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About Japonais Bistro

"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.

11806 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, AB T5K 0N7
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
118 St & Jasper Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(780) 760-1616

Website:
http://www.japonaisbistro.ca/

Catering:
Your sushi will be delivered to your event with our sushi chef and the Mobile Sushi Bar. The bar will be set up by the accompanied staff members; our team of experienced sushi chefs will serve fresh scrumptious sushi on the Mobile Sushi Bar where sushi will go around and around. Beautifully displayed sushi will add a touch of class to your event. Your guests will not only be satisfied by the look and taste of the food, but will be stunned by the whole spectacle.

Parking Details:
Parking is available in the front of building all day and in the back of building after 5pm.

Executive Chef:
Isaac

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Japonais Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

service

4.4

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4.5

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4.1

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Always an amazing good quality lunch. Friendly staff and good service. It’s my favourite place to go to for a Japanese bento.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food! Very consistent and fresh

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been to Japonais Bistro twice . Both times the food was exquisite, and the presentation was lovely. While the servers were friendly and warm, the actual service was very slow. I felt the timing of the dishes brought out was poor in that both dishes (main and dessert) for me were brought out first and my friend still had to wait another several minutes for hers. I would highly recommend JB if you can afford the time.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 6, 2018

great food
great people

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was fabulous! We will definitely be back.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Good food and great service!! Keep it up

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and drinks were both excellent. Food came quickly. Ambiance was great! Will definitely be returning in the near future!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 27, 2018

great people
great food

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fresh and delicious sushi! Great variety and wonderful service!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent service and good

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Always a good experience

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 16, 2018

It was very good service and the food was awesome!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is our goto place for sushi and everything Japanese cuisine. Top quality food. Everything on the menu is delicious. Excellent choices. Great friendly staff. Hello kitty is the best fruity drink on the menu!! The pressed hamachi and salmon sushi is amazing. Highly recommend tuna tacos for those raw tuna lovers. My goto appy.

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Healthy, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Cool place. Foods good. Very consistent. Staffs are super nice.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Second time going there and the food is phenomenal. A bit expensive for what you get but amazing.
Tuna tacos are unbelievable.

Definitely would recommend. Probably the best sushi in the city

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always perfect, every time. Highly recommended for most any occasion!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Low watt bulbs, jazzy music. Great service, and great sushi. Consistently best downtown.

Thanks again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My wife and I went here for our anniversary dinner. The ambiance was pleasant and the food was prepared very well. It was a little bit pricey but the sushi was really good. I’ve had cheaper sushi before but you know what they say you get what you pay for.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Loved the smoky flavour on the Pressed Salmon Sushi

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was top quality and service was great. Good drink selection too. Would definitely recommend to anyone for a unique and wonderful sushi experience.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Lovely place with great servers and delicious food

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Good food always. Great for groups and sharing. Haven’t had a bad meal yet.

Tags: Casual
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love the specially made sushi with the hot oil and fried garlic chips. The new style roll and sushi is a must. The owl rice beer was surprising too good. Hope next time they will have the ashahi black in stock. Had a wonderful time.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great experience

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Disappointing. This restaurant used to be a go-to for me, but the prices have skyrocketed and the portions have shrunk dramatically. They installed heated bidet toilet seats in the ladies' room and seem to be trying to seem like a higher-class place just by increasing prices and decreasing portions. The food isn't even as good as it used to be. I wore my jacket through dinner because it was freezing in there. The tuna tataki is now tiny, the wagyu beef is gristly, and the rolls are drenched in sauce. A glass of plum wine costs what a whole meal used to cost. We spent about $100 for two (plus paid street parking) and left hungry. We went across the street to On the Rocks after dinner, and ate again. The service at Japonais is ~okay~ (they're often understaffed) and the seats are relatively comfortable, and the music is quiet. If you don't mind freezing when it's cold outside then it's an ok place to take a date, but be prepared for a bill that isn't proportional to what you got. If you're looking for a nice date restaurant with good food that's worth the price, consider Louisiana Purchase instead.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Good as always. Coming rom the west coast this is the best sushi I have found in Edmonton

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Usually the food and services are excellent...but the service definitely not so good this time. The services are slow and we have to wait for our food longer than usual; in addition we were seated directly faced to the door (which we requested to change to another one while there were still so many before the rush hour but were declined) so I have to wear my down jacket most of the dining time as it's cold every five minutes when other customers opened the door walking in or out. Our tea not even hot or warm for us as the tea turned out cold so quick.

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Amazing food and great service. One of the best restaurants in Edmonton. I highly recommend it.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great food!!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great sushi ! So fresh. The hamachi was excellent. Good suggestion on the sake

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food, nicely prepared and reasonably fast to arrive. Nice bathrooms and amazing toilet seat I'm told.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Fresh and innovative as usual. Fantastic ! The aburi tuna was great!

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Definitely the best sushi place in Edmonton, the fresh sashimi is comparable to what can be find in Vancouver.
Really impressed with everything.
A bit pricey but it's worth every single penny!!!
Highly recommend!!!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Fabulous experience with amazing food and very attentive staff. Highly recommend for families, dates, friends and alone!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was great, larger portions then we thought we would get.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Innovative menu , friendly service and fresh flavourful food.... highly recommend you give it a try. I will be back!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Fresh sushi, excellent service, nice atmosphere. I'd definitely go again.

Tags: Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This is our favourite sushi place! It is a little on the expensive side but worth every penny! Our waitress was great, she gave recommendations on the food and wine. We had the hot stone waygu beef and it literally melted in your mouth. We had the sockeye salmon sashimi and it was so fresh. Then we had three sushi rolls - the double (boyfriend's favourite), pressed salmon (my favourite) and the rainbow roll (delicious). I can't wait to go back! Nothing compares to this place!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Always fresh and good! Tonight we loved the spicy mango prawns, a sushi plate, black truffle rolls, tuna nachos and a few other dishes. All tasty ! The service was great and it was quite quiet this evening which is slightly unusual. I recommend reservations for the weekend. One of the best Japanese restaurant in Edmonton. Enjoy!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Japonais Bistro is one of my favourite spots in the city for Japanese food! They've got a creative menu that never fails to please your tastebuds. Service is always fantastic.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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