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Where to Find the Best Sushi in Ottawa

Where to Find the Best Sushi in Ottawa

On the prowl for the tastiest sushi in Ottawa? It’s practically a weekly ritual for us foodies! 

But why has sushi become the reigning champ in the city’s culinary scene? Well, aside from its mouthwatering flavors, sushi has become the darling of health nuts, hailed as the ultimate guilt-free indulgence. 

And let’s not ignore the influence of Japanese pop culture! Thanks to anime and manga, sushi has become the hippest snack among the younger crowd. 

Fast forward to today, and sushi isn’t just a local craze — it’s a global sensation, spreading its deliciousness far beyond Japan’s borders!

Now, let’s dive into Ottawa’s sushi scene without further ado. We’ve scoured every nook and cranny for the absolute best spots, so get ready to drool over our top picks and uncover your next sushi conquest!

Hello Sushiman

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Address: 3885 Innes Rd B1, Orléans, ON K1C 1T1, Canada

Contact: +1 613-834-9990


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 11 AM–2 PM, 4 PM–8 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM–2 PM, 4 PM–8 PM
  • Saturday: 3 PM–8 PM
  • Sunday: 4 PM–8 PM

Hello Sushiman steals the show! Their sushi and small rolls are absolute winners, with rice fit for sushi royalty. 

Their sushi rolls aren’t just fresh and flavorful; they’re as satisfying as a perfectly timed punchline. And if takeout is your jam, the Sushi Lunch A is a no-brainer — it’s like a flavor explosion in a takeout box. 

But hold onto your chopsticks because the Spicy Scallop Roll is a good contender for takeout. And don’t even think about skipping the Maki Combo Lunch A — it’s the lunch of champions, leaving all-you-can-eat joints in the dust with its freshness and flair.

The California Rolls are like a burst of sunshine on your plate, unique and utterly delightful. And last but certainly not least, the sashimi — so fresh and tasty, you’ll want to make it the star of every takeout night! 

Pro Tip:
You better book ahead — this spot’s hotter than wasabi!


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Address: 420 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4N2, Canada

Contact: +1 613-422-7537


  • Closed from Monday to Tuesday
  • Wednesday to Sunday: 12 PM–9:30 PM

Let’s step right up to Kuidaore, where the menu’s as wild as a sushi chef on a sake binge! We’re reeled in by oceanic treasures fit for a seafood kingpin and ramen options that’ll have other joints bowing in respect — and most likely you will too!

Just expect to dive into a sea of gyoza dumplings, crispy tempura delights, and other fried favorites that’ll make your taste buds dance the Jiuta Mai. And it’s not just about the food! 

With seating for around 30, Kuidaore brings the sass with top-notch service and a trendy makeover that pays homage to Japanese pop culture icons. From Godzilla to Gundam, samurais to geishas, it’s a feast for the eyes as much as it is for the stomach.

Pro Tip:
And for those looking to wet their whistle, creative cocktails, Japanese beers, and sake galore await. There’s the option to take your libations up a notch with their infamous “sake bomb” cocktails! Kanpai!

Hokkaido Sushi

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Address: 272 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7E5, Canada

Contact: +1 613-860-9898


  • Open daily from 11 AM–10 PM

Hiding in plain sight in Ottawa is a sushi treasure known as Hokkaido Sushi, where taste sensations await your eager palate! 

Taking cues from Japanese traditions and spicing things up with a twist, this joint dishes out a flavor fiesta that’ll make your taste buds throw a party. 

From meticulously rolled sushi to sashimi that melts like butter and nigiri bursting with flavor, each bite is like a high-five to your taste buds. 

With a vibe so cozy it’s like slipping into your favorite sweater, Hokkaido Sushi is the go-to spot for all your sushi shenanigans in Ottawa.

Pro Tip:
You might think sushi’s the only good thing here. Wrong! To get the best of all worlds, get the Party Platter!

Genji Japanese Restaurant

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Address: 175 Lisgar St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0C3, Canada

Contact: +1 613-236-2880


  • Sunday to Wednesday: 4 PM–9 PM
  • Thursday to Saturday: 11 AM–9:30 PM

Hidden in Ottawa’s culinary scene like a stealthy ninja of sushi spots, Genji Japanese Restaurant waits for you, ready to wow even the most discerning of diners with its epicurean escapades!

