Zest Japanese Cuisine

The intimate glow of Zest Japanese Cuisine’s room and its seasonal menus always amaze diners. Vancouver’s most discriminating food critics have awarded the restaurant a Silver standing in the Best Formal Japanese category in the 2011 Vancouver Magazine Annual Restaurant Awards.

Naturally, as Zest’s partner, APF highly recommends that diners try the Mixed Mushroom Sauté: a blend of shiitake, enoki and oyster mushrooms pan-fried with aromatic yuzu sauce, served with organic seasonal vegetables and sesame dressing.

APF and Zest are always working on brand new mushroom dishes. These will appear on Zest’s changing seasonal menu when special mushrooms become available at APF. Visit Zest often and you won’t miss any.

Do check out Zest’s Daily Special and Four of a Kind Sashimi, too. Friendly and kind-hearted owner Chef Yoshiaki Maniwa’s modern and traditional dishes never fail to delight the palate. Always on the lookout for fresh, quality, local ingredients, Chef Yoshiaki adheres to the Japanese aesthetic of simplicity that is somehow unbeatably delicious.

That together with the relaxed atmosphere, excellent service, and extensive wine selection creates a wow-factor that keeps patrons coming back for more. Whether it’s a family gathering, business meeting or special date, Zest is Silver that trumps gold, just as Kyoto’s Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion) is more revered than Kinkakuji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion).


2775 West 16th Ave Vancouver, BC