Shijo Sushi

4.7
36 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese

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Please contact Shijo Sushi directly for lunch reservations.

Shijo sushi is a cozy space, located in the heart of Kensington, offers a sophisticated approach to traditional Japanese fine dining. The modern Japanese cruise mixes classic with contemporary by sourcing the finest, freshest fish from coastal waters around the world, and creating edible works of art designed to surprise and elevate any night out. Aside from impeccable sushi, menu also features a selection of hot and cold specialty dishes. Hand selected wines and premium sakes delicately enhance the cuisine and dining experience.
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4.7based on all time ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had only been once before and it was so good we thought we’d try again and introduce another to this great little restaurant!

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AnnaC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing food, and wonderful flavours and combinations! My favourite spot in all of Calgary for sushi. Head Chef Sam is always creating new flavours and specials that are always worth stopping by for.

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AlexD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy, intimate place, friendly and attentive staff, exceptionally delicious food! Would love to come back and would definitely recommend to friends and family to visit ! Thank you for the wonderful experience :)

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vipRicD
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. Best Sushi place in YYC.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Sushi was delicious and fresh! Service was slow, but worth the wait!

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BestFreshGuac
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi rolls, excellent service and great

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and presentable. The sushi was awesome! Can’t go wrong with a place like this.

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vipRicD
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food. Great people.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I are Sushi lovers and have tried almost all Sushi places around the Calgary area. Shijo by far is one of the best places we’ve tried and truly liked for their fresh and excellent quality Sushi and Sashimi paired with the perfect wine. The Unagi was our favourite. We did not expect to eat as much as we did but it was money well spent. Will definitely frequent this place, not only for the food, but also for the friendly and respectful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great suahi and rolls selection. Everything was delicious!

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KateD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We found Shijo to have delicious food and wonderful service

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vipTeeJay
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nothing to argue with really, delicious and very well priced house Saki, service was quick and friendly and the sushi itself was delicious and a solid value for the price point. The layout of this location hasn't changed much since it was sushi club 10 years ago, so its not as dressed up as some places might be. But if anything it feels like a friendly neighbourhood Sushi place if there is such a thing in Calgary. We had the platter for two which was especially convenient because I prefer sushi and my wife sashimi and this came with even portions of both, plus 2 rolls. We also got Sushi pizza which, if you haven't had it this is the one to try. Its not as weird as it sounds, imagine your favorite parts of japanese food in the shape of the best italian food and you're pretty much there. I am also a recent convert from beer to Saki with my Sushi and their house cold was really delightful and excellently priced. We will be back to try the hot Saki and to do some picking and choosing and trying some of the signature rolls.

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d024876
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went there for a family dinner - great freshly prepared food (we had Sushi in all varieties), good service, nice location. Just a tiny little bit high priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great sushi. Great staff. Fave Sushi place in the city

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DonZ
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Shijo. The service was very good. The menu was varied and unique. The premium sake was a nice treat. The food was very good. The noise level was quiet. All four of us enjoyed our meal and had a pleasant dining experience. I look forward to visiting Shijo Sushi again.

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vipms67ca
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New favourite sushi spot on the north side of the river. Great food, presentation and service.

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jamfran
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The environment was very welcoming. Amazing sushi and the presentation was spectacular. Our new favourite place!!

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dianac
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hand down best sushi ever. Very nice service. Great price.

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vipCalgary
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and we loved it. Our neighbour highly recommended it and we are so happy she did. The servers and chefs were very friendly. The fish is the freshest we've had in Calgary. The blue fin tuna was absolutely amazing. The food presentation was beautiful. I highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious food, lovely presentation, excellent customer service. We will be coming back again.

Shijo Sushi
Responded on January 19, 2019

Thank you very much for your great review, hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Mochi was a nice size to share between 2 people.

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SKang
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So the last time I wrote a review it was a quick one about it being my go to spot. I’m born and raised in Vancouver and grew up on amazing sushi, I moved to Calgary in 2016 and dreaded every time my boyfriend took me to a new sushi place, hoping it would bring a smile to my face. I’ve tried several and all I’ve wanted is good sushi. Well, about 10 months ago I stumbled upon this place (happened to be a 5 min walk from our home) and for the first time living in Calgary I found a sushi restaurant where the fish tastes delicious. The sushi is fresh, the daily specials are delicious and the service is amazing. I have and would recommend Shijo a must to try! You won’t be disappointed!

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vipDeanB
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Phenomenal food, ambiance, service could have been better, but did not detract from a superb experience

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Betsy
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a really wonderful surprise. We decided on sushi, and Kensington was a convenient meeting place, but none of us had ever been to Shijo before. Nobody was in the mood to choose, so we asked our server to tell the chef to decide for the four of us. Everything that arrived at the table was exquisite - beautiful and really, really tasty. And the final surprise - it was a bargain - just over a hundred dollars for our four healthy portions. I'll definitely be back...often.

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vipDS67
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We use to eat at the sushi restaurant that was in the same location several years ago (the food was always excellent) so when this Sushi restaurant opened we thought we should give it a go. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was very good and the service was also good. We plan to go again.

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SKang
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my weekly go to spot. Sushi is fresh and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little place for outstanding Sushi!

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NikiH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, fresh and delicious. Best sushi north of the Bow River

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ElizabethG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The food was good, but the service was awful. We did a reservation for 8 people, we got there at 6:30, and we decided to order all the food at the same time. We got the first dish on our table by 7:45!!, and I was the last one who got the dish on the table, by the time I got mine it was 8:30!! In the meantime we did not have a person explaining why the waiting-time was so long, or at least an appetizer. At the end of the night, we got wrong bills, they were charging us for sushi rolls that we never got.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service with a smile! I can’t say enough about how great the teamwork was with the staff & our server was incredibly friendly. Sushi was delicious too so we’ll be back!

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vipMarieGrace
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We saw some positive reviews about Shijo so we checked it out. This sushi place is so fresh and delicious. It’s clean and bright inside. There’s an attention to detail in every bite. Warm friendly service too. Favourite rolls are the Kiki roll (Cajun spicy shrimp, avocado) and caterpillar roll. This is now our local neighbourhood sushi place.

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Babette
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Great sushi but the service was so slow we actually had to tell them not the make the rest of the food as we had to leave. We got our appetizers and drinks in a normal time frame and then we waited 30 minutes as we watch other people who got there after us get served and all the "skip the dishes" guys come and go. Some ended up arriving about 10 minutes later and it was great but an hour to get a plate of sushi and sashimi please!
Take out is secondary to the people who are in your restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience here! The food was delicious, the ambiance was great, the staff were incredibly friendly and the presentation of the different dishes was so magical. Seriously, the best sushi in Calgary bar none! This will be our new go to place. Thanks for such great service and even allowing us to bring in our own cake to celebrate our mom’s 55th birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I booked a late reservation and it was quiet and perfect. We were greeted by the server right away and the owners came over to check on us and make sure everything was great. Awesome sushi and rolls, good wine and great atmosphere. Perfect night!

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vipdiner
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from beginning to end (yes, even the candies they give you with the check) was fantastic. Great selection of rolls, my family of 6 thoroughly enjoyed everything.

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vipdiner
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great assortment of rolls, and beautiful presentation. Service was attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.

FAQs

Shijo Sushi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 283-4100.

Shijo Sushi is rated 4.7 stars by 36 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.