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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Byward Market Area
0.5 km from Rideau Canal National Historic Site
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Reviewed July 31, 2022 via mobile

Great food, tasty, well presented, as promised, fast and easy order and pick up. Location requires a bit of a walk from downtown but it was worth. Will come back again.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 20, 2022

Great service! The vegan sushi is so so good - the best I have ever had. I am not vegan but wanted to try it. I have never tried anything there I didnt love!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed January 29, 2022

Ordered take-out due to COVID lockdowns, but I can’t wait to go in person when things reopen! We ordered the 34 piece combo and WOW there was so much food for two people. It was a great date night in and everything was so tasty!...Got to try things I never usually order too which was a fun experience. Super high-quality ingredients and gorgeous presentation!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 6, 2021

We visited that restaurant because it was recommended by other travellers on tripadvisor. We were completely disappointed. The staff was unfriendly. The price was unreasonably high: we paid for 2 sets of rolls + seafood miso soup 28$. I asked: why so expensive? The answer:...it is fine dining. We did not get it: where? there was no place even to have a seat when we were waiting for our order. On top of everything: the taste of their "fine dining" was not good. Only seafood miso soup was OK. the rest was not tasty at all. Not recommended for people who likes Japanese cuisine.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 14, 2021 via mobile

Fish was fresh and food was top quality and ready for pickup. However I ordered 34 pieces; they gave soy sauce for 5 pieces

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 27, 2021 via mobile

We have found that Shinka has the best consistent sushi for take out. The sashimi pieces are always very generous. Love their Japanese calamari - nice light batter and large serving. The rolls have less rice and more fish and other ingredients. We enjoy the...Osaka, Butterfly and Rainbow rolls.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 17, 2021 via mobile

Shinka delivers to Kemptville one day a month. We ordered a wide range of dishes and they were all very good. Sushi was excellent as well as different deep fried dishes. Would order from here again.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 31, 2020

If you are going to eat there (dine in), yes, this is probably one of the best places in Ottawa (C'est Suisha is another one). Now if you are doing take out (what is pretty much the only option due to COVID-19 and the lockdown),...forget it. It is just plain terrible. They do not have the basic understanding of supply chain and their own output capacity. I place an order for pick up Dec 31st at 7:00pm. I called Dec 30th, at least 24h in advance and placed an Omakase order for 5 people (over $220 order). Got there to pick it up at 7:00pm. By 7:40pm I was told my order had not even started. So they were running at least an hour to an hour and a half behind. I get it that COVID made things a bit harder but we have been in this for a year now. As any decent, well managed restaurant, you should know your capacity, your output and how many time slots an order of a certain size takes and how many of these slots you can fit in an hour based on your workers. They do not have that concept at all. Tons of people cancelled their orders on the spot on the 31st. Huge mess. Unacceptable IMHO as a customer. Again, if you do not care if your order will be one hour or two late and you have nothing better to do so waiting outside in zero degree weather for two hours is fine and fun, you will certainly be rewarded with great food. Now if you value your time and expect a Japanese restaurant to honour their delivery time like any Japanese business would do, definitely look somewhere else.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2020

Not very organized at all. We ordered ahead and the food still took two hours. Never ordering from here again. And for the prices they have! Not worth it. Lost my business.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed October 27, 2020

Always super fresh and delicious!! They take so much pride in there presentation and the service is top notched. Also my husband has a sesame allergy and they always accommodate it which is so appreciated. I love them so much that I tell everyone I...know to go there and if they don't like it I will pay for there meal.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed April 26, 2020

Everyone at Shinka cares and is amazing, and it shows in the food and service. Freshest ingredients sometimes shipped directly from Japan, which has the best quality for certain ingredients. The mix of flavors are superb. The rolls are so good!

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed April 12, 2020 via mobile

Our favourite sushi place, always fresh, delicious and creative. The takeouts stay fresh and tasty , good service and super friendly. It’s worth crossing the border for, we miss the dining in experience.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

Absolutely love what they’ve done to the place! Fresh new look but same amazing dishes! Totally recommend the sushi delight desert, it’s one of a kind.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

I went to this restaurant after reading all the good reviews and seeing all the nice photos on their website. However it seemed to be a totally different restaurant. The menu was very limited. The food was not authentic. I was very disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2020

Had a couple of plates to share. Sushi is tasty and looks good. Staff was friendly. Prices also friendly for sushi.

Date of visit: January 2020
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SHINKA SUSHI BAR, Ottawa - Byward Market Area - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Shinka Sushi Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4