We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Festival Japan

) #574 of 2,242 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
149 Kent St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5P3, Canada
+1 613-234-1224
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (26 reviews)
“udon” (3 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
149 Kent St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5P3, Canada
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (69)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every time I'm in Ottawa I come here for sushi. It never disappoints. Try either the sashimi combo or the sashimi/nigiri combo if you don't mind the chef choosing what you'll eat. It's always great.

Thank sofiaas2016
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I had some sushi to start and it was melt in your mouth. But I also had some ramen with spicy beef. Problem was the only spice was raw garlic. I suppose I tried to avoid eating too much garlic, but still my mount was...More

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Just in the city for a few days, we wanted to thank our Ottawa hosts for putting up with us for the weekend and so took them here last Saturday night. The meals were delicious, Chirashi Zushi, Royal Combination, Tempura Combination, and Katsu dinners were...More

Thank Coffeemate5555
Reviewed 6 May 2017

My favourite sushi place in Ottawa. Spicy mayo is just delicious. Good service, and reasonable prices.

Thank edithjacques15
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We went for m daughter's graduation. Nice atmosphere. Private rooms for parties. Anything Teriyaki is very good ... steak, chicken and shrimp. Nice combo platters to try a variety of things. But the best of all is the sushi. Nice think cuts of fish. Nice...More

Thank Rob L
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Bad service, unfriendly server, pretty girl tho; she doesnt know how to explain the menu.. how to recommend the food.. According to kids the best part of the dinner was the tiny paper umbrella comes with the drink Disappointing quality of the food, dont try

Thank Mymin
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Visiting Ottawa from T.O....looking for a fine place to eat while walking the freezing cold streets of the capital one mid day in January. Suddenly I spotted FESTIVAL JAPANESE - Fine Japanese Cuisine . I ordered a bento chicken teriyaki lunch-BOX. I was so disappointed....More

2  Thank Ri B
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I've visited this restaurant on several occasions and I have to say that the food is pretty good but they really have to do something about the service. This latest visit was just unacceptable. Our drink order took almost half an hour and our meals...More

1  Thank 333FrequentTraveller
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We walked in on a Wednesday night at 6pm and where the only two in a rather large restaurant. The venue was very clean, but it seemed a little dated. The food arrived all at once, which is a little unusual for a Japanese Sushi...More

Thank PaulDiB2015
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My husband and I were seated at around 12:35pm. The table had no cutlery on it. The server came to ask us what we'd like to drink at around 12:42pm. She came back, gave us some tea, and took our order at around 12:50pm and...More

Thank Foodosaurus_Rex
Nearby Restaurants
Baton Rouge Downtown Ottawa
715 reviews
.19 km away
Gooney's Sandwich Works
61 reviews
.16 km away
Spin Kitchen and Bar
185 reviews
.13 km away
Harry's Deli
56 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Supreme Court of Canada
202 reviews
.28 km away
The Bank of Canada Museum
70 reviews
.31 km away
Library and Archives Canada
39 reviews
.44 km away
Canada Day
13 reviews
.27 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Festival Japan staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Kent St, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5P3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-234-1224
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing