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709 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B2, Canada
403-609-8383
Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful Japanese restaurant

There's something beautiful about food done well. This restaurant is simple, but so nice. I went with a friend - we shared a pot of green tea, and 4 different sushi rolls. The yam tempura was the best - I've never tasted anything like it! So so yummy! We also really enjoyed the feature sushi... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2013
Katrina A
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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The food was not like sushi, the rice is not the sushi rice and does not even taste good. Also the price is TOO expensive for the terrible food, 11$ for 6 pieces. Also there are choices for the tip the cheapest is 20% what kind of restaurant has that!?!? The service is also terrible

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Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

There's something beautiful about food done well. This restaurant is simple, but so nice. I went with a friend - we shared a pot of green tea, and 4 different sushi rolls. The yam tempura was the best - I've never tasted anything like it! So so yummy! We also really enjoyed the feature sushi - "green planet" or something.

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Canmore, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

I love eating here. The sushi takes a while to come to your table. Friendly staff. Amazing food. Huge choice on veg sushi aswell

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Lake Louise
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Tucked away off a parking lot in the back alley off the main drag, you have to seek this place out. Which has the advantage that it doesn't get overrun. This is come in, sit down, relax, and let the day fall off you in layers. Dinner as it was meant to be, with friends and fine conversation, and food... More 

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Invermere, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This is a great small place. Service was good. Miso soup was great. The sushi rolls were really good. If you like veggies the yam tempura roll is the way to go!

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Canmore, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Ordered take out and decided to go with a more upmarket sushi place since it was my hubby's birthday. We ordered 2 platters thinking it would be tons of food for 2 adults. I've tried my fair share of sushi places in Banff and Canmore and since this one has a great reputation, decided to "splurge". When my husband bought... More 

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Probably the best sushi house in Canmore and Banff. Lot's of Japanese items apart from sushi to choose from. The teriaki is particularly good. We like their emphasis on linking food types to health. Good selection of saki, both hot and chilled, together with the usual selection of Japanese beers. Prices are on a match with the quality.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Worst sashimi I ever had in my life. Size of sashimi are tiny and the taste is not good at all. I've been in many places all around the world but this is the first time I can see light through tuna sashimi. 2 out of 5 (only due to good presentation of sashimi dish). Would not recommend to anyone.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Prices are well above average. Nigiri and sashimi are tiny. Service is very slow, it is hard to get any attention.

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Canmore, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Location: went through a narrow way, face parking lot, service:Terrible two waitress serve 15 tables, waiting time: three rolls of maki waited for one hour, the noodle soup come 15 mins later , , maki looks ugly, expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 709 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore
  • Phone Number: 403-609-8383

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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