Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen

Japanese in Commercial Drive

Reservations are not accepted at the Drive's best Japanese restaurant, so arrive early to snag a table or expect to join a long line. Even if you have to queue, it'll be worth it: the sushi here uses fresh ingredients with exquisite presentation and attentive service. The salmon and OMG rolls are recommended but it also does an excellent okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake).

The menu is generally good value, but consider a combo bento box for the full stomach-stuffing effect. If pine-mushroom soup is available, slurp it up immediately: it's a seasonal house specialty.