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Saiko- Bistrot Izakaya, Montréal, QC

Saiko- Bistrot Izakaya

4.3
4.3
66 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Sushi
The first Japanese gastro-bistro in the heart of the business district, Saikō Bistrot offers a distinctive dining experience. You will find traditional Japanese dishes from chefs Shatoshi and Shin Ichi-san. Saikō Bistrot is one of the first restaurants in Montreal that combines a sushi house and a Japanese bistro.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (438) 386-7888
  • Payment Options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    Bellemont
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    In from of Metro Square-Victoria
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

What 66 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Healthy

  • Montreal

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Montreal

    Healthy

66 Reviews
  1. Kato

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly enjoyed my meal. I sat at the bar and watched the chef make the sushi. Really enjoyed it.

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  2. Didi

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    J’ai trouvé ça très bon mais un peu cher. 3 personnes 220$ avec taxe et pourboire.

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  3. Heidi

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I guess I had higher hopes. I trully appreciated the birthday cake slice we were offered. The waitress was very kind but we waited a long time in between interactions depiste the fact that the place was empty. She also forgot to give us the containers to place soy sauce in so we took it ourselves from another table. We were hoping for more ambiance on a Saturday night. It was warm outside and sunny. Anyway, the food. yes, fish was fresh and they have some nice selection on the menu for sashimi lovers like me. Loved the shiso leaves. But I did not find this to be a good value overall. The rice on the nigri broke apart and was tiny. The roll looked like as if I had rolled it at home and was cut in pieces of variable thickness...for 38$ I would have expected the filling to be something other than surimi. Only 5 actual pieces of fish on the nigri and maki platter...rest was shrimp, surimi, clam, meh. 12 pieces for 38$ of which only 5 were to the level is not a good value IMO. Sashimi was fresh but here again, 12 pieces for $42. Had these all been top like, toro, kampachi, etc. then arguably worth it. Plastic plates, disposable chopsticks and paper towels...not the experience I was expecting for this type of place to celebrate two brithdays. My mistake perhaps for having expected more than a takeout-style sushi place. I would still recommend but with those caveats that it is not a fine dining experience.

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  4. MasakiM

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Saiko means the best. The name means it as the best izakaya in MTL.

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  5. LeekyPoirot

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The quality of fish and the creativity behind the dishes were outstanding. Sea bass, uni, yellowtail, and botan ebi, were top-notch!

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  6. RosalieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Saiko was amazing, some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. The appetizers were also amazing!

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  7. Karen

    Montreal

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the restaurant to celebrate my birthday and had the omakase. Chef and the team were wonderful, and very engaging! We had the omakase experience, which gave us the opportunity to sit at the counter, watch the chef prepare the food and explain what cut of fish is being used and where it was sourced from. Everything that was served to us was very fresh and great quality. He paced the food perfectly and was very patient with our questions, even though he was very busy making the plates for the other tables. Made my birthday dinner an amazing experience!

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  8. Riri

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, one of the best Japanese food I have had.

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  9. Patricia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accueil chaleureux et un super service. Sous les conseils du serveur , nous avons découvert des sushis délicieux. Belle expérience à revivre.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi and omakase experience in Montreal!

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  11. ChloeL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was extremely nice. We could hear one of the waiter sharing our comments not only with the chefs, but with all of the staff, which 1) showed us we were heard (although we just said it was delicious) 2) showed a very good working atmosphere for the staff. The sushi’s were delightful, fresh and tasty. The lichee martini was amazing too. As a long distance couple (France - US), it was our last date night before flying apart, and they succeeded in making us feel comfortable and having a great night.

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  12. Caroline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best place for Sashimi and uni in Montreal.

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  13. RickW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a perfect find. The staff were excellent and the food was even better. I recommend sitting at the bar to watch the magic first hand, you won't regret it

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  14. DavidW

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really excellent experience overall. The fish was very fresh and expertly prepared. The chef was very friendly and conversational. I will definitely go back when I am next in town.

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  15. Carole

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The waitress was very nice, courteous and helpful. That being said, unfortunately, this was a disappointing experience for me. I found the food tasty but overpriced , the ambience was a bit random and the service extremely slow. Since I was celebrating a birthday that day, these elements came off as a bit underwhelming.

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  16. VincentC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Chef très gentil, last call malaisant (passage de moppe etc)

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  17. AtieW

    Montreal

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You cannot find fresher fish! Amazing meal.

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  18. MaryT

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to this restaurant before and although every restaurant has been hit hard by the pandemic closures over the past two years we were very happy to find that Saiko has weathered the storm and stayed in business even though many establishments around them did not. In our opinion we could easily see why because as usual we enjoyed superb sushi delivered with friendly and efficient service. The beautiful presentation of the dishes are like a work of art to us and when it comes to freshness and flavour no one can do it better than the chefs at Saiko. If you are looking for top notch sushi then I highly recommend that you try Saiko- Bistrot Izakay. You will not be disappointed.

