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#101 - 449 Main Street, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5C4, Canada
(250) 770-1141
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5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sun - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
good food,slow service

ive gone here many times and i love the food however there are a few things that concern me.even when its not busy it takes too long to get the food.i would always get the nigiri combo and it came with miso soup,shrimp salad and green tea.now you can only choose miso soup or salad and the shrimp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
matt r
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Penticton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Not the first time,and not the last. We arrived just before their kitchen was due to close.. We were welcomed, no issue with our late arrival. Excellent table service, no rushing, and best food!

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Summerland, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

We love lunch here and the specials are excellent. Isshin has a second location which is a "Fresh" seafood market. Here you can get lunch specials as well as Sushi and the best Fish and Chips ever! The fish sold here is absolutely the freshest fish we have found in the south Okanagan.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

ive gone here many times and i love the food however there are a few things that concern me.even when its not busy it takes too long to get the food.i would always get the nigiri combo and it came with miso soup,shrimp salad and green tea.now you can only choose miso soup or salad and the shrimp costs extra.not... More 

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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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Vernon, Canada
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217 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #101 - 449 Main Street, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 5C4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Okanagan Valley  >  Penticton
  • Phone Number: (250) 770-1141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 am - 2:30 pm

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