The Best Sushi Spots In Calgary

Photo of Harriet Myers
24 November 2016

If you’re looking for great sushi, you’re in luck! Here’s our top 10 choices from Calgary’s multitude of delicious offerings.

Sushi Towa | © Calgary Reviews/Flickr

Towa Sushi

Bar, Japanese, Sushi
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Assorted Sushi at Sushi Bar Zipang, Calgary
Assorted Sushi at Sushi Bar Zipang, Calgary | © Calgary Reviews/Flickr
Named after the Japanese word for ‘forever’, Towa Sushi has been serving great quality sushi for over a decade. The menu here is huge, with a large number of more unusual contemporary options, including tempura, noodle dishes and salads, as well as their signature sushi roll and sashimi offerings. Portions are equally lavish, so although the place is little on the pricier side, you definitely won’t leave hungry!

Sushi Bar Zipang

Bar, Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, $$$
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Sushi
Sushi | © Michael Stern/Flickr
One of the busiest sushi spots in the city is Sushi Bar Zipang, where reservations are must almost every day of the week. If you do manage to score a table, however, this place is home to some of the freshest sushi available. Plenty of authentic options are on offer and the attentive staff are more than happy to advise on menu choices, or make substitutions for those with special dietary requirements.

Red Ember Japanese Cuisine

Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, $$$
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Skikiji Japanese Noodles - Calgary
Skikiji Japanese Noodles - Calgary | © Elsie Hui/Flickr
A small haunt tucked away in Calgary’s Kensington neighborhood is Red Ember Japanese Cuisine. With a shorter menu than many other sushi places, this restaurant focuses on true authenticity and great service. The atmosphere is not the most upmarket, but prices are reasonable and the presentation of each dish is truly impressive for its great value.

Shikiji

Bar, Japanese, Sushi, Ramen, $$$
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Sushi rolls
Sushi rolls | © Jérôme Decq/Flickr
A compact sushi spot is Shikiji, a hidden gem located just outside the city’s downtown area. The sushi offerings here range from classic salmon nigiri rolls to the more unusual Cajun chicken casear and calamari speciality roll options. The service is speedy and although it can be busy at weekends, you shouldn’t normally have to wait long for a table, especially at the more casual bar seating area.