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Vancouver's Best Neighbourhood Sushi Joints

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In a city spilling over with super-cheap and crazy-good sushi, everyone has a "Best Sushi in Vancouver" place to go. Sure, most people would agree that Tojo's, Blue Water Cafe, Miku and Minami take the lead in the higher-end sushi stakes but when it comes to hole-in-the-wall joints that deliver seriously good seafood at rock bottom prices, everyone has a naighbourhood favourite.

So we asked Eater readers where their go-to sushi joint is—and what's good there. In no particular order, here are the city's best budget sushi spots that deliver zingingly-fresh fish each and every time - at an affordable price.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sushi Nanaimo

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350 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
BC V5K 1Y8, Canada
(604) 876-9200
The folk at @EastVillageVan say that this neighbourhood gem "has great reviews for the Love Boat and the Sushi Pizza." Sushi Pizza? Yup - it's a thing. Try one.

2. Koko

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2053 Hastings Street East, Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 251-1328
Pierre Robert rates this sushi spot because: Koko has been around for decades. When you see the cook shucking fresh crabs, is a good sign.

3. Fujiya

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912 Clark Dr., Vancouver
BC V5L 3J8, Canada
(604) 251-1988
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James from the Vancouver Gin Society recommends Fujiya because: Their yam tempura is killer. Best spot to get a meal for under five dollars.

4. Tatsu Japanese Bistro

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1441 Commercial Dr., Vancouver
BC V5L 3Y2, Canada
(604) 558-2285
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Joie Alvaro Kent has two Commercial Drive recommendations: If Kishimoto on The Drive is slammed (one of my favourite sushi spots in Vancouver), my local is Tatsu Bistro. Proudly Ocean Wise and only uses wild sockeye salmon, expertly trimmed sashimi, creative sushi rolls (fave: salmon Tataki roll with salmon and avocado, topped with tataki salmon, green onion, sesame seeds). Caters to Commercial Drive dietary idiosyncrasies with both brown and black rice available as well as low sodium and GF soy sauce.

5. Sushi By Yuji

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2252 Kingsway, Vancouver
BC V5N 2T7, Canada
(604) 434-0003
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A favourite of @wisemonkeysblog: 'Yuji was Shiro's right hand man(Shiro Okano, now retired - one of the city's best sushi chefs) have the $30 omakase.' His review here.

6. Risty's Cafe & Sushi Bar

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8542 Granville St, Vancouver
BC V6P 4Z7, Canada
(604) 266-0633
Recommended by @omnichick for the 'best Kimchi Roll!' Great for eat in or take-away, but 'eat in tho as they have super cute old style booths!'

7. Ajisai Sushi Bar

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2081 W 42nd Ave., Vancouver
BC V6M 2B4, Canada
(604) 266-1428
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Eater photographer Alvin Lee recommends Ajisai: The space itself is almost frustratingly small but the quality and care given to each order is unsurpassed. The lack of any real kitchen items on the menu also shows their focus and dedication to sushi. Simply amazing.

8. Shota Sushi & Grill

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5688 Yew St, Vancouver
BC V6M 3Y3, Canada
(604) 263-8068
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Charles from Long Table Distillery loves: Shota in Kerrisdale for fresh, really good lunch specials for under $15, comfortable setting to eat in with graciously good service. Hey, you can also purchase their salad dressing to take home and it is phenomenal. A real West Side secret.

9. Zipang Provisions

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3068 Main St., Vancouver
BC V5V 3N7, Canada
(604) 428-5700
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Anya recommends this sushi spot: "Wild, fresh, inventive rolls, amazing takoyaki."

10. Toshi Sushi

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181 E 16th Ave., Vancouver
BC V5T 4R2, Canada
(604) 874-5173
@BenLudwig1's pick: "Toshi is great quality for a very reasonable price the eggplant is amazing, the spicy tofu is also one of my favs."

