Aki Japanese Restaurant was one of my favorites on Thurlow and Alberni in Vancouver Downtown. For one, I felt it offered more traditional flare and cuisine authenticity. You would find a charcoal grill, red lanterms, wooden tables, and tatamis. After that location closed down they have relocated on 1368 West Pender, in Coal Harbour, very close to Lift Bar Grill View, Cardero’s, and Soirette Macaron and Tea.
Aki Restaurant’s new location is upscale and sophisticated and very modern. Definitely a big facelift from its previous life. Plush red booths, big origami lanterns, and chandeliers. Although I cannot recall exactly what the price points used to be, but we all agreed that prices have increased. Nonetheless, service is attentive and friendly.
Negitoro Roll 4.25
Ika Shiso Roll 4.75
Tori Kawa 2.75
Tori Hatsu 3.50
Everything was pretty good until the end when we ordered two additional rolls during last call. The rice was a bit soft and the rolls were breaking apart. Aside from that it was still pretty tasty.
Dynamite Roll 6.25
Spicy Chopped Scallop 4.50
I like this place for their fresh seafood and friendly service, but I have no urgency to return here unless I am in the area. It is still rather out of the way…
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
Mon 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm Open now
Sat 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
1368 W. Pender St. Vancouver, BC
V6E 4S9 (604) 682-4032