|Cuisine Type |||Japanese, Sushi|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Mon-Sat: Lunch: 11:30AM-2:30PM Dinner: 5PM-10:30PM Sun: Dinner: 5:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: January 06, 2009
Shijo Japanese Restaurant is very popular, trendy sushi hotspot in the Kits area. It has been around years, and has earned a glorious reputation for high quality service, fresh ingredients, and delicious food. It is a Kitsilano landmark.
The Fourth Avenue Connection
The name Shijo hails from Kyoto, Japan. Likewise to the Kits Fourth Avenue area here in British Columbia, Shijo in Kyoto is a popular shopping district also landing on Fourth Avenue. The restaurant honours their roots, uniting their Japanese cuisine with the fresh ingredients West Coast Canada has to offer.
Shijo is a traditional Japanese sushi and sashimi style restaurant. For lunches and dinners, choose from a huge selection of à la carte Sushi and Sashimi, accompanied by a soothing miso soup and green salad. Choose from an assortment of basic maki and special rolls. Shijo has a selection of Donburi rice bowls and Udon noodle dish as well. Try the Tempura arrangements or spring rolls too. For the carb-counter, they have brown rice available.
Great Robata & Select Sake
What is Robata? It is a style of barbecuing that uses the infrared heat from charcoal to cook the food from the inside out. This is an effective way to coaxing out the flavours of the food. Shijo uses Binchotan charcoal - the best for Robata, which yield a long burning time, produce plenty far-infrared rays, and won’t leave undesirable smells or tastes. They are the only Japanese restaurant in Vancouver that uses Binchotan charcoal for Robata.
Shijo retains the belt for best sake in Vancouver. They have a rare and unusual selection.
Parking: At the rear of the building.