Restaurants

Japanese in Downtown

Kazu

Kazuo Akutsu’s frenetic hole-in-the-wall in the Concordia Chinatown draws long lines of people waiting for gyoza (dumplings), ramen noodle soup and awesome creations such as the 48-hour pork, attesting to its popula…
Japanese in Downtown

Bistro Isakaya

This authentic, unpretentious Japanese restaurant has fairly simple decor but the fish is incredibly fresh. The owner, Shige Minagawa, is known for handpicking his seafood and preparing it in classic Japanese fashio…
Japanese in Plateau Mont-Royal

Tri Express

Trì Dư prepares superb sushi and sashimi plates, along with inventive salads and soups with a hint of his home country of Vietnam in this hip, vintage-filled eatery just off the beaten path. You can't go wrong with …
Japanese in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Jun I

Montréal has few authentic Japanese eateries, and fewer sushi specialists, but chef Junichi Ikematsu presents a menu you might find in Tokyo’s posh Ginza shopping district. That isn’t to say he doesn’t deviate from …
Japanese in Downtown

Imadake

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 ass…
Japanese in Plateau Mont-Royal

Saka-Ba!

On a frosty Montréal evening, steaming bowls of ramen are hard to beat at this fun, whimsical eatery. Take a seat at one of the long red wooden counters (head to the back to watch the chefs in action) and feast on p…
Japanese in Québec City

Hosaka-ya

Catering to a young, informal clientele, this straight-ahead noodle house specializes in delicious ramen soups filled with pork, fish, tofu and loads of veggies. Draft beer, wine, and a good sake selection make it a…
Japanese in Downtown

Furusato

This humble eatery presents some of the most authentic Japanese in town. Ultrafresh sushi, decent sake, shrimp and vegetable tempura, sukiyaki and grilled horse mackerel (hokke) are some of the stars of the menu, al…