Craving sushi? Vancouver has a ton of options, ranging from aburi-style to nigiri. And when it comes to the best Japanese restaurants in Vancouver, the Michelin Guide spotlights these 5 spots for their local and sustainable seafood and omakase dining experiences.

Let’s dive right in: Here are the 5 best Japanese restaurants in Vancouver, according to the Michelin Guide.

The Lobby Lounge & RawBar


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With a large variety of offerings ranging from salmon motoyaki sushi to local salmon and braised local octopus, The Lobby Lounge at the Fairmont Pac Rim is where you go for special occasion drinks and specialty bites from their raw bar.

Where: 1038 Canada Place



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Miku for sure has the best views on this list, and we can’t argue that their aburi-style sushi is delicious, nor would we want to. Sure it’s pretty upscale, but that makes it that much more fun to visit when you have a special occasion or accomplishment to commemorate.

Where: 200 Granville Street, #70

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Sushi Bar Maumi 


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Maumi is for true sushi aficionados, and according to the Michelin Guide, Chef Maumi Ozaki makes dining seamless and quick. The large majority of ingredients are imported from Japan daily, to the delight of the two rounds of 8 diners lucky enough to be there that night.

Where: 1226 Bute Street



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This spot is known for its European-chic ambiance and strictly authentic Japanese cuisine. You won’t find fusion plates here, but you’ll always find fresh, classic offerings on the ever-changing menu – and what a visual treat they are, as well!

Where: 2775 West 16th Avenue



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And last but certainly not least, we come to Masayoshi. Chef Masayoshi Baba brings the best of “Japan’s luxurious sushi counters” to each plate, spotlighting locally sourced fish in his Edomae-style nigiri. Plus, this spot claims to use real wasabi in its dishes, which is incredible rare altogether.

Where: 4376 Fraser Street

And that’s a wrap on some of the best Japanese restaurants in town. Bon appetít!