The 9 Best Japanese Restaurants in Edmonton

Best Japanese Restaurants in Edmonton

By Oliver Tremblay

Whether you’re dying for some sushi or want to slurp on authentic ramen, we’re here to show you the best Japanese restaurants in Edmonton — those with authentic meals made with a lot of care.

These places don’t just offer good food, they also give you the best Japanese dining experience. We also picked restaurants suggested by many Japanese cuisine connoisseurs among locals.

Anyway, without further ado, here are the best Japanese restaurants in Edmonton!

1.  Yokozuna

Yokozuna Dish
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BEST FOR  Japanese Cuisine
PRODUCTS http://www.yokozunarestaurant.ca/
WEBSITE http://www.yokozunarestaurant.ca/
ADDRESS 4121 – 106st Edmonton, AB T6J 2S3
CONTACT DETAILS +1 780-431-1508
OPERATING HOURS Monday – Saturday 11:30AM – 1:45PM

Sunday – Thursday 5:00PM – 8:30PM

Friday – Saturday 5:00PM – 9:00PM

Yokozuna is an amazing casual dining experience where you can enjoy an array of Japanese entrees and a variety of sushi dishes.

Their sushi is always fresh, and they offer a great slew of options such as chicken karaage, donburi, gyoza, yakitori and more.

They also have a massive range of options for Japanese alcohol. They have sake, Sapporo, Asahi, and Kirin. They also offer a lot of highballs and cocktails as well.

Their offerings as well as calm atmosphere make them one of the best Japanese restaurants in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Japanese beer available
  • Great picks for Japanese food
  • Spacious eatery

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

It wasn’t my idea to have lunch here, but I was pleasantly surprised with how good it was!  We had both fresh fish and cooked dishes and they were fantastic!  Sushi has a new meaning for men me!  The staff were very kind and this is a great place to visit do for a lunch meeting as it’s quiet and you’re able to hear each other.  There are plenty of semi-private areas that also make it more comfortable.  Thanks!

—Trevor Johnston, Google Reviews

Such nice and friendly staff 👍One of my new favourite Sushi 🍣 places in Edmonton. Lots of parking very easy to get to. Superfood and great sized portions. One of the largest Saki menus I have ever seen with nearly 20 choices and some Japanese Whiskeys with Japanese beer on tap. Worth the trip enjoy!

—Jan Olsen, Google Reviews

 

2.  Sushi Wasabi

Sushi Wasabi Dish
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BEST FOR  Japanese Cuisine
PRODUCTS https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sushi-Wasabi/127780533928708
WEBSITE https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sushi-Wasabi/127780533928708
ADDRESS 5714 111 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 3G1, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS +1 780-433-0533
OPERATING HOURS N/A

Don’t underestimate the tiny interior of this sushi bar, Sushi Wasabi has some of the best sushi and sashimi options locally. Sushi Wasabi is located conveniently too — in Lendrum Place Shopping Centre, so if you need a little mid-shopping break, a good snack can be eaten here.

This place doesn’t just offer sushi, but also bento boxes. However, do be reminded this is a tiny joint, and during busy times it’s going to be full. But that’s what takeout is there for!

They’re one of the best Japanese restaurants in Edmonton, so come stop by whenever you’re in Lendrum Place.

Highlights

  • Huge selection of familiar Japanese fare
  • Located conveniently in Lendrum Place
  • Takeout available

Customer Reviews

Check out what makes them so beloved for customers:

Great service and incredibly fresh sushi. This is an authentic Japanese restaurant that clearly deserves the positive reviews. The raw fish was extremely fresh and everything had well balanced flavors. We will definitely be back in the future when craving good sushi in a land-locked city. 🙂

—Clara Tran, Google Reviews

The best Sushi place in town by far. The staff is one hundred percent Japanese, and the sushi chef has been a certified sushi chef for many years. The price is a bit on the higher side but for what they offer it is completely worth it. Make sure to call and book a table because they are always full! You can eat at the sushi bar if you don’t make a reservation.

—Darian Alexander, Google Reviews

 

3.  Izakaya Tomo

Izakaya Tomo Dish
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BEST FOR  Japanese Cuisine
PRODUCTS https://the3amigos.ca
WEBSITE https://the3amigos.ca/menu
ADDRESS 4035 106 St, Edmonton, AB T6J 2S3
CONTACT DETAILS +1 780-490-6394
OPERATING HOURS N/A

Another great server of Japanese cuisine, Izakaya Tomo is a great place when you’re searching for an intimate setting and amazing meals.

From katsudon, to teppan, and udon, they have good food featuring classic and unique sushi rolls, plus Japanese small plates & mains. They also have cold and hot sake, and plum wine as well.

With a selection of hearty food and great customer services, they’re one of our picks for the best Japanese restaurants in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Wide range of alcohol options
  • Great ambiance

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

Absolutely delicious food with an upbeat environment and super friendly staff. Overall just a great atmosphere. Prices are average and they have a very easy ordering via your phone from your table setup for low physical interaction. I will definitely be back 😀

—Matt Laperriere , Google Reviews

Great food, casual but intimate dining. Everything we ate was delicious (and we ate a lot). I would suggest going earlier in the evening if you can because by the time we were getting ready to leave, they were getting pretty busy. (I would also recommend to try the off menu item – the Melanie roll!!)

