Yohachi is a sushi restaurant in Lower Lonsdale. Open for lunch and dinner 6 days a week.
Yohachi was a little bit better than average. The bride and I tried it on Saturday night and my wife was impressed (then again, she's easily impressed). She loved the Futomaki rolls, and I thought they were pretty good as well. I say stick with the rolls, because they're priced quite reasonably. Speaking of the rolls, the fish was fresh, but the rolls weren't rolled tightly or properly. The grilled mackerel was pretty bland. They didn't have the sea urchin that night... The negiri was OK.
Service was so-so - our waitress forgot one of our appetizers and didn't come around very often to refresh tea and water. What is surprising was they weren't even half full...
The ceilings are 20ft. plus which doesn't really suite a sushi place - I usually prefer cozier places.
We should have walked the extra couple of blocks to Hagashi West...
I've been going to Yohachi for the past 5 years and have eaten here more than 25 times. NOT ONCE have I had a bad or mediocre meal or bad service. The proprietor is very hard-working and passionate about his craft. He's a genuinely nice guy and attracts a lot of regulars. I often sit at the counter to enjoy his conversation and watch him work. The wait staff is very pleasant and it's a cozy environment with jazz music playing throughout. The food is fresh and the quality consistent. Standout dishes are the perfectly dressed green salad, the spicy tuna appetizer and the buttery sable fish. The negitoro roll is also fantastic and my boyfriend swears the slow-roasted pork is the best he's ever tasted. Anywhere. Yohachi is solid. I love this place!
We tried this place in North Vancouver, when our son wanted to take the seabus from downtown. We followed the recommendation on dinehere.ca and were not disappointed.
Nice little restaurant with an interesting interior - modern furnishing with screens separating the tables. Just don't let your kid push against them, they will fall on your neighbors if you don't catch them quickly enough... ;-)
We tried the Yohachi maki roll, a makarel dish, a philly roll, some seafood and some asparagus tempura, spinach with peanut sauce and udon.
The udon was the best we had so far in Vancouver (and we have it regularly, especially on rainy days)! Tempura was excellent as well, as was the spinach. The maki and the roll was good quality, too, although I would not go to Yohachi, if I only wanted sushi rolls.
I really liked the grilled makarel - and there are numerous other Japanese dishes on the menu that will justify coming back. Value was OK - we paid about $70 for the 3 of us for dinner and service was solid, too.
A definite recommendation for North Van!
Amazing food from this owner operated sushi resturant. I have had sushi in the majority of sushi resturants in BC and Iwould have to say this is one of my absolute favorites.
Everything is prepared perfectly, with the best ingredients by a very talented chef.
I would highly recommend trying the Ahi Tekaki, the house roll, or anything else on the menu (he will also make anything you might like so long as he has the ingredients).
Many of the people I have introducted to this resturant will no longer go anywhere else, as everywhere else is a disapointment in comparison.
As in "if you are in the area". It's a quiet Mom and Pop establishment - the chef and his server. Service can be slow if there are more than a few diners. Distinctly unmemorable. The writer prefers not to write negatively but the previous reviewer prompts deflation
If you are satisfied with cheap, fake, western sushi, maybe this is not the best place.
They have real Japanese style sushi and everything I've tried tasted great! I almost cried remembering the good time in Japan.
I'm glad that Vancouver has various kind&style of sushi restaurant.
"California Roll" which we don't have in Japan, and "Dynamite Roll" which also we don't see in Japan can be very popular back there and I do enjoy both once in a while. However, I don't see them "sushi", they are kind of sushi, but it's like western/Japanese fusion food. When I want to eat "sushi", I go to Yohachi or some other places such as "Koko", "Sushi Aoki", "Sushi-Hachi"etc.
Some of the reviews give an inflated feeling and sound a little fake. I wonder if real customers are writing the reviews. We have been to this restaurant a few times and that is enough for us. This place is average at best. The price is ok but the quality is lacking. We found the chef to be a bit too abrasive for our liking. Next time we will drive up the street to pick any of a number of comparable restaurants.
