Kyo Bar Japonais

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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
Izakaya-inspired menu with an extensive saké list A taste of Japan situated in a laid-back hideaway by Place d’Armes Square, Kyo Bar Japonais is a favourite among hungry, Old Montreal diners, with an impressive sushi selection. Its menu boasts colourful Izakaya creations, lunchtime bento box specials, smart sushi options and, with over 25 varieties, Montreal’s most extensive sake list! Punctuating the assorted deliciousness is an atmosphere fit for good times, great company and ample post-meal saké sipping.
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OT
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Parfait du début à la fin. Nous serons de retour c’est certain.

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ER
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

The service was not good. Our server had not patient a d the food was too salty

MM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Très bon restaurant et pas si cher pour un restaurant du Vieux-Montréal. Service impeccable et bons sakés à découvrir.

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JQ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Clients were too drunk for the most part - on top of this the waiters drank shots as well which greatly hindered their reactivity since I waited 10min at one point to be waited on. The food was subpar at best. A macarons in a Japanese restaurant? And the worst macarons I have ever had on top of that? Big fail. A course was a salad with nothing particular or Japanese, oh wait no sorry except for the edamame! With only one selection of prosecco, that was also way too sweet to be a decent prosecco. Such a let down for the pricing. I cannot believe I spent close to $100 dollars due to the menu being set for valentines day. The only highlight was the sashimi (but still 4 sad little pieces). Totally disappointed. Disaster.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 6 days ago

We are trully sorry to hear that your last experience here at Kyo was such a disappointment. Know that our management team take very seriously all the constructive comments. First off, thank you for taking the time to write us a very elaborate comment. We want you to know that we will find ways to improve our quality of food and service based on the many points that you brought to us. We truly hope that you will give Kyo bar a second chance. If you do, please write use a email at info@kyobar.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellente qualité de la nourriture.

Saveurs exquises et magnifiquement assemblées.

Seul petit bémol : quantité de nourriture relativement restreinte pour le prix.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 6 days ago

Nous vous remercions d'avoir prit le temps de nous écrire comment votre expérience s'est déroulé au Kyo. Nous espérons vous revoir très bientôt.

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P
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service et également de l'excellente qualité dans la nourriture servie qui était très fraîche!

Le service était impéccable.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 6 days ago

Tout l'équipe du Kyo est comblée d'entendre un si beau commentaire! Nous espérons vous revoir très bientôt.

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SF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Je dois le revisiter pour un autre jour autre que la saint Valentin

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 6 days ago

Nous sommes désoler d'apprendre que votre visite au Kyo pendant la St-Valentin ne fut pas a la hauteur de vos attentes. Nous espérons vraiment vous revoir parmis nous. Nous sommes certains de pouvoir vous offrir une expérience hors paire pour votre prochaine!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

C'étais une belle expérience chaleureuse et vraiment classe :) ont a ADORÉ

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 6 days ago

Nous vous remercions pour votre visite mais surtout pour avoir prit le temps de nous écrire un joli commentaire. Tout l'équipe du Kyo espère vous revoir bientôt!

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L
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellant service et superbe atmosphère. Un petit peu trop cher.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 6 days ago

Merci pour votre commentaire! Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt!

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OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le gérant fut très attentionné.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 6 days ago

Il fut un réel plaisir de vous recevoir dans notre restaurant! Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt parmis nous!

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LV
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I loved the food. The service was excellent, friendly and fast.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We hope to see you soon!

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FS
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

Someone in our group was allergic to shellfish and peanuts but not fish. We are grateful our waiter was making sure everything he ate was safe for him. However, our makis from our set menu were 90% vegetarian whereas everyone else had the normal serving of fish/caviar/shrimp. We understand how our friend had specific allergies but it doesn’t make sense to penalize the whole table for one person. It’s not the waiter’s fault so we didn’t say anything but the rest of us were pretty upset for going to Kyo for avocado/cucumber/salad makis. If we want vegetarian makis, we would have asked for it but we didn’t... In fact if we wanted that, we wouldn’t need to come to Kyo for them. We can make that at home ourselves.

