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Japan West is a traditional Japanese cuisine restaurant located in the heart of downtown Findlay, Ohio. We serve fresh sushi and traditional Japanese meals at our sushi bar and the front of the restaurant and prepare your meal right in front of you in the back at our Teppan tables if you prefer to dine Teppanyaki-style.
Lunch, Dinner
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed August 10, 2021

I recently moved to Findlay, OH from Washington State. I was really worried about finding fish that I could enjoy in Ohio. I worked for a Hawaiian company in Washington, and travelled there often. Although this sushi is not the same quality as much of...the sushi I have had, it is still very, very good. Definitely the best sushi I have had in this part of the United States. I also enjoy the grilled salmon. It is not overdone like many places grill salmon around here. My girlfriend likes the udon as well. Their wasabi is mixed well and tastes authentic. I end up eating here every other week, sometimes every week.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed November 24, 2020 via mobile

I have been there many times for lunch and I had always had Chirashi, which is great. I had this time, wanted to have tempura and I was disappointed. Its variety was lacking, three shrimps, shishito peppers, Japanese pumpkin and sweet potato only. I will...have to order Chirashi when I visit the next time.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed September 28, 2020 via mobile

On our way back to Toledo from a great trip to visit Ohio caverns. Almost passing Findlay then we are decided to have a Japanese for our dinner. My friend knew a restaurant name Japan West is run by Japanese so we went there for...a authentic meal. Service is impeccable, but our meals! We had some appetizers: deep fried oysters( too dry),grill large squid (ok!) and seafood pancake ( good). Pork cutlet curry rice is fair, the sushi and rolls hadn’t have any outstanding but the price- wooooo.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 21, 2020

If I'm going to get Sushi, I get it here, it tastes fresh. There are sometimes good things on special and plenty of other Japanese cuisine to choose from. Love also getting exclusive Dietsch's ginger or green tea ice cream! Peter has been an awesome...waiter!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020 via mobile

I have eaten here several times since moving to Findlay. I definitely recommend it. The sushi is always fresh, the short rib appetizer is phenomenal. And the restaurant is always busy.... A great sign of good food

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 6, 2019

Japan West is, in my opinion, downtown Findlay's best restaurant. I do not eat sushi, but my son and his girlfriend love the sushi. My friends who are Japanese all like to eat at Japan West, and we love to have celebration meals there. Don't...miss out on eating here!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 28, 2019

went there twice since ive been here . lunch does get crowded so plan on sitting on the stools good service and food. fresh, and tasty. a decent amount of sushi. good menu. didnt have any problem getting a table for dinner but it is...busy. best sushi around town.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for sushi and got right in. Very good service. Edamame, tempura and sushi was very good. Good friendly service.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We recently celebrated our anniversary and decided we would visit Japan West here in Findlay, OH to celebrate. This was our first visit. Japan West is located on Main St. Driving by, it always seemed a small place. However, once we got inside found that...the majority of the floor space located in the back contains the hibachi tables which we had no clue about. Don't know if you can just walk in for the hibachi service. Probably would be best to call ahead about that. We waited for a few minutes at the doorway and then were seated. Seemed they were short-staffed that night. Since it was a weekday in the holiday season, it didn't bother us. The wine list was unexceptional and looked like they have limited bar service. I wished they would have offered sake or other oriental drinks. We're always game to try something different. We both ordered a pinot noir. We ordered pork dumplings for an appetizer. They were very good -- juicy and not "doughy". I ordered several pieces of nigiri sushi. It tasted fresh and flavorful. Can't remember what we ordered for the main course was named but my wife's entree was essential a duck hot pot. I had shrimp with rice. It all was delicious. We passed on dessert. Overall, it was a good experience. Our waiter was not very talkative and seemed rushed. Food was good. However, our waiter's attitude put a damper on our enjoyment. We will return to try some of the other offerings and see if the service is any better.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

Great place to stop with friends or for a business meeting. The sushi is as good as you will find anywhere in the US.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Yes, Japan West offers takeout services.

Japan West is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5