Despite the fact that we can't travel right now, we can still experience the countries of the world. Are you a fan of delicious Japanese cuisine? Well, the fantastic Japanese restaurants in downtown Victoria would love to share their flavours and dishes with you and help you experience Japan through food! With the pandemic still a part of our lives, downtown restaurants and other fantastic small businesses need our help to stay open and survive the financial difficulties of our present circumstances.

Let’s Enjoy the Flavours of Japan!


Though we can’t travel right now, we can still enjoy the dishes and flavours of other countries. Downtown Victoria boasts a fabulous collection of Japanese restaurants and sushi bars. With the COVID restrictions still in place for in-person dining, restaurants are relying even more heavily on our support, both with patio and takeout options.

If you’re looking to experience the culinary delights of Japan, here is a list of downtown restaurants to try! You won’t be disappointed.


Shizen Sushi Restaurant


Shizen Sushi began in 2006 and has been delighting customers ever since. You can expect fine dining with a casual atmosphere and delicious food! They use only the best ingredients in their dishes and they offer some exclusive items not available anywhere else. You won’t want to miss out on any of their “must-eat” options!


E:Ne Raw Food & Sake Bar


E:Ne Raw Food & Sake Bar is the perfect destination for a wonderful evening, regardless of the occasion. They offer a unique take on Japanese specialty dishes, featuring raw delicacies and premium sake. In fact, they boast Canada’s largest sake selection to pair with your meal. Don’t miss this unforgettable tasting experience!


Nubo Japanese Tapas


Nubo Japanese Tapas was established in March 2016 and offers a modern dining experience. Inspired by Izakaya dining, they have a fantastic menu, made with only the highest quality ingredients. There is something here for everyone! You can find them on Doordash and Skip the Dishes too!


Ebizo Japanese Restaurant

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Located on Broughton Street, Ebizo Japanese Restaurant offers culinary delights for anyone who loves sushi. With a varied menu full of fantastic options, like tempura, miso soup, sashimi, sushi rolls, and more, they have something for everyone! You won’t want to miss out on anything they have to offer!


Koto Sushi Izakaya


Koto Sushi is a wonderful spot to stop for sushi. It has an extensive menu of Japanese classics and offers a charming and friendly atmosphere. They believe that “simplicity and tradition are the essence of good sushi”. They only use the best and freshest ingredients and provide excellent food for an extraordinary culinary experience.


Enjoy your trip through the culinary wonders of Japan! And don’t forget to tag restaurants when you visit!

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