11. Sushiyama

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371 E Broadway, Vancouver
BC V5T 1W5, Canada
(604) 872-0053
Recommended by @BMC604 'I am a big fan of the rolls. Philadelphia and Spider...my wife loves the veggie gyoza.' It's also recommended by Eater's Eagranie Yuh: Because it's cheap and cheerful. The caterpillar roll is cute, but the best is this mackerel-kelp roll with red rice. Oily, pickly, sweet."

12. Shizenya

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1102 West Broadway, Vancouver
BC, Canada
According to @BrodyJones this is a must-visit for its "beautiful brown rice, most ingredients are organic and the service is spot on."

13. Yanaki Sushi

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816 W 6th Ave., Vancouver
BC V5Z 1A6, Canada
(604) 708-5006
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Randy recommended Yanaki because: 'The sashimi is quite fresh tasting and my favourite roll is the alaskan which is really good. They have a large selection of rolls and their chicken karaage is boneless and not at all greasy. Plus, they're pretty inexpensive and two blocks from home...

14. Kaide Sushi Bar

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1375 Richards St., Vancouver
BC V6Z 2X6, Canada
(604) 681-5886
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Eater Photographer Robyn Hanson recommends Kaide because: 'They continually exceed my expectations with their high quality, friendly service, and good value. They just do sushi - nothing else. They use quality seafood, and even their tea is high quality... but I argue the have the best vegetarian sushi in the city. Try their Kaide garden roll— Seriously, I never order vegetarian sushi but it's ridiculously tasty! OK, it's not dirt-cheap but that extra dollar or two is worth it.'

15. Tsuki Sushi Bar

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509 Abbott St., Vancouver
BC V6B 0J9, Canada
(604) 558-3805
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Recommended by ‏@WennoU: My fave spot is @tsukivancouver at Pender & Abbott. Great quality, value AND it's OceanWise.' Also loved by Eater's Kurtis Kolt who raves, "They roll things properly (ie-not too tight and pre-fab). The "spicy combo" of salmon, tuna and scallop is a favourite, and it's a ton of food. At $15, it usually feeds two of us. AND the staff are very cheery. AND there's a sharp little beer and wine list. AND it's across the street from our office. Way better than similarly priced stuff at T & T."

16. Zero One Sushi

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559 W Pender St., Vancouver
BC V6B 1V5, Canada
(604) 605-1625
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Jeff V recommends: Sushi Zero One on Pender. Reasonable prices for the quality you get. Top quality fish on rice make up their consistently good chirashi dons. Love it when they have uni or hamachi on special. Super friendly Japanese chefs and staff.

17. Samurai Sushi

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1108 Davie St., Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 609-0078
Shingo recommends Samurai as it's 'a Davie neighbourhood staple known for their massively thick rolls.'

18. Sushi Bella

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1175 Davie St, Vancouver
BC V6E 1N1, Canada
(604) 559-7707
Brad's recommendation is: Bella Sushi for me; I like the sashimi / sushi / Asian salad and their sushi pizza is unique. The rolls and other dishes have flavour without drowning in mayo.

19. Sushimart

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1668 Robson Street, Vancouver
BC V6G 1C7, Canada
A favourite of L'Abbatoir's Shaun Layton who recommends: "Combo D , best value lunch sushi in the city."

20. Mo-Mo Sushi House

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833 Bidwell Street, Vancouver
BC V6G 2J8, Canada
(604) 569-2001
Nominated by @omg_productions for their "service, atmosphere, portions are generous."

21. Ringo Sushi

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836 Denman Street, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L8, Canada
A favourite of @ManaMansour who says 'Ringo has the most amazing roll called the "Love" roll, it's life-changing!'

22. Yummy To Go Sushi

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1711 Davie St., Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 688-1870
Recommended by Amy W (and also Eater editor Nikki Bayley) this hole in the wall sushi spot near English Bay offers excellent value with 16 pieces for $6.75. Also great habit of putting crunchy tempura pieces in everything.

