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Festival Japan

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Byward Market Area
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149 Kent St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5P3, Canada
+1 613-234-1224
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bad service, unfriendly server, pretty girl tho; she doesnt know how to explain the menu.. how to recommend the food.. According to kids the best part of the dinner was the tiny paper umbrella comes with the drink Disappointing quality of the food, dont try

Thank Mymin
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Ottawa from T.O....looking for a fine place to eat while walking the freezing cold streets of the capital one mid day in January. Suddenly I spotted FESTIVAL JAPANESE - Fine Japanese Cuisine . I ordered a bento chicken teriyaki lunch-BOX. I was so disappointed. The food brought to me was poor and badly cooked. It was slapped together without... More 

Thank Ri B
Montreal, Canada
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250 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I've visited this restaurant on several occasions and I have to say that the food is pretty good but they really have to do something about the service. This latest visit was just unacceptable. Our drink order took almost half an hour and our meals even longer. The waitress was alone and seemed completely overwhelmed. Clients were so frustrated they... More 

Thank 333FrequentTraveller
Vaughan, Canada
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We walked in on a Wednesday night at 6pm and where the only two in a rather large restaurant. The venue was very clean, but it seemed a little dated. The food arrived all at once, which is a little unusual for a Japanese Sushi restaurant... they usually bring it out as it's made. The warm saki was served also... More 

Thank PaulDiB2015
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My husband and I were seated at around 12:35pm. The table had no cutlery on it. The server came to ask us what we'd like to drink at around 12:42pm. She came back, gave us some tea, and took our order at around 12:50pm and then never showed up again. I made eye contact with another server several times but... More 

Thank Foodosaurus_Rex
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Went in for a quick lunch with a friend. We both chose a Bento Box each (Approx $20 each). The Bento Box had a salad, 3 spring rolls, rice, shrimp tempura (and veggies), a selection of Sushi. I wondered about the sushi selection because it said sushi and rolls. I was very pleasantly surprised. They actually had a selection of... More 

Thank Tamara J
Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This place has great set up, good food and excellent service. We were celebrating friend’s birth day on Saturday evening and we really had a great time. My wife had Shrimp Tempura Udon and I had Chicken Teriyaki. We both enjoyed our food and great Sapporo beer. We were lucky to have a personal attention from restaurant owner beautiful Samantha... More 

Thank Russ R
Edina, Minnesota
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has wonderful setup. It has regular tables and Japanese-like dining (booths). The service is outstanding.

Thank Gene K
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Had dinner here two nights in a row, one with a party of 7 and one by myself. First night was live music - good fun. The service was excellent and I found the sushi to good portions and good quality. We had an excellent first night. Second night, everyone was tired but I wanted to try some more items... More 

Thank yourchoice
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My partner and I went for a meal here and had a lovely evening. The restaurant is beautifully presented, the staff attentive but not overbearing. We shared a starter, parter had the chicken teriyaki and shrimp tempura combo, I had the red snapper - both delicious and filling. I had 2 beers, she had 2 glasses of wine and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Kent St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5P3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-1224

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?