Wasabi Japanese Restaurant And Sushi Bar

3.8/5
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Cuisine type

  • Japanese,

Dishes

  • Sushi,
  • Sashimi,
  • Maki,

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Atmosphere

  • Upscale,
  • Casual,
  • Romantic,

Products and Services

  • Lunch Specials,
  • Business Meetings,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
41 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P4
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

  • Diners Club

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Restaurantica12
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Really Great Food! Service, Not So Great

We came to Wasabi late one night as we were craving some sushi. The patio was booming, but the inside had about one table with people at it. We were seated right away in a large booth, the booth was very comfortable. We had to wait about 5 minutes until we actually got our menus, seems a little ridiculous considering the menus should be brought right as you sit down. We received our menus and ordered our meals. We also asked for water, which took about 5 minutes to arrive. The table behind us received their alcoholic beverages before us, and they arrived after we did. Once the sushi arrived, we were pleasantly surprised with the taste. The Sussex roll was really good! It had cream cheese, cucumber, and smoked salmon. It was nice and tidy, and the flavours of all of the items meshed well together. I was craving more as it was very delicious! Once we were finished our sushi, the server came and we asked for the bill. The server wasn't very friendly, didn't even talk to us as we were paying. I would only come here for the food, the service isn't anything to rave about.

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Best in town

And I've tried them all!

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Stephanie L
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The location is definitely the best part!

The Sushi itself was good but nothing to write home about if taking the price into consideration. The ambiance and decor is what makes the experience more enjoyable.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
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Lorenzoa
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Très bons sushis

Bel endroit, belle ambiance, excellent service et les sushis sont très bons. J'ai adoré!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Tina M
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Great ambiance and friendly host....

I found the menu selection to be more limited and more expensive than other Japanese places. Everyone was enjoying themselves. The staff were very friendly

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Go for the Tempura

We went on a Satarday night of a long weekend . We had to take a table next to the washroom door and it was very busy so our server was a little slow but we were not in a hurry so I didn't mind. Overall I enjoyed the food. The Shrimp Tempura was to die for! As a main course I ordered the Korean Chicken noodle thingy. Be Warned! It is very hot and it is mostly noodles with very little chicken. But I really like noodles so I didn't mind. Dh had shashimi and some more seafood dishes after. Sorry, I didn't pay to much attention to what he was eating as I hate anything that smells fishy! He really enjoyed his meal. I would recomend this restaurant but suggest reservations so you don't get stuck with a badly located table because thay have quite a few of them!

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Restaurantica12
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I've been to various sushi restaurants in Ontario and can say this was amongst the least favourite of mine. I was excited to go to Wasabi Japanese Restaurant because it looked like an upscale place from the outside (there was a wall waterfall and the coloured lighting made it look elegant). To my disappointment, it did not live up to its classy look. When our food arrived the presentation was absolutely stunning, however the taste was inexistent - how could something so beautiful taste like nothing? My friend and I ordered $65 worth of sushi. The only thing I enjoyed was my Cola which was served in an over-sized glass cup. I will never go back again and urge others to find a better tasting sushi place in Ottawa.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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Immitation Japanese food? I think so. Horrible...

Immitation Japanese food? I think so. Horrible place. This restaurant should not be operating. The waitress forgot our order so the food came to us 45 minutes later, cold! Not to mention that it's over-priced. We ordered softshell crab and the waitress asked "Tonkatsu style or temputer style" WHAT IS THAT? can't they just deep fry it the proper way? It tasted like deep fried ROCKS, none the less. The only thing that was actually decent were the drinks. I do not recommend this restaurants for first timers-you will get the wrong impression of Japanese food!

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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Great Food, Great Atmosphere

Server was prompt. Restaurant clean and great atmosphere, warm and not too loud. Sushi was fresh and tasty. Would go again.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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I have been to this restaurant countless...

I have been to this restaurant countless times...enough so, that the owners know us by name. This is a great restaurant. The decor is simple, yet elegant, Intimate, warm and a very friendly environment. Although you should make reservations for larger groups, it is easy to walk-in. Considering this restaurant is in the middle of the continent the food is always fresh because of the high turn over. Have a suggestion for your own dish, just tell your server...they will be more than happy to accomadate if they have the ingrediants. Many other restaurants of the sort in Ottawa WILL NOT accomadate special orders like this restaurant will. Excellent Alfred & Staff!!! See you again real soon.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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The food was very tasty and the service was...

The food was very tasty and the service was excellent. Thank you.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Sushi is one of my favourite meals, but the sushi...

Sushi is one of my favourite meals, but the sushi at Wasabi was hardly more appetizing than slugs. Besides the appalling taste and seemingly not fresh fish, the rolls were sloppy and falling apart before they arrived at our table. The service was friendly, but we were ignored most of the night. The only redeeming quality was the great atmosphere. However, it won't be enough to make us go there again.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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Fantastic food? Fantastic service... Did I...

Fantastic food? Fantastic service... Did I mention the food was amazing!!! It is my favourite restaurant. FYI... not all sushi has raw fish!!!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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While service is warm, the food is okay. I taste...

While service is warm, the food is okay. I taste better at other Japanese restaurants in Ottawa. The food has way too much MSG. We felt soooo thirsty when we went home and had to keep drinking cold water.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Food is okay. Service is good. Location is good...

Food is okay. Service is good. Location is good. However, I think the chef put too much MSG in the food. When I went home, I felt so thirsty and showed the symptom I always have after eating at Chinese restaurant. I would recommend the owner to pay attention to such details. I personally don't like too much MSG in the food I eat. This is one of the reasons I won't go back.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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I liked the atmosphere. I like the service. But...

I liked the atmosphere. I like the service. But the sushi could be compared to something served at a Chinese buffet. Likely not going there again.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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