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“Sadly declined in quality”
Review of Festival Japan

Festival Japan
Ranked #955 of 2,808 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Reviewed December 7, 2011

Ate there regularly in the evenings and it was generally pretty decent. I went back at lunch with friends during a recent business trip.

The lady chef behind the sushi bar was looking unhappy and disinterested in her clientele. She essentially ignored us. The manager is generally an affable chap and was cordial. The real disappointment was the food which was frankly completely lackluster and verging on tasteless.

All three of us concurred it was poor food and poor value. Based on this experience I'll not likely be back and try one of the Indian or Thai places nearby

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Thank aMarmiton
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

Tried Festival Japan for a light supper - everything was really well prepared & presented. Very fresh sushi & sashimi and excellent teriyaki chicken & shrimp. Good price too - and when I misread the bill and overpaid, the waitress was quick to point out my generosity -returning the overpayment.

Great place to dine in the business district

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1  Thank maguirecn
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Reviewed November 4, 2011

The food was good, the service was good but the hostess was wearing way too much perfume. She should be more conscientious that some people are allergic to perfume.

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Thank Nathalie G
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

For this part of town, the Festival of Japan is my first choice for Japanese food.

2  Thank RLMCT
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

This restaurant is around the corner from the Minto Suite Hotel. We met friends there, and sat in a tatami room. The food was good (not exceptional, but fresh and tasty), and the waiter was very friendly, especially to our young son. Would recommend for a good meal with good service and reasonable prices.

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1  Thank CdnMtnGal
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