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Wasabi Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

#154 of 2,189 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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41 Clarence St | Between Parent Avenue and Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P4, Canada
+1 613-241-3636
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with my family and ordered a huge sushi and sashimi plate. the service was excellent and all the family was unanimous that this is the restaurent they want to go back to when they visit Ottawa again

Thank Nate0nater
Winnipeg, Canada
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170 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a friend. All the sushi was good. Had the Sake flight and the draft Sake - all were excellent. Service was very good. Will definitely return!

Thank Stephen H
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224 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

It was my first time here. My friends eat here regularly. Based on what we ordered the food was OK at best, mediocre at worst. I had their eggplant with shrimp and scallops tapas dish. I found the eggplant base to be undercooked and, so, chewy and the seafood filling watery and bland. We also ordered spicy tuna rolls and... More 

Thank boundary
Gatineau, Canada
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We ordered to take-out. They helped me to make my choices (number and kind of sushis) It was ready on time, and it was really good. The presentation was neat. The only downside is that you can't really park in front of the restaurant to get your order.

1 Thank Dlyrette
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The restaurant has a nice ambiance and the staff are very friendly. The sushi is high quality and fresh. The miso soup is excellent. For appetizers, the fish tacos and the shrimp/chicken tempura are the best we have ever tasted anywhere. We love salmon so we ordered the Spezza which has spicy salmon on the inside with a layer of... More 

1 Thank jennycO6574XU
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Tonight we had Rideau roll, Spezza roll, white tuna sashimi. Our son got soup and rice (his favorite there) and we had a great time. Staff is awsome and funny and the owners are always there to welcome you. Why go somewhere else when you get quality, good price and good time all in one stop...

2 Thank Tony R
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130 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

In the middle of the week, I had their lunch special: Miso soup, teriyaki chicken, one pint of sapporo beer @ $9. Total with tax & tip came to about $26 The restaurant is large and busy around lunch time on a street close to the bysard market that offers a restaurant every next door. Affluence is a sign of... More 

1 Thank RuyBlasHugo
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were walking along Bywards market and spied this joint.. I was craving for some sushi and the reviews seemed good so we tried this. We weren't disappointed ... the spezza spicy salmon was amazing! And the ramen and chicken yakitori were really good but the sushi roll was just out of this world ... with tiny tempura flakes which... More 

2 Thank Nilanjana1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Everything is perfect about this place. The food is high quality, the staff is dedicated, the ambiance is great and the owners are always on site to welcome you and your gests!!! Everything you need is one stop in terms of Japanese cuisine!

1 Thank Tony R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

The service was horrible. My foot was not exceptional. Not really what I expected regarding all the good reviews on trip advisor. And the worst, one of my friends got a stomacache. I would recommend to skip that one and search for and other on the street.

1 Thank Jimmy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Clarence St | Between Parent Avenue and Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5P4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-241-3636
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?