Japonais Bistro

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408 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
"Japonais" means Japanese in French [za.po.ne] Our focus is on modern Japanese cuisine with a touch of North American influence. We are located on Edmonton’s main street at Jasper Ave & 118 St. Japonais Bistro has created a Japanese dining experience to fit the lifestyle and feel of our city. We provide a high-energy, aesthetically contemporary environment, serving inventive Japanese food, with lively music and have selected staff who are in love with the idea of serving their guests. Our chefs create innovative and tasty dishes designed to make your mouth water and inspire you to try something new. Our use of the very freshest ingredients from all corners of the world is a part of our dedication to offering you a unique experience every time you visit us. Key ingredients are flown directly from Japan. We consider sushi to be an art form, encompassing a delicate balance of elements and like all great art, each dish is created to order and presented with the attention to detail.

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Mark
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The usual great food and friendly, attentive service.
Great social distancing efforts as well.

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lynzie
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the calamari and the pressed salmon on rice. Edamame with anchovies lovely. Nice big booth and great server.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was prompt and attentive in just the right measure.

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Schmenky
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Japonais Bistro might have taken over as the premier sushi restaurant in Edmonton.
The food was well priced, very well presented, ample and above all, very tasty!

It would be nice if there was more Japanese cultural items to allow the guest to immerse themselves in a more authentic Japanese dining experience.

Overall? Very, very good and we'll be back very soon!

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lMak
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing!! Best sushi I've ever had. My parents and I come visit her every time they are in Edmonton. It's fresh, delicious, and the atmosphere is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We specified it was a birthday dinner but no on seems care. Service was good and the waitress is friendly. Food quality is fair overall but not a big fan to the beef tataki.

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Onetallcanuck
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Waitress was poor. She didn’t explain menu items very well. Nor was she very personable. Didn’t come back to fill up tea pots. Food was amazing as always though. Chicken karrage and new style roll in particular. Good prices as there are specials for salmon on Tuesdays.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food, good drinks, but certain menu items can be expensive for specialty items but well worth the experience

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JackieL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had the Bento Box at lunch for approx $16 and then again for dinner for approx $26. At lunch you got soup, salad and the chance to choose what you wanted. For dinner, no soup, no salad and no choice of what you get. I specifically asked for no octopus but got it anyway and it wan't edible. So tough you couldn't chew it. The salmon and tuna shashimi were very good as the sushi & tempura. At dinner you get much less for a lot more money - good food but seemed pricey for sure. The steak cooked on the stone was excellent - the sauces were great. I would recommend lunch if you want a bigger bang for your buck - parking can be a challenge.

For dinner, it was our daughter's birthday so they did a special ice cream plate for her and decorated the plate beautifully. Our server was excellent and very attentive.

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viplifeisgood
Edmonton
48 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love sushi and We tried a lot of Japanese restaurant in Edmonton. That is for sure the best . .the quality of the meal and how fresh the fish is at all time . The presentation appetizing .. . And great service .

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RyanC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Then food was delicious, i had the waygu and chu torro, although the wayguis only a2 plus it was still amazing. The price is on the higher side but you get what you pay for. The service was better than your typical sushi restaurant ( which i have come to accept is usually terrible ) so it was nice

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great sushi!! My favourite in Edmonton. I wrote a prior review where I was charged for extra items by mistake. The manager called me soon after I wrote my initial review, and offered me two rolls for free the next time I come. This was in November 2018. I went back yesterday in June 2019, and I told them about what the manager had offered me 7 months ago. I was pleasantly surprised to say that actually kept a record of my name and they did indeed honour the 2 free rolls. I’ll defiantly go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best sushi! Service was excellent. Personal but not intrusive from start to finish. Nice ambiance. We shared chef sushi platter and the banana spring roll dessert was so good! Will definitely be back.

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RickD
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Some of the best Sushi I have had in Edmonton and will gladly be back. Had 4 different Sushi dishes and was not disappointed in any. Especially thought the Love Crunch Sushi was outstanding.

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vipLuvGoodFood
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was excellent as always. Prices have gone up and some portion sizes have gone down but overall it is an excellent restaurant.

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NewCalgarian
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food. A bit noisy.
Better fume exhaustion would be appreciated. I did arrive to the hotel room smelling like fried fish.

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AndreD
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

The food was good, but the service was terrible. 30 minutes for a drink because they had to change a soda tank. My dinner plate was on the table till after dessert and the bill, which was brought by our gum-chewing server.

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NicoleH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Had a really poor experience - went here with a couple of friends for my birthday and had terrible service as well as poor recommendations. Couldn’t even order a drink before the server ran away And she seemed in a really bad mood and like we were an inconvenience. We all have worked in the service industry so we know we all have bad days, but this was really bad and I will never be back.

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vipFussieFoodie
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was great! Some very interesting menu items that are cooked on hot stone at the table. Sadly the service was extremely slow - understaffed for Mother’s Day - 3 servers for the whole restaurant. We waited WAY too long, and even though I understand one person can only do so much, the experience became a 3 star instead of 5 star!

