Eat with Your Eyes

Kishimoto Japanese Kitchen: 2054 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC

If you haven’t been here, you need to come ASAP. It’s been a while since I enjoyed lunch at Kishimoto with my family, and that seriously needs to change because this place is incredible. The food is just purely amazing, and everything is insanely beautiful. I’m not even going to write too much about each dish – I don’t have to! You’ll see 🙂

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We arrived at around 11:30. This place gets very busy during peak hours, as I read from Yelp reviews. Luckily we scored a great seat near the window.


The chefs are, as always, focused and careful while our server was kind and helpful when it came to explaining.

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Beet salad


Fried eggplant with miso sauce

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Caterpillar roll and oishi-sushi.

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Look how elaborate everything is!


Seline’s teriyaki chicken with rice

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Rice-paper pinwheels and candles on our plates 🙂


The Caterpillar roll was designed to look like a real caterpillar!

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Sashimi on rice

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Seared black cod, which is something I always order at Japanese restaurants. This was perfectly flaky, so tender, and melted in my mouth. The glaze was incredible.

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A Japanese-style seafood pancake slash omelet


With bonito flakes and a tangy soy sauce, I found this to be a little bit salty.

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What an incredible meal! I think Kishimoto beats Ajisai sushi in my Vancouver-sushi rankings. Will definitely be back!

8 thoughts on “Eat with Your Eyes

  1. As I’m unlikely to visit this wonderful restaurant in the future, I’ll have to enjoy it vicariously through your pictures. They reminded me that I haven’t make okonomiyaki in ages. The caterpillar/dragon roll is so artistic. I’m sure it’s delicious as well.

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    1. Okonomiyaki! That’s the name I was looking for! The word completely slipped my mind and the only thing I could think of was Japanese omelet 😛

      It was beautiful! Definitely the perfect balance between artwork and food. I loved it!

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