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Yen Cuisine Japonaise, Montreal, QC

Yen Cuisine Japonaise

4.5
4.5
183 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Japanese
YEN CUISINE JAPONAISE, A HIDDEN RESTAURANT IN HEART OF MONTREAL COMBINES TRADITIONAL JAPANESE CUISINE WITH CONTEMPORARY GASTRONOMY EXPERIENCE IN A COZY YET SOPHISTICATED AMBIANCE

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Japanese Speciality

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 543-3354

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    Sherbrook St

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Guy-Concordia Subway Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wine

What 183 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    It was OK. The sashimi was not that great quality, uni especially was not very fresh. Tempura was good. Overall pricey for quality.
  2. C

    Christine

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were top notch! Would definitely return!
  3. C

    Chanel

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely fresh and delicious! The food reminded me of Tokyo. A bit pricey but worth it with the explosion of fresh flavors. Seats needed to be clean. The brick is deteriorating and falling on the bench. Otherwise all perfect!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    When we arrived the first thing that the waiter told us was that we only have 90 minutes to eat given they had already another reservation coming, which we considered a bit rude. The place needs a good cleaning to get rid of the dust and some net spiders, see pics. The food was ok and according to the price.
  5. DS

    DanS

    Montreal

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was promptly seated on arrival. Service was pleasant, polite and quick. I had the Samon Kawa tartar, which was a mildly spicy salmon tartar served on squares of crispy salmon skin. For my main, I had the Tenzaru Soba, which is cold buckwheat soba noodles with a dipping sauce aside tempura battered seafood and vegetables. Both were delicious, and the portions quite large. Been here before and expect to continue going back.
  6. RD

    RosalieD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, thanks for this experience, we will coming back for sure !
  7. G

    Great

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Glad we booked on the day as there was a queue to get in. Seems authentic but we have tempura and sushi/sashimi. All very good. Service was a bit slow to start as the place was full but no problem. The waiters were courteous. Definitely on the list for ‘downtown’ sushi.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On est des habitués maintenant puisque c’est le meilleur sushi en ville pour nous. On ne mange pas de sushi ailleurs, tout simplement merveilleux
  9. CH

    ChengH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Foods are fresh and delicious.
  10. J

    Jenniferg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The unagidon and sushi was very good. The workers were nice as well.
  11. K

    Kjcavalieri

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    So...we had an 830 dinner reservation, and we were seated a few minutes early. But after 30 minutes of waiting at our table, we still had not been visited by the wait staff. No drink orders, no questions about the menu, nothing. Other tables seemed to be getting attention. So, my wife and I decided to just leave. We cannot comment on food or drinks, of course. But the service was disappointing.
  12. CD

    CatherineD

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food is inconsistent. Today I came and order the soba soup noodle and it was bland, I have to put a lot of soya. My friend didn't like her food cause she find is tasteless.
  13. ML

    MLarkin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! in the top 5 best Japanese restaurants in Montreal for sure!!
  14. MG

    MelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food with great Sake options, the staff was really great at recommending dishes. We will definitely make this one of our regular spots!
  15. M

    Maxx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Je le recommande fortement, car on oublie que les sushis … ça se déguste aussi ailleurs que devant Netflix. Excellent décor, c’est très bien pensé. Qualité 5/5. Ils ont des oursins, c’est top. Bémols: Le mur du fond du restaurant, celui mitoyen aux toilettes vibrait assez pour ressentir une gêne. J’ai été serveur dans le vieux Mtl, les deux commis n’étaient pas assez discrètes, nous coupaient la conversation, débarrassaient trop tôt.
  16. LR

    LouiseR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is excellent…we go back any time we are in that area….must go to …
  17. MR

    MelanieR

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The waitress couldn't keep track of our order, didn't seem to speak either English or French well. We had to ask for water and to order drinks because we had been seated for a while and no one came to see us. She brought us a plate that we hadn't ordered. Brought us 2 more beers when we had already received our order and had to bring it back. Charged us an extra beer and had to argue to remove it from the bill.
  18. KM

    KatieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for the first time on Saturday. We had the poke bowls and they were so good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    An unexpected gem.
  20. p

    peggyf

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Been there often. Gets better and better over time
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing. But they didn’t have much options available to drink.
  22. BB

    BiancaB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    It is more a hub for students, not too bad, good prices, but the food not very good. Stay away from the dumplings, and don’t ask for tempura salmon.
  23. TE

    TheElm

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was wonderful but the order of the food items is not always as logical as one might expect.
  24. J

    Jeenaf

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overall it was a good first experience. While the vegetarian options felt redundant it was still good eats. Everyone at the table ate to their pleasure
  25. AB

    AlexandreB

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    La nourriture est très bonne avec des propositions culinaires différentes de ce à quoi on est habitué. Par contre le service n'est pas très bon, on ne vous parle qu'en anglais même si la personne sait parler français. Malgré une réservation, on a attendu 5 minutes au comptoir, les employés nous voyaient mais servaient d'abord les commandes à emporter bien qu'on soit arrivés en premier. Dommage.
  26. Y

    Yannie

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Yen is not perfect but still a good Izakaya restaurant. Yen got lots of menu selection options and decent prices.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    They only allow 90minutes at the table and then literally kick you out This being said , if you want a quick typical Japanese experience! This is the place
  28. H

    Helene

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Délicieux! Un plaisir pour les yeux et le palais Bonne valeur qualité/prix
  29. K

    Kwintzy

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An excellent little Japanese restaurant. Very busy and lively. Tables are very close to each other but it’s never been an issue in terms of feeling cramped. Also you are told when you sit down that you will have to leave after 1.5 hours which is different and feels somewhat aggressive since you are told this as you are just sitting down and if this is your first time you don’t know how long ordering and preparing the meal will take. However, rest assured that the food is always served very quickly (not overstating this) and so you have plenty of time to enjoy it at a normal pace and the staff is friendly and caring. We ordered, were served, finished and had time to talk in just under an hour. Prices are very good and the food is tasty and fresh. I’ve been there 3 times in the past two months. It never disappoints.
  30. SA

    SamA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite the tight space, the place is nicely decorates, and busy. That speaks volumes about food quality and service. I like it
  31. G

    Group

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Succulent food in a rustic asian decor, definitely returning
  32. DD

    DanyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm very pleased with the experience. Food was was top notch and savory. Prices are very reasonable and the service was super nice.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good, we took a bit too much fried food so it was really heavy. Loved the uni and scallops sashimi. Felt like the fried Maki that you see is a bit too hard to eat. Egg soup is delicious! I don't recommend the beef teriyaki is wayyy too chewy
  34. j

    jaydeelive01

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellente nourriture et emplacement ! Cuisine typiquement japonaise comme on en voit peu ailleurs, cuisine exceptionnelle, produits frais et de qualité dans une ambience agréable. Le service uniquement en anglais était un moins toutefois, même si de très bonne qualité.
  35. p

    peggyf

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been there many times. Better and better each time
  36. S

    Simon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellente nourriture. Vaut tout a fait le détour. Bémol service en anglais uniquement. Nous y retournerons sans conteste.
  37. PA

    PatrickA

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great lunch with friends. I keep coming back for more
  38. G

    Generalarry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and delicious food! Also nice selection of alcohol/sake! We loved it!
  39. GL

    GeorgL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authenthic japanese for reasonable prices. Only downside is that the have no draft beer (and no wines, only Sake)
  40. M

    Marie

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice place, good atmosphere. The food was a bit too greasy (fried) for me, but maybe it is because of the choices we made. Would definitely give it at least another try!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Yen Cuisine Japonaise using the Order Online button. Yen Cuisine Japonaise also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Yen Cuisine Japonaise also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 543-3354.

Yen Cuisine Japonaise is rated 4.5 stars by 183 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 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Skip The Dishes
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Yen Cuisine Japonaise

2157 Mackay St, Montreal, QC H3G 2J2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Sherbrook St

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian, Japanese Speciality

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Guy-Concordia Subway Station

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wine

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