Ryu Laurier

4.6
156 reviews
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Japanese
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Compact, minimalist restaurant specializing in high end sushi, both traditional and contemporary
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G
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Charlie the general manager acted as our server and was amazing. So good natured & client oriented! Food was top quality.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Nous avons été servies par le gérant de l'établissement qui nous a conseillé et s'est préoccupé de nous toutes la soirée. Je retournerai sans hésitation.

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GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So delicious and the kindest staff. Thank you!

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b
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We had a 7:30 reservation and came 5 minutes late. We left at 10:10pm. Service was horribly slow. The food was good but not comparable to NOBU as we were told. We found the portions extremely small. We were 5 people and I understand that certain items come in certain quantities, but the overall size of the portion was meek. I do not think for the amount of money we spent the value was worthy. I was also disappointed based on the length of the service and timing we were not compensated or offered any apologetic reason for the tardiness of the kitchen. The restaurant was at 60% percent capacity so only can imagine how much slower it would have been if it was at full capacity. Hope they adapt to their needs and add staff.

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M
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service, Michelle was a gem! The nigiri & sashimi were fresh and flavourful. If you’re looking for an authentic and delicious experience, this is the place to be!

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JP
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really nice place and great sushi. The meals are smaller but very tasty. The place is clean cut, calm and with great service. Definitely would go again.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hervorragendes Sushi und Sashimi.
Bedienung äusserst freundlich und kompetent.

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P
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding! Fresh, innovative and beautifully presented dishes. Excellent cocktails and wine list as well. The service was attentive and professional. You will leave looking forward to your next visit. Well done!

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

We celebrated my daughter's birthday and she loved it.

Service was kind and considerate without being oozy!

And the food was delicious and varied in it's offerings!

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KD
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

All of our food was amazing, the server was right you really can taste the difference. My partner loved his truffle salmon roll, it really is such a unique and flavourful comination. However the staff couldnt really tell us anything about their imported liquor collections other than it is "Oh the ones that every one knows, or keeps around as a show piece", maybe go take a peek on your swing by the washroom.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super souper pour ma fête avec ma famille.

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SO
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great resto - had a great time - Food was amazing (as always) !

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MN
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing sushis; the presentation, the products, the taste, the service, it’s just an overall perfect experience!

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NF
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Très bon restaurant, je recommande le plat de Morue noire.

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L
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2014
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Overall, a tasty, and very nicely presented meal. Portions are small, but we weren't expecting large amounts, so that's fine.
There was a recurring theme of 'miscommunication' between the wait staff and the kitchen. We asked that none of our orders come with mayo in them. The first item did, so they replaced it. We asked them to make sure the next ones didn't...they also did, they replaced them again. They offered a free drink on the house which was appreciated. We just don't like wasting food, so giving it back made us a bit uncomfortable. Either way. Trendy, well presented, tasty...but the wait staff/communication-with-kitchen is a little on the weak side.
Give them a try.

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GS
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2014
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Food and service not quite what it used to be, something has changed. Certain foods not the same. Now lacks the "wow" factor that made this place great.

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M
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2014
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Our reservation was for 9:30 and we were not seated until well after 10pm. Our waiter was very nice and was doing his best, however he was clearly overwhelmed as he was the only server working on a busy Thursday night. Drinks took an excessively long time to make to our table. I think our poor server was also manning the bar and trying to train a new staff member at the same time. He definitely needed more help/staff.
The food, on the other hand - was fantastic. Every dish that we ordered was wonderful and came out very quickly.

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CB
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2014
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I have been to Ryu 2 times and every time I enjoyed being there. Good food and good service. I love the caramelized fries and the tuna carpaccio! Plus they adapted my orders to gluten-free :)

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F
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2014
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

So we got there, waiter was ok, took our drink order (all came at different times) then the food, it all came out in a timely mater... Then once we had finished eating, nothing, never came back to ask if we wanted other drinks ( they were long finished by the end of the food) coffee or desert, we had to run after him to get the bill and then he was in a hurry to get paid... Witch was disappointing, if you pay that much for a nice dinner, nice service is expected...

