Festival Japan (149 Kent St.) – Fabulous

Festival Japan (149 Kent St.)

A Slice of Japan in the Heart of Ottawa

Quick Facts:

  • 🔍 Highlight: Authentic Japanese cuisine with a focus on sushi and izakaya dishes
  • 🌱 Dietary Options: Vegetarian-friendly options available
  • 💳 Price Point: $$ (Entrees range from $30-$50)

Envision a serene dining space, adorned with traditional Japanese décor, where each table offers a view of skilled chefs artfully preparing dishes.

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Discoveries at Festival Japan:

  • Signature Dish: Chirashi Sushi, known for its vibrant presentation and fresh flavors.
  • Ambiance Details: Traditional Japanese elements, including optional tatami seating for an authentic dining experience.
  • Special Programs: A unique izakaya menu that features small, flavorful dishes perfect for sharing.

🗣️ Customer Impressions:

“The izakaya menu is a delightful journey through Japanese flavors, and the Chirashi Sushi is a must-try for sushi lovers!” – Emily R., Google Reviews.

Festival Japan in Ottawa is a long-standing gem offering an authentic taste of Japanese cuisine. Known for its meticulous preparation and traditional cooking techniques, this restaurant is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday to Friday: 11:30 AM – 2 PM, 5 PM – 10 PM
  • Saturday: 5 PM – 10 PM
  • Sunday: CLOSED


149 Kent St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5P3

Phone Number:

(613) 234-1224

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Stepping into Festival Japan, you’re immediately transported to a world of culinary excellence. The calm and inviting atmosphere complements the authentic dishes served. From the sizzle of tempura to the delicate arrangement of sushi, each dish is a testament to the chefs’ expertise and dedication to Japanese culinary arts.

Recommended Dish:

The Beef Tataki at Festival Japan is a standout dish, offering a delightful taste experience with thinly sliced, lightly seared beef served in a citrus-soy sauce. This dish is celebrated for its delicate texture and the balance of flavors that highlight the quality of the meat.

Distance from Parliament - Core Downtown:

Just under 1.5 kilometers away, easily reachable by a brief drive or a pleasant walk through downtown Ottawa. About a 5-minute drive or a 7-minute walk.

Ideal for both special occasions and casual dining, Festival Japan provides a comprehensive Japanese dining experience with options for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

Closing Thoughts:

Festival Japan is more than just a dining destination; it's a cultural experience that brings the essence of Japan to Ottawa. With each visit, diners can explore a rich palette of flavors and traditions.

Want more suggestions?

Embark on a culinary journey with Festival Japan and let the flavors of Japan enhance your exploration of Ottawa. Whether you’re a sushi enthusiast or new to Japanese cuisine, there’s something to delight every palate.


For further details or to make a reservation, visit Festival Japan’s official website.