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Kinki

613-789-7559
41 York St
Ottawa, K1N 5S7

Visitor appreciation: Number of votes: 50

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All comments(50)
  • Bob S. September 12, 2012

    Wonderful dinner experience. Great ambience well cooked food, great server, constantly checking up. Awesome experience. Love, U.S.
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  • Ralu T. December 4, 2012

    Great food we found a new home. Gracias.
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  • Noah J. March 1, 2013

    Henry is very kind and customer oriented. Always great food and music. Makes you want to get up and dance!
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  • henry K. December 13, 2012

    The food was phenomenal, service was exquisite! Thank you so much for making my mom’s birthday such an awesome event! Cheers!
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  • Dylan A. March 4, 2013

    Wow- what a lucky Find, Thanks, Shelly from Canmore
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  • Dustin M. October 17, 2012

    Service was wonderful, music a little loud and too many customers around for the intimacy. We were looking for typical quaint dark table in corner would be nice again. Service and food wonderful and tasty.
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  • Zack B. February 4, 2013

    Duck was cooked perfectly. Sauces on steak + gnocchi meal did not go well together, but overall good. Thanks
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  • Victor A. December 12, 2011

    All personnel were warm, friendly and very professional.
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  • Lee M. February 3, 2013

    Great sangria! Food was excellent (just a wee bit pricey) Muchas Gracias.
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  • Taylor Q. March 3, 2013

    The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional. No complaints. Thank you for a great experience Taylor.
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  • Lauren S. December 5, 2012

    Great food, good music, a very enjoyable experience, thank you. S
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  • Ken W. October 15, 2012

    Service was outstanding. My server Stephanie always brightens my day when I visit. Plus Henry, Shantalle and Christa are just the best. I will be back.
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  • Leslie M. December 14, 2011

    Our server was outstanding, food was wonderful.
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  • Oliver J. November 12, 2012

    Awesome. Very kind, helpful and funny. Thank you very much. Bank debit machines are needed.
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  • Perry N. July 8, 2012

    Tres bon service, a l’ecoute et super getil. Merci. Abientot!
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  • Sean A. February 11, 2013

    Very good service. I will come back for sure!! Smile and comfort was all good!! Thanks to Diego.
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  • Matthew M. October 13, 2011

    My kids love this place, second time back.
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  • Kelly M. August 16, 2011

    Muchas gracias Diego, una camarero muy carinoso con muchaa afeccion. Gracias por su ayuda y su buen trabajo.
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  • Arthur B. October 20, 2011

    Excellent server Diego. He was kind and gave our table lots of attention. He made sure our experience was of the most enjoyable.
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  • Zsolt S. February 26, 2013

    Tres Bon Service. Muchas gracias Diego.
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  • John D. November 14, 2012

    Just Great! Diego was great portions are good.
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  • cristina r. January 16, 2013

    Had such a great time! The dancing and pool were also fantastic! Diego was the best.
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  • Joe C. January 13, 2013

    Great food we found a new home. Gracias.
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  • Saloman W. January 14, 2013

    Henry is very kind and customer oriented. Always great food and music. Makes you want to get up and dance!
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  • Gail R. January 11, 2013

    The food was phenomenal, service was exquisite! Thank you so much for making my mom’s birthday such an awesome event! Cheers!
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  • Mourice R. January 16, 2013

    Wow- what a lucky Find, Thanks, Shelly from Canmore
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  • Dan M. January 8, 2013

    Service was wonderful, music a little loud and too many customers around for the intimacy. We were looking for typical quaint dark table in corner would be nice again. Service and food wonderful and tasty.
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  • Pamela L. January 11, 2013

    Duck was cooked perfectly. Sauces on steak + gnocchi meal did not go well together, but overall good. Thanks
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  • Kelly T.1 January 13, 2013

    All personnel were warm, friendly and very professional.
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  • Dan S. January 14, 2013

    Great sangria! Food was excellent (just a wee bit pricey) Muchas Gracias.
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  • Joanne S. January 14, 2013

