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Festival Japan, Ottawa, ON

Festival Japan

4.1
4.1
9 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
Located in the center town of Ottawa (149 Kent Street), Festival Japan Restaurant has been serving the Ottawa community for more than 30 years. It provides a large variety of authentic Japanese food ranging from sushi, sashimi to hot plate including teriyaki chicken, steak and seafood prepared by Japanese chefs. High quality customer service and high quality food production are the basic principles of the restaurant.

When you're in downtown Ottawa looking for some authentic sushi and other Japanese favorites, head to Festival Japan. There you will find plenty of unique sushi offerings, hot off the grill specials and plenty of great drink options.

Start your dinner at Festival Japan with some apps like chef salad, gyoza or miso soup. There are plenty of grill items like chicken and steak teriyaki as well as combination plates with tempura and teriyaki. Sushi includes classic rolls like the California and many nigiri and sashimi options, too.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (613) 234-1224
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Whether you’re planning an intimate business luncheon or a lively family reunion, our restaurant’s catering service will make it unforgettable! We offer catering and an banquet room for groups both large and small.
  • Private party facilities
    Our cozy and private tatami dining rooms are a perfect place to have your business meeting or private meeting. Our menu offers sushi, sashimi, tempura, teriyaki, wine, soft drink and deserts.
  • Neighbourhood
    Hintonburg
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 9 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

9 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Most positive point was the ambience, as a band was playing Brazilian music which was very nice. Food was OK, but we expected more sophisticated cuisine since we were there toncelebrate an anniversary. Overalm, it was your typical asian restaurant.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I went to Festival Japan for lunch for the first time in a number of years. They’ve redecorated and the decor is gorgeous. The food and service was a wonderful as always. My only critique would be the fact that they no longer serve “standalone” sushi at lunch; that is now only available at dinner. However, the lunch menu offered lots of choice and which included a sushi roll with most of the Bento box options. I will go again, for lunch and dinner, and highly recommend this restaurant. 

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  3. ChristianT

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Assiette de sashimis extraordinaire. Zéro ambiance

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good place to grab a bite for lunch or dinner. The salmon sashimi was fresh and buttery, the maki rolls (spicy salmon, spicy tuna, rainbow) were flavorful and uniquely dressed with possibly seaweed and horseradish. Service is friendly and casual. It’s not fine dining though and the restaurant’s current 4-star rating on OpenTable is too high. Ambiance feels like a bar and cafeteria in a basement. At one end of the space, there were a couple of tatami rooms and a few tables divided by screens. More of that would be great!

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  5. AudraP

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Very good Japanese food and Saki. Would return again. Only negative for is is we like the older feel of restaurant (ambience) prior to the renovation .

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  6. Tanja

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very authentic. Lots of variety. Attentive service. Excellent quality.

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  7. Mylou

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Only one server for the whole place Food was too salty and tasteless Seafood soup had only three shrimps and fake crab

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  8. SheilaC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Incredible meal. Definitely recommend

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  9. ThomasG

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This a traditional Japanese restaurant, complete with tatami rooms. It is encouraging to know that such a place continues to exist, when everything else seems to be all you can eat sushi in a fast food atmosphere.

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FAQs

Festival Japan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 234-1224.

Festival Japan is rated 4.1 stars by 9 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Festival Japan

149 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5P3

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Hintonburg
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (613) 234-1224
  • Catering
    Whether you’re planning an intimate business luncheon or a lively family reunion, our restaurant’s catering service will make it unforgettable! We offer catering and an banquet room for groups both large and small.
  • Private party facilities
    Our cozy and private tatami dining rooms are a perfect place to have your business meeting or private meeting. Our menu offers sushi, sashimi, tempura, teriyaki, wine, soft drink and deserts.
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