TASTE OF JAPAN : 日本伝統の味
An 'Izakaya' is a type of casual drinking place where you can hang out with friends and family. Izakayas are recognized for small, sharable and delicious tapas that are to be enjoyed with various types of sake and other drinks.
Ikki Izakaya was established by Takako Ishikawa; she wanted to introduce welcoming food and drinks that were simple and delicious. She believed that drinking your favorite sake with friends, co-workers or sometimes alone with great food could always heal a person's soul and provide energy for the coming day.
Ikki Izakaya quickly gained popularity among the community for a friendly and fun atmosphere. Her signature dishes such as motsu - a home-style stew - gained popularity as well. As a result, she opened a second location in Asia soon there after.
With the introduction of Ikki Izakaya in the thriving and dynamic central Edmonton community of Oliver, we are committed to offering you a true izakaya experience. We look forward to seeing you after a long day at work or a hectic day at home! Let's drink sake together, KAMPAI !!
2017.09. WHERE MAGAZINE EDMONTON : "DINING WITH THE STARS, Fawnda Mithrush"
2017. Jan/Feb issue. CULINAIRE MAGAZINE: "15 Alberta Steal-of-a-deals"
2017. 01. AVENUE EDMONTON: "The Art of Sake"
2016. 10. JAPANABI: "All handled by Japanese"
2016.10.01. THE TOMATO FOOD & DRINK : "The Tomato Food Stage : SUSHI 101 by ikki izakaya"
2016.07. AVENUE MAGAZINE : "9 cocktails you need to try this summer"
2016.05.05. VUE WEEKLY : "Golden Fork Award 2016 : #3 Best Late Night & #3 Nest To Go Container"
2016.05.05. VUE WEEKLY : "Golden Fork Award 2016 : #1 Most Interesting Dish "motsuni-stew"
2016.03 AVENUE BEST RESTAURANT : "Best Japanese 3rd place"
2016.03. AVENUE MAGAZINE : "Best New Restaurant #3"
2015.12.07. the YARDS : Best in the CORE "Best Family Business: Ikki Izakaya"
2015.11.04. EDMONTON JOURNAL "TINY AND TRENDY AT IKKI IZAKAYA"
2015.10.07. Food Pages.ca "#1 People's Choice 2015 : IKKI IZAKAYA"
2015.10. AVENUE "5 Dumplings that'll comfort you this fall."
2015. 09. 25. VITAMINDAILY "THESE JAPANESE TAPAS ARE TO DIE FOR"
2015. 09. FOODSERVICE AND HOSPITALITY "Restaurant Buzz: F&H highlights a handful of notable restaurant opening in Alberta"
2015.09.04 CBC Edmonton Restaurant Review 93.9FM "Ikki Izakaya on Jasper Ave."
2015.04.27 WISE DIGITAL, Title: "IKKI"
2012.09.21 NAMJAI RESTAURANT GUIDE, Title: "Izakaya Ikki"
2012.07.31 SHIROSHIRO NEWS, Title: "Izakaya IKKI, known for its Motsuni"
2011.02.05 DACO MAGAZINE, Title : "Motsuni"