The Best Japanese Restaurants in Edmonton

Posted by Terry Paranych on Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 7:51am.

The Best Japanese Restaurants in EdmontonNow there's Japanese food, and then there's Japanese food. For those looking for more of the high end Japanese food with some creativity thrown in, try one of these great Japanese restaurants today.

Japonais Bistro

Japonais Bistro is a stylish and trendy, yet still friendly setting. This is clearly seen right away with a wait staff that is both knowledgeable about the menu and accommodating to every guest. There is light Japanese décor around the restaurant, and the place is clean, even the bathrooms.

It is easy to notice how much pride the staff takes in their establishment, which makes it even more promising that your experience will be enjoyable. Although Japonais Bistro is crowded, it is not so loud that the noise gets in the way of having a cozy date night.


Ohana-Ya is one of the best Japanese restaurants you will find near Edmonton. Their tuna tataki is superb and well worth the trip across the river. It is the perfect place to take your family and friends as they serve several Japanese delights on small plates. If you don't like raw fish no problem. You can try one of their baked seafood dishes, and you can’t forget about the sushi. It is the best you will find in the city.

Watari All-You-Can Eat Sushi Bar

This all-you-can-eat sushi bar is a definite must if you want to explore Edmonton's Japanese food scene. This restaurant will provide something a little different than anything else found throughout the city.

Often, all-you-can-eat restaurants are a bit lower in quality than others, but Watari Edmonton is different. You may not have to lower your expectations when you dine here for the fixed price of $27 for dinner. Watari may provide a different type of experience, which most foodies could quickly fall in love with.

One of the best things Watari has going for it is the fact that it's not a buffet. It's an all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant, but you don't have to get up and serve yourself food that has been sitting under a heat lamp all day. Instead, they have an attentive service staff that will make sure food is on your table during your entire experience.

Izakaya Tomo

After IZAKAYA TOMO opened in December of 2012, it gained popularity very fast. It's still open and serving some of the best small plates, sake and beer in the city. This Japanese restaurant provides all types of fun, great dishes and so much more. They even serve sashimi as late at 2am.

If you want authentic Japanese food, this is the best place to get it. A lot of places claim to have authentic Japanese food, but this one actually delivers. Whether you want a grub or a nice pub, you can get everything you need in one fun place. 

Naturally, these are just a few of the best Japanese restaurants in Edmonton. Try out one of these locations for a delicious experience in Edmonton today.

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