—FantasyTabby, Google Reviews

 

4.  Kyoto Japanese Cuisine

Kyoto Japanese Cuisine Dish
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BEST FOR  Japanese  Cuisine
PRODUCTS https://www.kyoto-japanese-cuisine.com
WEBSITE https://www.kyoto-japanese-cuisine.com
ADDRESS 8709 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2L5,
CONTACT DETAILS +1 780-414-6055
OPERATING HOURS N/A

If you want simple, unfussy places to get good Japanese food, then Kyoto Japanese Cuisine is your best bet. They offer simple fare such as sushi and sashimi, as well as a variety of salads.

The best part is that they currently offer delivery through Skipthedishes. Kyoto Japanese Cuisine is definitely one of the main purveyors of great Japanese food here, making them one of the best Japanese restaurants in Edmonton

Highlights

  • Simple fare
  • Skipthedishes delivery
  • Wide selection of menu items

Customer Reviews

Take a look at what people are saying about their service:

I honestly love this place, the food, the atmosphere, the beer and the hospitality! Thanks Kyoto for being great! Plus, they do takeout/delivery, you cant go wrong!

—Beth H, Google Reviews

We hosted our staff party here and had an amazing time.  Staff was very attentive and service was excellent as we had quite a few orders to put through.  Atmosphere very cozy, making it an overall enjoyable experience.  All the food was top notch, the sashimi was fresh, excellent selection of cooked items, and dessert was perfect to finish off a good meal.  Will definitely be back!

—Christopher Yeung, Google Reviews

 

5.  Japonais Bistro

Japonais Bistro Dish
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BEST FOR  Japanese cuisine
PRODUCTS https://japonaisbistro.ca/order/
WEBSITE https://japonaisbistro.ca/order/
ADDRESS 9880 63 Ave. T6E0G6. Edmonton AB11806 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0N7
CONTACT DETAILS +1 780-760-1616
OPERATING HOURS N/A

Next on our list of the best Japanese restaurants in Edmonton is Japonais Bistro.

This gem is dab-smack within Jasper Ave. They have chefs who are experts at Japanese cuisine and flavorful food and have offerings such as bento meals, sushi, karaage, udon, and blue fin sashimi.

Plenty of locals who hang out around this place point this out as one of the best Japanese food in Edmonton.The best part is that they deliver through Doordash and Skipthedishes, so you can try their food even without leaving home.

Highlights

  • Premium sushi
  • Large portions
  • Delivery available

Customer Reviews

Take a look at what people are saying about their service:

Best sushi in town! I lived in Osaka for 2 years and this is the closest Edmonton has to offer. Amazing. Staff is stellar, fish is fresh, sake flows. If you haven’t been here, you don’t like Japanese good

—Levi Christensen, Google Reviews

Prior to this whole quarantine fun, my cohorts and I had a fantastic meal at this restaurant and would wholly recommend it to all executive consumers living or travelling to Edmonton.  This makes for a great mid afternoon meeting spot and even better as a launch point to Oilers games with Rogers being close by.  The food taste, presentation and delivery are all on point – the chefs meal we can also confirm is worth every penny.

Do not walk out without trying the pressed salmon sushi!! Enjo

—Executive Consumer, Google Reviews

 

6.  Nomiya Japanese Restaurant

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BEST FOR  Japanese cuisine
PRODUCTS http://nomiyarestaurant.com/
WEBSITE http://nomiyarestaurant.com/
ADDRESS Unit 646, 3803 Calgary Trail, Edmonton
CONTACT DETAILS info@nomiyarestaurant.com
OPERATING HOURS Dining room is open at 50% capacity. Take-out and Delivery available.

Mon to Thu: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm | 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Fri to Sun: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm | 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

At its heart, Nomiya is a local, family-owned business that has been in the restaurant industry for over 45 years. Their head chef, Jeff Chan, started his culinary career in 1971, specializing in Asian cuisine – specifically, the labour intensive art of Dim Sum. Chef Chan moved to Canada in 1988 with his family, including his wife, Kin; daughter, Wing; and son, Tony. He proceeded to open several successful Asian restaurants, including this one, Nomiya!

After an eye-opening visit to Japan, the Chan Family’s wish was to bring traditional ramen to the City of Edmonton, opening the first Nomiya in 2011. Managed by Wing, Nomiya’s ramen process utilizes all of the techniques and components of a traditional ramen. The homemade broth, Chef Chan’s special recipe, is a labour of love 45 years in the making, taking at least 8 hours to make.

Highlights

  •  Each ramen is created with unique sauces
  • Provides simple, flavourful ramen

Customer Reviews

Take a look at what people are saying about their service:

This is a good place. I will be back for sure. I came with my wife and son and we like what we ordered. Service was really nice and the place is clean. I want to try different dishes next time.