    The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional. No complaints. Thank you for a great experience Taylor.
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  • Justine S. January 8, 2013

    Great food, good music, a very enjoyable experience, thank you.
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  • pills l. January 4, 2013

    Our server was outstanding, food was wonderful.
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  • lori s. January 8, 2013

    Awesome. Very kind, helpful and funny. Thank you very much. Bank debit machines are needed.
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  • jenny s. January 3, 2013

    Tres bon service, a l’ecoute et super getil. Merci. Abientot!
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  • Sushan S. January 10, 2013

    Very good service. I will come back for sure!! Smile and comfort was all good!! Thanks to Diego.
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  • Shaney E. January 10, 2013

    My kids love this place, second time back.
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  • Maggy F. January 8, 2013

    Muchas gracias Diego, una camarero muy carinoso con muchaa afeccion. Gracias por su ayuda y su buen trabajo.
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  • Felger P. January 9, 2013

    Excellent server Diego. He was kind and gave our table lots of attention. He made sure our experience was of the most enjoyable.
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  • Hariet F. January 9, 2013

    Tres Bon Service. Muchas gracias Diego
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  • Feldman T. January 4, 2013

    Just Great! Diego was great portions are good.
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  • MARCI F. January 2, 2013

    Had such a great time! The dancing and pool were also fantastic! Diego was the best.
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  • karine3164 April 26, 2009

    Très bon service,nourriture excellente mais un peu cher.
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  • gab7870 September 17, 2008

    We love the place! Everytime we go visit our friend in Ottawa we stop by the Kinki. The ambiance is awasome when the DJ is there (which has not be the case recently). The food is always fresh and most of the time the service is perfect! I recommend you to go with friends and please order the edamame (with extra salt!).
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  • bernard November 23, 2007

    I am a regular at Kinki. The food is great but the service sometime not quite to the level you would expect for that price.
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  • mary3528 December 11, 2006

    Despite a lot of negative reviews, I had to check this place out as I was attracted to the descriptions of the chef's specialties on the restaurant's website and the roll displayed on the website looked delicious (which turned out to be "the sashimi roll". I went on a Sunday for dinner and the service was great but it was early and not as busy when we arrived, so maybe that's why we had a better experience. I usually order nothing but original creations, I'm not a "California roll" kinda person. This is certainly not traditional Japanese style sushi, it's quite contemporary. If you like that kind of thing (which I do) then you will like kinki. The rolls were original, a variety of flavours and well rolled. Some of the specialties were a bit on the large side (I prefer bite size as sushi should fit into the mouth in 1 bite), but others were perfect. The kinki roll was the only one that was a bit disappointing as it was supposedly very popular, but it was too greasy compared to the same type of sushi I've had in Montreal. It was a maki that gets fried with tempura batter on the exterior only, and I just found it was either fried too long or the oil needed to be changed. Aside from that, everything else was great! Pricey? Yes, but that's what you get for originality and a trendy location. So I would return to kinki if I was in Ottawa again, and I would sit at the sushi bar again to chat with the chefs which was a pleasure, and I would definitely go on a Sunday.
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  • ww September 1, 2006

    I agree with the other reviews. The ambiance is good. The service and the food is definitely not worth its price. They forgot to bring the wasabi paste and ginger with the sushi, and the waitress did not even apologize.
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  • karine1081 August 19, 2006

    The food is sooo very good. The ambiance is cute but don't expect a japonese look, its more fusion than anything else. I asked the manager for some shots because to celebrate my g-friends b-day and he came good for them. As for our server, friendly and cool. but the food arrived much toooo slow we were very drunk by the time the food arrived. My friends were all very impatient and wanted to just get up and leave.
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  • frieda_wong May 25, 2005

    Good sushi, but agree with other reviewers that the place is over-priced and a bit pretentious.
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  • joe_kinland February 4, 2005

    I am amazed that a restaurant with such poor service and overpriced crap can survive this long.
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