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Japanese Village

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
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170 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V5, Canada
+1 613-236-9519
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Goose Bay, Newfoundland, Canada
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my father his gf and my partner for steak. Had a great time. Some of the chefs seem bored but ours was fun and made lots of jokes. They have a great house sauce. The shrimp scallop and lobster was also amazing on the grill. The giant flame is fun if for a second. The chopping of... More 

Thank Brandon P
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275 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Seafood and steaks done at your table on the grill with flair and humor. Lots of choice, shrimp, scallops, steaks, salmon, chicken etc... Fresh veggies done on the grill, mushrooms, zucchini, onions etc... Limited wine list but Saki and nice cold beer. Service is prompt, friendly and humorous.

Thank IntSommelier
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I go to this place on a regular basis. I am amazed at how much I still like it as much as I did on my very time time. Food consistantly taste the same and food is very fresh. Be sure to ask for their famous sesame sauce.

Thank Josee L
Ottawa, Ontario
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Recently went back to Japanese Village for a business lunch and took 18 staff for a special luncheon. While the food was very good, we were so disappointed that the chefs preparing the food at both our tables had absolutely no interaction with us. No show with the knife skills, no talking or eye contact. It was so disappointing. I... More 

Thank Gail M
Victoria, Canada
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165 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Looking forward to this for months. Only turn 50 and travel across the country to spend it with your oldest friend once.....Wish we'd chosen anywhere else. Not busy on the Thursday night before the long weekend, at least not when we were there, yet service was short and barely sweet. Staff didn't seem interested in being there, nothing special about... More 

Thank Skippy510109
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Fun ambiance, excellent food and the chef had great skills. You need to try this at least once and the more you are, the more you'll have fun.

Thank Nick E
Ottawa, Ontario
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The Japanese Village restaurant has been an endearing Ottawa restaurant for many years. The food is delicious and quite filling with the courses of salad, grilled veggies, sprouts, rice and choices of filet minion, shrimp, chicken and lobster and sauces. Our favourite is the filet and lobster combo. All Grilled in front of you to your liking. Chefs are entertaining... More 

Thank Gail M
Nain, Newfoundland, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Came here with a group of friends and would definitely come back for the entertainment alone! Watching them cook that food? Cool man. Fire burnin? Yup. Got that right. Cook the food in front of me while I sit and watch? Mmm hmm! That sauce? Wow, how will I ever eat my rice without it? Oh, that's right they sell... More 

Thank Shannon D
New Delhi, India
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This restaurant stills give a good lunch treat. Good combination platters and the best Ginger dressing for salad anywhere. The Sesame sauce for the meal is excellent too. The chefs put on a good show and are very pleasant with the diner. A good experience overall and worth the trip. The Beef Tenderloin at lunch is a good value and... More 

Thank Senator76
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Went last night. Wanted to give it another try. Service slow not friendly. Chef didn't do anything but cook. No conversation. Or jokes. He was boring. Again spend 185.00 for blah food. Terrible atmosphere. Don't go. Don't waste your time.

2 Thank Tammy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-236-9519

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?