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Wasabi Izakaya

1623 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #9 of 497 restaurants in Kelowna
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
Description: I am not the owner but this place is amazing, should be on here!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: I am not the owner but this place is amazing, should be on here!
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  • English first
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English first
Osoyoos
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We craved Japanese food, checked the iPad on our day trip to Kelowna and found this lovely little treasure. The service was fast and friendly and the food fresh, colourful and so delicious. This will now be our "go-to" restaurant whenever we're in Kelowna!

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Keowna, BC
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great taste、detail, dainty. Nice presentation and good service. Wasabi is the best Japanese restaurant in town.

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Kamloops
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Japanese restaurants have become somewhat generic but this place is anything but. You won't find a bento box anywhere. The chef is from Kyoto and there is a definite Kansai flavour to the place. Wonderful takes on prawns and soba noodles that you won't find anywhere else. Great food quality and value.

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Victoria, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We discovered Wasabi almost immediately upon returning to Kelowna after watching a food network show about Izakayas. Although the party atmosphere might be a little lacking, the promise of good food with good friends is always fulfilled whenever we visit. The food is uncompromisingly Japanese, but updated to include modern flare. You will not find more original flavours and precise... More

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Calgary, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I really enjoyed my meal here. The funny part was that I had looked up its location prior to driving from Calgary a couple of days before going, and forgot the name. Instead of Lawrence and Pandosy we went to Lawrence and Ellis, and sat down at the Japanese restaurant there. The first couple of minutes I thought to myself,... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Love this place, close to home always great sushi. Love love love the Ebi-chili-mayo. So good highly recommend for sushi in the downtown core.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The food is excellent - my daughter lived in Japan and loves this place - she says it's the closest to a Japanese family restaurant that she's been to since coming back to Canada! And - they welcome children, especially adventurous eaters. Always come back knowing we'll have a great meal

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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Great place to eat. Really reasonable prices and everything was fresh. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but a nice comforting place to eat when your a out of town'r. Only complaint was the cleanliness of the washroom and the kitchen which you can see in to the way back from the restroom area...kinda a turn off after a... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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121 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Excellent food at decent prices in simple surroundings! We had two specials, rice cakes and pork belly salad: excellent. We also had sushimi and sushi rolls: excellent, on a par with Bluetail's. Overall, the best Asian food in Kelowna that I have had. I haven't tried Mabui, yet, simply they don't have ANY gluten-free dishes, which I find strange in... More

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Kelowna, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

There hasn't been a visit when I've been disappointed. In fact, it's been one delightful surprise after another. Flavors and presentation are unbeatable in this restaurant style in Kelowna. This is our "go to place" for a comfortable dinner/lunch out, Great service is just the icing on the cake. The menu is full of well prepared standbys, but it's the... More

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