—Filipe Drumond, Google Reviews

First time to visit the one at Ellerslie. Menu is different from the calgary trails location we usually go to. The place is small but neat. Service is nice. Food is yum.

—Elly G, Google Reviews

 

7. Ikki Izakaya

BEST FOR  Japanese Tapas
PRODUCTS Japanese Tapas
WEBSITE https://www.ikki.ca/
ADDRESS 11931 Jasper Ave
CONTACT DETAILS 780.454.4230 | info@ikki.ca
OPERATING HOURS Visit their website or their Instagram (@ikkiyeg) to learn more

Ikki Izakaya was established by Takako Ishikawa; she wanted to introduce welcoming food and drinks that were simple and delicious. She believed that drinking your favorite sake with friends, co-workers or sometimes alone with great food could always heal a person’s soul and provide energy for the coming day.

Ikki Izakaya quickly gained popularity among the community for a friendly and fun atmosphere. Her signature dishes such as motsu – a home-style stew – gained popularity as well. As a result, she opened a second location in Asia soon thereafter.

With the introduction of Ikki Izakaya in the thriving and dynamic central Edmonton community of Oliver, Ikki Izakaya is committed to offering you a true izakaya experience!

Highlights

  • Great food deals
  • Authentic Japanese cuisine
  • Fun and welcoming atmosphere

Customer Reviews

Take a look at what people are saying about their service:

“Nice cosy Izakaya venue. The various dishes are very delicious. Staff is super nice and can give you a guided tour of the various sake.”

“I like to go with friends to this restaurant with my warmest recommendations. I visit this place often. I get very good feedback from my friends. The meals are yummy and the stuff is efficient and cooperative. Whenever we go to this place we pass a pleasing time. warmly recommended.”

 

8. Dorinku Tokyo

BEST FOR  Authentic Japanese street food
PRODUCTS Japanese street food
WEBSITE https://tokyo.dorinku.ca/
ADDRESS 10205 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 3R6
CONTACT DETAILS 780 988 9760 | info@dorinku.ca
OPERATING HOURS Take-out and Delivery available.

Mon to Thu:  4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Fri: 4:00 pm  – 12:00 am

Sat:  11:00 am  – 12:00 am

Sun: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Eat authentic Japanese street food without travelling to Japan by visiting Dorinku.The Tokyo street themed restaurant will fulfill your cravings for sushi, ramen, rice bowls, and good alcohol. 

Not only that, their open kitchen and huge bar displays how Dorinku handles the freshest local meats and vegetables.Their amazing capability to transform local ingredients into authentic Japanese flavors surely sounds like a treat!

Highlights

  • Has one of a kind dishes only offered there
  • All dishes are authentic and not processed
  • Street food that looks and tastes high class

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of Dorinku Tokyo customers:

“At Dorinku, the chefs and servers are lively, yelling greetings and goodbyes as people enter and leave. It’s a really cool, bustling place to be and they offer some dishes not found elsewhere in the city.”

Here’s another one:

“My favourite appetizer is the pressed salmon but everything on the menu is homemade, you can’t go wrong with anything! I have been coming since it first opened a few years ago!! I strongly recommend stopping in for lunch or dinner. ”

 

9. Let’s Grill Sushi & Izakaya

BEST FOR  Japanese Cuisine
PRODUCTS http://www.letsgrillsushiizakaya.com/menu
WEBSITE http://www.letsgrillsushiizakaya.com/
ADDRESS 10709 Jasper Ave #120, Edmonton, AB T5J 3N3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS 780-244-1880 | letsgrillsushi@gmail.com
OPERATING HOURS Monday to Thursday 11 AM – 10 PM
Friday 11 AM – 11 PM
Saturday 5 PM – 11 PM
Sunday 5 PM – 10 PM

Let’s Grill Sushi & Izakaya is the perfect place to relax after a hard day’s work, whilst enjoying quality Japanese dining and a good selection of beer or sake. They serve a good range of Japanese favorites such as sushi, sashimi, pork katsu, and chicken teriyaki.

In terms of Japanese alcohol, Let’s Grill doesn’t skimp out on options as they serve quality sake, beer, wine, and many more. It’s warm and cozy ambiance makes it one of the best after-work Japanese places in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Japanese alcohol selection
  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Classic Japanese food

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of Let’s Grill Sushi and Izakaya’s clients:

“Excellent service, staff and food tasted fantastic. Cudos to the young server today at 4pm. She explained the foods on the menu. Only my 2nd time in Japanese restaurant. Decore was very nice and background music volume good for allowing conversation without shouting. Definately going back next weekend.”

Here’s another one:

“I really loved their dishes and service, awesome location right next to where I live. The workers are always welcoming. Highly recommended”

 

And our list for the best Japanese restaurants in Edmonton ends on a high note! Whether you want to sip on sake or eat delicious rolls, these best Japanese restaurants in Edmonton definitely will deliver.

Are there any other great options that we missed, though? Send us a message and we’ll update the article promptly.

Craving some Mexican instead? Then check out our list of the best Mexican restaurants in Edmonton. In fact, we have a lot of other best restaurants lists, so take some time to look at them if you feel like doing a culinary adventure in Edmonton.

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