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Ki Modern Japanese - Calgary
Ki Modern Japanese - Calgary

Ki Modern Japanese - Calgary Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kijapanese.com
  • Email: calgary@kijapanese.com
  • Phone: (403) 264-1133
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday : 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday : 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Hiroshi Kudo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: At Ki Modern Japanese and Bar we are proud of our ability to create a dynamic and unique experience for our private function guests. Our Management team will take all the time necessary to work with you in designing the menu offering, beverage matches, and dining environment you require to ensure an exceptional event.
  • Private Party Contact: Adam Snelling (403) 264-1133
  • Special Events & Promotions: Holiday Parties are booking up. Call now or email Adam Snelling at adam@kijapanese.com for inquiries.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd st
  • Public Transit: Three block walk from the 3rd Street C-Train stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Located on the corner of 4th Ave and 2nd St. SW on the ground level of the Jamieson Building, next door to the Westin Hotel. There is ample street parking in the area. There is a public parkade in the Jamieson Building accessible on 3rd Ave. SW, as well as valet parking available at the Westin Hotel.
A word from Ki Modern Japanese - Calgary
Ki Modern Japanese & Bar offers an exceptional menu of classic and contemporary Asian fare. In the stunning new Jamieson Building, close to shopping, major hotels and offices, Ki promises a variety of experiences.
Guests may choose from an extensive selection of sushi, sashimi, makimono and kushiyaki, as well as Ki's own signature hot and cold plates.
Wine and sake lists are designed to complement the cuisine and servers play guides through a relaxed, interactive and intriguing experience. Whether in the dining room, at the sushi bar, in the spectacular lounge, or people-watching on the sunny patio, Ki promises to be one of Calgary's most unique and dynamic dining destinations.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Really very good food, fresh, tasty, as it should be, just perfect. Service was very good and the place has a great ambiance. The price in the end was also pretty OK."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Poor service almost ruined our lunch. At a place like Ki you don't expect to have to ask if your food is ready! We waited almost an hour for our food until I "flagged" the waiter down and asked if it was ready....to which he replied " let me check" and came back right away with our lunch....a little too much of a coincidence....which is why we felt forgotten!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Modern take on Japanese food. It's different; not your typical Japanese restaurant. Service is outstanding. I only have there for lunch with business associates therefore it is good atmosphere for business discussion. Noise level is moderate."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Blown away by the food, the service and the whole experience! I ate just about everything on the cold plates menu!!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Good selection, but quite pricey for what is served. Food was okay, not great, I had tofu/eggplant that was drenched in sauce and also quite small for the price. Vibe is good and service was good. Good location for north side of downtown."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This is a fantastic sushi restaurant with great service. The food is amazing. However, it is quite expensive. Lunch for 2 without drinks was $115 including tip."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We found our first visit to Ki to be quite disappointing. First, there was very little energy in the bar, where we started, and then in the dining room. On a Saturday night, we expected more. I asked the bartender for a particular brand of bourbon and he told he was out. Not a big deal. But then we found dinner to be very ordinary once we were seated. And the table we were seated at had a burnt out bulb in the light fixture above us. Beautiful space, but pay attention to the details. The tempura vegetables were great, but the sushi wasn't. In particular, the sushi with beets and squid tasted only of the rice that surrounded it. We have better sushi options that are closer to home. Not the same great decor of Ki but better food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Spectacular sushi that is perfect for sharing with friends or business associates. The Sake Sommelier recommended great sake! Not inexpensive, but well worth it for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Everything was very good, the sushi was great and the prawn tempura was amazing. I'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "They have quite an extensive menu of both food and drinks. They were accommodating in the number of pieces that are order and an make up combinations of sushi and dishes accordingly."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Outstanding ingredients and preparation. Creative and original menu items"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Everything was very good, especially our server, very knowledgeable and helpful when make food and wine recommendations."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I've been there a few times but I was totally disappointed this time. We ordered bottled water and ice tea for drinks and asked to waitress to fix the lunch for two. Nothing is really special and the food is just enough for two of us, but the bill is over $100 for lunch of 2 without any drinks. What a rip off! I am pretty sure if we ordered from the manual, for the same food we would not pay that much. She took advantage of our trust."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious and perfectly prepared."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I was really surprise with the high level cuisine, the service was outstanding and not so pricy for the food you will be served. I highly recommend to try this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "I've had better sushi at cheaper places. However, the ambiance is quite nice - the place has been renovated well. Customer service was good - hot hand towels when you sit down."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Service was fantastic from start to finish. Food was amazing and beautifully presented. It is worth the price."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food here is consistently excellent and the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We went for my husbands birthday on March 1. Apostle and his staff were amazing! The service was outstanding right from the time we entered the front door. We asked for a few of our favourite items, but then let Taylor, our server decide the rest. We had a group of 8, ranging from 23 - 75 years of age. Taylor was so thorough describing the food, and the choices she made were the best! Everyone in the party thought the food was excellent. There was not one item on the table the everyone did not rave about. All the staff were so attentive to my husband and the rest of the party. Thank-you Ki for making such a memorable evening for my family! We were SO impressed, everyone is still talking about it!