While usually featuring sushi, not all Montreal Japanese restaurants will have raw foods. Teriyaki, noodles, soba, tofu, stirfrys and tempura are other types of delicious cuisine. Whether you are looking for shabu-shabu, sunomono or soups, use our list of Montreal Japanese restaurants for business descriptions, map locations and Montreal Japanese restaurant reviews.
Sushi Shop is a Japanese restaurant with outlets across Montreal and Quebec at large. Their sushi menu is fresh and contemporary with innovative concoctions such as the Cyclone, which is served in a square, or tuna wrapped in lettuce and rice paper instead of seaweed. Express meals are also available for those on the go.
Voted Best Sushi Bar in Montreal for 11 years, this restaurant offers innovative cuisine by Executive Chef Antonio Park (formerly of Club 357c). The menu features the freshest fish, kobe steak, lambas-sushi-maki, newstyle sashimi, oysters tri-afeller, seafood soups and more, plus an extensive selection of sakes and wines and a warm ambiance with live jazz.
Eat in, take out or have fresh sushi delivered from Sushi Mou-Shi. A large menu offers over 100 choices at this fun and creative restaurant. An all-you-can-eat menu is also available.
Reminiscent of traditional Japanese Ramen shops, this restaurant offers diners a menu of fresh-made sushi and noodle dishes. Extensive sake and Asian beer selections are also available.
Toyo Grillades a la Japonaise is an experience as well as a delicious meal. The chefs entertain while cooking Japanese cuisine on special large heating grids. Along with hot Japanese fare, sushi is available on the menu.
Chic and fashionable, Juni's menu is creative, specializing in sushi and Japanese but with International influences. Fois gras maki is one such example.
A casually, trendy restaurants guests are met with a creative yet unpretentious menu at Tri Express. Open for lunch and dinner, and express menu is available mid-day for those on the run. They are closed on Mondays.
This downtown sushi restaurant features a lot of competition but holds its own with an authentic menu of sushi that is made fresh to order. Cooked meals are also served including don buris, rice bowls, teriyaki dishes and tempura meals.
A sleek and Zen decor create a trendy spot for grabbing some fresh sushi. Mange Boire is best known for their grilled meats which ranges from AAA Black Angus to deer carpaccio. Sushi is creative and is a presentation of east meets west with ingredients that range from proscuitto to eel, marinated prunes to mascarpone.
Located on Bernard avenue, this restaurant features a modern, elegant dining atmosphere and a menu of innovative culinary creations sure to inspire the mind and the palate. Chef's specialties and an array of a-la-carte offerings are available.
With a name that translates into "Brilliant girl born in autumn," one can expect a vibrant menu of fresh foods and stylized presentation. Calamari, gyoza, sushi pizza, teriyaki, katsu and sunomono are a few of the highlights here. Their Gucci roll is a specialty comprised of spicy tuna, salmon and lobster tartar with avocado, tempura and tobiko rolled in rice paper.
Miso Restaurant features a large selection of authentic Japanese cuisine with a contemporary slant to their offerings. Find menu items like Oyster shooters, Uni shooter, rainbow pizza, and Cajun tuna sashimi. Cold entrees (like beef sashimi) and hot entrees (like gyoza) are also served.
A classy decor is offered at Odaki, along with an authentic and modern Japanese menu. Order items a la carte or partake of their all-you-can-eat made-to-order buffet.
In operation since 2004, Ichi Sushi is located in Plateau Mont-Royal. They bring a twist on traditional sushi with a variety of dishes to choose from.
Open seven days a week, this restaurant has a la carte items in addition to midi-express meals for those on the go. Specialties include the Mexican roll made with shrimp tempura, spicy salmon, spicy mayo, sweet sauce and crab stick.
Modern twists on Japanese favorites are available to visitors of this downtown restaurant. Featuring a contemporary atmosphere, the intimate dining establishment also offers two private tatami rooms.