Their menu is like a treasure map for taste buds, leading adventurous eaters on a journey through the flavors of Japan that’s more thrilling than a samurai showdown. 

With sushi rolls crafted with the precision of a katana blade and nigiri so fresh it’s like it was plucked from the ocean by Ryujin himself, Genji’s culinary prowess is unmatched!

Whether you’re a sushi samurai seeking tradition or a maki maven in search of something new, Genji Japanese Restaurant promises a dining experience. 

It’s so good, you’ll be saying sayonara to average sushi joints faster than you can say “Gochiso sama deshita!”

Pro Tip:
If a platter is too much for you (we don’t believe you) then a bento box meal would probably work! 

Tomo Restaurant

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Address: 109 Clarence St., Ottawa, ON K1N 5P5, Canada

Contact: +1 613-241-0990


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Thursday, Sunday: 4:30 PM–11 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 4:30 PM–2 AM

Tomo Restaurant is where your Japanese cravings meet their match! This spot is a culinary journey through Japan’s finest flavors, with a menu as diverse as the sushi rolls themselves. 

From tempura to teriyaki, there’s something to make every taste bud scream “Ganbatte!” You can feast your eyes on the walls with mesmerizing murals of traditional Japanese scenes while you feast on your meal. 

The ambiance is so authentic, you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked away to the streets of Tokyo, complete with tatami mats and lantern-lit vibes.

None of that baked-in-batter nonsense here — Tomo keeps it real with traditional frying techniques for their tempura! It’s a crispy, golden perfection you won’t find just anywhere.

Tomo’s always buzzing, so unless you’re down for a game of culinary roulette, better snag that reservation quickly. Trust us, it’s worth it.

Pro Tip:
Sushi’s not the only superior food here: get the grilled squid and the XOXO roll — and you’ll be rolling in the deep!

Sushi 88

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Address: 690 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P4, Canada

Contact: +1 613-233-3288


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 4:30 PM–9 PM

Have you caught wind of Sushi 88? It’s the buzz in Ottawa where sushi fantasies turn into reality and taste buds shimmy with delight! 

Just imagine a menu as extensive as your ex’s list of excuses, filled to the brim with top-notch treats that’ll have you drooling quicker than you can say “California roll.”

At Sushi 88, it’s all about fresh ingredients and Japanese flavors that’ll knock your socks off! From rolls that’ll make your taste buds okay the koto to sashimi platters so stunning, you’ll think they belong in a museum!

And with an atmosphere as cozy as your BFF’s couch and service so attentive, you’ll feel like Japanese royalty!

Pro Tip:
You can get all the sushi and sashimi you want, but our favorite will always be their house roll!

Shinka Sushi Bar

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Address: 2900 Sheffield Rd, Ottawa, ON K1B 1A4, Canada

Contact: +1 613-565-8998


  • Sunday to Thursday: 11:30 AM–9 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 11:30 AM–10 PM

Shinka Sushi Bar is where sushi fantasies take center stage alongside a generous serving of simplicity and sumptuousness! 

Celebrated for its top-tier quality and unconventional concoctions, this hotspot is where sushi enthusiasts gather for an unforgettable taste voyage.

At Shinka Sushi Bar, they don’t just serve sushi — they serve it up with a side of panache and ingenuity! They’re true geniuses at whipping up flavor combinations that’ll have your taste buds singing either hōgaku or J-Pop! 

Each dish is a work of art, crafted with the finest ingredients and a dash of brilliance from their culinary maestros!

Pro Tip:
If you’re after singular quality, then go for the volcano sushi dish. But quantity? It’s where the sushi board rules them all!

Hanabi Japanese Cuisine

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Address: 434 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1Y8, Canada

Contact: +1 613-695-8880


  • Monday to Saturday: 11:30 AM–9 PM
  • Sunday: 12:30 PM–8:30 PM

For a spot to indulge in some Japanese goodness, look no further than Hanabi on Bank Street! This joint has a swanky vibe that blends modern chic with classic Japanese flair. 

