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Giveaway: $50 Gift Card to Edo Japan – Happy International Sushi Day!

Today (June 18) is International Sushi Day! < insert tons of sushi emojis here >

I’m a big, big, big fan of sushi – well, Japanese food in general. I always say if I had to pick just three food genres that I had to eat for the rest of my life, Japanese would be in that top three.

There’s a lot of great Japanese restaurants in Edmonton (Japonais Bistro, Izakaya Tomo, Mikado, to name a few), but as far as fast food Japanese goes, Edo Japan is pretty great.

I used to eat their teriyaki chicken and beef (sometimes chicken and shrimp… sometimes all three) on rice religiously. It was the post secondary meal of choice a few years back.

What I didn’t realize was how much they’ve expanded their menu in recent years, including a pretty solid sushi roll/platter line-up!

The Edo Japan Party Platter!
The Edo Japan Party Platter!

Edo now serves up not only your standard California rolls, but also cucumber, avocado, sukiyaki, traditional maki and nigiri – and various platters featuring dynamite rolls, spicy tuna, kappa, prawns, smoked salmon, and more!

They also have my personal favourite – sashimi! #gimmealltherawfish

Check out all of Edo Japan’s fresh sushi options here!

I’m getting pretty hungry thinking about it… But honestly I think Edo is a fantastic fast sushi option, and I think their expansion/growth story is wonderful. They’ve been around for more than 30 years and started in Calgary. Now they’re one of Canada’s fastest growing restaurants, with over 100 Edo Japan locations (food court and storefront) across the country. They really put a big emphasis on fresh food and simple ingredients. I’m all for Alberta-success stories! Good for Edo.

So now that you’re hungry, on to the fun (free) stuff! ;)

In honour of International Sushi Day, Edo has generously offered to give one of my readers a $50 gift card!

I’ve been doing a lot of giveaways lately (I’m so thankful for all the opportunities!) so I want to give Rafflefopter another shot. (I tried using it once and it didn’t really work out). Hopefully this helps me manage giveaways better as I hope to continue doing more of them!



Log into Rafflecopter below for different ways to enter – leaving a comment on this blog post saying what your favourite sushi is is mandatory in order to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway runs until June 20, 2015. I will select a winner randomly based on all entries after the contest closes. Good luck!


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Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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  • Diane

    Definitely a fan of sashimi and the tamago (egg) and inari sushi.

  • Steph

    !!! This is awesome. We eat sushi at LEAST once a week. My all-time favourite is Atlantic salmon sashimi but I also enjoy spicy tuna maki and Mexican maki (with mango and without tempura).
    Actually, the Mango Tango roll at Japonais is pretty great too. Dangit… now I’m hungry.

  • Andy Oviatt (@vanitytoad)

    California roll. You can judge any sushi place by the quality of their California roll alone. Beautifully basic.

  • Oscar Hoang

    Chop Chop Roll

  • Karly

    Love spicy tuna rolls!

  • edmontonjb

    California Rolls


  • Laura

    Traditional California all the way

  • Teresa

    One of my absolute favorites is ikura…on a piece of sushi, in an ikura don…I will eat it all!

  • Andrea L

    I love sashimi and rolls – favourite is the Spider roll!

  • AmandaH

    I love the ebi sushi – the shrimp is always perfectly sweet and delicious; tastes amazing!

  • Tyson Y

    I love spicy rolls – salmon and tuna!

  • Tim B

    Definitely love volcano rolls!

  • Florence C

    I love the California Roll.

  • Yolanda C

    Spicy tuna and rainbow rolls are my favorite! Also anything with BBQ eel in it mmmm…

  • Lincoln Yegventures Ho

    I don’t know if chirashi counts, so I’m going to say spicy chop chop rolls!

  • Adele

    Sashimi…and basically any roll containing it!

  • Vanita

    It’s so hard just to pick one! My favorite right now is the spicy tuna roll!! Now I’m going to have to get dressed and go get some

  • Jenn Erin

    Alaska rolls are my fave! Followed closely by the California Roll.

  • Violet P

    My fave are dynamite rolls!

  • Carley

    I love anything spicy, but a good ol’ dynamite roll is great as well.

  • Kristin

    California rolls; so yummy!

  • Robert O'Keefe

    The classic California rolls!

  • miranda

    I love rolls of all kinds with a good dose of wasabi

  • Donna

    I have just started trying sushi so I would say the california rolls!

  • fmjon

    Toro sashimi!

  • Linda

    Saba roll! I like blue fish.

  • Jeff

    I like California rolls

  • Stephanie

    My favourite type of sushi is fatty tuna :)

  • Bons

    California rolls.

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