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“The best sushi in Calgary” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wa's Japanese Restaurant - CLOSED

Wa's Japanese Restaurant
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
Neighbourhood: Northeast Calgary
Calgary, Canada
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“The best sushi in Calgary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2010

The sushi here is the best, and cannot be compared to mediocre places like Sakana Grill. The sushi is fresh and most importantly, kept chilled, which I realise is not something many sushi places do in Calgary! I have never been disappointed. (P.S. To the reviewer who said their tuna arrived in a weird colour looking not fresh, actually the manager was right - tuna that is light pink, almost grey-pink in color is the best type of tuna sushi, much much tastier than the regular red tuna sushi!)

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Calgary
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great sushi, real Japanese”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2009

It's nearly impossible to find a sushi place that's run and operated by Japanese folk in North America. It's mostly Chinese and Korean people that put their own interpretation on sushi. Having said that Wa's is the real deal. The rolls are skillfully put together and the sashimi is to die for. We also ordered the mixed tempura dish (Shrimp and Veggies) and that was delicious as well. Great friendly service. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it. Definitely better than the "all you can eat sushi joints" in Calgary.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Great food at good prices, a little small inside but the great food and excellent service make it worth the trip.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2009

Great food at good prices, a little small inside but the great food and excellent service make it worth the trip.

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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“The best Japanese in Calgary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2008

This is absolutely the best Japanese restaurant in Calgary. I lived in Osaka for two years, and this is the only place that matches some of the food I ate in Japan. Make sure you make a reservation if going on a Friday or Saturday night. It's totally worth it.

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“I cannot say enough about this place, the ultimate sushi and entree's, excellent food, excellent service always! Always...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2008

I cannot say enough about this place, the ultimate sushi and entree's, excellent food, excellent service always! Always greeted with a hello and smile.

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