Four Japanese Restaurants to Try in Kelowna

Kelowna, British Columbia boasts some of the best sushi restaurants in Canada. From traditional Japanese dishes to innovative fusion creations, there’s something for everyone! Here are four must-try sushi restaurants in Kelowna:

Mizu Japanese, Kaya Sushi & Grill, Ozeki Japanese Restaurant, and Aomi Sushi. Each restaurant offers a unique atmosphere and flavorful menus that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for a casual night out or a special occasion dinner, these four restaurants have you covered! So what are you waiting for? Get ready to explore Kelowna’s most delicious sushi spots today!

1. Mizu Japanese Restaurant: This sushi restaurant is a must-visit for sushi lovers! Located minutes from downtown Kelowna, it offers traditional Japanese cuisine at an affordable price point. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, and friendly staff. It’s the perfect spot for a night out with friends or to treat yourself to some delicious sushi!

Latest review from Hayley: “Sushi was yummy for the price! Will likely get it again”

mizu kelowna

1684 Pandosy St. Kelowna, BC

2. Kaya Sushi & Grill: This popular restaurant serves up an amazing lineup of fusion dishes.. Not to be missed are their specialty pressed rolls which consist of blow torched pressed sushi! An excellent choice for large groups and events.

Latest review from Jim: “If you give this place less than 5 stars, honestly it’s you. I recommend this place to all. Yes it’s worth the drive from anywhere you are. The prices reflect quality and care for your experience. The staff genuinely care and that is a rare treat. Have issues with any part of your experience, they handle it. Order everything, you’ll thank me.”

kaya sushi

1730 Pier Mac Way #101, Kelowna, BC


3. Ozeki Japanese Restaurant: This casual dining spot specializes in delicious Japanese dishes, as well as an extensive selection of classic and specialty sushi rolls. With its modern decor and friendly staff, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy a meal.

Latest review from Robert: “Friendly folks work here at this lovely place with a comforting and laid back atmosphere. I like the little raised booths with cushions that nod to Japanese design while still suiting a Canadian audience. I was pleasantly surprised by the spicy salmon nigiri. Most places just do basic salmon with some spicy sauce but this place puts its own spin on it with chopped salmon with sauce and green onion on top of the rice. The tonkatsu ramen had a homey feel, a simple delight. Its tough to describe but the broth seemed hearty and healthy, like it steeped various vegetables over a long while. The pork had a beautifully caramelized surface. I can’t say much about the noodles but the whole dish was exactly what i needed to feel at home while away from home. Thank you O-Zeki! I hope I can try more in the future.”


1745 Spall RD #1, Kelowna, BC

4. Aomi Sushi: This restaurant is known for its inventive menu which features both classic sushi rolls and creative house-specialty rolls. The atmosphere is relaxed yet elegant, making it the perfect spot for date night. Make sure to save room for one of their tempura green tea ice cream dessert!

Latest review from Tara: “This is one of our favourite sushi spots in the city and we have tried numerous places. We typically get takeout and although they are often busy the service is always excellent and friendly. Lots of great specialty roll options and they all taste amazing! Definitely recommend”


Kelowna is home to some of the most delicious sushi restaurants in Canada. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or an exquisite dining experience, you are sure to find something that pleases your taste buds. 

If you’re a Kelowna local or simply visiting, we want to hear from you! Share your favorite sushi restaurants in the comments below and help us spread the word about all the delicious options available in this beautiful city. Bon appétit!

Or do you have any favourite restaurants in the Okanagan \ Similkameen you’d like to shout out!? If so, you can submit them here.

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