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About Mikado Japanese Cuisine - Southside
In 1972, Mikado Restaurant opened as the first Japanese restaurant in Edmonton.
Mikado has many customers who have continued to visit since opening in 1972.
Mikado relocated in 1989, modernized the interior design & business increased.
Since that time, we have strived to be "Precious moments with precious people.
”In the spring of 2004 a second location was opened up on the Southside.
Mikado has many unique qualities, such as the importing of fresh fish from Japan on weekends.
Visit us to experience the food, service & atmosphere that is only available at Mikado.
Edmonton, AB T6N 1L5
Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm,
Sunday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please note 15% gratuity added to parties of 8 or more.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
bus route 59 and 74
Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Mikado Japanese Cuisine - Southside Ratings and Reviews
I love the food. Hamachi collar and black cod are delicious! Drinks are fantastic. However, your service, although super nice, is horribly slow and uncoordinated! They even forget to clear the table before bringing out food. I had to giggle. Especially when there are so many staff, some not doing much at all and moving at a snail’s pace. It took 3 people to serve just my friend and I. I even helped them out by clearing up the table so they could put the plates down. I don’t want to sound like a know it all but some good intense training can go a long way. Every single time I have eaten there it is at least 45-60 minutes before food comes out. I’ve been there probably a dozen times or more. For my birthday last year, party of 10, your staff took 2 hours to get food out though I booked at least 1-2 weeks ahead. They mixed up all our orders with so many servers. I have a shellfish allergy so it was extremely dangerous. Some food came out over an our before the first food came out. Service time was close to 2 hours before everyone got to eat! It was a gong show. I come back because I like the food and everyone is nice there. Because they can’t time manage well, just go with two people or max 4. Mikado, please train your staff. Hire someone in to train even. FYI I have been a waitress for 5 years before. It makes a huge difference with proper training. Seriously train. Have the server shadow the trainer. Then have the trainer overlook the server and give feedback. Click the server and clock the kitchen staff. Don’t forget that kitchen staff is way too slow. Too many chefs! Also find a more efficient way to take orders for example by tablets per table where the waitress can do it or we can do it ourselves. This would go straight to kitchen and prioritize. Ok enough unsolicited advice. I just want Mikado to do better. I would go there more often if service got better. I’ll still come by. Hopefully, you take my comments to heart.
Mikado has and is one of my favourite spots to go to, so as usual the food never disappoints. My favourite part of this location is the fact that they have fresh oysters - those are honestly amazing! I would've preferred a room area (mentioned in my booking) but overall it wasn't too bad. I prefer eating and enjoying my food with a bit more privacy, that's all!
Not sure what the point of making reservations were, when the restaurant was empty but they made us wait 10 minutes upon arrival while they cleaned a "special" booth. Meanwhile, people who arrived after us were seated immediately. But when we were finally seated we realized why the booth was special as it took 20 minutes for our server to appear for the first time. Disappointing for a place that is normally okay.
We booked online for a nice table for our 12 year old granddaughter's birthday meal with Grandma and Grandpa. We were taken straight to a nice table in the corner opposite the open kitchen that had a "Reserved" sign on it. Our server knew it was a special meal and paid great and pleasant attention to our Granddaughter throughout the meal. A complimentary dessert with sparkler was provided on a lovely tray with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate along with raspberry coulis. We each had a bento box and it was a delight to see our dear granddaughter tuck in with her chopsticks - "no, I don't need a fork!"
Mikado Japanese Cuisine is one of our favorite restaurant. However it was our first time having our meals at the South side location.
What should I say about Mikado! Reservation is recommended.
What I expect from a Japanese restaurant and much more. Staffs are skillful, professional and responsive. There are no problems in finding a parking space.
There are booths, Tatami rooms as well as a large sushi bar from having lunch to more formal/private dinner.
Let’s talk about food. I always go for the bento box for lunch. As for dinner, I tried most of the menu. Salad, BBQ squid, fresh oysters, tempura, chicken Kara-age, Beef/tuna Tataki, blue fin tuna, rolls, sushi, sashimi, Nigiri sushi, udon, grill fish and special promotion items. Fish is always fresh, tempura & kara-age is deep fried and never dried, fish & squid are perfectly grilled. No disappointments at all. This time, we tried desserts too.
I definitely will go back for my lunch or dinner, for blue moment or for celebration, and for just because. I have to mention that it is a pleasure taking photos of the food.
Tip: promotion menu is for limited time. So go back quick if you like it.
We came to this restaurant for a family meal. The restaurant looked half empty but despite having a reservation had to wait quite a bit for seating. The baby was hungry while we were waiting for food. We went to feed him a couple mini size baby duck snacks. A waitress came up to us and asked that we not feed it to the baby as no outside food is allowed. Portion size has decreased and it took several times to convey our order to the server before it was understood.
The food and service was good at mikado. The communication between OpenTable and mikado was terrible. Arrived and they didn't have my reservation so they asked to see the confirmation. I showed them the time and date of the reservation and they said I must have the wrong location. So I showed them the confirmation of the location as well but apparently they didn't receive it. So we had to wait an additional 20 minutes to get a table which isn't the worst thing in the world but definitely was not appreciated.
This was our second time here, first time for dinner, & it was a bit of a disappointment. I had made an online reservation, we arrived about 10 mins early, checked in & was told we'd have to wait ~10 mins for our table to be set up, while we spotted several empty tables close by unoccupied. While we waited 10-15 mins for our table, 3 couples who walked in after us, without reservations got seated ahead of us. I finally had to walk up to the podium to ask if the 1st girl we had talked to, had forgotten to seat us? And then we got taken to our table, so essentially I didn't have to book a table, I guess.
The waitress was great, my sushi was very good also, but my husband's bento box was quite lackluster. The teriyaki beef was lukewarm & covered in a thick goopy sauce that looked very unappetizing. My husband didn't end up eating half of his meal. The cocktails & squid legs were good. But based on the poor first impression, the cost of our bill, & the mediocre quality of his bento box, my husband said we're "never coming back". Also, the restaurant was busy, but the ladies room was totally neglected. One out of the 3 stalls was out of order, then 1 stall had no toilet paper, the sink ran out of soap, & there was no paper towel, sounds like management desperately needs to step up & improve on better customer service.
Requested for private room when booking. Told that no room available since the person jotting down reservation forgot to book private room. No apology. Front staff took us to the table but then it wasn't ready. Waitress too preoccupy with a larger party so have to ask for water and refill from others. Fairly disappointed with this location compare to the one downtown.
Went to mikado for a birthday dinner for two. Tried different kinds of food and the waitress was quite helpful with suggestions. We asked for some sake for tasting and she brough in small quantities which we thought was good. Food was really good. Beef teriyaki was spicy and tasty and the sashimi was really fresh. MochI ice cream that we shared was also very nice. Will go there again.
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