Kyo Bar Japonais
Kyo Bar Japonais

Kyo Bar Japonais

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kyobar.com/
  • Phone: (514) 282-2711
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm – 11pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm – 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Terence Ting
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Kyo Bar Japonais can be privatized on certain evenings, but many private rooms are also available inside the Place d'Armes Hôtel & Suites where the Kyo menu can be served. The largest space can accommodate 250 people for dinner or 400 for cocktails.
  • Private Party Contact: Christine Béland (514) 282-2711x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Saint-Jacques
  • Public Transit: Metro Place d'Armes (Orange line)
    Bus line: 55
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is offered at Le Place d'Armes Hôtel & Suites entrance, 55, rue St-Jacques, Old Montreal. The price is $16.
    Street parking and other private lots also available nearby.
A word from Kyo Bar Japonais
The new Izakaya hones in on refined, Japanese comfort food, an impressive selection of Japanese spirits and great times with good company. While sake, shochu and beer are set to flow generously, Kyo Bar Japonais also aims to place significant emphasis on its menu of classic izakaya edibles and its creative sushi counter.

IZAKAYA A traditional Japanese tavern that literally translates to “stay sake shop.” Izakayas specialize in small plates and an extensive liquor selection. Service is laid back and never rushed. Customers are encouraged to wile the night away between sake, sochu and traditional dishes such as sushi, Kushi Yaki, ramen and several fried specialties.
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Kyo Bar Japonais reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (31)good for groups (22)hot spot (20)special occasion (16)vibrant bar scene (15)great for lunch (13)romantic (13)late-night find (9)neighborhood gem (6)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Fantastic food and ambiance
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went with a small group of friends and had a great time. Food is delicious, service is very friendlyand there was such a great vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    JS1989
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Went with my girlfriend to Kyo Bar during Montreal a Table. I have heard about this restaurant for a year, but never had a chance to visit it. It was totally worth the visit! The food was great. Lovely presentation, perfect portions, and very tasty. The waitress and manager were very kind and constantly kept coming over to make sure that everything is fine (they did that while the restaurant was packed with people). They did a lovely gesture of sending us 2 cups of champagne since it was our anniversary. We also liked the live saxophone music being played. Very nice ambience, looking forward to visiting again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Emelie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I went there for MTLàTable, so service was polite but very slow. I would recommend Kyo Bar Japonais to people in their 20's because of their cocktails.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what I expected
    Vicky
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I really thought I was going to experience a sake tasting night - but it turned out to be a very commercial move to incorporate so many sakes without the chance of tasting any without leaving with a huge bill. Otherwise, the food was good, but very small portions for the price.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Belle découverte
    SteffVial
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Nous avons passé unebelle soirée et avons fait une belle découverte ! Merci !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall good experience
    coachrico
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    it was over all very good place. BUt the only problem I had was to pay the bill. once we got served it took for ever to get the check and they had kinda forgot about us. they had mentioned to us that we had only 2 hours to eat. And we respected that delay, I guess they were not in such a rush after all.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing impressing, but it was good
    Lily
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We went there for the Opentable event, as a good occasion to try out this restaurant. As an appetizer, the Okonomiyaki was excellent. From someone who came back from Japan not a while ago, I fell in love in this pancake filled with tons of seafood. As for the main dish, it was a bit disappointed. The food was good, but not as outstanding as the reviews let me expected. The chicken mirin was fine, as well as the kobe beef and the shrimp in the "terre et merre" dishes. One of us took a combinaison of sushis that was good. The Kyo roll was indeed more flavorful than we expected. However, the two rolls that we ordered, Kamikaze and Hamachi, were not worth the money the restaurant was charging for, as they weren't that outstanding.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant experience
    Shinn
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We went there for the dining festival Montreal à la carte and even though customers affluence was pretty high, we received a great service. The food was also really good. We ordered the more traditional Japanese cooking and it was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed my birthday celebration
    Aroseeliza
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was a great choice. Everyone that came out for my birthday celebration said that would come back to the restaurant. Great food! Well cook and presented were words of my close friend, who is a French bistro chef. I absolutely loved the R&B and old school playlist. A must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3 words: i loved it !
    PS0SP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I would definitely go again until imve tried almost everything on their menu, everything was so good, we got an entree typical japanese dumplings, and then different kinds of makis and sashimi and then dessert. Along wt hot sake.All our plates were wiped out clean !! Soo good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great except fort the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Granted, we were 6, and it was a busy Friday night...but the dishes we picked arrived in no specific order (some hot, some cold, double portions arrived at different times), and we probably had to wait 45min between the first and last (delicious) plate. Great for tapas and sharing, but when you're that many, the small portions amount to a bite each and leave everyone waiting and hungry. In addition, waiters kept changing and had no idea what had actually been ordered. It felt that the kitchen couldn't cope and they were just sending 1 plate at a time as it was being prepared. The rest was great (food quality, ambiance, drinks etc.).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Foodielover
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Amazing food, the service was great and the place's ambience was nice and vibrant. Excellent place to go on a date or simply dine with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    Cev13
