At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Edmonton's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Japanese food in Edmonton, we head to Furusato - a reader favorite - or we count on Mikado Restaurant's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Japanese cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Downtown area.

Mikado Restaurant

Alberta's first Japanese restaurant, Mikado regularly turns up in first place on the local "Best of..." polls, and it's easy to see why. Bento boxes are wildly popular, with neatly compartmentalized portions of beef shogayaki, chicken yakitori,...  Read More

Japanese Village

Thirty years in operation can mean only one thing: this place is good! An Edmonton institution, Japanese Village is a teppan yaki style restaurant, where skilled chefs slice, dice, sling and flip until you've had a beautiful multi-course meal....  Read More

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Kobe's chef and owner Victor Noborio has quite a respectable CV, having worked in various kitchens in Paris and the Japanese consulate in Edmonton. That experience translates well here, where sushi fans are treated to fabulous food in a...  Read More


Ideal for a special occasion or a date, Kyoto's upscale dining room is beautifully decorated; for more intimate gatherings there are also four tatami rooms. Of course, for a close up view of the chefs in action, there's no better place to sit...  Read More

Sushi Wasabi

Another strip mall restaurant that has more than overcome its uninspiring location, Sushi Wasabi does a brisk take-out business, but they also have a little space reserved for dine-in customers. Fantastic service is notable for its attention to...  Read More

Tokyo Noodle Shop & Sushi Bar

Quick, casual and affordable, Tokyo Noodle Shop is great if you're pressed for time, but wonderful for a more leisurely dinner as well. The menu is vast: superb sushi of every type (including vegetarian options), yakitori, soups, tempura meats,...  Read More


In addition to fantastic food, a delightful ambience complete with Japanese artwork, paper screens, and kimono-clad servers has allowed Yokozuna to flourish in a city where sushi bars seem to be on every corner. The menu is vast, and everything...  Read More


Furusato was a pioneer on Edmonton's now thriving sushi scene. It's small but comfortable, and except for the tables and chairs and a couple of Westernized sushi rolls, it's about as authentic as it gets. You'll find a full range of sushi and...  Read More

Zen Shabu-Shabu Sushi & Grill Restaurant

Along with fab sushi, Zen offers shabu shabu, the Japanese hot pot dish where diners cook their own meats in hot broth. The best deal is to order the all-you-can-eat special, which includes sushi, sashimi, edamame, miso soup, gyoza, tempura –...  Read More

EastBound Bistro & Bar

If you adore sushi but your dining companion can't stomach it, Eastbound is the perfect choice. Although it started out as a Japanese eatery, with a few fusion dishes, today the menu is more wide-ranging and appeals to a broader demographic. The...  Read More

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