Experience a taste of Japan in Ottawa

Enjoy a relaxing Japanese dinner over piping hot sake or a refreshing beer, all the while watching your personal chef slice, dice and cook up your food. Japanese restaurants are plentiful in Ottawa, and each offers a unique culinary experience. Indeed, the hardest part of Japanese dining in Ottawa is figuring out which restaurant you want to try first.

Ten Sushi Japanese Buffet Restaurant

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2300 City Park Dr, Gloucester, ON K1J 1H6

Build up a big appetite and head for Fuji Sushi, where the food is always fresh, beautiful and all you can eat. Ideal for beginners, the attentive staff will describe the menu items to you and guide you through your choices. If you prefer buffet-style dining, Monday nights are just for you.

Izakaya Asian Kitchen Bar

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339 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M5

Modelled after restaurants in Japan designed for unwinding after work with drinks and tantalizing bites of food, Izakaya will put a smile on your face after the toughest of days. Choose from beverages including speciality cocktails, sake and more. Complement your drink with a trip to the stunning sushi bar and its modern takes on traditional Japanese dishes, all designed to pair well with your drink.

Sushi 88

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B-690 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P4

Dining at Sushi 88 features party platters to share, unique rolls, fresh sashimi and more. This elegant Japanese dining experience is also a feast for your eyes with its modern, minimalist decor that is the perfect foil for colourful and artfully plated dishes. If you don't feel like dining in, call ahead for scrumptious takeout.

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant And Sushi Bar

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41 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P4

Get your groove on with live jazz music Wednesday nights and enjoy a Japanese beverage in the lounge. If you have built up your hunger, enjoy a decadent dinner chosen from more than 50 varieties of fresh sushi and sashimi. Vegetarians can also enjoy a spectacular feast with a wide variety of meat-free dishes. There truly is something for everyone's taste here.

Edoko Japanese Steak House

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64 Queen St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5C6

Enjoy a sumptuous Japanese steak dinner with a great show. Your Japanese chef cooks incredible dishes of your choosing right before your eyes while performing fun tricks that will mesmerize you. Choose your meal from a variety of toppings and ingredients, including shaved beef and lamb slices, vegetables and noodles. Be sure to try the different speciality sauces for an extra kick of flavour. Vegetarian dishes are also offered.

Kinki Restaurant

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41 York St Main, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7

An experience like no other awaits you at Kinki. Leave your expectation of anything typical when it comes to Japanese cuisine before entering this establishment. Priding themselves on being playful, adventurous and even a little deviant when it comes to decor and food design, Kinki serves up Asian-Latin fusion with bright, bold tastes. From an intimate setting for romance, to areas for more communal dining, your every mood is covered.

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