Kyo Bar Japonais

4.6
1328 reviews
CAN$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1328 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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TaimourA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Had a reservation booked for 9:15 and we got there at 9:15 but they didn’t give us the table until 9:45

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VanessaC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very fun and the food was amazing. Ambiance was fun

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Reviewer
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The sashimi and tataki were great. The sushi left something to be desired- especially after the sashimi was so good. Ambiance was fun and the service was good. Will come back again, probably to try more izakaya

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StefanieD
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved this restaurant, best Japanese food I’ve had in a long while. Great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comment!

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CelineB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Les aubergines étaient vraiment délicieuses, je recommande!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 3 days ago

Merci pour votre commentaire Céline! En espérant vous accueillir à nouveau bientôt :)

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JordynG
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very Delicious food!! The servers were very nice and quick.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Jordyn! We'll make sure to forward your comment to our team and we lok forward to seeing you again soon :)

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Julie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful food!
wonderful service!
One of my favorite resto!
thank you!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Julie, Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoy your experiences with us and we'll make sure to forward your kind words with our team :) Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Nous avions été au Kyo en 2018 avec une excellente expérience avec un délicieux menu dégustation. En y retournant en 2021 nous avons été très déçus. Il n’y avait plus de menu dégustation, la musique était vraiment désagréable, la qualité des sushis était très décevante.

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Lily
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Sophie was excellent. She provided great recommendations and was very attentive. Greats service! The food and ambiance were great. I would recommend the donuts for desert (best donuts ever).

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for the 5-star rating Lily! We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we'll make sure to forward your appreciation to Sophie :)

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RALPH101
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere with tapas style sharing. Good cocktails and quality of food was excellent. Main plate options would be appreciated.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us Ralph! We hope seeing you again soon :)

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Nataliem
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and staff. Definite go to for Japanese food! Try the black cod and foie gras sushi!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Natalie! We're glad you enjoyed your evening with us and we hope seeing you again soon :)

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Justine
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kyo had the perfect balance when it came to their food, service and ambiance. The prices are slightly high but felt fair to the overall experience- you get what you pay for. I would dine here again and definitely recommend it to others. Just do yourself a favor and save room for dessert!

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HelenS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was so good! Recommend trying a bunch of different items, everything is so fresh and presented beautifully.

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JoanneC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gourmet experience. Excellent food and service at our table by Jess.
Loved the ambiance. But music a bit loud. This was my 7th visit and the food and presentation are always outstanding.

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maryL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the table hope special. Everything was so delicous and fresh. There was a lot of food and the presentation was very pretty. I highly recommend this place!!

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Lorraine4u
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Everything we tried was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was a bit spotty at first but improved as the night progressed.
Sharing a tall table with another couple even with a plexiglass barrier felt too close v

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on October 8, 2021

Hi Lorraine, Thank you for your feedback. Current restrictions allow us to arrange our tables with the plexiglass separation, but your comments are well noted. We're glad to hear you still enjoyed your overall experience with us and we hope seeing you again! Best,

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Manooabkof
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! The choice of 3 main course (not too big portions) but you ll be full. Tasted good also.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on October 8, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your kind words :) We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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CristianS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The place is really nice, service is pretty ok spot and ingredients are very fresh.
We tried many different pieces but they seems overall very similar one to another.
Sashimi and sushi was very good btw.
Overall anyway quite overpriced.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on October 7, 2021

Hi Cristian, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to see you still enjoyed your overall experience! Best,

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Aude
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Très bon restaurant, très bon service et belle ambiance ! 🤩

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on October 6, 2021

Merci Aude! En espérant vous accueillir à nouveau bientôt :)

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Dunkirk
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Really enjoyable restaurant. My only tip is to stay away from seating by the door when it’s cold outside.

The sushi and rolls were outta this world. Nice find! I’d go back without hesitation.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on October 6, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your evening with us and we'll be glad to welcome you again soon :)

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BorisP
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

La qualité du service est impeccable. Le menu Montréal à table est bonne valeur pour le prix.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on October 4, 2021

Bonjour Boris, Merci pour votre commentaire! En espérant vous accueillir à nouveau bientôt :)

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RGee
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We sat at the bar. Had a super evening - food and cocktails were excellent. Staff were friendly and really made it a great experience

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you for your comments! We'll make sure to let our team know you appreciated your evening with us and we hope seeing you again soon :)

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HeatherV
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service from the greeters all the way to the service. A lively and fun restaurant with amazing food and wine. Make sure to order the snake role when you visit! Gluten free options and soy sauce available on request.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on October 4, 2021

Thank you for your comments Heather! We're glad you enjoyed your evening with us and we hope seeing you again soon :)

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Ustasob
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

