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A delightful Japanese restaurant located at Dalhousie, Kinjo Sushi & Grill is easily one of the best sushi places in the area. And it's not without reason. A no-nonsense approach and an extensive menu ranging from sushi and sashimi to tempura and teppanyaki has earned them a good following with locals and visitors alike. Chef and owner Peter Kinjo is as much an entertainer as he is a talented chef and makes sure that guests have a good time while they're here. If you're a fan of his cooking, you can sign up for one of his popular sushi making classes. The restaurant is decorated in warm hues with bits of Japanese art strewn across the walls and has a fun vibe. The Dalhousie location is the bigger of the two in Calgary and has good facilities for private events.
The Sushi Ginza Restaurant features a floating sushi bar: the tantalizing dishes literally float by while you choose what you like from an array of scallops, salmon, octopus, and eel, as well as a variety of tunas. They also have a full Japanese menu and offer several noodle soups. You can sit at the sushi bar and watch the chefs work their magic or you can choose an intimate, private room. Kids will love the indoor waterfall and fish pond,
If you're looking for something a little bit different, check out the Sushi Boat. Instead of waiting for a server to take your order, you simply take a selection of the many different types of sushi that literally float by your table. They also offer fresh Japanese entrees that are crafted with tremendous attention to detail. The restaurant consists of large, round tables that seat sixteen people, so you quickly get to know your neighbors. Call for additional information.
Li-Ao Sushi is a rare sushi treat that calls for an indulgence, when in the city. It offers a range of exquisitely prepared sushi that is rolled by hand. Apart from the sushi, one can also try traditional specialties like the Yakitori Chicken and the Miso Soup. The chefs are talented and leave no stone unturned in preparing memorable dishes for the patrons.