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Japan West

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406 S Main St, Findlay, OH 45840-3214
+1 419-424-1007
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Findlay, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Their sushi is world class and their hibachi tables are great. Fresh ingredients and professional chefs and waiters make the difference.

Thank Wigster44
Monterrey, Mexico
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108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

It was a very funny experience to get dinner there, the cooker was a great hostess and showed his skills cooking and entertaining people, the performance during the dinner preparation was almost a tourist attraction and the best part arrived with the taste

Thank Rogelio_Cuellar
Morning View
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling thru and stopped for lunch. The last time we stopped for dinner and it was delicious. Lunch was just okay. We were not a fan of the sauce on the chicken and beef teriyaki. We were able to eat it but wouldn't get it again. I would eat there again for dinner.

Thank Poptheshop007
CourtneyWard77, Public Relations Manager at Japan West, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Japan West! We are very sorry to hear that lunch was a bit of a disappointment for you, but are glad you enjoyed dinner and would visit us again. We will use your review to improve- thank you again! More 

Findlay, Ohio
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184 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

My husband brought me here for my birthday, and it was a wonderful night. We sat at the hibachi and had it all to ourselves, which was nice and romantic. Our waitress was very attentive and sweet, and the chef was so much fun. We got steak, swordfish, and scallops, and the food was absolutely amazing. Since it was my... More 

Thank BGfalcon2012
CourtneyWard77, Public Relations Manager at Japan West, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Japan West! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope you stop in to see us again soon :) More 

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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Hard to write a review since I got the teriyaki bento box. Food was good, but I waa still hungry. We had a couple appetizers, the fried xhicken, squid(i think) and mushrooms. Tip: dont get the mushrooms! They were quarter cent sized and only 6 for $6!! Same thing with the chicken app! My coworkers got the chef sushi special... More 

Thank Hallie G
Uniontown, Ohio
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

Chef John is quite the colorful character...well read...loves history and rocks Hibachi. We loved our meal and the company. Chef John clued us into local history and made our evening! Our waiter graciously helped me work through multiple food allergies.

Thank Lenapotato
Northfield, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

Atmosphere is upbeat and engaging, quite enjoyable. Waitress very polite and attentive, checked back regularly for more food or drink. Food was amazing. Tuna was a fabulous pink color, sweet and tender. Salmon was wonderful, edamame, all the nigiri was extremely fresh and delicious.

Thank Lvndrdrgnfly
Dublin, Ohio, United States
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207 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We went there for lunch. The sushi chef is a Japanese and this restaurant is very clean. We ordered chirashi which assorted fish on the bowl of sushi rice. Rice is slightly warm which supposed to be but most sushi restaurants don't. The waiter was very friendly. It is worth the stop if you drive near by.

Thank DublinKG
Findlay, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went to Japan West with some friends and it was a great experience . The cook was fantastic and had a great sense of humor . Watching him cook at the table was an experience itself. He was slicing and dicing the food and basically doing a comedy routine at the same time. I'm not sure if all of... More 

Thank Mark D
Lima, Ohio
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2015

Japan West is the restaurant we use as our standard of comparison with every other Japanese restaurant we've visited across the US. There are a few that have come close, but none can top it. Recent decor updates showcase the sushi bar. John is the ultimate entertainer/hibachi chef. Peter is a delightful waiter. Dietsch Brothers Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 406 S Main St, Findlay, OH 45840-3214
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Findlay
  • Phone Number: +1 419-424-1007
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?