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great food, and nice ambiance, I recommend and fore sure we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome spot
    Samfoodie
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great food, great service, great ambiance. A must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, nice deco, nice waiters
    Waddupfood
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was amazing, definitely recommend the bibimbap, absolutely delicious, best bibimbap I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super slow service.
    bartendinglibrarian
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It took over an hour for my husband to get his order of sashimi. I got my dish that had to be cooked about a half an hour earlier. Our server was apparently brand new and none of his co-workers would help him out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wine at the end of the meal
    jazmine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We ordered a bottle of wine for our party of 4 which arrived 45 minutes later, after receiving both our appetizers and out mains. We asked for the wine more than 3 times during the wait. The, albeit friendly, waitress insisted every time it was on its way, and then it just wouldn't come. This is unacceptable and made me question whether i'd go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!!!!
    np1981
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great restaurant!! Amazing food! Amazing service! Fantastic experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great concept, very good okonomiyaki and good attention from the waiter, helped to make the waiting for food feel less longer... as it was very long!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Bento!
    AceofCups
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This time was my third visit. Bento poulet (chicken) is my favorite so far. My colleagues also loved the tiramisu dessert. During the lunch time, however, it could be crowded and because of that you may find it quite challenging sometimes to receive attention from the waiters/waitresses. On the other hand, allowing on-line reservation was convenient so I didn't have to wait to get e seat. In all, I am planning to re-visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Le concept des Izakaya est super !
    MonSim
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Nous avons dîné au Kyo Bar pour principalement m1nger des sushis mais nous avons été conquis par les Izakaya, sorte de Tapas japonaises à partager ! Nous recommandons le poulet teryaki et les sushis au saumon : un pur délice !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Travelers
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It's my second time there an it was as good as the first time. The only thing is they changed their drink menu and I prefered the one they had when they first opened (better choices of drink), but the food is really good!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Japanese Food in Montreal
    JerseyFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a great meal. Very interesting menu. Great if you like to share dishes. Very sweet and knowledgeable waitress. Also a very attractive restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food, great service and not that expensive. Recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappoiting
    marty
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was below expectations... especially oysters.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodiefanatics
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    First time to Kyo it was absolutely fantastic. We are sashimi lovers and here it was fresh and melted in your mouth. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 87 reviews are from the Kyo Bar Japonais reviews archive.
  • Perfect and tasty!
    montse
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    it was perfect! good recomendations, it was better than we expect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Très japonais
    FrancoisP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Le plus proche d'un restaurant japonais que j'ai eu le plaisir de trouver hors du Japon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice looking, decent food
    Jvctx
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The place looked nice. The sashimi was fresh. But, the rolls were bland. Maybe it's a Canadian/French thing: I'm from Texas and found the food in Montreal good but bland in general.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal!
    ChicoVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Food was great.. many Japanese favourites for all tastes..Order the hot sake early as it takes a little while!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small portions, very noisy
    Tracy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    While we enjoyed the 80's music that played all night, it was so loud that it made it difficult to hear dinner conversation. The food was good, but small portions. Wait staff was extremely slow, though very friendly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    PG1979
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Amazing restaurant, we have eaten at some of the best Japanese restaurants around the world and this experience was up there with the best We celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary here and were given 5 start treatment. Couldn't fault a perfect meal and night out. Thanks so much
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MelRVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Delicious and fresh food in a lovely modern clean environnent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    phoenixp3k
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Stopped there for quick drinks, had to order at least one food item, but it was excellent. The food and cocktails were great. Service was speedy and courteous. Would visit again for a full course meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kmi201
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Excellent food and attentive waitstaff. Very enjoyable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nippon a la Canadienne
    JerseyExplorer
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Pretty authentic food, nice selection of sake. Nice ambience. Very attentive and friendly service. Cool place
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I have been to Kyo many times and it's still the best izakaya in town. Food is simply good and the service was warm and fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Foodies
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Sushi is good , a little bit thick !everything else is also good , well seasoned, nothing spectacular but very satisfied quality . A lot of coctails varieties and the coctail is very very good! Strange exotic combinason but taste very good !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Everything was great. Food, service and ambiance. We will go back for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sat night out for 30 over crowd
    Love2eatout
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Excellent food & music. Expensive given the portions.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.