We have been to this restaurant many times but this is our first time being disappointed unfortunately

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on February 12, 2020

We are truly sorry to hear that your last visit here at Kyo was such a disappointment. Know that we take feedback from our clientele very seriously. We really hope that you will give our restaurant a second chance.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and ambiance.
Will definitely go back.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks for the great feedback! We hope to see you soon!

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great ambiance and amazing service! Definitely recommend!!!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thanks for the great feedback! We hope to see you soon!

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LP
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is solid. Every. Single. Time!
The staff are friendly and attentive. The food an delicious and incredibly fresh. The decor is lovely and the ambiance is warm. I simply love this place and highly recommend it to everyone.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on February 12, 2020

We are very happy to hear that your last visit here at Kyo was such a success! We truly hope to see you soon!

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A
Montreal
102 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and will return again soon

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on February 9, 2020

We are very glad to hear about it! See you soon!

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EA
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was generally good, especially the pancake. The kaiso salad though has lettuce, the first time I have one in a Japanese resto. I found it bizarre. The Kyuzu tart was good but the Japanese cheesecake with fresh fruits was pretty average. But overall, it was great experience.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. We hope too see you again!

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PP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Improve quality of the food especially the sushi. Also many dishes were over powered with too much mayo... perhaps it should be placed on the side . The cocktails and service were pleasant.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us about your past experience here at Kyo. Know that we take very seriously the feedback from our clientele. We will try our best to improve so that you will not be disappointed again on your next visit. Thanks again!

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NL
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellente place à faire découvrir ! Pour un groupe, c'est super!!!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on February 9, 2020

Merci pour le bon commentaire! Tout l'équipe du Kyo espère vous revoir très bientôt!

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L
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The yuzu tart was one of the tastiest desserts I've ever had in a restaurant. The service was amazing and very attentive. I found the vegetarian options a little underwhelming but my meat/fish-eating dining partner really enjoyed the sushi, beef sashimi and chicken wings. Gyoza were a little one-note for both of us.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write us a feedback. Noted for the vegetarians options. We will try to improve on that matter. We hope to see you soon

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MP
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Belle décoration mais nourriture ordinaire et service moyen.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on February 9, 2020

Nous somme vraiment désolé d'apprendre que votre expérience au Kyo fut une déception. Nous aimerions vraiment avoir plus de détails pour mieux cibler les point sur lesquels nous devons nous améliorer. Pourriez-vous, s'il vous plaît, nous écrire en message privé au info@kyobar ? Nous vous remercions d'avance!

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J
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I already have been recommending it to friends. I went for the Happening Gourmand tasting menu. Everything was so good, it will be difficult to decide on what dish to choose. The service was amazing. Wonderful place.

The only downside was it was a little noisy, so difficult to have a conversation. Also, we were sitting right in front of the door and when people would linger in the entrance while keeping both doors open, it was chilly.

But the staff was wonderful. The food incredible and it was very clean.

Thank you!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on February 9, 2020

Thank you so very much for giving us a great feedback! We hope to see you soon!

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I
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent tout était parfait!!! J’ai déjà hâte d’y retourner!!

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LL
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolument. Tellement que j’y retourne la semaine prochaine.

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FL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

We were told that we will have the table for 2 hours when we sat down. We were fine with the time limit as we eat fast. Ordered our food within 5 mins but the dishes were brought out so slow that we didn’t had our desserts until 1 and 3 quarters hour later. So I was not very please with their time management.
Other than that. Our server is very pleasant and professional. Food was great!

HS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Soupe Miso beaucoup trop salée.

Salade aux algues sucrée, tel que présenté à l'épicerie. C'est loin de respecter la vraie salade aux algues.

