Barbounya
Barbounya

Barbounya

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barbounya.com/
  • Phone: (514) 439-8858
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Turkish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Fisun Ercan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jeanne-Mance
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Barbounya
Turkish-inspired mezze and tapas bar - Warm intimate ambience - Private room available for groups
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Barbounya reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (16)hot spot (14)good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (8)special occasion (7)notable wine list (7)romantic (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (4)late-night find (3)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • donnad
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Very pleased with the evening. The decor and ambiance was fun, and all the dishes that my friends and I ordered were excellent (tuna, salmon, soft shell crab)! We were a party of 3 and sat at the bar, at the corner, which was perfect to chat and share food. The recommendation of wines was also excellent as well. I have already recommended the restaurant to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jb12
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was very good,but the service was lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ah-mazing!
    delish
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Best meal ive had all month and we didn't even choose our dishes. went for mtl a table and every bite was better then the next!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, bad service
    Danny
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Waiter doesn't give separate bills, and when you ask, shows very bad moods. That's odd, as the place is great and deserves more "easy going" waiters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Montréal À Table-Too small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Montréal À Table is an amazing opportunity to get to know and enjoy new restaurants! However, Barbounya was a dissapointment. Way to small portions for a special $39 menu. It was good, but left the place still hungry after an entrée, main course and a tiny dessert. Turkish coffee was not impressive at all. I do love turkish coffee but it didn't taste good. Too bad because I've been waiting to go to that place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Terrible service, terrible beer, terrible owner that can't take criticism. No skills to manage complaint management. Average food but no flexibility in the menu during Montreal à Table event. Way too overpriced for what it was. Definitely a no-go. There is better elsewhere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Terrible service
    seanVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Terrible service, extremely rude manager, long wait and for what it's worth the food is not as good as it used to be when it first opened.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    mammarocksVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We frequent the sister restaurant SU quite frequently and love it so we were keen on trying the tapas style Turkish resto. Apart from a great Quinoa salad, a very good ( but not outstanding) octopus cerviche, everything else I tried but did not eat. Nothing was WOW except the size of the beer glass of our friends pint of beer. Certainly not going back for that! No, for us there won't be a repeat performance. BRING back Salute
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Visit as Good as FIrst
    Globalguys
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Barbounya is a treat to be experienced. The food is imaginative and daring, and comes in tapas-like small plates. The waitstaff is extremely well trained and knows both the food and the wine. Foodies will love the experience. It is especially good with a group from 4 to 8. Some of our favorite dishes were missing from the menu at this visit, but there were many others to choose from. Our favorites this time were the grilled octopus, the fried haloumi cheese with 4 kinds of mushrooms, the braised rabbit leg, and the lamb. Coffees were superb. Our only disappointment was that the dessert list was quite appetizing, but most of the items had been replaced with somewhat mundane replacements. They were even out of sorbets and ice creams?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KinaVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Plats exquis aux parfums exotiques d'une fraîcheur incomparable; présentation soignée, service digne d'un grand restaurant; décor très chaleureux; belles découvertes à la carte des vins. Accueil des plus agréables. Un endroit qui saura vous plaire, sans aucun doute! Les menus midis et brunch sont de belles valeurs qualités-prix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FredKVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our second visit and the food was still excellent! The portions are not over sized, so you can enjoy many "tapas sized" Turkish mezes. We did, however, miss the excellent lacerda
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A culinary experience
    Chanel
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    If you like proximity with strangers (you share your table), and a noisy environment, then Barbounya is a right fit for you. The food is amazing. We ordered the Group Menu @ $50 per person, and it was a non-stop sampling of fabulous dishes, most of which were a culinary discovery. The mix of flavours was delightful and the wine recommended by our waiter was an excellent complement to the food. The only slight hitch was that our first dishes were served while we were still having our aperitif drinks, and despite the fact that we had asked them to wait before serving the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most enjoyable
    LEHAVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Three of us had a wonderful dinner here with excellent service and delicious, very fresh and very innovative dishes. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beau et Delicieux!!!!
    karakter8
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Espace agréable et convivial. Les serveurs sont attentionnés et, surout, les plats sont fabuleusement bons. Saveurs nouvelles, fraîches et surprenantes. La chef Fisun fait des merveilles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Luvfood12
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Amazing food experience. Tapas style turkish cuisine. The eggplant and lamb poutine was incredible. The lamb kofte was cooked to perfection. Service was friendly and attentive. I will certainly return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belle découverte
    LineC
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Nous avons choisi le menu découverte à 50$ p.p. et avons ajouté la pieuvre grillée. Nous étions 4 personnes. Nous avons eu suffisamment de nourriture. Il y avait de très bons plats et d'autres "moyens". La salade de langue de veau ne fut appréciée que par moi et j'ai dû ajouter du sel p.c.q. manquait d'assaisonnement; le foi de veau était beaucoup trop cuit qu'il goûtait le foi de boeuf... et personne n'a compris la caille frite, on se questionne encore. Par contre, tous les crus étaient délicieux, les plats d'agneau également et naturellement les aubergines, champignons et quinoa étaient savoureux.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 37 reviews are from the Barbounya reviews archive.