1. Sushi Nanaimo

350 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver, BC V5K 1Y8, Canada
The folk at @EastVillageVan say that this neighbourhood gem "has great reviews for the Love Boat and the Sushi Pizza." Sushi Pizza? Yup - it's a thing. Try one.
350 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
BC V5K 1Y8, Canada

2. Koko

2053 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Pierre Robert rates this sushi spot because: Koko has been around for decades. When you see the cook shucking fresh crabs, is a good sign.
2053 Hastings Street East, Vancouver
BC, Canada

3. Fujiya

912 Clark Dr., Vancouver, BC V5L 3J8, Canada
James from the Vancouver Gin Society recommends Fujiya because: Their yam tempura is killer. Best spot to get a meal for under five dollars.
912 Clark Dr., Vancouver
BC V5L 3J8, Canada

4. Tatsu Japanese Bistro

1441 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y2, Canada
Joie Alvaro Kent has two Commercial Drive recommendations: If Kishimoto on The Drive is slammed (one of my favourite sushi spots in Vancouver), my local is Tatsu Bistro. Proudly Ocean Wise and only uses wild sockeye salmon, expertly trimmed sashimi, creative sushi rolls (fave: salmon Tataki roll with salmon and avocado, topped with tataki salmon, green onion, sesame seeds). Caters to Commercial Drive dietary idiosyncrasies with both brown and black rice available as well as low sodium and GF soy sauce.
1441 Commercial Dr., Vancouver
BC V5L 3Y2, Canada

5. Sushi By Yuji

2252 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N 2T7, Canada
A favourite of @wisemonkeysblog: 'Yuji was Shiro's right hand man(Shiro Okano, now retired - one of the city's best sushi chefs) have the $30 omakase.' His review here.
2252 Kingsway, Vancouver
BC V5N 2T7, Canada

6. Risty's Cafe & Sushi Bar

8542 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z7, Canada
Recommended by @omnichick for the 'best Kimchi Roll!' Great for eat in or take-away, but 'eat in tho as they have super cute old style booths!'
8542 Granville St, Vancouver
BC V6P 4Z7, Canada

7. Ajisai Sushi Bar

2081 W 42nd Ave., Vancouver, BC V6M 2B4, Canada
Eater photographer Alvin Lee recommends Ajisai: The space itself is almost frustratingly small but the quality and care given to each order is unsurpassed. The lack of any real kitchen items on the menu also shows their focus and dedication to sushi. Simply amazing.
2081 W 42nd Ave., Vancouver
BC V6M 2B4, Canada

8. Shota Sushi & Grill

5688 Yew St, Vancouver, BC V6M 3Y3, Canada
Charles from Long Table Distillery loves: Shota in Kerrisdale for fresh, really good lunch specials for under $15, comfortable setting to eat in with graciously good service. Hey, you can also purchase their salad dressing to take home and it is phenomenal. A real West Side secret.
5688 Yew St, Vancouver
BC V6M 3Y3, Canada

9. Zipang Provisions

3068 Main St., Vancouver, BC V5V 3N7, Canada
Anya recommends this sushi spot: "Wild, fresh, inventive rolls, amazing takoyaki."
3068 Main St., Vancouver
BC V5V 3N7, Canada

10. Toshi Sushi

181 E 16th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5T 4R2, Canada
@BenLudwig1's pick: "Toshi is great quality for a very reasonable price the eggplant is amazing, the spicy tofu is also one of my favs."
181 E 16th Ave., Vancouver
BC V5T 4R2, Canada

11. Sushiyama

371 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1W5, Canada
Recommended by @BMC604 'I am a big fan of the rolls. Philadelphia and Spider...my wife loves the veggie gyoza.' It's also recommended by Eater's Eagranie Yuh: Because it's cheap and cheerful. The caterpillar roll is cute, but the best is this mackerel-kelp roll with red rice. Oily, pickly, sweet."
371 E Broadway, Vancouver
BC V5T 1W5, Canada