They serve Japanese food accustomed to North American clientele which is understandable, like many other ' Japanese restaurants' in Montreal but all plates we tried were ok. There were several groups doing sake-bomb and the place was almost full and lively. We were a group and everyone had to raise a voice quite a bit to speak across the table. It is good for a group but may not be too romantic for a couple. I thought this is s a chic resto-bar but it is rather an izakaya. We were there on Friday evening so the atmosphere could be different during the week nights.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on October 4, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback! We indeed describe ourselves as an Izakaya style restaurant. We hope you enjoyed your overall experience with us :)

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DaphneC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I liked the music selection at 5:30 pm. By 6pm I didn't like the music. It was
too loud and didn't fit a Japanese restaurant. I don't understand why you would
play Swing and Mo-town music in a fancy restaurant!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on October 4, 2021

Hi Daphne, Thank you for your feedback! We describe ourselves as an Izakaya style restaurant, which comes with a more frenzied vibe. I hope you still enjoyed your experience with us and we would be glad to welcome you again soon :)

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LucieP
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Choix de plats variés, de qualité, service attentionné

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on October 1, 2021

Bonjour Lucie, Merci pour la note parfaite! Au plaisir de accueillir à nouveau :)

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SwissOpinion
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food far above the average.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 30, 2021

Thank your for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope seeing you again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Comme toujours une expérience unique et un service impeccable. Un grand merci à Jessy et William pour la haute qualité de leur service.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 27, 2021

Merci pour votre commentaire! Nous transmettons avec plaisir vos beaux mots à Jessy et William :) En espérant vous revoir bientôt,

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, awesome food and fun location! Would definitely recommend

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 27, 2021

Thank you for your comment Stephanie! We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon :)

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Nancy
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Restaurant très sympathique. Serveur charmant et efficace. Plats excellents.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 27, 2021

Merci pour votre commentaire Nancy! Nous sommes heureux d'apprendre que vous avez apprécié votre expérience avec nous et nous espérons vous revoir très bientôt :)

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We were given a table and a very nice man started the service. It took a while to take our order as he was serving a lot of tables and it was a busy night. He explained everything really well and made good suggestions. However he forgot one item on our menu and came back half an hour later to ask what was it. The first entrée got out in a timely manner but the rest of the food took almost an hour to get to our table. We finally ate and ask for dessert. As soon as it got to the table the waiter came to hurry us saying the next reservation was already on the door so that they needed the table and brought us the bill to accelerate the process. Needless to say, we were not able to enjoy our dessert and was not our fault they took so long to serve our food. Quality was ok, everything was fresh and well presented. Would have been a better experience have they had been better organized.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 27, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. We appreciate your feedback as it will help us review and improve our service. I apologize for the slow service on Friday night and the fact that you felt rushed to leave: I assure you it isn't our usual standards. I am glad to see that you seem to have still enjoyed your overall experience and I really hope you'll give us another try. Kind regards,

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Meli
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I had dinner at the bar because we reserved a table last min. But wow, the service and food was still amazing! While there seemed to be only a few people that could speak English the server that helped us gave us great food recommendations. The bartender, Remy, was superb and shared some special drinks with us! Wouldn’t definitely go back again!!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 30, 2021

Hi Meli, Thank you for your kind words :) We're glad you enjoyed your evening with us and we'll make sure to let our team know you appreciated the service! Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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GeorgesL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Musique (bruit) beaucoup trop bruyante, devenu désagréable. Plus le niveau sonore est élevé, plus les gens parlent fort et donc plus le niveau sonore augmente encore..

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 24, 2021

Bonjour Georges, Merci d'avoir pris le temps de partager votre expérience avec nous. Les commentaires comme le vôtre nous aident à nous ajuster afin de mieux vous accueillir la prochaine fois. Nous sommes heureux de voir que vous avez tout de même apprécié votre expérience avec nous; en espérant vous revoir bientôt!

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StacyAnnM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thank you for the 5-Star rating Stacy Ann! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,

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NicholasSun
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Great ambiance and service! nice staff. only issue was that the rice was wet and mushy, ruined all the sushi

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 24, 2021

Hi Nicholas, Thank you for your feedback. We'll make sure to follow up with our team to see what happened with the rice. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the service & ambiance and hope that you can give us another try.

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Marina
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The variety of the sushi were very limited and the taste was not any special. I tries almost all, except one of them, the rest was not as good as some simplier and cheaper sushi places

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi Marina, I'm sorry to hear that your experience with us wasn't up to your expectations. We appreciate your feedback, as it will help us review and improve. We hope that you can give us another try,

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LucieA
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very friendly
Food was excellent
Safe sanitary measures followed

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hi Lucie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star rating! We're glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope seeing you again soon :) Best,

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SusieC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Surprisingly authentic dishes - good value/quality prices.
Excellent choice of sake - a bit overpriced but then again - high quality
We will highly recommend & be back for sure!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hi Susie, Thank you so much for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our saké. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon :)

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OlivierM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le poulet Kara-age est à essayer tout comme le saké laiteux Sho Chiku Bai 🤩

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Kyo Bar Japonais is rated 4.6 stars by 1328 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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