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Really was hard to decide what to get. Server was knowledgeable and was able to make solid recommendation and was very courteous. Had the seared scallops, was fantastic. Had the kiwi tuna, it was unique and interesting... Not sure I would get again until I tried other stuff on menu Had the pork belly, would definitely try again! You are paying for far above average service and ambiance, at least that's how I saw it. I would come again on special occasion or for romantic evening."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The food was great as always and the service was fine but I have to tell you I have eaten at this restaurant twice and both times I have found the bench seating very uncomfortable. I will specifically request not to be seated at one of the tables with bench seating next time. The seat is too low to the ground and too deep so sitting up straight is difficult and I am of average size. I can't imagine how a taller person must feel. Overall it was good but I feel compelled to mention the seating issue."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We had an exceptional dining experience starting with a very entertaining, attentive and knowledgeable waiter. Thereafter, the service was impeccable with plates wihisked away unobstrusively and courses sequenced at a proper pace. Delightful special drink creations. The menu has extraordinary range and four of us were dazzled. Tempura veggies, and rice and shrimp rolls dusted in a light tempura were superb. Braised pork belly was succulent with amazing sauce. Halibut and Rack of Lamb were unlike the typical fare, seasoned in uniquely Japanese fashion. And two of our birthdays were graced by amazing complimentary flour less chocolate cake that was decadently flavourful."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I spend a lot of time taking client to supper in Calgary, and this is definitely one the supreme spots that my client like Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable and the food is fantastic!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food & wine menu was varied and very extensive. We opted for Tiago to put a choice together based on his experience and our taste. He did an outstanding job. The presentation was incredible, and the tastes were out of this world."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Staff were very friendly, helpful, and professional. The overall experience was very positive. The atmosphere was very nice and even though I'm not the biggest fan of sushi (which we ordered for my fiance's birthday) I still enjoyed the meal. It was high quality and was prepared very well."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had walked past this place many times but never stopped in. Took my wife for Valentines day. Food was outstanding. Sake selection was very good. Favourite was the Lamb. Will be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Been a few times to this great spot and have always had a great meal with excellent service. Lots to choose from and a good wine list too."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Up for something new and different than my usual filet and wedge. Stopped into Ki and ate in the lounge. Couple of pieces of sushi (as recommended by my server since I am not an expert), spicy shrimp from the hot plates and garlic rice. The food was excellent and what I loved about this place is their flexibility. Allowed me to 1/2 order the sushi options to try more than one as well as the rice order. Great service. I will come back here. The crowd was light for a Thursday night - hope this was just a result of the ridiculously cold weather for this Texas gal."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Lunch was recommended by server and she was right on the mark with quantity and selection. Not your ordinary sushi restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "This was my first time at this restaurant, and both my dining partner and I had an amazing time. I've worked in the service industry, and am always impressed when you find a place where the entire team works together to give a quality, one of a kind experience. Thank you!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Fantastic selection of sushi that the server can help an uneducated sushi lover (like myself!) sift through. My companion and I relied on our server and weren't disappointed in the Edamame , shrimp tempura and sushi selection. There are a small amount of options for those who don't appreciate sushi, though I'm not sure I would come here if I wasn't into it! Can't wait to go back for more now!! :)"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I enjoy Ki, have been a few times including the original T.O. location and it's never let me down. However, it is a little expensive. I realize it is 2014, and times have changed, but an order of the bistro tempura prawns, a lobster roll and a handful of mixed sushi and sashimi pieces to feed 2 people, with only water to drink should not cost +$100. I eat sushi fairly frequently, and normally that meal would cost $60 - $80, depending on where you go. The quality of the fish is very good, but I'm not sure it is good enough to justify the ~50% uptick in price. I guess that's downtown sushi in landlocked Calgary for you..."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "If your looking for an outstanding Japanese style sushi with exceptional service and ambiance then the KI is the place to go in Calgary."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Food, service, selection etc was all good/excelent but one of the more expensive sushi resteraunts that I have been too. Would visit again but not on a regular bases. Location is good for business meetings"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Went to Ki specifically for Sushi. Enjoyed some traditional favorites as well as some new flavours and combinations. Was not disappointed."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "How can people say that this place is "the best sushi in Calgary"? The menu barely contains anything authentic, and what might pass for sushi comes in extremely small portions, at INCREDIBLY high prices. Rolls are TINY, taste is equivalent to sushi bought from a deli. Hot menu items were mediocre in quality, and again SMALL, expensive portions. Ki is the epitome of restaurants in Calgary, which try to feed off of the strong economy, by pretending to be high class and gourmet, when they're nothing but a Moxies or Earls, but with a little lipstick. Go to Towa instead, or even Globefish (yes even Globefish is better)."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "If you are looking for the best sushi in Calgary, Ki is 5-star!!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "The sushi was delicious and well presented. A hot hand towel prior to eating was a welcome touch, one that I have only experienced at other high quality restaurants. Our waiter was attentive and the experience of eating here was well enjoyed. The prices are higher than the average, but for a special occasion it is well spent dollar."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was delicious and the service was great. It was very quiet on New Years Eve, but it made for a good evening. Our server was very friendly and helpful with deciding what to order. It is becoming more and more rare to receive great service, so it was a very refreshing experience. The only issue we had was management seemed a bit pretentious."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food and the service were very good. It is a very pricey lunch, but a great place for special occasions."
    Dined on 12/19/2013