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Sushi Bar Zipang

#85 of 2,938 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northeast Calgary
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1010 1 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7W7, Canada
+1 403-262-1888
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To each his own, but I don't understand the good reviews on this place. Best sushi in Calgary?? There's no way. Way overpriced, boring selection and small portions. Check out Sakana Grill in China Town, or Hana Sushi in Beltline. Way better quality and quantity. Sorry, this place is way overrated in my view. It is family friendly I will... More 

Thank Melissa A
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from Lower Mainland, we've been on the quest to finding good Japanese restos here in Calgary. It's a bit pricey (so does most places in Calgary anyway) but the food is worth it by Calgary sushi standards. We came closer to 8pm and the place was still packed. We had no reservation so we were sat by the bar.... More 

Thank Marj A
Fernie, Canada
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125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Dropped in in December on the way back from Cochrane. Place was full so we sat at the bar. You really need a reservation for this place. Had all our favourites and then headed out into the extreme cold. Where we were seated, away from the door, was good. Good to ask for a table away from the door when... More 

Thank Fernieskiir
Calgary, Canada
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Calgary has a lot of sushi restaurants but perhaps due to the distance from the Ocean a lot of them are so-so in terms of fish freshness, or they focus on the fancy looking, big sauce covered sushi rolls rather than the fish. Zipang however is excellent. It is particularly a place for Sashimi lovers. The fish is always fresh... More 

Thank gary3000
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216 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I fell for Zipang sushi bar the first time I visit my calgarian son and daughter-in-law a few years ago. I was of course overjoyed that we went there for my belated birthday dinner. Zipang was packed and queued with diners of all ages. Luckily we had reserved a table but still had to wait for some minutes for those... More 

Thank connie l
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

I went for a dinner with friends/business. Food was good, staff were efficient and unobtrusive. The restaurant was well lit and neat. It's a small cozy place. Standard sushi fare and more. Try it, you'll like it.

Thank seenndoneit
Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I wen't here with my wife for a special occasion and left very satisfied. The sushi was very tasty and fresh, the service was extremely good and the prices were reasonable. My wife loved her Seasoned Deep Fried Squid but I found my prawn tempura rather tasteless, texture was really good but the flavour wasn't there. All in all I... More 

Thank victorero
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Good sushi, decent service but nothing spectacular. I would say a good place to eat but you won't be wowed.

Thank Grant S
Mississauga, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I'm from Toronto and we have pretty good sushi bar, hence I rate this place with 3stars. This place is mediocre the least and very pricey for what you get. We ordered the black cod entree, spicy tuna, rainbow roll, california and large tempura. The black cod was supposed to be an entree as per the menu yet when we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

It is very difficult to find a nice sushi place in Calgary. Most of sushi places are both overpriced and not to Vancouver standards. But here at least the quality is about the same as sushi places in Vancouver. At least you won't be disappointed.

Thank Ki K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1010 1 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7W7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northeast Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-262-1888
Great little sushi restaurant for quality fish that is well prepared. Serves a variety of delicious sushi as well as other traditional Japanese dishes.

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