Japanese in Lachine Canal, Little Burgundy & the Southwest

On the fringes of the Concordia Chinatown, Imadake is the closest thing to an authentic izakaya (Japanese pub-eatery) in the city. Staff scream irrashaimase! (welcome!) when you walk in, and there’s an excellent assortment of izakaya standbys such as tsukune (chicken meatballs), takoyaki (octopus croquettes) and okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake with seafood or pork). The ramen noodles are excellent.