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Japonais Bistro

4.5
260 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Japanese
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"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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Contemporary Asian
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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
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Phone number
(780) 760-1616
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Isaac
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
118 St & Jasper Ave.
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Parking details
Parking is available in the front of building all day and in the back of building after 5pm.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 260 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.3
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4.0
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Very good service, fried calamari was great as well as the dragon rolls. Did not really like the udon lobster overcooked and the meat Bento box was not very good. Overall great service but very busy.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

This was the first visit to Japonais Bistro by my date and I. I selected this restaurant based on the advice of others who are frequent customers here.

My date and I both loved the Chef's selected sushi. The truffle fry roll, the TNT roll, and the salmon pressed sushi, were all very tasty and we would order these again without hesitation. The service staff were also friendly and helpful.

We loved our visit and look forward to coming back again soon.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Loved the service and the food. A must try in my books!! It is a la carte. The duck was delicious on it's own, but also had a pumpkin sauce to go with it. The tako and tobiko were fresh. The new style roll had fresh salmon with olive oil. The salmon pressed sushi was so good! It was lightly pressed si it had a little bit of warmth to it. The prime steak was just ok. Typical flavour. You could get a better steak somewhere else. The tiramisu had chocolate ice cream with strawberries and an oreo cookie. If you want the traditional flavour I wouldn't recommend it. I liked it though. And when you order an alcoholic beverage make sure you ask for little to no ice, otherwise your whole drink will be watered down.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I've been to many Sushi/ japaneese restraurants..Truthfully it's avarage.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Fantastic food and great service as usual. I can't recommend this place enough!

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Servers were quite busy with other tables. Food was overall really good!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great place for sushi

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I can't recommend an item on the menu because everything we had was fantastic. I'd mention the waygu beef hotstone and pressed salmon I guess but we had like 7 dishes and they were all outstanding. Service was good, but we had like 3 different servers in the 2 hours we were there. One girl seemed uninterested and disappeared from serving us for awhile but that's her problem. We still had a great time. Would highly recommend and will go back for sure. Nice setting, good service and great food.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Everything we had was great. The menu item called “TNT” was outstanding, and the tempura was nice and crisp - not oily - as it should be. It would have been nice if they had acknowledged my friend’s birthday in some way (as I had included that in the reservation).

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This was an extremely busy Japanese restaurant. They did screw up our order by charging us something that never came but was happy to correct it. Very busy that we couldn't get our waters refilled. Seems understaffed. It was very expensive too.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Value for price wasn’t quite there.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Poor food quality. Appy came after the main course.
And please Stop sending me e-mails.
Unsubscribe my email as you don't have an option for that.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Terrific fresh and very tasty! Enjoyed lunch with my son here on a busy Friday!

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Good food
Service K nothing extra special
U have to insist for them to click open table reservation to get your points. Was denied points and had to go thru open table customer service.to get the well dederved points 4 times tgus far
Hopefully they learn to respect this agreement.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

service today was not that great

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Food here is always amazing. I got the crispy mango shrimp and it was delicious. One of my favorite spots!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Japonais Bistro has an impressively expansive menu and everything my girlfriend and I tried on our first visit was terrific! It was my first time having ‘real’ sushi or sashimi, and I wasn’t pleasantly surprised by how tasty everything was. The rolls we tried, as well as the desert we had (banana spring rolls) were both absolutely to-die-for. Pro-tip: get the lychee ice cream!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

good food
they try not to award you Open table points
they have done it several.times to us and other people.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

great people
good food

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food is amazing . Service not so much. We had to flag down the host to get us our server, not impressed. Again, food was amazing, best sushi in Edmonton.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Very nice , too many decisions to make- everything looked great

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We are "foodies" who like good food of various kinds. We ordered somewhat unusual items (ie not the usual run of maki sushi) and loved all of it. We will definitely go again and would recommend, without hesitating, it for quality of food, for ambiance, for service and for price.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our server gave us 0 attention. Every time we needed something, we had to search for her or wave down other servers to go find her (even to pay our bill!)

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great sushi, some of the best in Edmonton

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

By far the best sushi I’ve had to date in Edmonton

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We were there on a holiday and they were understaffed. The service was not optimal

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything was delicious minus the ‘love crunch’ roll. Sounds delicious in writing, couldn’t stomach it to eat. We had one roll each and had to fight to keep it down! Told the waiter it was not good... needless to say we paid twenty dollars for a roll we hated. All the other rolls were amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food! Very consistent and fresh

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4.0Dined on February 9, 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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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

great food
great people

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was fabulous! We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Good food and great service!! Keep it up

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

great people
great food

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Fresh and delicious sushi! Great variety and wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent service and good

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Always a good experience

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

It was very good service and the food was awesome!

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5.0Dined 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.

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