  • Barbounya
    gnamgnam
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great quality and innovative ways to present incredibly tasty food. The service is very friendly. The atmosphere is vibrant, the decor is warm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good again
    JackC
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Again and again i go back to this restaurant with pleasure. Not too much change on the menu but well prepared turkish tapas (small plates to share), interesting wine list (try their turkish wines ) and excellent service. A good address in a stree with other good restaurants
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    TAndM
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Loved the fondue, hot and cold plates, excellent calamari and eggplant
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Lyne
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Great food and excellent service. Very good suggestion of wine to pair our food
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • different in a very good way
    Fredikoo
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The bar- like configuration can present problems in communicating with friends, but the food is so interesting and so good that perhaps talking to a friend is extraneous business! The Turkish meze rely on traditional recipes but there are unusual twists that make the offerings truly unusual even for people like us who know Turkish food well (my husband grew up in Istanbul.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Several times here for dinner with family or friends. Next time we'll probably go for brunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food4thesoul
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The portions are great for 2 women but men with appetites would have to order the suggested number of items and the cost would be excessive-However the food warrants it- each plate has very subtle and delicious flavours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food great, but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Came here with a group of friends on a Friday night for dinner. The ambience is really great and the servers are very nice and helpful. They know the menu extremely well and answer any questions that you have. The food was very good, particularly the quinoa and mint dish; however, I found it to be overpriced for what the meal was. I enjoyed the overall experience!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vibe - great food
    MrWodoVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My wife and I came to Barbounya for the first time this Saturday night. We arrived about 30 minutes early, but they sat us at a very cool mini-table in the front corner. The atmosphere was festive and happy, dimly lit with interesting music. Servers were great. The cocktails were interesting - loved the vodka-soda with a mint+anais addition. Food was very good. Favorites included the crispy kale and the lamb skewers. Great vibe - interesting layout inside. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, obsequious service
    Tholepin
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Food is excellent, a bit expensive, but overall probably worth it. Service is friendly, but distinctly ingenuine - like being served by salesmen.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced but worth the experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Ambiance is great, service is great, food is excellent, but not memorable and a little overpriced
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Miel2
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Food was great! But the loud technoish soundtrack, making it sound like Bily Kun, was annoying. The service staff should learn to be informative without sounding pretentious and pompous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Pietro
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    À very relaxed atmosphere, with excellent food and interesting seating arrangements. Excellent service. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tempting Turkish Tapas
    DingdangVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    After not being back for,a few months we tried Barbouyna again and were not disappointed. The atmosphere and decor are most pleasing and the dishes are all delicious. Our waiter Avery was a delight and most knowledgeable about the wines . He suggested a white wine from Switzerland, of all places! that was so complimentary to our choice of tapas which was mainly fish. The oysters were fresh and the accompanying salsa electrifying. Such a marvelous combination. The grilled octopus tender and juicy, the zucchini veggie lasagna and the mouhamara were also top notch and the duck magret succulent. We will be back in less than a few months!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first time here
    Ladyblues
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Just loved the place. Great wine list. Waiter was very helpful and thoughtful. Will diffently be back !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening at BarBounya
    SdmgVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We had a nice evening at BarBounya! I am a big fan of chef Fisun Ercan and was happily surprised by the fare offered on the menu... The tastes are farther from her restaurant Su (which I like to say it is very turkish) which was fun for me and yet you see her signature. All is prepared with a lot of finesse and I would say respect for the food... The service was good; I would not say particularly attentive but very courteous and polite. I recommend it to try for sure!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superbe decouverte!
    JeanLuc147
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Un formidable clin doeil aux produits turcs! Menu tres complets de type mezze (tapas) Vins turcs au verre. Superbe interpretation de la chef. Le "layout" de type bar est tres cool (vraiment casual - peut etre pas lideal pour une premiere "date") Magnifique decouverte! Bravo!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sublime Turkish Tapas
    fabfood
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Turkish tapas taken to a new level. Fantastically flavorful food. Common ingredients become sublime. Endive, red cabbage and citrus salad--sounds ordinary? It was absolutely sublime with a citrus dressing and marinated cabbage. Duck magret crusted in a unique spice blend, kale tempura with warm yogurt sauce and roasted tomatoes, grilled mushrooms and haloumi cheese. The meal was fantastic and the service was absolutely top notch. Friendly waiters who check back regularly and know their menu. Can't wait to go back and try everything else on the menu
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A modern turkish cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Excellent food completely revised dishes. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turkish Quisine
    FredKVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Despite the noise, we (four friends) were able to hold a conversation. Sitting at a long bar rather than tables was quite unusual, but it worked. Service was good and the food was superb! The same chef/owner as Su in Verdune, she has outdone herself here at Barbounya. Although each dish (served in relatively small but abundant portions) was remarkable, the lakerda was by far the best we've tasted outside of Turkey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Service is OK
    VallyVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Great food! Service is OK considering you will need to poor your own wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but high noise level and.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    A Montreal food blog recommended this place highly. The noise level was high and the seating consisted of long shared tables. Not the right ambience for us. The fish dish was excellent. The pork belly and salad were OK. With all the good food restaurants in Montreal we probably won't go back on a return trip.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • La bouffe est vraiment excellente
    joseeb22
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    La bouffe est vraiment excellente et le service est très bien. L'endroit est magnifique et la cuisine de verre est sublime. Vraiment très bon restaurant de mezzés. Nous y retournons, c'est certain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem of a Resto
    TrishyVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    The tapas style of the resto allows your group to enjoy many of the great dishes at this resto. The eggplant was perfection, the endives salad was delish and original, with the endives being grilled, and mixed with walnuts and strong cheese, and the fried chitters were to die for. Definitely will return. Also of note, the wiater was just outstanding, ameniable to all of our requests, helpful, just a delight to deal with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.