Ki Modern Japanese - Calgary
Ki Modern Japanese - Calgary

Ki Modern Japanese - Calgary

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kijapanese.com/
  • Phone: 4032641133x
  • 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: Sushi, Japanese
  • 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 4032641133x
  • Special Events: 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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Ki Modern Japanese - Calgary reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (32)fit for foodies (30)good for groups (25)special occasion (23)romantic (17)great for outdoor dining (10)hot spot (10)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (4)neighborhood gem (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Fantastic
    DBShop
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always an amazing time at Ki. Food and service were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were in Calgary for one night and were so fortunate to eat at Ki Modern Japanese. We are huge sushi lovers and this restaurant had some of the best sushi rolls we've had anywhere. Too bad we live in Philadelphia! We miss it already!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Ambiance
    Lunchdiva
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant has the best ambiance and a very zen feeling. The food is exceptional and the hot cloth prior to eating is a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome staff
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I know it is their job, but the girls give that extra touch that does not go unnoticed. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service and presentation
    djdm
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Nice place with impressive decor. Server was very friendly and knowledgeable, menu selections were outstanding. Will be back with a group next time so I can try more of what they have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but Expensive
    alfrednobel
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Went for lunch with clients, waitress was prompt, courteous, and helpful. Food was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food poor service
    tasty
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I've eaten at Ki in Toronto many time and had hoped for a similar positive experience. While the food was as excellent as I expected the service was very poor. The waitress, who never introduced herself, was slow, in-attentive and almost rude. I would NOT recommend this place based on this experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    debchat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went there for dinner on Saturday. The waiter was friendly and helpful. He helped us in making the right choice of food and drink. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, drink and overall experience. I want to compliment the chef and KI kitchen.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If I had better service I'd go back
    VeganLove
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Sorry to say but the Server wasn't good. She wasn't friendly, she forgot part of our order (when we asked her for the rest of our order she said- "I saw it go somewhere- I think I saw it go to another table- do you still want it?" and I felt uncomfortable and disgusted b/c after I told her I was a vegan and I don't eat any animal products she said- " all the animals are dead here so it's ok to eat them" she also when on the say - " it's ok to eat animals". It's true it is ok for some people to eat animals But if someone tells you they don't eat animals- you should just leave it at that. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I eat a Ki whenever I'm in town for business. I'm always had outstanding service and I recommend this restaurant highly. Also of note- I'm vegan and they always come up with something amazing to work for my diet. Well done Ki!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    Brenda
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The restaurant is beautifully decorated and for the amount of people it seats, was very quiet so you can enjoy the company you are with. The food was so very tasty. We had the tempura shrimp to start, YUMMY! The service was excellent, the menu was organized well! Can't say enough abou this restaurant. I will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not great
    outandaboutVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was delicious but it took over 20 mins to get drinks and what was supposed to be a one hour lunch took 2 hours. I do not reccomend this restaurant if you're on a schedule.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive Sushi Place
    Sabrina
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This place is nice, classy. I like the idea that they can put together a plate to share for as long as you all like the same things and indicate what you don't like to have. However, this restaurant charges too much. A cup of miso soup was $6. Out total bill was $200+ tip for 4 people. All we had was 20 pieces of sashimi & 28 pieces of the nigiri to share and a miso soup per person. In my opinion this pricing is way too much so we all decided we are no longer eating here. Not recommended if you are on a budget. Good to try one time and just eat mac and cheese till next pay cheque.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Notable Sake List !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Unbelievable selection of sake ... complete with knowledgeable bar staff that really know their stuff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Posh Sushi
    BenTYYC
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Credit to its name, Ki really is "Modern" Japanese. While they do have some more traditional offerings, it's the newer interpretations and contemporary combinations that really make it shine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    goodfoodputsmeinagoodmood
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food was amazing, I had no idea such good things could be made with edamame beans! (i.e. cake, puree, etc...)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So GOOD I keep going back
    DanielleWalliser
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I go to Ki for work lunches about once every two weeks and I am never dissappointed! Everyting is amazing from the look of the restaurant to the service to the food! Not to mention you can sit up at the sushi bar and watch them make your food !! Not your tradition "sushi" place, but that's not what they are trying to be (I assume) ... it is japanese FOOD, not just sushi. TRY THIS RESTAURANT!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Business Lunch
    bigguyVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Food was great, service was fast and friendly...I'd bring customers to Ki anytime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Food was excellent and service started out great. When we were finished eating, our server seemed to vanish. Not a big deal...just made for a rather long lunch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is nothing special and pricey
    Hello
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Food was nothing special but overpriced and too small in portion. Service was alright - server was busy at other tables since it was peak lunch time, which is understandable. I got a hot towel before I had my meal so that was good. I would probably not go back though since I've been to so many better sushi places in Calgary and Ki is not worth the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 300 reviews are from the Ki Modern Japanese - Calgary reviews archive.
