Kyo Bar Japonais

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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
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not the first time here and for sure not the last. Food is outstanding. Service is very good. Spectacular desserts.

Y
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The interior, ambience, and service were top notch. The problem was that the food was very pricey despite not being especially great. The sashimi tasted kind of bland and the food in general was just okay. The drinks were very good. Overall, good but you can get much better food for that kind of price. Quantity was very low as well.

OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I like the food and the service. Will definitely go back again.

FC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant,
Great location, amazing service !
100% recommended!

GG
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food. Dumplings are fantastic. Noisy environment. Loud music.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Votre évaluation de votre niveau sonore n'a pas les mentions "trop fort" ni "mauvais choix de musique". C'est ce que nos avons ressenti. On ne veut pas de musique disco dans n restaurant asiatique, le dimanche soir….!!!!
Une musique style lounge nos permettrait d'avoir des conversations audibles et une atmosphère de rencontre.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tasting menu was delicious and very reasonably priced for the amount and variety of food: a wonderful experience through and through!

SL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Japanese tapas with a lot of taste. Various selection of cocktails and good wine couldn’t ask for better.

m
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Toujours un plaisir. Bon service, bonne carte des vins, excellent sashimi.

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O
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Juste parfait

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AE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious & authentic flavours & freshness. Service is efficient & friendly. Wine selection is excellent including the plum wine! It remains a favourite Japanese restaurant of ours whenever we visit Montreal!

YB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

For the price it is not worth it trust me, would definitely recommend Jatoba instead. The overall ambiance is decent. However this is a tapas restaurant and the pace between each service is extremely slow. So you have no choice but wait still hungry. It was so slow they even forgot one of the dish we ordered. It is not worth a 250$ experience at a restaurant. Very disappointed, will not go back that’s for sure.

HW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was great, except the music. It was too loud and did not give a very good atmosphere. We loved everything else.

A
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The place is great we loved it, perhaps a little more light would be nice.

H
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good service
Its my 3th time
Keep up the good work

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, good recommendations by our waiter, easy to reserve

PV
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

six months ago the food was outstanding. Now good-excelent. Have you changer your Chef ?

A
Montreal
94 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent tillI paid the bill the waiter was to happy with his tip I gave him about 18% tip and the waiter was not happy.

YD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

J'ai trouver le restaurant an général très bien mais les cocktail/drinks unpeut trop couteux! Malgré qu'ils étaient très très bon! la nourriture et lembiance étais super je suis aller pour un souper de fête a ma copine et elle a très apprécier elle aussi ! Je le recommande fortement ci vous êtes de fanatique de la nourriture japonaise !

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tapas size portions, so we ordered several things. Incredibly delicious, creative dishes. The shiitakes, black cod, and octopus balls were our favorites. Great ambience, perfect for a date. Service was outstanding.

D
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Table for 4 to celebrate a birthday.
There was absolutely nothing bad to say about this place!
From the atmosphere, the outstanding service and the amazing food, this place deserves a 5 stars!

CE
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of dining here on a busy Sunday evening. After taking forever to decide on a restaurant, we finally landed on Kyo. We couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out. Our server Phillipe was great! Although the restaurant was very busy, he didn’t hesitate to walk us through the menu and give suggestions. The food was amazing, the atmosphere gave us New Brunswickers a nice feel of the Montreal night life. We would absolutely recommend this to anyone travelling to Montreal. Can’t wait to go back!

SF
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, everything was delicious and the cocktails were spot on.

PR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Le prix est élevé comparer à d’autre resto de fine cuisine

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

On holiday with girlfriend and her son. We all love sushi and Izakawa. Food was delicious, portions modest but fair, a bit pricey. Service was excellent and knowledgeable.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience with Japanese food. Third time I take friends there and everyone enjoys the food and the atmosphere.

L
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food, somewhat snooty waiters. Would recommend.

JL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellence. Was staying in the Hotel Place de Armes and went downstairs for a meal on our last night. Absolutely outstanding. Wish I lived in Montréal so I could eat there more often!

TL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fun Izakaya experience. Food quality is pretty high and fairly legit Japanese fare. Nigiri sushi was much better than average Canadian sushi offerings. Gyozas were very nicely done. Even takoyaki, though not freshly made on the spot, were quite tasty. Only dish that I thought was not at the level of others was the tempura which had a batter that was less crispy and darker in colour than it should be. But the taste was decent. Good sake selection and a very good server. With sharing all the food, our bill was surprisingly modest.

O
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellents sushis, bon service, rapide, prix raisonnable. Je ne suis pas fan de goberge par contre et il y en avais beaucoup dans notre choix du chef meme en ayant avisé le serveur.

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LM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, delicious food. Will go back for sure :)

K
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food very loud music! And a bit stingy with ginger even when u ask for it.

RB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Loved the Tasting menu ad the recommended wine pairing. Lots of food and nice service

M
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I am there every week so, that should tell you how satisfied I am.
I take there clients, dates, and me and my team from the Corno Gallery usually celebrate anniversaries at Kyo as well.

Mario

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Fantastic food and environment. It was packed, and the staff was struggling to keep up. Not sure if that was normal, or just an overwhelming night. But I would go back for sure for the food!

MT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, service rapide et beau décor!!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I just moved to Montreal and wanted some quality sushi.

GG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent quality of fish, definitely in a class by itself.

Will go back again. Great lunch and also can accommodate groups.

HS
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food good but standard. A bit overpriced for the quality and quantity, but it is in a tourist area and near the Convention Center. Recommend, but not super-special.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Although we found the acoustics and noise level hard to hear things around the table, every bit of food ordered by our table was outstanding. The sushi was melt-in-your-mouth excellent quality served at the right temperature (not cold) with good rice quality and thickness. We had sashimi, nigiri, and sushi and everything including the service was top notch.

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