Wasabi’s elegant dining room is a resplendent oasis in the bustling ByWard Market. With more than 300 items on the menu at this Japanese restaurant and sushi bar, deciding what to order can be a challenge. We suggest their signature shrimp-tempura roll, or the original Spezza Salmon Special conceived by Wasabi-frequenter — and Ottawa Senators’ player — Jason Spezza. Relax in a booth, or schmooze in the lounge, but be sure to stroll past the sushi-creation station where you can see the experts craft each delicious piece. 41 Clarence St., 613-241-3636.