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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4.4
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K
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was on vacation and did the tasting menu for one. The amount of food they brought me was definitely for 2 and way more than I could eat but everything was delicious and the service was great. I did the sake pairing as well and while I wasn’t 100% sure what to drink with which course it worked out pretty well.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 2 days ago

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our tasting menu! Thanks for the feed back!

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AM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Sashimi is excellent. Good choices in sake. Way too loud, however. Needs some soft drapery or some noise-reducing treatment. Also, there was no natto.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 2 days ago

We are sorry to hear that the ambiance was too loud for you. We will talk to the chef about introducing Natto to the menu! We will also tro to reduce the overall noise in the restaurant. Thanks for taking the time to give us feedbacks.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Rude service, we didn’t feel welcome. Food was amazing but we felt rushed as we had a table until a certain time only even though we wanted to order more.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 2 days ago

We are terribly sorry to hear that you had a really bad experience here at Kyo. Know that we take very seriously feedbacks from our clientele. We will do whatever we can to improve on that important matter. Thank you very much for taking the time to talk about your experience.

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L
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food! Excellent doughnuts with condensed milk for dessert. That was a highlight!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 2 days ago

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time pasted here at Kyo. The doughnuts are sure a highlight of the restaurant!

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MV
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Je croyais avec les commentaires sur le web y trouver un des meilleurs sushis à Montréal. Un mot= déception.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 2 days ago

Nous vous remercions d'avoir prit le temps de nous écrire à propos de votre expérience passée, ici, au Kyo. Nous somme vraiment désolé d'apprendre que nous n'étions pas à la hauteur de vos attentes. Nous allons voir, avec le chef exécutif, quelles modifications pourraient être réalisables pour améliorer l'expérience client. Nous vous remercions encore une fois pour votre commentaire, et espérons que vous nous donniez une deuxième chance dans un future rapproché.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Already provided to the manager on the spot. The place is nice but the service was terrible. (our server)
I feel that this particular server either needs to be trained more or leave the job as maybe its not something for him. We felt like we bothered him and that we "upset" him by being there. Not very enjoyable experience.
Our goal was to try a new place and see if we can make it a regular one but this certainly ruined it for us.
The manager was nice and understanding though and I felt bad for him as no one wants to have a staff member to be like the one we had.
Food was nice though, I wasn't crazy about sweetness in few things but overall it was enjoyable. So the dinner itself was nice.
I hope they will improve the customer service though as this should not be happening. We are easy going so there was really no need for this.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were amazing - Alexander was our server and was very helpful and fun. Overall great evening!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thanks for your comment. Alexandre will surely be glad to hear that you enjoyed his service. We hope to see you soon!

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T
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Très bel espace, belle ambiance; le menu du chef à 55$ était parfait, délicieux, bien dosé.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire. Nous sommes bien heureux que le menu dégustation vous ait plu. À bientôt!

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G
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service impecable ,attentionnée . Tout le personnel étaient aux petits soins .

La nourriture ! Exellente et servi rapidement un peu trop meme et pour ce qui est de l ensemble de la soirée , je vous recommande le resto avec plaisirs.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire! Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez passez une agréable soirée parmi nous. À bientôt!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We ordered the tasting menu and while the food was good we had higher expectations and the dishes got served in groups so that made the tasting more confuse. One of the the dishes was just a huge bowl of salad.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and will work in collaboration with the chefs to try to improve our tasting menu. We truly hope to see you again.

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CH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Menu varié, très bon service, belle ambiance, belle qualité de menu

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

Merci beaucoup. Au plaisir de vous revoir bientôt.

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DT
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Relaxed meal with excellent sushi

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thanks for your comment. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our sushi. We hope to see you soon.

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OT
Monterrey
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Vegetarian food was not the best. Very good nigiris and dumplings.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoyed our vegetarian options. We will try to improve on that matter. Thank you for taking the time to write a comment. We hope to see you again.

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H
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

On a aimé la salade à la méduse,les pattes de poulet, les sushis au crabe à carapace molle, le Plat de sashemi 10 morceaux pour 14 $, les pétoncles grillées
Le sorbet est divin et extraordinaire = plein de découvertes intéressantes en dedans et aux alentours des 2 boules
On a moins aimé les aubergines et le sashimi au bœuf = un peu trop salé

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

Merci pour votre commentaire. C'est bien noté pour les deux options moins appréciées. Et nous somme très heureux d'entendre que vous avez apprécié la plupart des mets commandés. Au plaisir de vous revoir.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Great service and staff! Food was amazing as well. Overall, top notch!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thanks for the feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed you time here at Kyo.

