Kyo Bar Japonais

4.4
802 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
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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MC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, the service, the music and the ambience was amazing.

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C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service impeccable, nourriture délicieuse, nous y reviendrons sûrement !

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent repas mais la musique est trop forte!!!!!

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TG
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner for 6 Monday night. Food and service were excellent. All the waiters were fun and good. We didn’t need to ask for our drinks to be refilled because they were always there despite it being busy. They were able to adjust the food by spice level and change some ingredients without trouble. We had chicken and beef and pork gouyza, yaki udon, and sushi. All was excellent.

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S
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Ambiance tres bruyant pour souper intime. Sushi: tres decu ! Dumpling, soupe miso et rouleau printannier au saumon excellent. Assez dispendieux en général pour les vins

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and good food.
Reservation online is so convenient.

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CJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a group of 8 of us from Toronto for my best friend's bachelorette. We had a great time! The food was delicious and the service was great. Would highly reccomend.

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CI
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Presentation and quality of the food was very good. Restaurant is quite noisy making it difficult to have a conversation. Service was good but we did get the feeling that they were anxious towards the end of our meal to turn the table. Overall, a pleasant evening.

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EO
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, especially the dessert!! They have lots of options in addition to sushi, I would recommend everything but the sushi.

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CG
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Très bon service de notre serveuse et mention spéciale pour Rui, qui n'était malheureusement pas présent mais qui nous a super bien traité!

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Have sesame seed allergies, chef made sure everything was made without it, very nice of them!

I really liked my experience and will go back for sure when in Montreal !

Worth it, if you enjoy sushi and such, it’s one of those restaurant that you can’t miss!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We realy enjoy that restaurant very much
The food is fresh and the chef is creative
Everything was tasty and good
The atmosphere was cosy
Service was impeccable

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A
Montreal
93 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and will return again soon to your restaurant again.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Le menu dégustation est beaucoup trop cher et franchement, il faudrait préciser clairement sur le menu que ce n'est que pour une personne, parce que la surprise n'est pas agéable lorsqu'on reçoit la facture de 200$!! Quelques plats sont vraiment intéressants, mais le prix est boosté parce qu'on est dans le vieux Montréal certainement, ça ne vaut pas du tout ce que ça coute.

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J
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellente cuisine t service mais niveau de la musique trop élevé.

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G
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun! Great and friendly service. A bit expensive but worth it. Noisy as average restaurants in the Old Montreal.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Too expensive and a lack of service. We can’t recommend it.

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RD
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A great restaurant. Very good and fresh food. Nice atmosphere.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Although a bit on the expensive side, Kyo provided an amazing evening for my husband and I, with great tasting and fresh rolls as well as a very trendy place to eat out. Make sure to reserve a table as they were very busy throughout the evening. You wouldn't want to be turned away!
We had a great experience, made up of very attentive service and so much flavor in the food we ordered. Make sure to order their donuts for dessert. I can not even explain how delicious they were!
What a great night we had. If ever back in Montreal, we will make sure to return.

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W
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Beef tatataki, udon and donuts :) we went for a couples dinner on a busy Saturday night was loud and busy . Service started or slow but then was really good. Unfortunately loud group behind us of drunk girls made it hard to hear my partner but overall very good food

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh and delicious menu, professional staff, overall a great experience! Highly recommended.

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KB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Brian is an awesome waiter, great overall experience!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

if I am going to pay 200 for a dinner I don’t care if it’s Valentine’s Day I should let have to wait for 2 and a half hours to get my full meal

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good place for a date. On the noisy side. It was a bit cold inside. Some people kept their jacket.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent! Merci Guillaume! We had lots of fun! We enjoyed your help and recommendations!

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A
Montreal
93 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and will return again soon to your restaurant again.
I enjoyed your sushi rolls and all other foods I got too.

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food is delicious and the presentation is nice. However, the portions were very small and the service was slow, even when we asked for the bill

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MJ
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Très satisfaits par la nourriture et le service mais le niveau de son est trop fort et la musique ne correspond pas à l'ambiance izakaya.

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

Excellente soirée. Service parfait, mets variés, ambiance chaleureuse

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h
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

This is the worst "Japanese food" I've ever had. The ingredients were definitely NOT fresh at all, so it tasted very bad. It tasted like the cook doesnt know any standard recipe (Takoyaki, yaki udon, tataki, cheesecake) and tried to mimic the "look" of Japanese food as an amateur. The cook does not have any understanding of the ingredients used (The yuzu tart tasted as if you just replaced the lemon for yuzu in lemon tart... lack of understanding of the characteristics of yuzu)
We went for "Happening Gourmand" and maybe this is because we paid relatively cheaper price compared to the regular menu. But then... if you want to offer cheaper price, please don't compromise on the quality of food....

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A
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

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the cod fish and the fried pieces of octopus were amazing! (my favorite dishes of the night)

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It was a bit cold in the restaurant.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Yum! The only thing we didn’t care for was the poulet karaage. Nothing like Japanese chicken. More of a spicy Chinese style chicken.
Everything else was delicious and authentic.

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P
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Ambiance et cuisine assez bonne. Malheureusement l’accoustique est terriblement bruyante

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EC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Délicieux tapas japonais, le sashimi de poisson était sublime, ambiance feutrée et sympathique, service impeccable.

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JR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

good food, decent service. would recommend and visit again

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SD
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Compared to other restaurants within your price range, we found the portions rather small. The taste and service was perfect however.

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DA
London
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Especially Bryan was the one who made our day. Many thanks, Deniz

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RT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I came here during Happening Gourmand. Food is tasty but a bit pricy if there's no promotion. Will definitely come back

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Z
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Avons essayé le restaurant dans le cadre du happening gourmand, c’etait Bon et les assiettes bien présentées, donc satisfaits globalement. Tapas à partager. Toutefois en considérant le prix réel au menu à la carte je trouve que c’est tout de même overpriced.

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PF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Service took forever and we were rushed to leave,
I guess that's what happen when u go there only ordering the "happening/gourmand" menu.
Felt like they treat u differently because you don't spend the BIG dollars. =((

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