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Jun 18, 2009 06:46 AM

tatami rooms edmonton?

Is there a restaurant with GOOD japanese food that also has tatami rooms? For instance, I don't think Furasato has them, nor do I think Wasabi does. I know Mikado does, but I think the former two are better for food. Recommendations?

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  1. I am fairly positive that Yokozuna has them at both their University and Whitemud Crossing locations. They are quite small so reservations would probably be a good idea :)

    1. If it is all about the rooms, I would go for Kyoto either near the U or downtown (both on 9th or for newbies 109 st) as they have the little chair-like things that support one's back which I really like. I prefer the one by the U and recommend the Kyoto Special maki with is spicy tune and a dynamite roll together. Also the baby octopus sushi.

      BTW went to Mikado south recently and their prices are really high. We stopped in on the way from the airport having just returned from TO and their prices were much higher that we had in the Big Smoke.

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      1. re: pengcast

        Agreed pengcast!
        I went there about a month ago for lunch for the first time in about a year and I was dumbfounded when i got the bill. My lunch ended up costing close to 40$ for two rolls! I didnt even think they were that good and definatly not worth the price!

        1. re: rcgb

          It's probably a little late to reply to this, but I can't recommend Kobe Japanese bistro enough. It's at 516-6655 178 Street Nw and I've been there a handful of times now and always had a fantastic meal. It's reasonably priced for the quality, and their combo/bento meals come with lots of food. I've never been in one of their tatami rooms but I'm sure they have nice ones since they've been redecorated. Try the spicy (crunchy? I forget) tuna roll, it's spicy tuna with crunchy potato bits on top, sounds weird but it's sooo good.

        2. I just stopped in this past Monday at Yokozuna and noticed they had recently done some renovations. Their rooms look good, and although my food wasn't spectacular, I've had some tasty meals before.

          It is a shame, as I love both Furusato and Sushi Wasbi. I can only think that you could request the last both at Wasabi (although that puts you near the washrooms), or request the elevated level at the back of Furusato.

          1. I was at Yokozuna for lunch about three months ago, and thought that their sushi and maki were shockingly bad. I'd recommend Kyoto south side.