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I
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Le choix de la musique rock n’est pas relaxante et on a de la difficulté à se parler car c’est trop fort. Il faisait un peu frais dans le restaurant. Le repas à été servi rapidement on n’avait pas eu le temps de terminer notre soupe miso. Et la qualité du repas pourrait être améliorer. Le saumon était trop cuit et les légumes tempura très huileux. Ce sont de petites choses à améliorer côté nourriture rien de trop majeur. Bonne continuation!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

Merci beaucoup d'avoir prit le temps de nous donner vos impressions sur votre expérience au Kyo. Nous allons nous adresser à chacun des départements concernés pour tenter de trouver des solutions aux problèmes rencontrés. Sachez que nous sommes à l'écoute des commentaires de nos clients et que nous travaillons fort pour améliorer votre expérience. En espérant vous revoir au Kyo.

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LK
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely atmosphere and excellent service! Presentation of food is outstanding.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thanks for the comment. We hope to see you again soon!

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PO
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic ambiance, great cocktails, amazing food!!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed both the cocktails and the food. We hope to see you again!

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AT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Je ne recommande pas pour les personnes asiatiques. Un des serveur ne m'a pas parlé mais il parlé à mon partenaire. Peut etre parce que je suis asiatique ? Je trouvais ça très desagréable et inacceptable.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

Nous sommes désolés pour l'expérience négative vécue dans notre restaurant. Il est en effet inacceptable qu'un serveur vous ait ignoré. Je vous assures cependant que ce n'est pas dut à votre nationalité: nous avons nous-même plusieurs employés venant de plusieurs pays asiatiques. Nous aimerions, encore une fois, nous excuser pour ce manque de professionnalisme.

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OT
Black Forest
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Essen war sehr fein und originell angerichtet. Preis/Leistung der Gerichte ist auch in Ordnung. Getränke finde ich zu teuer. Sehr störend war die starke Lüftung, welche dauernd an den Kopf blies und die Gruppe, welche Geburtstag feierte war viel zu laut. Restaurant ist aber sehr empfehlenswert.

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K
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience5

My friend and I had a wonderful time ordering some late night eats at your establishment. We thought the service was good when we entered the door however not case once we sat down. I would still return because I really enjoyed the meal and the ambiance.

JO
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bryan, our server, was extremely attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Made the experience perfect.

P
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

J’ai proposé deux amies qui sont des connaisseuses de sushis et du bon goût pour fêter ensemble pour la première fois dans ce restaurant qui a eu de bonne réputation sur internet.
Le décor du restaurant était très bien. Le serveur désigné a gâché l’expérience tout au long de la soirée. Les poissons sont de l’excellente qualité, mais le riz n’a pas été assez cuit.
C’est dommage pour l’ensemble de l’expérience.

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RR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Service was rapid albeit a little clunky. While the food was excellent - it was so dark in the restaurant that people were using their cellphone flashlights to read the poorly printed menu.

it feels like someone who's never been to Japan decided to open an 'upscale' Izakaya.

RS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a person in our party who walks with a cane and appreciated having an elevator to the Washroom level.

E
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Menu dégustation très bon!

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MT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasting menu is a must! Probably one of the best values in Montreal.

J
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice restaurant. Sushi is fresh.
Service was great. Staff was polite and friendly and helpful when asking questions.


Noise level is a bit more than I would have preferred.

Quantities are small. But still filling.

Food was delicious. Drinks somewhat overpriced for what you get. We both didn't really taste the alcohol in our drinks.

Overall a 4 star.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great service, beautiful environment. I look forward to my next visit.

G
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nous avons partagé les mets chauds de style bistrot japonais et tout était délicieux et agréable à regarder, sauf le flanc de porc (porc belly), beaucoup trop gras à mon goût. Service attentionné et chaleureux. Ne prenez pas la bière IPA japonaise à 16$ la bouteille si vous désirez une IPA: ce n'est pas mauvais mais c'est trop dispendieux pour une imitation. Le kimchi était très très épicé. En général toutefois, c'est excellent !

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience1

Soupe miso immangeable
Sushis sans saveur avec riz compact : difficilement digerables
Hors de prix pour couronner le tout

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EP
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Muy rico! ...movido, con mucha gente, pero conservando un ambiente discreto. Muy bien ubicado, casi contra esquina de la iglesia de NotreDame, y para nosotros, justo debajo del hotel.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on November 13, 2019

Gracias por su respuesta. Hasta Pronto!

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MB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing and the waitress was professional and had a great memory

N
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Un peu chère pour la grosseur tes assiettes mais setais super bon et agréable

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VG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Visiting from Australia and wanted a simple healthy meal. This placed ticked all the boxes. However the beignets were probably unnecessary but delightful

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Miam! Ambiance super pour toute les générations de notre groupe! Un service impeccable digne de mention :)

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R
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Japanese food! Beautiful modern decor. Impeccable service

D
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Très belle découverte. Les prix sont élevés mais nous avons commandé 6 plats différents (style tapas) et ils étaient tous excellents.

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NY
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

A very busy restaurant. Very lovely food. Dark ambience (I struggled to read the menu without using the candle on the table) menu presented in French and English. We were staying at the hotel and enjoyed everything we ordered. Staff were friendly and had good knowledge of the menu if you neede advice.

C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rien à reprocher. Service impeccable et la nourriture était hors d’ici.

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