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Isshin Japanese Deli

#101 - 449 Main Street, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5C4, Canada
(250) 770-1141
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Ranked #65 of 161 Restaurants in Penticton
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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- Aug 29, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Penticton, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Having tried all the Japanese restaurants in Penticton this is hands down the best. At times due to it's popularity it can be busy and you might wait for a table but it is worth it. Good variety of dishes and they are willing to make something special if requested. Excellent beverage values and selection. It is our go to... More

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Penticton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Server ignored our table and wouldn't even bring us drinks after asking 3 times. Food came out 30 minutes apart so half the table was done by the time I started. Once the food was out server notified us that they didn't have any more real crab so they put imitation in but I can't have it because I'm gluten... More

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Osaka, Japan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Having lived in Japan for 15 years I can say that the food here comes pretty close to the 'real deal'. The menu is fairly extensive and the prices are reasonable. The portions are also very large. My only gripe would be that the kitchen is sometimes very slow...we have waited well over 30 minutes for a simple lunch order... More

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Penticton, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We eat here regularly. Food is excellent. Their specialty hot sauce is amazing. They sell it by the jar and I make sure we are always well stocked at home. They create an authentic Bibimbap which is woth the wait (menu warns that it takes 15 minutes). Their sushi is excellent. We go at least twice a month and have... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Dinner on July 22/13... Good sushi but terrible service! Waited 15 minutes to be greeted, then waited 1 hour for our appie (edamame beans) to come out. Waitress didn't know them menu also. Very disappointing!

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Vancouver, Canada
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167 reviews 167 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

It really is amazing how the same restaurant can elicit strongly positive and negative reviews. My experience there was pretty well 100% negative so here it is with both barrels blazing: - As soon as you walk in you're confronted with a fishy smell, and not exactly a pleasant one. - Right beside the back seating area you have a... More

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B.C. Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Isshin is now located on Front Street in Penticton . They have the best...hands down...sushi. The food which is of Japanese and Korean origin is all excellent. From the miso soup to the sushi and green tea...my main complaint is that the hours are limited, especially when it is not high season (summer) and the restaurant can get pretty busy... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

I did take out two days in a row. You will never find another Japanese restaurant that gives so much good food for the price. Thank you!!!!

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We have enjoyed Isshin's for more than five years. Being exposed to authentic seafood at many places in the world, even at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan, we must say that this restaurant has a mission to introduce us to real Japanese-style sushi in as authentic way as possible. (Yes, sushi rice should be luke warm and has... More

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Penticton, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We thought we would try this place as it looked good from the outside.Thats where good stopped.First thing ,our Hostess didn't know what Beers they had and went to go ask.then Server came,and had no personality and looked unhappy.Our Food came,and Salmon Roll had literally burned black Salmon in it....Service poor,Food Poor,Ambience Poor..Went to Sushi Place across Street next week... More

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