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The best Japanese restaurants in Kelowna

Japanese food is so much more than just being delicious, by many it's considered an art form. Sushi has to have the perfect colour, flavour and texture and that’s why we like to leave it to the professionals.

With the hot Okanagan weather, sometimes you just need a filling meal that’s going to keep you cool, and Japanese is the perfect choice for that.

Wondering where you can get the best Japanese food in town? Check out our list of Best of Kelowna winners below, voted by you and brought to you by Secure-Rite Mobile Storage.

Bronze - O-Zeki Japanese Restaurant

Having been open since 1993, O-Zeki Japanese Restaurant claims the title of being the oldest standing Japanese restaurant in the city. In fact, many of the Japanese restaurants in Kelowna are run by former staff of the eatery.

With lots of parking, fast and friendly service and fresh food, you’re going to want to add O-Zeki to your must-try list.

The restaurant offers a fantastic atmosphere and authentic Japanese dining booths, along with an extensive sushi menu. If you’re looking for a genuine Japanese experience, look no further than O-Zeki.

Customers are consistently impressed with the level of care and attention that is given to the flavour and presentation of their mouthwatering dishes. Their fare is touted as being deliciously homemade.

You can pick up some vegan rolls if you’re not into eating fish. If you love the buttery taste of raw salmon, then go ahead and order some tasty sashimi.

Visit Kelowna’s oldest Japanese restaurant at #1 - 1745 Spall Road.

Silver - Momo Sushi Cafe

Momo Sushi Cafe offers familiar Japanese decor inside, and plenty of pleasant patio seating outside.

You will find something you love on their yummy and affordable menu. Their sushi rolls are expertly crafted to be beautiful and succulent.

Bestsellers include their Spicy Tuna Roll, Crispy Cripsy Roll, California Roll, Dynamite Roll and Yam with Avocado Roll.

When you’re hungry, a minute can feel like an eternity, that’s why customers love how quickly their food arrives after they order it.

And make no mistake, just because the service is speedy doesn’t mean it’s not well-made, Momo is consistent in its quality, and that’s what garnered them second place in Best of Kelowna 2022.

Stop by this Kelowna favourite at 377 Bernard Ave.

Gold - Bluetail Sushi & Bistro

For the sixth year in a row, Bluetail Sushi & Bistro takes the #1 spot in the Best of Kelowna competition.

They have reasonable prices, but that doesn’t mean you’re not getting a top-notch meal. Bluetail has amazing specials, but even the regular-priced sushi isn’t expensive.

The ambiance of the eatery is perfect for a date night, family night or just a casual catch-up session with your best friends.

Diners adore the attentive and efficient staff, unbeatable taste and menu variety.

This gold medal winner has Tempura that is light, crispy and tasty, Sashimi that is refreshing and delectable and an extensive appetizer menu that will make choosing just a couple of items difficult because they’re all so good

Bluetail has two locations where you can pick up some of their award-winning sushi, 1675 Commerce Ave. and 1873 Spall Rd.

Want even more Japanese food? Take a look at the runner-up list here!

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