We are from Kelowna and every time we are in Vancouver, we look for a new Japanese restaurant to try. This has to be the best so far. The sashimi was very fresh and melt in your mouth. The restaurant was almost full when we got there - a good sign. A couple people thanked the chef personally as they left - another good sign. The staffing seemed to be a little short when the restaurant was full, but the service didn't suffer. Our waitress forgot my bowl of rice, but brought it right away when we reminded her. The tempura batter could have had a little more flavour, but the vegetables all tasted fresh. We will go back next time we're in town.
Excellent value here. Food is always fresh and meticulously prepared. Try the Yohachi set Dinner for value. Japanese Owner Chef will prepare dishes not on the menu.
Those who prefer Chinese/Korean places masquerading as Japanese restaurants won't appreciate Yohachi Sushi.
Service can be slow when the restaurant is packed but of late the owner has brought on more staff. The food is well worth the occasional wait.
this place has the best assortment of sushi. If you're into different varieties of raw fish, this place is for you. They have a very interested kelp roe sushi if you order the deluxe sushi. You can't get some of these items at any of the non-authentic sushi place.
Wild Salmon is what they use in anything that calls for salmon, and the california cone is something you have to try, they use real crab meat.
The prices are definitely reasonable considering you're getting such good quality food. My husband and I have dinner here, and it typically costs us $40 - $50 for both of us. I recommend dining at the bar and chatting with the sushi chef (on hockey nights, the bar gets filled up pretty quick). And I recommend the cones (as opposed to the rolls) the seaweed is to crispy it's amazing! Also recommend the salmon sashimi, and the deluxe sushi. And the green tea cheesecake if fabulous as well!
Went for a business lunch last week, ordered the lunch special. Sorry but I might have to disagree with some of the reviwers here. I find that the sashimi is not as fresh as I would expect it to be, as a matter of fact, one of the pieces actually tasted awful as soon as I put that into my mouth. Probably just that once piece. I find that most of the sashimi is a tat too dry, hence not fresh. The tempura is okay. Ambiance is not bad, a bit too dark to my liking and feels like medium class restaurant type.
Unfortunately, I will not give it a good rep, generally a solid performer but not outstanding.
yep. pretty good. not outstanding, not great ambience, but pretty good sushi. we were expecting more, because of the previous reviews on this site, but if you frequent neighbourhood restaurants in north van, and like sushi, check this one out.
When I got there with my friend I was quite surprised to find how empty the place was. There was probably around half dozen other people there. Why Was I surprised, well their food was outstanding. They offer way more than just Sushi. The place looked really nice and contemporary. The waitress was polite and kind, the food service was normal and didn't feel slow or rushed. The price was just right; for two people and tip it was just about $20. If you're ever around North Van or West Van head over to Yoachi and you'll get a taste of excellent sushi, but if you live anywhere else (I like in New West) there are still dozens of other sushi/Japanese restaurants to visit that are more local in your area
A friend and I went to eat here and we ordered california rolls, spider rolls, assorted tempura and beef terriyaki. The rice on the sushi was dry and falling off and didn't taste very fresh. The beef from the terriyaki smelled like it was rotten. Service was a bit slow for a restaurant that only had 3 tables to serve. Aside from the food the restaurant itself was nice and had a cozy feeling just because it was small. All in all, I wouldn't go back.
I have to stick up for one of my favorite Japanese restaurants out there. The sushi here is excellent for the price range and is consistently good week to week. In addition, the fried foods (Chicken & Squid esp.) have a very authentic taste and delicate quality. I'm not sure what the 2nd reviewer ate, but it may have been an off night/dish. In truth, eating there is not very different from eating at an izakaya in Japan. If you need proof, notice how many Japanese visitors actually eat there. This place is the real thing.
The one thing that I would criticize is that the service can be a bit slow at times.
A great little place that deserve the utmost props.