A neighbourhood favourite, Sushiman is a fast-food sushi outlet providing a fix for those all consuming sushi cravings. Ready made meals of sashimi, sushi, nigiri and maki are available. Tables are available for eating in as well. Black and red colours create a strikingly modern setting.
A dining experience is what guests of this restaurant have. More than a mere restaurant, Kobe features teppanyaki tables, with diners sitting around it and a chef preparing food before their eyes. Open for dinner, reservations are recommended.
With four locations, Mikado is a popular, contemporary restaurant specializing in modern Japanese cuisine. Catering, take-out and delivery are available.
The chef at Takara is considered a master, creating unique sushi with genuine quality and creativity. Even the decor here is considered authentically Japanese. They are open daily.
Described as a Japanese steakhouse and bar, Vargas welcomes visitors with a lush red carpet, dark wood tables and plush booth seating. Surf and turf hot entrees are available and include filet mignon, live lobster, lamb chops, chicken teriyaki and much more. A separate sushi menu is comprised of innovative concoctions with names like Mango Tango, Angus Sashimi, Lost Paradise and Belle Quebecoise.
Bistro Isakaya is a tastefully casual restaurant where sushi is served fast. Ask for their special of the day appetizers which could include items like baked Japanese mushrooms or seared sea scallops.
Offering a traditional izakaya (Japanese pub) concept, this eatery and bar features an open kitchen, communal dining and an impressive menu of drinks and Japanese snacks.
Sushi is an art at Auro Cafe, with delicate pieces presented in a highly stylized fashion for an exciting dining experience. Katsu chicken, sirloin, tempura shrimp, teriyaki meats, soba noodle soup and tofu curry are also served. Exposed brick walls and chandeliers pay homage to the city's French history and elegance.
This sushi lounge in Montreal's east end is a local favourite and offers both a selection of sushi rolls and Japanese a la carte dishes in a calm and stylish environment. Private tatami rooms are available for groups of friends, romantic couples or families. Open daily, hours vary.
Located in Westmount, this contemporary eatery offers a full sushi bar and selections of traditional Japanese cuisine. Lunch is offered weekdays and dinner is available nightly starting at 5:30pm.
Located on the corner of Metcalfe and Maisonneuve, this full-service contemporary Japanese restaurant features a menu of innovative culinary offerings, including fresh sushi, teriyaki dishes, tempura, classic salads, soups and extensive appetizer choices.
Open daily for lunch and dinner, this restaurant wows customers with a menu comprised of Japanese and Vietnamese delights. A large selection of sushi, sashimi and rolls are available with innovative chef specials. Vietnamese dishes include spring rolls, rice and vermicelli combinations.
Mikasa Sushi Bar specializes in fine Japanese cuisine in a classy and contemporary setting with intimate lighting. They are located downtown and offer a large menu of appetizers, a la carte dishes, sushi, sashimi, maki and desserts. Specialty rolls here have names like Dragon Eye, Nirvana and Ninja.
Restaurant Japonais Sushi Ogura
Located in downtown Montreal, this popular lunch spot offers a buffet on weekdays with all the house specialties. Or order pieces a la carte, or select from a variety of platter options. They are also open for dinner.
Situated near the University of Montreal, this restaurant has a loyal following of students and professors alike. It affords nice views from the dining because of its hillside location, with a popular patio in the summer months. In addition to a range of sushi and sashimi, Atami also serves hot Japanese cuisine including udon soups and teriyaki meats.
A trendy decor with chic lighting is not a surprise coming from this restaurant located in Montreal's Gay Village. Expect a menu of gourmet sushi items complemented by soups, noodles and teriyaki meats.
Considered by some to be a hidden gem, this comfortable restaurant focuses on presenting fresh sushi in addition to udon, tempura and teriyaki. Save room for the tempura ice cream for dessert.
Kanda Sushi Bar-Restaurant
Kanda Sushi is most popular for their all-you-can-eat sushi. Noodles, nigiri and maki rolls are all available. Take-out is also available.