  • Delicious!
    sushiloveVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I love coming to Ki. Their food and service is fantastic. So nice to get a top-notch meal at lunch without a long wait - can be in and out in an hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, good food
    Sushifan
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great service and beautiful environment. Great for a date, a special occasion or a meeting with valued partners. Food is very good, shrimp tempura was the best we have tried in Calgary so far. Sushi were good, but there are less fancy places where sushi are as good and twice cheaper. So if you are just looking for a good food at a better price, go somewhere else, but if you are looking for a place for a significant event, Ki is great for that.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for business lunch
    Spencer
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Great food and service as always. Worth paying the extra for.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    Kelfoodie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We have gone many times to Ki. The food is amazing, fresh, and presented so beautifully.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great salads
    Salad
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Had the Shashimi Salad twice in a week, was the perfect amount and after ordering a Roll to go with that it was the perfect size meal. .. I only put service as Good because one of the Servers who came by to deliver the food was kinda of rude and snotty.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Sushi Restaurant
    RegularGuyVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I have be going to this restaurant since it opened in 2011 and it consistently has great quality and outstanding service. I now just like to order the daily sushi bento box and let the chef surprise me with their choice of selections. The bento box is reasonably priced and is always very fresh and tasty. If you are hungry I would recommend supplementing the bento box either with their miso soup or a couple additional sushi selections.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1st time in Ki - and the last one
    fivefingers68VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We usually go to Koto sushi but decided to try this place for a change. The decorations inside were very nice and modern, but that is about the only good thing I can say about this place. We were seated and re-seated, and then it took forever to get food and a bill afterwards, the waitress seemed confused and not very familiar with bill splitting features, or she wasn't listening well. The menu wasn't as great either. But the worst thing was the pricing - very expensive, totally overpriced!!!!!
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive
    mmmmm
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    There is much better value out there for sushi in Calgary. I found the spicy tuna roll boring and the rice a bit mushy. For the price I would expect more. Great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service ,great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    food was prepared exactly to regards to me allergies
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic good food
    Asif
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patrons beware
    my2centsVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Restaurant screwed up on an order by delivering 2 orders, and without telling us, charged for both orders.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Ordered sushi and sashimi. Food was quite good, rolls were creative and different. Quite pricey, although the decor is very nice, the location is convenient for downtown business lunches and the food is good (decent sushi in Calgary tends to be more expensive than many other Canadian cities).
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    I had a great time, the food was great. I can say it's the best sushi I've ever tried and the service is great too!. This place is a must for the japanese-food-lovers.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgotten
    bigguyVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new favourite in Calgary
    Robb
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Blown away by the food, the service and the whole experience! I ate just about everything on the cold plates menu!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern
    Diner2Delight
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good selection, but quite
    Destine
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good sushi but expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did Not Live Up to Expectations
    CannonCanAm
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Japanese with lots of choices
    cocodiva
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.