The Five Best Japanese Restaurants in Edmonton
While Edmonton is pretty far from the ocean and from Japan, these restaurants might make you feel a little closer
#1 Kobachi Japanese Cuisine
#125 200 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB
Though technically in Sherwood Park, this newer Japanese restaurant hits it out of the park and captures our #1 spot. An well deserved and almost near perfect rating on Google they stay true to their word as clean, honest and simple. They partner with Ocean Wise and source their food locally. No added preservatives. The new kid on the block, they are clean, modern and refreshing with all the authentic roots and tastes of a traditional Japanese restaurant. Kobachi in Sherwood Park, is well deserving of the #1 spot. Come support your local restaurant with local sourced food and make the drive out to Sherwood Park!
Kimchi Yakinku Don, Wagyu Tataki, Red Tuna Sashimi, Real Crab California Role
#2 Tokiwa Ramen
11978 104 Ave NW,
Tokiwa Ramen has got some killer good Ramen. They make their daily soup in limited batches and often it is sold out quickly. Once sold out, they put up a big neon “No Soup” sign right at the front, informing those potential customers of the dreadful news. They call themselves “cool” and “minimalist-chic”, and why not when you are in the Brewery District right by downtown.
Check out their cool and minimalist-chic website with a selection of mouth watering and savory Ramen choices. They have ten hour pork soup made with in the traditional Japanese style. No preservatives, just pure minimalist goodness here.
Tokyo Tonkotsu, Hokkaido Miso, Spicy Goma
#3 SHŌJŌ IZAKAYA
10425 121 Street NW
Another stellar Japanese restaurant in the Brewery District. A little less traditional with a Western kick. With items on the menu like “Creme Brulee” and “Pizza Sushi” I’m sure you would agree too. Nevertheless, they are superbly rated across social media and on Google reviews. Bold flavours with gluten free and vegan options on their menu. They do pickup orders online via there website too. Drop by during their happy hour and checkout their weekly specials.
Albacore Tuna Tataki GF, Ika Karaage, Seared Salmon Sushi.
#4 YOshi Express
10443 82 Ave NW
As the name suggests Yoshi Express is Japanese food for people on the go. Casual/takeout with a perfect Google rating. With no Facebook page or website presence under that name, their mysteriousness probably makes you want to go and try it. While marketing may not be their thing, their devoted customer base seems to be doing it for them. Read Reddit post “Yoshi Express had to close because they had too much business!” They even got a CTV news article written for them.
Are they really that good? Guess you will have to go there to find out and see what is on the menu.
#5 Japonais Bistro
11806 Jasper Ave
If you are looking for a little more upscale try Japanois Bistro. Located on Whyte ave, they are a creative and contemporary Japanese restaurant. If you are feeling adventurous or celebrating a special occasion, try the Omakase (leave it up to us) option. A traditional dine in restaurant, support them if you can with pickup as well during these times and dine-in if/when possible. It is a traditional Japanese restaurant with a modern twist and a huge selection of amazing sushi with creative names.
Cheesy Dragon, Godzilla, Tuna Tataki, Bluefine o Toro Sushi, King Salmon, Unagi.