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About Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro
We offer traditional Japanese cuisine with contemporary flair; the freshest ingredients available, extensive offerings of super premium dai ginjo sake, creative cocktails and a thoughtful selection of wine that pairs well with Japanese cuisine. Our knowledgeable and attentive staff will guide you through your experience in a fun and helpful way. An interior featuring warm colours & Japanese architectural art bathed in muted light await you.
You could describe the menu as ‘sushi-sushi' style. A vibrant menu designed for fun! On the menu you will find small plates, plates for sharing and exquisite plates for passionate Japanese food lovers. On the feature sheets; fresh finds, seasonal items and traditional Japanese offerings valued by our Japanese guests.
Vancouver, BC V6Z1K7
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 4:30pm,
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm,
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 12:00am
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
At Shuraku, our kitchen concept is open. Counter seating is available both at the kitchen and the bar so pull up a seat and enjoy the show!
All along Granville Street you'll find shopping, theatres and nightclubs. If you are a sports enthusiast; General Motors Place (the Canucks and other live entertainment) and B.C. Place (the B.C. Lions) are within walking distance. Is the game sold out? Enjoy a cocktail while you watch our HD screen in the bar area. Whether you are alone or with a group you are sure you to have a great time at Shuraku!
For business, a special event or pleasure; we can provide catering services from cocktails to a full-service event.
With over 20 years experience, our catering coordinator can surely provide you with the assistance required to help you host a successful and memorable event. This can include everything from event coordination, site selection and staffing to delivering prepared selections to your party.
Please call Iori Kataoka should you be interested in our services.
We are centrally located in the heart of downtown Vancouver (Granville and Robson). You will find metered parking available on Howe St. (southbound street; one block west of us), Hornby Street (northbound street, two blocks west of us) and Seymour St. (northbound street; one block east of us). You may even luck out on Granville Street! Public Lots can be located off the alley just behind us, and in both Pacific Centre Shopping Mall and the Telus Building located just north of us.
We are located one block from major public transit stops. Downtown bound buses travel north on Seymour (just east of us) and Outbound buses travel south on Howe just west of us. Using the Sky Train? Closest Stop is the Pacific Centre Mall; just 1 1/2 blocks to our north. Numerous taxis can be found up and down Granville entertainment corridor.
Private Party Facilities:
Conveniently located in the heart of Vancouver D/T and walking distance from all major hotels, Shuraku offers 30 people intimate sake tasting dinner course to 80 people cocktail party with beautifully crafted Japanese cuisine created by Chef Masa. Still some space left for 2010 Winter Olympic.
Private Party Contact:
Iori Kataoka: (604) 687-6622
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer sake dinner events throughout the year inviting sake makers from Japan and/or local sake specialists. If you are interested, please sign up by sending an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
I personally thought the food and service were awesome. My brother said there are better ramen places around town. But I enjoyed it except the table we were sat at was dark and we had to use our cell phones to look at the menus.
The back ribs were very dry. Too dry for my taste but all of the other food was great. We usually sit at the back of the dining room which we like but this time we sat right behind the host stand so not the best view and it was cold by the door. We generally like the food and service here so we'll be back.
First time to this restaurant and was not disappointed.
Food was excellent, fresh and presented beautifully.
Service was outstanding.
Our server was attentive and helpful.
Would definitely go back .. actually, we went the next day for lunch as well !
We showed up 20 mins late after calling ahead and were graciously seated, we were super thankful as it was very busy! It went downhill from there and I am so sad as I have been here many times and it is my favourite choice before a show downtown. We ordered drinks within five minutes and our food 5 mins after that. It took 30 mins for half of my order to come out, which was fine because obviously on a Saturday night things would take a bit longer. 10 minutes later, my husbands 3 basic rolls were brought out. My husband's beer glass also sat empty for 15 minutes before our server came over. After we had been waiting for over an hour, it was 15 minutes before our show was starting and the main part of my meal was still nowhere to be seen. We had to flag down another server (maybe a busboy, not sure) to ask for the roll to be cancelled and run after paying our bill. The hostess was amazing and apologetic but she unfortunately was not our server! The food we ate was decent but it by far was not worth a 45 minute wait nor was it even filling for me. We ended up having to make a second dinner when we got home late that night.
I totally get that things can take longer on a busy weekend, but our server only came by once to apologize for the wait after 25 mins of waiting. An hour is totally unacceptable. Please hire some better serving staff or educate your current employees! We couldn't even flag her down due to her constant hanging around the back. We're sad because we love it here but can't risk going hungry or missing our shows!
A wonderful restaurant that you may pass over in the hustle and grittiness of Granville Street. They have dishes that are good for sharing, or for keeping to yourself. Their cocktails are divine and strong, which is very nice compared to other places in Vancouver! It would be nice to see if there is some Happy Hour around lunchtime, but if not this place is worth the mini-splurge for a night out! The servers were also extraordinarily friendly and attentive.
Food is great, seems very authentic, service is quick and efficient. Only let down was they made a mistake with our reservation: we booked for 7 pm, using Open Table, but they recorded it as 8 pm. We were hosting an anniversary dinner with 8 people, so that was a real disappointment. We went off for a drink elsewhere (difficult to do in that neighbourhood) so were inconvenienced. BUT, they phoned the second the table was ready and the manager treated us to a lovely bottle of sparkling wine (our favourite as it turns out). Food service was fast (we were all starved) and was as good as we remembered from a previous visit. So all's well that ends well.
Although I do frequent Shuraku, and it's always been a favourite of ours, was somewhat disappointed by the wait to be seated despite having made a reservation. Once seated, the service as always was outstanding, and the food delicious!
Read review from others & their raves were lived up to. Eggplant poppers not be missed. Lava roll (or was it a volcano roll... sake brain kicked in) was a delicious work of art. Fun eats to kick off our night on the town for these suburbanites. Hope we get back there soon.
Not sure why people had bad experiences with this and not able to get the 1000 points. I have no issues with dinning here, my 4th time in a few years. There is a small lack of service, the waitress that seated us disappear after and we asked someone else to serve us. Items order came promptly and their fresh sheet has some interesting dishes.
Won't honour the 1000 point tables. Do not go there. Lousy food. Expensive. Owner has attitude. Says it's too expensive to give out 1000 points so I'm wondering why they advertise it. Also if you are still eating 1.5 hours later no 1000 points. Or if you are late no 1000 points. If you cancelled reservation on them in the past no 1000 points. Any made up excuse not to award the 1000 points. Without the extra points not worth going for the food. This restaurant will go under soon.
Though we spent $300 for 5 people, we got kicked out to a corner table at 7 PM because 'our' table had been reserved for another party. Wish we'd known at the beginning. My wife was so incensed it ruined the rest of the evening at Blue Rodeo concert. Unacceptable! When we got home we found an e-mail from Shuraku (sent 5 minutes before the beginning of our reservation) advising us that our reservation ended at 5 PM... No thanks !
The service was just so-so - took them a long time to take our order. When ordering the advice on the menu was very limited and found that the meals were incomplete. Food was just okay - nothing special but nothing really to complain about either. I don't see any reason to return when there are other fantastic restaurants in the area to choose from.
My friend and I were seated promptly and given the night's special menu as well as the regular menu for dinner. Our food was served promptly, but everything seemed a little cold -- from the sencha tea in the cast iron tea pot to my unagi-rice bowl. Highlights: the service was very attentive and the Vancouver roll was delicious.
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