BISTRO SAKANA Neo Japonesque Sushi & Tapas

Status: Accepting Reservations
  • 1123 Mainland Street
    Vancouver BC V6B 5P2


Black Sesame Encrusted Tuna

Bistro Sakana, long considered a Yaletown sushi icon, continues to impress diners with a high standard of quality and service that has remained consistent for over 10 years. Creativity is paramount here, and at Bistro Sakana the goal is not only to satisfy, but to inspire as well. Some of the city’s most original Japanese fusion dishes, including the use of brown rice in sushi, were conceived here, and that creative spirit lives on. Bistro Sakana also has a reputation for freshness, and like all good restaurants in Japan, this starts with a daily visit to local markets.
Chefs at Bistro Sakana are very much in touch with their Japanese roots, but also willing to experiment. Here you will find both traditional Japanese cuisine alongside a variety of colourful fusion dishes. Try the Tuna Avocado Crepe or the Teppan Roll, inspired by French and Italian influences and interpreted from a uniquely Japanese perspective. This global spirit is also evident in the original cocktails, extensive selection of wines, and Vancouver's largest and most exclusive cold sake list.
Bistro Sakana is located in an historic former rail-yard warehouse, with high ceilings, exposed beams, a garden patio situated on an old railcar loading dock, and a rustic/contemporary atmosphere that features modern European jazz and intimate lighting.
Come and enjoy what long time patrons often refer to as “the best sushi in Vancouver”. There’s a good chance the Bistro Sakana is just what you’ve been looking for.

Dine Out Dinner Menu

Dine Out Menus are available between Jan 15 and Jan 31, 2016


Neighborhood: Yaletown Cuisine Type: Japanese Dinner Menu Price: $40


Appetizer 1: Wild Sockeye Salmon Miso Chowder A creamy salmon & miso chowder


Appetizer 2: Ginger Citrus Hamachi Fresh Yellowtail sashimi, layered with juicy grapefruit sections, and drizzled with a zesty ginger balsamic vinaigrette.


Entree 1: A sample platter of signature dishes including All of the following: Wild Sockeye Jalapeno Aburi "Hakozushi" Sockeye salmon layered with sushi rice, box pressed, flame torched, and topped with fresh jalapeño slices. Toro Aburi "Hakozushi" albacore toro marinated in junmai sake & white miso, layered with sushi rice, box pressed, flame torched and topped with red chili and fresh key lime slivers. Caprese Roll fresh tomato, hotate scallop sashimi, fresh bocconcini mozzarella & home-made shiso-basil pesto, rolled up with sushi rice & nori, lightly sauteed and plated with a rim of aged balsamic reduction and an unfiltered extra virgin olive oil. Crunchy Filo Scallop & Prawn hotaté scallop and tiger prawn wrapped in fine filo dough, lightly fried, and served with miso hollandaise dipping sauce & shiso crisp. Black Sesame Encrusted Tuna albacore tuna sashimi, lightly torched, encrusted with black sesame seeds, and drizzled with a tangy yuzu sauce. BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: LaStella Vivace Pinot Grigio 2014


Dessert 1: Hoji Cha Creme Brulet A Japanese take on the French classic. Flavoured with charcoal roasted green tea.

Special Notes

Special Notes: The appetizers are a choice of either App #1 or App #2 The Main course is a sample platter including five signature dishes

Beverages, tax and gratuity are extra.



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