here ...
Everyone with me enjoyed their time here very much. Loved the extensive drink menu and the food was delicious as well. The restaurant staff was very accommodating to the amount of people and just the general busyness of the restaurant. It was a wonderful experience for my 23rd birthday.
Below my expectation
We dined there on New Year's eve. We decided to hang out together just one night before New Year's eve. The best restaurant were full undoubtedly, so this is our only choice. Maybe because it's so busy on that day, the service was not that good. We had to wait for a while for a waitress. The quality of food was far below my expectation. The oysters were not that fresh although it's much cheaper than most of the restaurants. And the taste of the food was not as good as other Japanese restaurants I often go to. I probably won't choose this restaurant next time.
New Year's Eve
Unfortunately we sat beside a large table whose members were loud and boisterous. Because we were in a corner, the noise was amplified to an uncomfortable level. The noise level was quite in the rest of the restaurant.
The service was a bit slow initially.
Had to ask for a glass of water.
Food arrived quickly after ordering and was delicious.
Great vibe but crowded and lots of large parties.
This is a very popular spot amongst younger people, with amazing food and drinks typical of a Kamei Group restaurant. Waited for about 10 minutes even though we had a reservation, and the line was quite big at the front of the store. The spaces can be a little bit cramped, but it's manageable for a typical dinner. Food is great, portions arn't too big. Expect to spend about $35-45 per person after a drink and getting full.
Food OK, Limited Selection
Ebisu has gone over to a "set menu" format for lunches. Although the "3 items for $12.99" seems good at first, you are pretty much limited to those items or to other set combinations. The food is reasonably good (the chicken teriyaki was VERY good, the yakisoba good, but the chicken karaage was average). Also, the lunch combo is not quite the deal it seems at first - for example, a nearby East Indian restaurant has a good quality full lunch buffet for only $1.00 more. There is a void left in the downtown core for an excellent Japanese restaurant since Tsunami Sushi closed, but Ebisu will have to take their food and service to a much higher level if they hope to fill that void.
Good sushi but lacks sophistication.
Definitely not your average sushi joint. The menu's are difficult to understand but the food is always consistent. Sometimes could take a while to get served and get your food mainly because it is definitely popular because of it's size and advertising with local businesses.
I don't usually write reviews, or give feedback. But I feel like it should be said. I go to Ebisu Robson on the bi-monthly basis maybe for the last few years. But haven't been there for dinner in a long time. Usually, the service is good, and never had a complain about it.
But this time, the service has been outstanding. The food came fast, the drinks as well, and the waitresses have been doing an amazing job for answering all our requests, in the most friendly manners ever. I was really impressed. Good job!!!
Great sushi in downtown Vancouver!
Just like most we were coming in from out of province and had to rely on other reviews to find a good place to go. I was also a bit worried since some of our group couldn't eat raw fish. I'm happy to say our entire group raved about how great it was the next day. The menu is all online so we could scope out what we wanted before hand but the waiter was also super helpful in recommending a few great dishes like Tuna Tataki and the Robson Roll. Overall great quality and the price was very reasonable considering the size of the group. Had a hard time trying to convince the group to try other restaurants after that, highly recommend.
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