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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered online for delivery and was very disappointed in the quality of their pressed sushi platter. The food did not taste fresh, the rice was not moist and the flavours were not as authentic as we would’ve preferred. We will not be returning here.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed November 21, 2020 via mobile

Friend and I walked up and down Whyte Ave for about 20 min looking for somewhere to have dinner. Did not have Japanese style food in mind, however walking back towards hotel we saw this restuarant, with several separated booths and tables. Atmosphere was warm...and welcoming, service was exceptional, and the menu selection had a great variety including interesting twists on traditional Japanese (tacos). We had Fukomaki (tempura shrimp roll, a bit large in diameter to eat), 3 kind of sahimi (tuna, salmon, and squid), Ebi Mayo (really good - recommend), and our favorite of the evening - Perfect Crime (tuna, avocado, cucumber, cream cheese, jalapeño). Complemented with fantastic green tea.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed September 5, 2020

We went here for lunch and was taken by surprise how delicious the food was. The sashimi were fresh and melt in your mouth. The presentation was fabulous and the tasted awesome!!! It was so tasty that we returned with our family that same day...at night for dinner. We absolutely loved the pressed salmon, pressed avocado. The steak was brought out on a volcanic stone from Fuji mountain, it was to die for!! We tried the bloody hell chicken was very spicy but the chicken was crunchy and full of flavour. I would recommend to have the sauce on the side. The 5 Kind sashimi was delish! The Shaka Shaka fries were amazing. Chef's platter was alright. Tako Wasabi is a must! Both the desserts were good, but the almond tofu pudding is so Yum. The quality and creativity is top notch. Highly recommend this place. Our servers at lunch and dinner were great!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 19, 2020

Ever since we came back from Japan, Canadian Japanese food has never tasted the same except this place reminds us of our time in Tokyo Japan. Sushi rice was spot on, especially the Salmon Roll. The short rib teriyaki was perfectly done. Service was attentive.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 15, 2020 via mobile

I recently go there to eat, but everything is so overpriced for the portions we get. Most likely wont be coming back. The servers were wearing a gloves, essentially for there own safety cause they don't change it or wash the gloves and that bothered...me a lot. I didn't feel safe!!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020

We were hungry before an Oilers game so we decided to try Dorinku on Jasper Ave. on the recommendation of a friend. We were glad we did. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was lively. Dorinku is close enough to the Ice District and...the re-vitalization of downtown Edmonton is slowly coming along. It wasn't too long ago that downtown Edmonton was not the place to be unless you wanted to be panhandled. The food at Dorinku was flavourful and unique. It was tasty but the portions were a bit small. I want to go back and try some of their other creations. Definitely worth a visit before or after an Oilers game.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

This very nice restaurant has authentic Japanese food. Excellent customer service starting at booking a table. Table for 11 dear people my family and friends and everyone just were so happy with the food, drinks and service and I got a surprise dessert for my...birthday. Yay!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 10, 2020 via mobile

This Japanese restaurant has authentic Japanese food with very polite servers, a sushi bar, and the best ramen in Edmonton. It was recommended by a Japanese person who was in Edmonton for a while.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed December 9, 2019

I love this place and I go very often. I find the food here is delicious and the serving is small plate to share, which is what Izakayas are. I like the ambience-- bustling and full of life, which is how Izakayas should be. I...like the jug of beer, the food, and just everything about this place. Just you know, you should know what you are going to-- it's not a regular place. Izakayas are meant to be an informal bar serving small plates and drinks not actual full meals.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 14, 2019

I recently brought my family to come here to eat, but everything is so overpriced for the portions we get. Most likely wont be coming back. They threw the plates down when they were serving their meals..

Date of visit: July 2019
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