Festival Japan

Discover Authentic Japanese Flavors at Festival Japan Restaurant

Did you know that Centretown is home to the oldest sushi and izakaya restaurant in Ottawa? That’s right – Festival Japan Restaurant was established in 1987 by Japanese Chef, Yamaguchi. His dear friend Samantha took over FJR, allowing her to showcase her passion for serving the finest Japanese flavors to the community. FJR continues to uphold its reputation as the go-to spot for authentic Japanese cuisine in both Ottawa and Gatineau.


A Journey into Japanese Culinary Tradition

Step through the doors at Festival Japan Restaurant and you’ll instantly be transported to Tokyo, with the interior paying homage to the traditional Japanese restaurant and their menu honoring the purity, freshness, and healthfulness of Japanese cuisine. Now, let’s talk sushi – at FJR, sushi isn’t just a dish; it’s an art form. Crafted by skilled Japanese chefs with years of training, each piece of sushi is a testament to craftsmanship and dedication. It truly tastes so good and so fresh. Plus, the presentation is extraordinary – have you ever seen sushi presented on a giant wooden boat before? It’s called a sushi boat, and it’s truly a masterpiece.

Not only is the food, service, and interior all incredible, but the way that Festival Japan Restaurant has created community engagement truly embodies the spirit of Centretown. Whether hosting jazz nights or partnering with the Tuesday Club for social gatherings, it’s truly a place where neighbours become family.

Next time you’re on the hunt for authentic Japanese cuisine, make sure you check out Festival Japan Restaurant as it will be your new go-to spot.

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