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Byward Market Area
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41 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6Z5, Canada
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good

This place was great. Food was EXCELLENT. Our waitress was so nice to call a cab for us when it was raining and she also advised us on the city (i think her name was Kaitlyn). Will DEFINITELY recommend you visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It had been a while since I was last at Kinki, when my sister (my regular lunch companion) and I decided on sushi for lunch....My first thought wen entering the restaurant was....what happened? I am not sure when the transformation took place from a comfortable restaurant with a bright atmosphere to a dark, dingy and somewhat sleezy looking lounge...but it... More 

Thank kproud45
West Palm Beach, Florida
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129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last stop before heading to the airport. Looking for a quick bite to eat after touring the capital. Kinki was the best choice we made for food this entire trip. The unique cocktails were wonderfully delicious and the food was perfect. The service was spot on and we just couldn't have been happier all around. The decor is clean... More 

Thank SeekTheBest
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was great. Food was EXCELLENT. Our waitress was so nice to call a cab for us when it was raining and she also advised us on the city (i think her name was Kaitlyn). Will DEFINITELY recommend you visit.

Thank socadaddy1
Level Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Give this place a pass is my best advice. On a recent Saturday night at 730 in the heart of the bustling ByWard market area we were the only customers at Kinki. That should have been our first clue! No one came in, no one left during the time we were there. The wait staff were perched at the bar,... More 

Thank Wayne S
Ottawa County, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I heard good things about this place and bought their Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut, ,this place was up to my expectations. Went for lunch on a week day and it was quite calm and cool atmosphere. I had the fried crispy pickle which was crispy and tasty. Nothing bad for this place, coming back here again.

Thank Jacob W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Had dinner at Kinki tonight and the experience left much to be desired. I was a regular customer prior to their renovations and am have been left extremely disappointed by the new interior design and menu. Food is confused mix of Japanese and random bar food selections like burgers, wings and quesadillas. Sushi we ordered contained "sky high mix", made... More 

2 Thank FoodForThoughtYOW
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Recently, I went to Kinki Lounge kitchen in Byward Market. I wasn’t expecting anything much from this restaurant as I did not receive any extra ordinary comments from anyone. As soon as I stepped inside, I was pleased with the ambience and the service. I saw a wide variety of delights in the menu, I like tasting different types of... More 

Thank Sweetipie92
Gatineau, Canada
Level Contributor
119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Kinki has recently renovated and still serves up great sushi and drinks. Located in the Byward market, you can enjoy your meal outside on the patio. It gets busy on the weekend, be sure to reserve.

Thank Karl L
Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Must of forgotten to put gin in our cocktails which cost $8 each. The presentation in a tumbler glass looked cheap. The rolls were OK.

Thank Hotdog613
Timmins, Canada
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have eaten here several times and used to enjoy it. This latest meal will be the last. The food is pricey, which is fine if the quality is there but it just isn't anymore. Too bad.

1 Thank Mike D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6Z5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: 613-789-7559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi


Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?