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41, York St.
                   
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4.0   based on 63 ratings.
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This restaurant is recommended for:
Trendy Hot Spot (7 votes)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5 votes)
Dinner & Dance (5 votes)
Entertainment (4 votes)
Live Music (3 votes)
5 to 7/Happy Hour (2 votes)
Group Parties (2 votes)
Notable Wine List (1 vote)
Late Night Snack (1 vote)
Private Parties (1 vote)
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Sunday, January 07, 2018
4.5  Overall Rating
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Braving the cold weather, we made it out to Kinki last night to celebrate new years.
And we were are very happy we did so. The table d'hotes we ordered were quite good, and so were the staff and music.
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Monday, January 01, 2018
4.0  Overall Rating
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Food was great, waitress was very kind.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
4.5  Overall Rating
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Tres bon service, a l’ecoute et super getil. Merci. Abientot!
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
2.0  Overall Rating
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Party Size: 2  
Although service was good, the food was well below par for what I would expect at KINKI. I haven’t been there in years, but they used to be well known for their sushi (among a wide array of Asian Fusion). They used to have their sushi counter right there in the dining room, Yesterday my husband & I each ordered the Osaka lunch, which came with 8 assorted pieces of Nigiri sushi, as well as a salad. (choice was soup or salad; soup was bacon potato, which is good under normal circumstances, but alongside sushi? Strange choice).
We also ordered 3 pieces of the Hokkaido (Scallop) Sashimi. They were good, although a little fishy (should have had a cleaner taste), and they had been marinated, which we had never encountered before. Of the 8 pieces of Nigiri, 2 were Surimi (artificial crab stick), at which we were shocked to receive. I can understand they have it to put in California rolls (which I never order…), but to receive it in my sushi assortment? It is not sushi (!). 2/8 = 25%! So ¼ of my sushi was fake & processed. Of the remaining 6 pieces, 3 of those were salmon... Some assortment(!) Everything tasted “fresh” (not quality, just, not bad) but the serving sizes were so incredibly small. Usually a Nigiri sushi is 2 bites for me; no way I could fit all my my mouth. But these pieces of fish were small, and the mounds of rice were small. Just popped them in my mouth with ease like they were nothing. Most of the fish was cut super thin, less than ½ cm thick. Some pieces of salmon were so thin it resembled Smoked Salmon. Salad was good. But the sushi was a huge fail.
Thank God I used a Groupon. Very disappointed at how far downhill KINKI has gone.
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Monday, December 11, 2017
4.5  Overall Rating
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Food was great!
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Thursday, December 07, 2017
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Saturday, November 25, 2017
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The service was amazing! This was my first experience at the restaurant! Interesting experience.
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Good food, fun ambiance. Loved my Caesar!
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Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Party Size: 4  
Previous experience, very nice atmosphere and good food.
It's different than the rest! Nice place.
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Thursday, November 09, 2017
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Recommended for: Dinner & Dance, Entertainment, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Trendy Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Party Size: 4  
We received very bad service in another business and we decided to leave and come here. Would absolutely recommend , this place is awesome, the staff is very friendly, the music is great and the food is fantastic.
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Monday, November 06, 2017
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Sunday, October 22, 2017
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Recommended for: 5 to 7/Happy Hour, Dinner & Dance, Trendy Hot Spot
Party Size: 6  
I came here because I had a coupon and also I've been here and I liked it. Would recommend because of Eclectic menu and variety and atmosphere.
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Sunday, October 08, 2017
4.5  Overall Rating
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Recommended for: Dinner & Dance, Entertainment, Group Parties, Live Music, Trendy Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Party Size: 8  
Attended a friends birthday here.
Friendly, personal service. Very good food and nice music. Good flavour.
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Saturday, October 07, 2017
3.0  Overall Rating
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Came for comedy night and after party with my partner and two friends. Comedians and music were awesome, and atmosphere was great. We decided to come Early for dinner first, but were disappointed by a very long wait for the meal, poor quality food, poor value for money and an inexperienced server who did her best but ultimately did not ensure the meals were made to order. A vegan mushroom burger came with mayo on it. It was served with McDonald's type french fries on a white bun and cost $17. Rice rolls, two small rolls for $10, had marinated peppers and onions for filling, nothing fresh. Some of the meals were cold. No one in the party felt that their meal was well-prepared or worth the value.
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Sunday, October 01, 2017
4.5  Overall Rating
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Great tasting food. The tacos are flavourful and crunchy. Sushi tastes fresh and delicious. Steak is very tender but wish it had more seasoning.
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
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Atmosphere was horrible because of construction outside and no other patrons in the restaurant. Was not particularly clean inside.
Food is too expensive compared with other Ottawa sushi restaurants. Food was prepared by an entry-level chef with little imagination or skill. Rice was stale. Will not return.
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
4.5  Overall Rating
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Recommended for: Dinner & Dance, Trendy Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Party Size: 4  
First time at Kinki. Would recommend ! Food was decent, server was fun-quirky, and the late night vibe was boss.
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Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
3.5  Overall Rating
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Sunday, August 13, 2017
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Hours
Mon
11:30am-1am
Tue
11:30am-1am
Wed
11:30am-1am
Thu
11:30am-2am
Fri
11:30am-2am
Sat
11am-2am
Sun
11am-1am
Brunch: Sat & Sun: 11am-3pm
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Our Specials
  19+ Drink Responsibly  
Daily Drink Features
‘S.I.N’ TUESDAY
Every Tuesday Night at Kinki is dedicated to Service Industry Staff
Featuring DJ Phil, playing Hip Hop, Old School, Top 40
$8 PBR+ Jamo | $4 Shots | $10 Triples
Party starts @ 8pm, NO COVER

‘KINKI’ THURSDAYS
We've got something for everyone!
$5 Draft (20oz) | $4 Shots | $10 Triples
With all your favourite music courtesy of DJ’S Ray Ray
Playing the best Throwbacks, R&B, Dancehall, & Club Bangers
Party starts @ 8pm, NO COVER

KINKI < AFTER DARK > FRIDAYS
Is your weekly destination for good music in Ottawa's, Byward Market. After Dark will showcase some of the most skilled and diverse local and international DJ's on rotation...
Resident Dj’s Trevor Mace, Eazy El Dee, Jon Deck, Iggy Smalls & many more…
$6 Feature Cocktails | $4 Shots | $100 Bottles (Before 11pm)
Party starts 8pm, NO COVER

*FRIENDS*DRINKS*MUSIC* SATURDAYS
Every Saturday with Trevor Mace & Friends…
Bringing an eclectic mix of many genres & styles together, ranging from Dance, RnB,
House Classics & Rare Groove.
Resident Dj’s Trevor Mace, Sweet Chunes, Maro, Xander & many more…
$6 Feature Cocktails | $4 Shots | $100 Bottles (Before 11pm)
Party starts 8pm, NO COVER

‘AFTERWORK’ HAPPY HOUR
Join us Daily @ 3pm for our ‘Afterwork’ Daily Happy Hour Menu
We are serving up $5 - $6 selection of our best
Starters, Maki Rolls, Martinis, Cocktails, Craft Beer, & more….
(*Every Friday & Saturday we will be hosting Djs 5-9pm)
Starters, Maki Rolls, Martinis, Cocktails, Craft Beer, & more….

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