Japonais Bistro
Responded on 23 May 2019

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We always aim to deliver great experience with great food and it seems that we may have missed the mark on the service aspect that day. We will use this feedback to make us better and to ensure this doesn’t happen again in the future. Regards, Darlene

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RoqS
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We made reservations and we were in front of the line but the host decided to help the people who did not book a reservation and seated them first.
It’s very loud in the restaurant; hard to hear conversations.
The food took at least 45 mins to prepare but was worth the wait.
Other than those issues, the food was all amazing and the waitress’ service was consistent throughout the meal.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on 23 May 2019

Hi there, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is an uncommon instance and I have spoken to our team about this situation and how we should address this in future situations. Regards, Darlene

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WineNdine
Edmonton
17 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for lunch, Great service and always delicious food. Enjoyed this meal and will be back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
18 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

3 time there! i never eat japanese unless in hawaii!!! until now! congrats on your accomplishments.

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DouglassT
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best sushi in town, lovely wait staff, great ambiance and reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service despite the fact that it was busy, the meals were fantastically delicious and prepared quickly with great presentation. I will be back.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on 5 May 2019

Hi Ruby, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience at Japonais. We put customer service as one of our top priorities as well as preparing delicious plates for everyone to enjoy. Your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again very soon :) Kind regards, Darlene

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vipFoodMom38
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was delicious as always. New style roll is our favourite, but prices are on the high side.

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MiguelT
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It's a very nice place, they offer a good variety of sushi and it tastes very good.

I am not a sushi / raw food guy, but this time I enjoyed eating here because the mix of flavors was fantastic.

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vipAnonymous
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service. We had the TNT roll, Lobster cream udon and pressed salmon sushi...it was amazing.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on 5 May 2019

Hi Esther, Thank you so much for the lovely review :) We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit at Japonais and we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Darlene

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Charmizz
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Tuna tartare was the best we’ve had! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Date night was awesome! Food was amazing! Will be back :)

Japonais Bistro
Responded on 30 April 2019

We are happy to hear you had a lovely date night at Japonais :) Thank you for this amazing review! Regards, Darlene

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kenY
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

First we have to wait 10 min for seating, even though we made reservation! One of waitress was busy to watch computer or ipad. Her service was very poor!
The portion of Sushi was too small & too expense! Too pricey & uni maki large sea weed, little more need rice! Decorate dish was unique!

Japonais Bistro
Responded on 30 April 2019

Hi Ken, We are sorry that your experience at Japonais didn’t quite match your expectations both in the food and service. I would like to learn more about your visit with us and if you have any concerns or suggestions you feel would make your next visit better we would greatly appreciate it. You may reach me anytime at darlene@hoot.company. Again, thank you for your feedback! Regards, Darlene

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SanaaH
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So delicious. Definitely pricey but in my opinion worth it

Japonais Bistro
Responded on 30 April 2019

Hi Sanaa, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Regards, Darlene

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Joanie
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

First time at this restaurant.....great ambience.....very good service and good food.....

Japonais Bistro
Responded on 30 April 2019

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review about your first time experience at Japonais! We look forward to seeing you again on your second trip very soon :) Regards, Darlene

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed our platter as usual and can't go wrong with it also being Tuesday (buck a shuck) night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My bonus-son and I had a fabulous dinner together as always at Japonais bistro. It is by far our favourite place for sushi in Edmonton.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite Japanese restaurant in Edmonton. We are always happy with the food and service. Our kids love the beef tenderloin on the hot rock and we love the variety of rolls and sushi.

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vipCon10teddiner
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went on “Seafood Tuesday”. Oysters were lovely. Other dishes were interesting and delicious. Excellent service. Will definitely be going back.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on 6 April 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review :) Kind regards, Darlene

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Starting to get sloppy

Japonais Bistro
Responded on 6 April 2019

Hi there, We are sorry that your experience at Japonais Bistro didn’t quite match your expectations.We would like to know why you felt this way, so that we can use your valuable feedback to deliver an even better experience next time. Please reach out to myself Darlene (Manager) darlene@hoot.company with any comments or suggestions you wish to share. Again, thank you for taking the time to review our business!

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Kelly
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our fourth time coming to Japonais Bistro. Love it!

Japonais Bistro
Responded on 6 April 2019

Hi Kelly, Thank you for taking the time to review our business! Can't wait to see you soon for your fifth visit ;) Kind regards, Darlene

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We were not initially greeted by a server after being sat and had to ask the host for a server after 15 minutes. After that everything was great though. Management offered us a complimentary dessert as an apology (although a manager never actually came to our table, this was relayed to us through our server). Our server was Junkyu and he was excellent! The food was delicious and came out fast.

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Japonais Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 760-1616.

Japonais Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 408 OpenTable diners.

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