Our History

Open since 2005 summer, Zest Japanese Cuisine is an amalgamation of coincidence and destiny. Owner/Chef Yoshiaki Maniwa was eager to bring to Vancouver a dining concept that would raise the bar of perceived Japanese cuisine . He found the partner who deeply shared that vision. Zest now appointed a young talented sommelier/chef Tatsuya Katagiri as an executive chef, who has a passion for wine and creative cuisine.

Recognitions are;

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards;  2008 – 2014

Vancouver Internaitional Wine Festival Wine List Awards; Gold in 2014, Silver in 2010, 2011 & 2012,  Bronze in 2008, 2009

Okanagan Wine Festival Wine List Competition; Bronze in 2010