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  19. MaylindaB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant for sushi in mtl!! Chef is excellent and so is management staff

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  20. sopsop

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The place is very quiet, excellent for dating night. I feel the sushi quality is okay, but it is more expensive than similar restaurant. I would not recommend this place.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They don’t understand anything about food allergies. You shouldn’t work at a restaurant if you don’t know what celiac is. They had no options for me since they only had 5 options. This place shouldn’t exist.

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  22. Coolnat71

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Première expérience dans ce restaurant. La salade était très bonne, la soupe miso aussi. Toutefois, les sashimis, quoi que bien présentés, étaient gros et tranchés épais donc plus difficiles à manger et même parfois coriaces pour le poisson blanc. Le tartare de thon était fade et dans le maki de tartare de saumon épicé, il était aussi fade. Le service était sympathique mais lent, même si le restaurant était presque vide.

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  23. TristanM

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Unfortunately I did not have a super enjoyable birthday experience at Saiko. The food was absolutely delicious only it took about and hour and a half for it to arrive. Our waiter seemed to ignore us in the mean time. Admittedly, they were likely short staffed both in the kitchen and the front of house but a little explanation to your clients can go a long way toward creating empathy vis a vis the situation. Also a bottle of Sake or two on the house would have helped alleviate the situation but no such acts of generosity were provided. Our reservation was made a week in advance also so it was not like it was a surprises. In any case, good food but service and timely preparation are lacking. Hope things can get better there.

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  24. TeresaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had an excellent meal at Saiko - the sushi was very fresh and the specialty rolls were incredible.

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  25. DoctorG

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, with inspired preparations. A treat.

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  26. Joe6699

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good quality for the price, the sashimi were fresh.

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  27. JessieC

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and you could tell the ingredients used were all fresh. Great meal overall!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food and very friendly staff. Highly recommend if you want good sushi.

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  29. PierreG

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Part of our order was not served. We had to ask twice to get it. The service was poor but food was good. The outside entrance was dirty , it gave a bad impression to the restaurant.

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  30. DanielM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best sushi in town! Thank you for the good food and good music 1

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  31. AhdA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fresh fish. perfect service. delicious sushis sashimis and specialties.

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  32. RuthM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fabulous sushi restaurant, quiet and welcoming. Service can be a little slow, but we’ll worth the wait.

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  33. Luvgoodfood

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very fresh sushi! Staff was helpful by explaining the menu! Great location.

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  34. MarijkeW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great choice of sushi and sake, we had a wonderful evening.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was one of the best birthdays I’ve ever had! I had to reserve this last minute because our reservation at another restaurant fell through due to their water line being down. The staff was the nicest, most fun and welcoming staff I’ve ever encountered (from all the waiters to the ones behind the counters) and the food and drinks were great. I really loved the scallop and crab appetizer dish and the saiko lemonade cocktail. They also offered me a complimentary birthday dessert and there was so many options to choose from (3 flavoured roll cakes, 2 cheesecake flavours and a chestnut cake) but I picked the strawberry roll cake and it was delicious. Would definitely come back :)

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  36. Karen

    Montreal

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the omakase, which I have been wanting to try. The selection that was provided to us was amazing! The appetizers that were selected for us were perfect and the chef watched our plates to ensure the proper timing for the next piece. The chef was fantastic, being attentive and answering our questions, eventhough he was very busy, preparing dishes for others. I highly recommend Saiko, especially the omakase, which brings your sushi experience to the next level. When you choose the omakase, please be aware it is an experience (we were there for 3 hours, I think), but time goes by quickly!

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  37. Maxo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with amazing service, would highly recommend!

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  38. Medsea

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! Looking forward to going back 😊

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  39. ChantalR

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is very delicious. We always enjoy going there. Highly recommend.

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  40. Karen

    Montreal

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The quality and freshness of the fish is outstanding. Patrons were spaced out well and the service was amazing. The only place that i have found with a sashimi special (which is the specual that i keep coming back for). So happy this restaurant is still around post-pandemic!

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You can order delivery directly from Saiko- Bistrot Izakaya using the Order Online button. Saiko- Bistrot Izakaya also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Saiko- Bistrot Izakaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (438) 386-7888.

Saiko- Bistrot Izakaya is rated 4.3 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Saiko- Bistrot Izakaya

1065 Côte du Beaver Hall, Montréal, QC H2Z 1S5

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bellemont
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    In from of Metro Square-Victoria
  • Payment Options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
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