12. Shizenya

1102 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada
According to @BrodyJones this is a must-visit for its "beautiful brown rice, most ingredients are organic and the service is spot on."
1102 West Broadway, Vancouver
BC, Canada

13. Yanaki Sushi

816 W 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 1A6, Canada
Randy recommended Yanaki because: 'The sashimi is quite fresh tasting and my favourite roll is the alaskan which is really good. They have a large selection of rolls and their chicken karaage is boneless and not at all greasy. Plus, they're pretty inexpensive and two blocks from home...
816 W 6th Ave., Vancouver
BC V5Z 1A6, Canada

14. Kaide Sushi Bar

1375 Richards St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 2X6, Canada
Eater Photographer Robyn Hanson recommends Kaide because: 'They continually exceed my expectations with their high quality, friendly service, and good value. They just do sushi - nothing else. They use quality seafood, and even their tea is high quality... but I argue the have the best vegetarian sushi in the city. Try their Kaide garden roll— Seriously, I never order vegetarian sushi but it's ridiculously tasty! OK, it's not dirt-cheap but that extra dollar or two is worth it.'
1375 Richards St., Vancouver
BC V6Z 2X6, Canada

15. Tsuki Sushi Bar

509 Abbott St., Vancouver, BC V6B 0J9, Canada
Recommended by ‏@WennoU: My fave spot is @tsukivancouver at Pender & Abbott. Great quality, value AND it's OceanWise.' Also loved by Eater's Kurtis Kolt who raves, "They roll things properly (ie-not too tight and pre-fab). The "spicy combo" of salmon, tuna and scallop is a favourite, and it's a ton of food. At $15, it usually feeds two of us. AND the staff are very cheery. AND there's a sharp little beer and wine list. AND it's across the street from our office. Way better than similarly priced stuff at T & T."
509 Abbott St., Vancouver
BC V6B 0J9, Canada

16. Zero One Sushi

559 W Pender St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1V5, Canada
Jeff V recommends: Sushi Zero One on Pender. Reasonable prices for the quality you get. Top quality fish on rice make up their consistently good chirashi dons. Love it when they have uni or hamachi on special. Super friendly Japanese chefs and staff.
559 W Pender St., Vancouver
BC V6B 1V5, Canada

17. Samurai Sushi

1108 Davie St., Vancouver, BC, Canada
Shingo recommends Samurai as it's 'a Davie neighbourhood staple known for their massively thick rolls.'
1108 Davie St., Vancouver
BC, Canada

18. Sushi Bella

1175 Davie St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1N1, Canada
Brad's recommendation is: Bella Sushi for me; I like the sashimi / sushi / Asian salad and their sushi pizza is unique. The rolls and other dishes have flavour without drowning in mayo.
1175 Davie St, Vancouver
BC V6E 1N1, Canada

19. Sushimart

1668 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C7, Canada
A favourite of L'Abbatoir's Shaun Layton who recommends: "Combo D , best value lunch sushi in the city."
1668 Robson Street, Vancouver
BC V6G 1C7, Canada

20. Mo-Mo Sushi House

833 Bidwell Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2J8, Canada
Nominated by @omg_productions for their "service, atmosphere, portions are generous."
833 Bidwell Street, Vancouver
BC V6G 2J8, Canada

21. Ringo Sushi

836 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L8, Canada
A favourite of @ManaMansour who says 'Ringo has the most amazing roll called the "Love" roll, it's life-changing!'
836 Denman Street, Vancouver
BC V6G 2L8, Canada

22. Yummy To Go Sushi

1711 Davie St., Vancouver, BC, Canada
Recommended by Amy W (and also Eater editor Nikki Bayley) this hole in the wall sushi spot near English Bay offers excellent value with 16 pieces for $6.75. Also great habit of putting crunchy tempura pieces in everything.
1711 Davie St., Vancouver
BC, Canada