Japanese Restaurant Lounge featuring some of the best deals for drinks in town. Delicious tapas & inventive, original sushi created by our master chefs straight from Japan. The trendy modern design of our dark spacious interior, many big screens and a huge projection TV help to set the perfect ambiance for either a small romantic dinner or large parties!
I've been to Ebisu several times since it opened. The menu has a lot of great deals on drinks and cheap tapas and while they seem to have streamlined their menu since opening, it is not on par with Hapa and Guu's inventiveness and creativity. Many of the dishes are tasty though - their teriyaki steak is one of the most tender and flavourful we've ever had, the seafood and sashimi satsify and they have a chocolate mousse cake that is heavenly. Service is seriously lacking - drinks take longer than the food, table maintenance is abysmal, and we even had to get up to ask for our bill on a quiet night. A restaurant offering a wine list which ranges from $30 - 100+ a bottle needs to train their staff on wine service etiquette (ex. topping up guests' glasses). The restaurant itself looks fantastic - dark lighting and booths, funky music and great energy. Beware on hockey nights - they play the game on every screen and blast the volume; a very sports bar-like atmosphere. We were there during one game and we looked around the relatively empty restaurant - no one seemed to be paying attention to the game but it was so loud that you almost had to yell to hear eachother talk. There are so many izakayas in town and many Vancouverites have high expectations on food and service which with some work and effort they could achieve. They just need to decide who and what they want to be and run with it; they could be so much more than just a "cheap place to eat".
I have been to Ebisu several times over the past year and I will continue to back. It's one of my favourite hangouts in downtown to grab some drinks and a bite to eat. My experience with the host has been a friendly one. If it's possible, he will find you a place to sit if you show up on a Saturday night without reservations (that's my own fault for not making any), although you may have to wait. You just have to show some patience. The servers are always courteous and very prompt. The food is very delicious, and not too pricey for the location. I always have fun sharing multiple dishes with my friends while drinking sake and beer. The dark lighting is very comfortable and if you don't mind the noise from the constant chatter, you'll fit in on a Friday or Saturday night. From Sunday to Thursday, expect a calmer and more relaxed mood.
I had a good time on last monday night in Ebisu with my girlfriend. I called ahead to book a table and asked some special offers for my birhtday girlfriend on that day. The manager really help me so much to arrange everything on that night. My girlfriend was so surprised when the Cream Bruee cheesecake came to the table. It was playing birhtday song at that moment. Other customers were singing too. She was really happy!
Special thanks to manager Eric, he gave me and my girlfriend a good memory. Good timing on presenting the cake, good service and good arrangement!!
This restaurant is not a high-end one, not high level of service, not high level of food quality, not high level of ambiance!
However, I feel so relax and joyful when I stay inside!
That's what I want to crab some drinks and snacks after work. That's what I want to hang out with my friends with cheap pitcher beer!
Guys, if u want a high end restaurant, this is not the one u like! But, if u want somewhere to chill out....absolutely...this is the right place!!!
I've been to many sushi restaurants before, some good some bad but this one took the cake. It was around 6:30 pm, we decided to grab something to eat, nothing too big or too small. We looked at the menu and everything was overpriced for some dishes that were over dressed and others that didn't belong, I mean come on, these were food that I could make at home for the fraction of the price. The food itself was passable, no one has gotten sick from it yet. The waitress were fine; nothing outstanding, just another person waiting on us. Then it came to the bill, we actually went up to get our bill and waited for our friend as he was at the washroom before paying. We were discussing of how to separate the bill properly then this ill-mannered male cashier stated that we HAVE to pay at 10%, that's where it got ugly. He then insulted us by saying, "aren't you Canadian?" That was the final straw, we had an argument and left, I regret not taking the tip back but one thing's for sure, I am never going back to that place ever again.
new restaurant, same dish. its like a japanese version of hooters. cute young servers with not too much expirience but still ok. food is same as any j-food mall stand except for the cold sake in a bamboo idea that was made popular by hapa. over all, i would go back to chill but will only order the safe standard dishes here.