Bol de riz en bois; pas certaine que cela soit très hygénique. Bol japonais en plastique recommandé.

Je suggère les Ramune, boisson gazeuse japonaise sans alcool pour les personnes qui ne boivent pas d'alcool.
Calsberg 0% à 9.00$ c'est exagéré.

Poisson sur les sushis beaucoup trop mince. Les bouchées goutent plus l'avocat et le riz que le poisson.

Excellent service et le décor est très beau. Merci.

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p
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vraiment une expérience exceptionnelle, simplement déçue par le gâteau au fromage que j'ai trouvé très ordinaire mais sinon je recommande à tous :D

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JT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Tried the Happening Gourmand menu (miso soup, takoyaki, chef’s maki combo, beef sashimi and yuzu tart all for 35++). the food are all very good but the beef sashimi is tops. Takoyaki was better than gyoza and I enjoyed the yuzu tart better than the cheesecake although both are worth the extra calories. Welcoming environment. Service was fast although it took some time to serve the dessert.

M
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Une belle expérience découverte. Prendre un menu dégustation et le.partager est un must pour goûter plein de nouveautés.

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LO
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff very polite, friendly and professional. Will go back soon!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on January 23, 2020

Thank you very much for your great feedback! See you soon.

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SM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Antoine et Simon nous ont fait passer une soirée qui a dépassé nos attentes! A bientôt!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on January 23, 2020

Simon, Antoine et tout l'équipe du Kyo vous remercie d'avoir prit le temps de nous écrire. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt!

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T
Montreal
30 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food at Happening Gourmand

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you soon!

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ML
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Très agréable! (La musique pourrait être un peu moins fort)

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on January 23, 2020

Merci pour votre commentaire. C'est noté pour le niveau du volume, nous tenterons de le garder un peu moins fort! En espérant vous revoir bientôt!

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Night out with bae

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on January 19, 2020

Thanks for the feedback. We hope to see you soon!

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Trop de friture dans le Menu Happening Gourmand. Nous sommes sortis du resto complètement bourrés. Serait mieux de viser sur la qualité que la quantité. Le service était par contre impeccable. Cocktails très bons.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on January 23, 2020

Nous vous remercions d'avoir prit le temps de nous écrire. Sachez que nous prenons très aux sérieux les commentaires de notre clientèle. Nous parlerons au Chef pour tenter d'ajuster le tir. Merci encore et en espérant vous revoir bientôt.

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M
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Une très belle expérience; La nourriture est vraiment extra-ordinaire dans une ambiance qui nous rappel le japon et le personnel est très courtois;

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on January 19, 2020

Merci pour votre commentaire. Nous espérons voir revoir bientôt!

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S
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We ordered tasting menu. I was a bit disappointed because I expected more sashimi or sushi makis. However it only include 1 Maki... But I guess for the price $55 per person it is really reasonable. We r three and we asked for 2. It's a lot food. It's just personally I prefer more raw fish! So we ordered a 10pc sashimi plate

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on January 19, 2020

Thanks for the feedback. We hope to see you soon. If you ever want to get the tasting menu once more, inform your waiter that you prefer more raw fish. There are a few things we can change!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent quoique cher pour un souper familiale
Environ 400$

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on January 19, 2020

Merci pour votre commentaire. Pour votre prochaine visite, vous pouvez demander à votre serveur pour des items sur le menus que nous considérons bons pour un repas. En effet, autant pour le menu midi que celui de soir, nous avons des portions plus grosse qui peuvent combler le plus grand des appétits! En espérant vous revoir bientôt!

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O
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Parfait tout le temps

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on January 19, 2020

Merci pour votre commentaire. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt!

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MH
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We were seated near the entrance door and it was a very cold winter day. When asked to move us further away since the restaurant was almost empty, they refused. Then, we were treated poorly for the rest of the evening.
Food quality was very poor, not good sushi, even the edamame were not well made. Won’t return.

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