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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
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Casual (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 27, 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 18, 2017

Great experience

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·Dined on November 13, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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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 4, 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 18, 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 11, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·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 8, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 18, 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 10, 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 6, 2017

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

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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

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·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 7, 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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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Great spot for sushi, sashimi and more. Always happy to come back here.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Amazing food and kindness in the servers. Much worth a visit!!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Best sushi spot in Edmonton hands down!!!!!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Love golden crunch and salmon pressed here :) food is always great and the service is as well

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I chose this place for my Mother's Day supper as we always go for sushi. I have been there for lunch a long time ago so I wanted to get the dinner experience. They had a wonderful Mother's Day plate with sushi, beef, lobster etc and it was delicious! Great Service also! thanks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 6, 2017

I've been going to this fantastic restaurant since it first opened. This weekend was the first time where the service was poor and beyond frustrating.

I hope management properly train new staff (if that is the issue) as sitting for 10 minutes before being waited on for beverages at 9pm is unacceptable.

Sashimi was superb as always... just hope next time the service is back up to typical standards.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The food was OK, but nothing special.
The service was friendly, but slow.
The food quality seems to have declined since my last visit in Fall 2016, but I freely admit this was a long time ago.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Always love japonais, going again tomorrow!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on April 25, 2017

A little on the expensive side compare to other local Japanese rest. Food was average but still good.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Great Option for Sushi downtown. Enjoyed Japonais Bistro. Would highly recommend the pressed sushi, felt that was the best dish. Very good atmosphere in this strip mall location. Will go back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Great food mediocre service.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on April 9, 2017

It was OK...perhaps some pics of what you are ordering would be helpful..otherwise check out their menu before and google the dishes

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on April 7, 2017

It was very nice food was great butt the bad part they didn't let me take the chopsticks so I can practice with them

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on March 22, 2017

SO GOOD!! First time for lunch. Bang for your buck! The Bento box is a great deal and you get so much. Best tempura I've ever had and I order it every sushi place I go. Service was good!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Service was great, food was amazing. We've been at almost every sushi place in Edmonton. The selection is creative and savoury. We will be back!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We had Omakase for our 5th anniversary dinner. Each plate was beautiful, tasted amazing. This was our 2nd time here and we will be back.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Absolutely delicious! I would, and I have been, recommending this place to everyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Japonais Bistro has a great modern take on Japanese cuisine! Great ambience and Delicious Food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Great food and amazing service

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food and service. Would recommend for dinner or lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I usually go to Japonais Bistro 1-2 times a month, it's a great restaurant. However, not a fan of the new menu. Less items and quite a few favorites removed! Disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Really good food, great service and very busy - added up to an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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