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“Delicious but a bit hard on the wallet”

ki modern japanese + bar - Calgary
Ranked #193 of 3,624 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $25 - $41
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd st
Transit: Three block walk from the 3rd Street C-Train stop.
Description: Ki Modern Japanese & Bar offers an exceptional menu of classic and contemporary Asian fare. In the stunning new Jamieson Building, close to shopping, major hotels and offices, Ki promises a variety of experiences. Guests may choose from an extensive selection of sushi, sashimi, makimono and kushiyaki, as well as Ki's own signature hot and cold plates. Wine and sake lists are designed to complement the cuisine and servers play guides through a relaxed, interactive and intriguing experience. Whether in the dining room, at the sushi bar, in the spectacular lounge, or people-watching on the sunny patio, Ki promises to be one of Calgary's most unique and dynamic dining destinations.
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Some innovative offerings here. The pork belly and the tomago starters were very fine - almost did not need to eat anything else. Sashimi was standard fare. One exception - the sockeye salmon was exceptional. Sushi maki - spicy salmon and hamachi were good - standard and tasty. Some of us could eat no more, but a couple of others had entree meals - one, black cod - which they said was super sumptuous, the other - halibut, which was well prepared.

we had an array of cocktails, wine, some had sake from the extensive list of offerings. Nice setting - dark and cool. The service was very attentive, and we felt satisfied and stuffed at the end of the meal.

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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Decoration apparently noble and fancy.
Which is really not.

The food:
I have eaten sushi in many countries worldwide at different places from ordinary to real noble restaurants.
The quality at Ki Modern is very average.
Nothing special nor exceptional which you would expect at this price range.
Definition of expensive:
- One miso soup
- One Butterfish Nigiri (2 small pieces)
- One small portion of sashimi (total 100gr = 3,5 oz)
- One portion California Maki Rolls (6 small pieces)
- One pot of green Tea
Made a sum of 46$


To sum it up : Too expensive, average quality and too small portions

Thank Hakan T
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Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We were a group of three here for lunch. Service is prompt and attentive.

Our table ordered:
Seven Spice Chicken Drummettes
Glazed Yakitori Chicken & Leeks
Tempura Butterfish maki
Pan seared Halibut
Garlic fried rice
One of the burgers (Ki Burger I think)

Everything was plated nicely and tasted delicious. The Garlic Fried Rice could have used a bit more seasoning, but the garlic flavour was amazing. I'd come back here for that alone!

All in all, food was very good but it is pricey (almost $100 for three people and one non-alcoholic drink).

Thank nsyvenky
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

another chic restaurant in Calgary, staff are very helpful and even joined in our group banter
very flexible and readily accepted the challenge of a 8 head booking becoming 15 attendees.

the mixed Sushi is a good choice for beginners to the food, but make sure you make the staff aware if you don't like your fish raw, they tend to over do it on the raw fish !

great atmosphere, friendly service and chic setting - fab place

Thank M M
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

i thoroughly enjoyed dinner at ki. the black cod and filet mignon mains were done to perfection, great accompaniments of asparagus and onions for the beef. sake choices made with the help of our very knowledgable server, who brought an amuse-bouche, a cold sake sip and chocolates by for us! we started witha very fresh seaweed salad and the avocado sushi cold app...elegant ambience, all in all great for a quiet meal for business or pleasure and we saw several large tables as well, big enough to meet your need.

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Thank litoe
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