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Japonais Bistro

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434 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 434 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

first time trying this place and we loved it. the calamari was a big serving for a cheap price compared to other places, and the wasabi mayo sauce they used was perfect. we also had the hot stone wagyu which was to die for. their sushi was good, a little expensive but worth it. i’ve been looking for a good sushi/sashimi place in town for a while and this one definitely hit the spot. will definitely be coming back!

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Daniela
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was awesome. But I was put off when we were told when we arrived ' we won't help you till you put your mask on'. The server was great in the beginning but attitude kinda changed and seemed like we were inconveniencing him towards the end. I also felt like he tried to upsell us by saying it wasn't enough food so more was ordered and had to be taken home. Which I prefer sushi fresh. Other than that, the food itself was great.

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Mayk
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great night out with husband. Waitor was informative & attentive. Food was amazing.

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MagdaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mango Fry, double double was delicious!
Also miso was pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were outstanding—the best sushi restaurant in Edmonton. The fish is the freshest I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and drinks were great

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vipShaifJ
Edmonton
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great eve. Great service

Wine choices could b better. Ask gurvinder Bhatia for free advice.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service was great and food was fantastic.

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NikP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Prompt service. Quality ingredients. Be sure to ask about specials if your server doesn't tell you.

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NateH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience1

I have been to Japonais before and it was good. I decided to go back for my anniversary and we didnt get the same product. The ambiance felt like I was eating in a library, too bright. Rolls were loose and kind of tasted the same. I'll probably come back for lunch but I'll wait until they get the night back to what it used to be.

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vipdinnerhog
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

very good food. Too bad some of the selection is limited to the current business situation.

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Ashleyp
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

always the best for sushi in Edmonton. Salmon pressed and hot stone beef are to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Special something for us after

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Chris
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best sushi in Edmonton by far. Chicken kaarage is amazing. We will be back again.

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CaseyM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good. Especially TNT rolls. Service was great and friendly.

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Jill
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and fresh, as always. Great service, great menu, great atmosphere.

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AdamM
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A nicer patio setup would be appreciated. Maybe some more plants, a tablecloth, would spruce it up. The picnic benches aren’t the most upscale :P

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Bonn
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

1. Waiter crumpled the menu really aggressively after we were done, other waiter just took the other table’s menu nicely
2. Waiter did not come in and check on us at all, other than to give us the food and the bill

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

good salmon

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Tanya
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most delicious meal I've had in ages. Absolutely no complaints! We had a wonderful time.

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Ryanb
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Your accommodation was Much appreciated. Thank you for having us.

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DeandraP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic food and service.

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Eliza
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always!
We always get the Salmon Pressed and the TnT. Also got the Truffle Fry this time which was very good too.
Our favorite restaurant in Edmonton by far.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

L’expérience en soi étais bien. Le tout avais bien commencer mais ces gâcher au dernier service. Nous avions choisi 2 x le même plats de pétoncles et quel ne fût pas mon étonnement quand nous nous sommes retrouver avec une assiette de sashimi avec du thon, saumon et poisson blanc mais aucune pétoncles. Quand j’ai demander plus d’explication car il étais nullement mentionné dans le menu et descriptif autre chose que des pétoncles. Ont me répond que ces au chef de décider selon ces envie. Nous faisons part de notre mécontentent et essayons de laisser savoir que nous sommes très déçu car nous avions commander 2x ce plats. Et qu’on répète que dans le menu ces bien inscrit pétoncles. Rien n’a été fait pour arranger le tout. Nous demandons des pétoncles car ces ce que nous avions demander et commander. Nous avons été facturés pour les dites pétoncles. La bouffe en général étais bonne mais ce fâcheux incident et du fait que personne n’a rien fait pour arranger la situation sur une facture de plus de 200$. Fait que nous ne le conseillons pas et nous ne reviendrons pas. Pour nous le service client fût d’une très très grande déception. Surtout que n’y le serveur n’y la cuisine n’a voulu admettre l’erreur ou même faire quelque chose. Le plat choisi étais le New style sashimi.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience1

Our server was less than helpful. She stated what couldn’t be dine or what wasn’t available with a smugness, then did’t follow up with what was available or what could be done. She seemed to have very little knowledge of the food or drinks and not much interest in knowing ir recommending anything.

Food was excellent, but quite expensive $150 for 2 people for meal and 2 drinks each

The Japanese Caesar drink was the worst version of a Caesar I have ever tried- I couldn’t even drink it. It had a fishy taste.

My last visit was amazing a couple of months ago- maybecwe just got a bad seever

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Mark
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 19, 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 March 14, 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
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was prompt and attentive in just the right measure.

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vipcarols
Edmonton
36 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best Japanese restaurant in the city!! It's always been packed every time we go so we aren't the only ones who think that.

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Schmenky
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 8, 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 March 7, 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 March 6, 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 March 3, 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
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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 February 10, 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
49 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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 June 9, 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
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 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 May 31, 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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Japonais Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 760-1616.

Japonais Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

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