Their menu is a real winner, packed with a treasure trove of sushi rolls, tempura delights, steaming bowls of ramen, and all your favorite Japanese eats.

And let’s talk about bang for your buck! The prices here won’t make your wallet weep, especially considering the generous portions and top-notch service. 

Seriously, they don’t skimp on the sushi, and we’re here for it!

Now, the nigiri. These little bites of heaven stole our hearts with their fresh fish and perfect rice. 

Plus, Hanabi isn’t afraid to shake things up with fusion dishes that marry traditional Japanese flavors with unexpected twists, like mango or crab meat.

Freshness is the name of the game when it comes to their seafood dishes. Each plate is a work of art. 

They’re almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

Pro Tip:
Sail off to sushi heaven with their sushi boat — we always get one each!

Orchid Sushi

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Address: 445 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1R 0A2, Canada

Contact: +1 613-695-5588


  • Monday to Friday: 11 AM–9 PM
  • Saturday to Sunday: 4 PM–9 PM

In Ottawa’s culinary kingdom, Orchid Sushi rules the roost as the sushi spot that’s not just a feast for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes.

It’s got a menu fresher than a sushi chef’s catch of the day and an artistic flair that’ll have you snapping pics before you even take a bite. For sure, Orchid Sushi serves up sushi creations that are practically Instagram-worthy!

From rolls that’ll have you doing a double take to nigiri that’s so perfect it’s practically poetry, every dish at Orchid Sushi is a culinary masterpiece. 

How? They’re crafted with more care than a sushi chef’s delicate knife work.

Pro Tip:
So you’re looking for insider foodie info? Get their dragon eyes, futomaki, and chef’s special rolls to take you on a wild sushi ride!

J:unique Kitchen

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Address: 381 Cooper St, Ottawa, ON K2P 0G8, Canada

Contact: +1 613-234-8877


  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 5 PM–9 PM
  • Friday to Sunday: 4:30 PM–9 PM

If you’re craving a culinary adventure that blends Western dishes with a touch of Japanese flair, look no further than Ottawa’s own J:unique Kitchen. 

This spot is all about mixing it up, offering fusion delights and dishing out some of the city’s finest sushi creations.

At J:unique, they’ve got combo meals fit for sharing, perfect for a duo or a merry band of hungry pals, all without breaking the bank. Their lunch combos are a steal, serving up a soup or salad, a tasty entrée, and a refreshing beverage to wash it all down.

Now, let’s talk portions: J:unique doesn’t mess around when it comes to serving up generous helpings of deliciousness. And it’s all at prices that won’t have you reaching for your wallet with tears in your eyes. 

Favorites on the menu include mouthwatering soba noodles, indulgent sashimi platters, and soul-warming ramen bowls that hit the spot every time.

Pro Tip:
Here’s the rub: this place is hot stuff, and by hot, we mean packed to the rafters most days. If you’re planning a visit, do yourself a favor and book ahead to dodge the wait times.


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Address: 1123 Wellington St. W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y6, Canada

Contact: +1 613-724-6088


  • Monday to Saturday: 11:30 AM–9 PM
  • Sunday: 12 PM–9 PM

Sushi-ro stands out as the sushi spot that’s all about blending the best of tradition with a modern twist. 

With a menu fresher than a just-caught tuna and authenticity that’ll make you say “arigato,” Sushi-ro offers up an array of sushi rolls, nigiri, and sashimi that’ll have you saying “more, please!”

Their commitment to quality shines through in every bite, and their meticulous attention to detail guarantees a dining experience that’s as unforgettable as it is delicious. 

Whether you’re a seasoned sushi connoisseur or a newbie looking to dip your chopsticks into the world of Japanese flavors, Sushi-ro rolls out the red carpet to welcome you into their flavor-packed haven. 

So dive into a sushi adventure that’ll have you saying “sashimi later, I’m in sushi-heaven!”

Pro Tip:
Our secret obsessions are their Ikura Salmon Roe and Nigiri. But don’t tell anyone — that’ll just be between us!