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Wasabi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

#175 of 2,193 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Byward Market Area
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41 Clarence St | Between Parent Avenue and Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P4, Canada
+1 613-241-3636
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Regina, Canada
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Disliked - Filthy washrooms and adjacent area - Which year was the hand drying machine in the washroom last cleaned? - Build up of crumbs on the chair next to me - Tables need washing - Lackluster, unfriendly waitress who could only mutter, "Some drinks?" when we sat down - Dish of rice and vegetables, where veges consisted of onions... More 

Thank Peter L
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Two major mistakes happened within half an hour. The server messed up my order with my friend's, didn't apologize, and took the bowl to the back. Two minutes later, another server showed up with the same bowl, served it to my friend with my very spoon and chopsticks in the bowl. Again, no apologies when being explained, and changed it.... More 

Thank Ziyun W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent suishi and friendly service. Never disappointed. I have tried many Japanese restaurants in Ottawa and Wasabi ranks first

Thank Claude A
Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a family of 5. 2 people took pho soups and others took bento box. I personally don't like pho,so I took a steak bento box it was so good! I also tasted the pho soups and even though I normally don't like it,surprisingly it was really good!! The bento box came with a miso soup and the... More 

Thank Sheryl L
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went there with my family and ordered a huge sushi and sashimi plate. the service was excellent and all the family was unanimous that this is the restaurent they want to go back to when they visit Ottawa again

Thank Nate0nater
Winnipeg, Canada
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181 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Went with a friend. All the sushi was good. Had the Sake flight and the draft Sake - all were excellent. Service was very good. Will definitely return!

Thank Stephen H
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227 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

It was my first time here. My friends eat here regularly. Based on what we ordered the food was OK at best, mediocre at worst. I had their eggplant with shrimp and scallops tapas dish. I found the eggplant base to be undercooked and, so, chewy and the seafood filling watery and bland. We also ordered spicy tuna rolls and... More 

Thank boundary
Gatineau, Canada
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We ordered to take-out. They helped me to make my choices (number and kind of sushis) It was ready on time, and it was really good. The presentation was neat. The only downside is that you can't really park in front of the restaurant to get your order.

1 Thank Dlyrette
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The restaurant has a nice ambiance and the staff are very friendly. The sushi is high quality and fresh. The miso soup is excellent. For appetizers, the fish tacos and the shrimp/chicken tempura are the best we have ever tasted anywhere. We love salmon so we ordered the Spezza which has spicy salmon on the inside with a layer of... More 

1 Thank jennycO6574XU
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Tonight we had Rideau roll, Spezza roll, white tuna sashimi. Our son got soup and rice (his favorite there) and we had a great time. Staff is awsome and funny and the owners are always there to welcome you. Why go somewhere else when you get quality, good price and good time all in one stop...

2 Thank Tony R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Clarence St | Between Parent Avenue and Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-3636
Our dining room can accommodate your small groups or large parties comfortably, extending to the outdoor patio during the hot summer months. We offer an extensive array of authentic Japanese dishes from signature rolls and sushi to a variety of cooked dishes from our kitchen. Located in the heart of the Byward Market in downtown Ottawa, we are steps away from the National Art Gallery, Museum of Civilization, the Parliament Buildings, Majors Hill Park, the United States Embassy, National Arts Centre, Fairmont Chateau Laurier and Westin Hotels.

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