Sakura Garden Restaurant
In operation for over 30 years, Sakura Garden was serving sushi before it fashionable. Today a Montreal institution, they offer a traditional Japanese experience complete with a sushi bar and tatami rooms, while servers wear kimonos. It is perhaps the only restaurant that serves Kaiseki Ryori, a traditional meal that is based on seasonal cuisine served in a highly artistic fashion--reservations for this service are essential for a minimum of two people and one week in advance.
Expect large, fresh rolls at this casual restaurant. A relaxed atmosphere is created with cream, leather booth seating, dim lighting and ambient music. Thai, Vietnamese and Korean flavours also make their way on to the eclectic menu here.
Fusion de l'Orient
Contemporary Asian dishes are served at this restaurant amidst the ambiance of Old Montreal. Try Japanese dishes alongside Chinese flavours for unique offers that inspire and satiate. They are open for lunch and dinner.
This restaurant serves a Japanese specialty called Shabu Shabu, which means splash splash. Customers cook their own thinly sliced meat and vegetables in a pot of boiling water and dip them in sesame or ponzu sauce. It is open every day for lunch and dinner.
Japonais Sushi Zenya Inc
Creating a calming ambiance with its Zen decor of simple design, this restaurant creates a peaceful space for a nourishing meal. Along with the traditional favourites, Zenya's menu has a few out-of-the-box specialties like miso-marinated baked Malpeque oysters.
Situated on upper St-Laurent Boulevard, this unassuming restaurant specializes in no nonsense, authentic Japanese cuisine. Menu highlights include wakame salad and azuma moriawase, which is steak served with chicken yakitori and tempura shrimp and vegetables. A good selection of both sushi and cooked meals are served.
Sushi Delice is situated in the Sainte-Rose area of Laval and specializes in using quality, fresh ingredients in their rolls and dishes. The restaurant operates on a bring-your-own-bottle policy and offers delivery service and take-out as well as its intimate and homey dining room for those that wish to eat in. Closed Mondays.
Also known as Dozo Izakaya, this restaurant is located on the second level. Pine furnishings gives it a relaxed atmosphere that isn't fussy. It matches a casual menu with fair prices. Sushi, teriyaki and vegetarian dishes are served.
Traditional and contemporary sushi rolls are offered at Ogo Sushi. A casual and minimalist decor is offered. Sit at cafe tables or saddle up in front of the sushi bar and watch chefs prepare meals.
A fusion of Asian flavours is found on the menu at Soba, with Japanese and Chinese dishes served. As the name suggests, they have a hearty selection of soba noodle soups available, in addition to sushi and Chinese dishes like General Tso's chicken.
Classic Japanese dishes and an extensive menu of sushi are available at this Village/Centre-Sud restaurant.
Bistro Le The Au Logis
A fusion of Asian and European flavours is the star attraction at this restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner, Saturday night is popular for its live jazz music.
Sukiyaki Un Délice Japonais d'Anjou
Located at the Galeries D'Anjou, this restaurant focuses on Japanese noodle-based dishes. A casual setting is offered for a quick and relaxed dining experience.
Grillades Bizou is located on Bishop Street in Montreal. Asian food is featured on the menu here.
Restaurant Sushi Momoyama
MomoYama is a "fast-food" sushi place located in the food court under the Scotia Bank theatre in downtown Montreal. Sushi rolls and Japanese fare are available.
A tiny restaurant and grocery store combo, Sushi Bonsai offers a casual atmosphere or enjoying fresh sushi. Eat in at one of the five-only tables, or choose to take out a large variety of options. Imported Japanese products are also available.
This casual cafe specializes in Japanese cuisine served in a casual setting. Noodle soups, rice platters, salads and fresh sushi are served. They are open daily from 5pm to 10pm.
Offering noodles, soups, shrimp, prawns and duck prepared in a variety of ways, from all over Asia. Access Asia also offers a decent selection of hard-to-find Asian brews such as Hue and Tsingtao.