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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.

1903-98 Street
Edmonton, AB T6N 1L5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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.

Cross Street:
98 street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(780) 432-4500

Website:
http://www.mikadorestaurant.com/

Public Transit:
bus route 59 and 74

Executive Chef:
Yuwa Sakaguchi

Additional:
Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Mikado Japanese Cuisine - Southside Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
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Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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·Dined a day ago

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!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined 5 days ago

We go to Mikado quite often and enjoy the food and service. The background music at the South side location is usually a form of jazz that I find discordant and irritating. Fortunately the food and service compensate.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food Quality control always good. Yummy!
Book your table in advance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was fantastic, every dish. They were pretty busy and the table next to us was very noisy but the meal made up for it.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and great place. Will definitely go again.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Interior was clean. Staff were friendly, approachable, and respectful. Food was authentic and delicious. Will come again next I am in Edmonton!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Another fantastic meal at Mikado. We have been going here for years, and have always received excellent service and amazing meals.

We will absolutely be back!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a wonderful meal, food and drinks were excellent, plus you can't beat the attentive service. Top notch sushi and rolls.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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!"

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful meal, great service!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent service, quick and friendly! The food was delicious and there was great selection in the menu. The portions were enough to fill you, something you normally don't see at sushi places. Overall, a great experience; my girlfriend and I will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great meal, ambiance and fun. Plenty of food to choose in the menu, and fast serving. All my parties love the selection of food, deliciouse and perfect cooked. Thank you, Mikado.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Vegan, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Organic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great uniforms

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Hostess sat

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always a treat to come here because the food is fresh and delicious. Brought a new friend here and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Fabulous as always. It is a great place to visit with friends. The staff do not rush you out which is very much appreciated.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fun, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The staff were friendly and service was good however the price of the meal was much higher than other Edmonton area Japanese restaurants that offer equal quality food and service. I'm not sure it's worth a repeat visit.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Who doesn't love sushi. Great variety for a decent price.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Awesome food and always a great spot to meet up with friends and family.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Food was amazing. Service was great. Loved everything about it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Always have difficulty in having the servers understand my order. Have to repeat my request several times

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on May 15, 2017

great food would go back the service was great and the manager can by to ensure that the meal was good and we had everything was good

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 18, 2017

I have had the pleasure of dining at Mikado on a few occasions for business. They always please. We chose the Sushi boat and were delighted by the presentation and the chefs choices of Sushi, Sashimi and rolls!
Cheers

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Always a good choice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Authentic, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Always s great Japanese meal when we eat here! Food was excellent, great service and great place to spend family day.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Mikado is an excellent resturant for Japanese food. Service was outstanding, the food was tasty, and the atmosphere was pleasing. The only thing is the price of the meals, it's a little expensive but well worth it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Service was outstanding as was the food and presentation. Was a birthday and they brought ice cream and decorated plate- much appreciated!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The only thing that was an inconvenience was I requested a private room and they said they only reserve private rooms through telephone reservations.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 30, 2017

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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 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Delicious food!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 22, 2016

I took a dear friend for lunch and I have been big fan of Mikados since 1984, eating there 3`4 times a year. The last time I dined at the south location, it was sub par. This time the food was horrible, the tea luke warm, the meso soup did not even resemble meso soup. Before I paid I told the server that since she was great I would only be tipping her 10%, but I normally tip 20-25% but the food was so bad. I asked that she tell the manager which she did. We visited for another 30 minutes and no one came to talk to us. I sent them an email explaining everything and no one responded. I thought I would wait for the Christmas and New Years rush to pass in case the management was too busy to respond. Well three weeks and no response. Ive had better Japanese food at take out places. I will never go there again.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 19, 2016

This was great food, it was fresh, the fish was excellent! The portions were great too

Tags: Outstanding Value, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 13, 2016

When I wan't a good authentic Japanese dinner I always go here. I've always had great service and a great meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 26, 2016

We booked a table thru OpenTable and arrived a couple of minutes prior to the booking but still had to wait in line for 15-20 minutes. There were empty tables, yet the person bring us to our table was just standing there and chatting with her colleague. It was definitely not welcoming.

After being seated to the table, we had to wait another 10 minutes for our server to come to take our drinks order.

The tempura was quite oily and the spider roll was very dry. The sushi was also breaking apart and just wasn't appealing overall. Overall, it was a disappointing experience.

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