Japonais Bistro

4.7
520 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 520 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnthonyH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Horrible sushi way better places and prices in the city

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LacyG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Only did fair for ambience because we were at the outdoor patio. But everything was good especially because Michelle was our server that day and she really made our experience wonderful!

Japonais Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lacy, thank you for supporting local restaurants during this crazy time; we appreciate you braving the cold for us! Michelle will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed her service, and we hope to see you on our patio again soon.

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Foodie
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks Logan for your service!

Japonais Bistro
Responded on April 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, we appreciate your support! Logan will be thrilled to hear that you enjoyed his service. We'll see you next time, take care!

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JessicaB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server I think logan? Was fantastic great service and just made us feel comfortable. The food was great everything we ordered was fantastic so much flavour and food came out in a timely manner. Definitely will be visiting again when we can.

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TerriD
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, the food was exceptional and the waitress was very friendly and pleasant. I actually prefer the Covid dividers to an open concept and it is sympathetically done to the Japanese influence. The decor and the music is very well chosen,,, a true gem in our neighbourhood.

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JimK
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food as always was very good. Excellent Covid protocols were followed.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on April 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, Jim! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed everything, we hope to see you again soon!

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christieB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Miso is very nicely balanced, fish very fresh. Lots of thought and attention given to small details.

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MichelleYEG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always great food & service ! Second time there and will go back with friends and family !

Japonais Bistro
Responded on April 8, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words, Michelle! We hope to have you back for a third- see you soon!

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JoelleE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Everything at this restaurant was great except the food unfortunately. I got salmon pressed sushi for a starter and the sauce on top was almost too salty to eat. The eel bibimbap bowl I got was the same - extremely over salted and tasted like straight lemon, it was not good! Ambiance is nice and the service was amazing though. Too bad about the food!

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vip502buch
Edmonton
72 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food was exceptional! Missed going here during covid. We had no concerns. Tables were well spaced out. We will be back sooner than later.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on April 4, 2021

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review- your continued support is beyond appreciated. We're thrilled to hear that you felt comfortable and safe dining in with us during this time. We can't wait to have you back!

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AM2yeg
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

The place needs renovations. Sat in a booth and the seating was all ripped, the food is amazing but the furniture and ambiance sets you off since you go in the restaurant.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hello! Thank you for your feedback, it's greatly appreciated. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food! We have some renovations planned in the upcoming weeks and the booths are first on the list, so we hope to see you then!

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siKerenpo
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service and good vibes. Pricey but it's the best place for sushi

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 29, 2021

Hi! Thank you so much for the kind words and feedback- it is greatly appreciated and will be passed on to the team. We can't wait to have you back!

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vipJenniferD
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere!

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, Jennifer! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience at Japonais and look forward to seeing you again!

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CurtisL
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lot of variety of sushi in which I enjoyed and the service there was great

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi Curtis! Thank you for supporting local and taking the time to leave us a review- we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the variety of food and the service, we hope to see you again soon!

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RichardC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant, great food and great service. Will definitely recommend this restaurant.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 28, 2021

Hi Richard! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're beyond happy to hear that you enjoyed both the food and the service, we can't wait to have you back!

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vipJenniferD
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food!!

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you, Jennifer! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed everything.

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DorothyZ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our second time. The food is great. We enjoy it.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 24, 2021

Hi Dorothy, thank you for your continued support- we truly appreciate it. We can't wait to have you back for the third time!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and free ice cream on the birthday.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you for allowing Japonais to be a part of your special day and taking the time to review our establishment. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your evening!

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TruongL
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Foods are outstanding. Sashimi is super fresh.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback, your support is appreciated. We're happy to hear that you love our food as much as we do!

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Edmonton1
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

Second visit and we enjoyed it. I will say the grilled squid is not worth your time. Very, very rubbery. I feel the decor could use an upgrade. Ripped bench seats not what you expect for the price of their food. All in all a good visit. Good service and a fun night out. Ohh the matcha creme brûlée is a must!

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 20, 2021

Hi! Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback- we're happy to hear you had a good evening. We have some upcoming renovations planned and reupholstering our booths is at the top of the list. We're sorry we missed the mark with the grilled squid, your feedback is greatly appreciated and will be passed on to the team. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date with wife. Food was delicious. Uniquely crafted and delicious rolls. Salmon sashimi melted in our mouths. Great service. Not over the top, let us enjoy our date while providing us service we needed.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 15, 2021

Thank you kindly for your feedback and support. We're thrilled that we hit the mark for both food and service and can't wait to see you again!

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CTCR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome sushi would recommend, especially the Love Crunch Role.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 15, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad to hear you found a favorite and enjoyed your evening out.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. We are definitely coming back!

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 15, 2021

We can't wait to see you again- thank you for your feedback and support!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Japanese food in Edmonton. The fish, along with all the ingredients, were impeccably fresh. Incredible service, great atmosphere, a wonderful menu and welcoming staff. My date and I had a lovely evening.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 15, 2021

Thank you for the kind words, your support is greatly appreciated! We're thrilled that we got to be a part of your evening and can't wait to have you back!

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Janelle
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every food that my friends and I ordered were absolutely amazing!!! It was sooooo delicious! We’re already planning on coming back :)

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 9, 2021

Hi Janelle! Thank you so much for your support and for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your food and can't wait to have you back!

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KristenM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 9, 2021

Hi Kristen! We're thrilled that we got to be a part of your birthday celebration and are so happy you enjoyed your evening. We'll see you next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been to Japanois several times and was worried the experience would be different because of these times. I like that it feels more intimate now, food was great as always and really good service. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 6, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience in the midst of these unprecedented times. We can't wait to have you back!

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FayP
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always great - different combinations that work so well.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 9, 2021

Thank you for the kind words Fay, we appreciate your support!

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vipShaifJ
Edmonton
26 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 7, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience!

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Lingnoi
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love their TNT and Salmon Press! Best sushi in town!

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 4, 2021

Thank you for your kind words and support- we love the TNT and Salmon Press as well. We'll see you next time you need your sushi fix!

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MichelleYEG
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time here on a date night, amazing service, food & would highly recommend this restaurant! Can’t wait to go back with friends.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 1, 2021

Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for the kind words and supporting local. We're so glad you enjoyed your evening. We can't wait to have you back!

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Cullybear
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 1, 2021

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here for a long time. The service was impeccable, the quality and presentation of the sashimi and roll were perfect. So tasty!

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our establishment. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience- see you next time!

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JoshS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, excellent food. Lots of wear and tear in the restaurant, the owner really ought to invest in reupholstering the benches.

Japonais Bistro
Responded on March 1, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment! We're ecstatic we hit the mark for food and service! We are planning on reupholstering the booths in the next few weeks, so we hope to see you then! Warm regards, the Japonais team.

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PhillipN
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It's been awhile due to the pandemic but I am glad to have come back. Wanted to come back foe the uni but they were sold out(normal since uni so rare). Instead had a great meal and the Salmon Pressed still tasted good as always. Wish the ebi garlic shooter was still around.

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ODCaps
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was just me and my son and we loved everything! Definitley going back. Valhe for the money.

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vipMannyishere
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Arguably the best sushi in Edmonton

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DanielaM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The sushi is excellent.

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Katy
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy dinner at Japonais Bistro! So happy restaurants have opened so that we were able to return.

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AliA
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best sushi in the city thats all im saying if you havent had it yet you are truly missing out

FAQs

Japonais Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Japonais Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 760-1616.

Japonais Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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