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“Delicious sushi negiri”

Wasabi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Ranked #206 of 2,749 Restaurants in Ottawa
Price range: US$11 - US$26
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
Description: 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.
Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Delicious sushi negiri”
Reviewed 11 December 2011

I ordered the salmon and the yellowtail; both absolutely delicious. I ordered a couple of rolls as well and they were ok but not outstanding (spicy tuna too spicy for me) . Will definitely go back next chance I get.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Shayne T
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English first
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wasabi...never had better sushi”
Reviewed 23 November 2011

we love Wasabi, eat in or take out, hands down the best sushi i've ever had, anywhere... and we LOVE sushi! really, fresh.... can't wait to go back!

  • Visited November 2011
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1 Thank emmatrue
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Average sushi at reasonable prices”
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Service: Average.

Decor: Similar to any sushi restaurant

Food: I'm a bit picky with my sushi. The sushi here was mediocre. It was fresh but there was too much water content in the sushi as if it has been frozen at one point or left in a moist container. The tempura was not as good as an average restaurant in Toronto.

Review: The food was fair as well as the service.

Reason for stars: 3 stars. I could get a 3 star (my standard) sushi meal in Toronto for cheaper and faster service. It seemed like it was a higher end sushi restaurant in Ottawa but on my scale, it was fair to average. Nothing special.

Visited September 2011
Thank feedthetraveller
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Ottawa, Canada
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“The freshest sushi in Ottawa”
Reviewed 13 October 2011

In recent years Ottawa has become favoured with a wide variety of excellent restaurants. However, sushi is something that still tends to be a risky proposition in this City so far from the ocean. Wasabi has solved that problem for us. A great selection of fresh sashimi and sushi is always available. The lunch menu is an especially good bargain, with prices close to half the dinner price for similar portions and selection. Do not go to one of the many all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants, when you can have fresher and better at Wasabi!

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Ian G
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“Good place for sushi...”
Reviewed 21 August 2011

We made no reservations, but were able to get our preferred seats upon arrival on a Friday night. We were quickly seated at the sushi bar. We both enjoy watching the chef make the sushi. The place was fairly busy. Nice ambiance to the place.

We ordered california, tempura, cowboy rolls and eel maki. All were really good. As good as any sushi I`ve had.

Service was good.

No complaints.

good sushi
nice ambiance
good location


  • Visited August 2011
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Thank whileitravel
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