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A
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2014
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We love coming here, that's why it was a no brainer to do my birthday here
the only down fall is, we purposely didn't bring our own cake, because we wanted the fried ice cream ... and when it was time, they told us the kitchen was closed, as it was too late... but overall the experience was good. Our server was great, he gave us some of his favorite rolls to try..
Ask for Ricky! he is always great pleasure to be served by! try the Club, the Tsunami & the spicy tuna on rice cakes ...

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2014
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Terrible dining experience. 8:16 got our bottle of sake and edamame..9:25, none of the other appetizers nor sushi platters had shown up, no follow up and consistent "be right back"... I asked for my bill, and left... Heard good things of this place, but this is inexcusable... Was offered the bottle and edamame on the house, not a consolation prize buddy... Sorry...

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2014
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

I've been to this resto several times over the last 3 years. Unfortunately, the quality of the food has gone down significantly recently. I really hope they get this figured out as it was one of my favourite sushi shops in Montreal.

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PG
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2014
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

our 4th or 5th time
we have been there alone & a couple of the times with others
food & service are always great
my only complaint is the $12 valet charge.....makes for an expensive evening!!!!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2014
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Delicious food!

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K
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2014
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Not sure what to expect -- were we going out for sushi or something different? Ended up being a bit of both and a nice evening out.
Appreciated the creativity and freshness of most of the plates -- the Club Ryu was fun, some very nice rolls -- the eel with lime, the Hattori Hanzo (with popcorn shrimp!) Karate Kick (with Tuna tataki) was excellent. Finished off with Warm Seafood Toban Yaki (kind of a bouillabase a la nipponese) and a few carafes of sake and all was good with the world. Room was young an vibrant -- and the service we had was excellent and some personal attention from the manager. Great night out -- we would be back.
Recommend some larger carafes of warm sake at reasonable price, would be an appreciated improvement.

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DS
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2014
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food was very original and tasty. I would return

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2014
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was outstanding; the maike rolls were unlike any we ever had before. The server was very helpful in making our selection. My son dos not sushi and he had the bavette and it was phenomenal, even betetr that at a steak house.

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L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2014
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was great and friendly and very pro. Great place!!

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m
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2014
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Sushi was excellent! Definitely recommend the Club RYU and Popcorn Rock Shrimp as Appetizers

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m
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2013
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved every part of our meal at RYU. Wine,sushi and dishes were all fantastic.
Will be back soon to try the rest of the menu.

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m
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2013
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

the problem was not RYU, it was Open Table, i ask for Japanese restaurant and you send me to Ryu wich is I don't know?

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R
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2013
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

The appetizers were delicious! The maki rolls were disappointing, trying to overcomplicate it and too much fusion you don't taste the fish.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2013
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nous avons beaucoup aimé notre première expérience au Ryu. Le service est très efficace et le personnel très sympathique. C'est un peu bruyant, je ne recommanderais pas pour un souper romantique. La nourriture d'une grande fraicheur tout ce que nous avons mangé étaient très gouteux. Je vous le recommande fortement.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2013
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food was to salty and over priced

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2013
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiter was very helpful picking out our sushi and drinks, will go back with friends again soon!

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n
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2013
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went with my family for my birthday and I have to say everything was perfect. Waitress was super nice, food came out in great intervals, and the food was just prefect. The manager came to our table after to ask how our meal was which was really nice. I will for sure be back.

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R
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2013
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The sushi was great and creative. Nicely presented and good selection since very accomodating for modifications for dietary restrictions. Two buts: 1-service was very slow on a saturday night. 2- the manager made sure to advise us that the table was only reserved for 2 hours, only a few hours prior to the reservation, not giving us much of a choice to change our reservations for another more lenient restaurant.

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A
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2013
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

I loved the place. The decor is beautiful and the food is just simply amazing. I would only improve the service a bit ; our waitress was kinda weird and it's the second time I notice it. But overall, it is an extraordinary place that I recommended several times before and will again.

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T
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2013
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

veeery tasty! amazing flavors.
Also very happening, the place was full when we left. Great spot to hit before going out :)

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m
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2013
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this place, great food, service and ambiance. Have the daily cocktail to start, speak to Jeremie or david concerning the wines they have some great selections. Black cod and beef tataki and carpaccio are a must

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