Kyo Bar Japonais
Kyo Bar Japonais

Kyo Bar Japonais

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kyobar.com/
  • Phone: 5142822711x
  • 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: Keiko Ito / 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 June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)good for groups (23)hot spot (15)special occasion (14)vibrant bar scene (13)great for lunch (12)romantic (11)late-night find (10)neighborhood gem (5)great for outdoor dining (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 82 reviews are from the Kyo Bar Japonais reviews archive.
  • 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.
  • Good food, great service
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    All staff were super nice. Food was fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Izakaya
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Went for dinner last week. Fantastic sake list. What a nice selection. All waiters were super nice and the general ambiance was great. Food was fresh, well presented and very tasty. Would recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    kimchiandtruffleoil
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We had 4 children with us and adults and children enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Leighann
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This is a sweet restaurant with excellent food and amazing service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    Tina
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Went to Kyo to celebrate my and my friend's mutual birthday with some friends. Overall, a great restaurant. The food was really good and wonderfully presented. A little on the expensive side given the portions served, but quite good. We especially enjoyed the cocktails: I had the Hatsune Miku which is amazing if you like lychee. My sister tried the Kyo Passion; a must if you love passion fruit. The slightly dimmed lights, good background music and the lively buzz of the place made a pleasant ambiance to catch up with friends over a good drink and meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Très bien
    fffroze
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Nous nous attendions à plus de choix en ce qui concerne les mets japonais, mais la qualité de la viande était très bonne. Très belle ambiance, ressemble plus à un resto qu'un bar par contre.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Japanese izakaya
    RamsisnutellaVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food is delicious with the exception of a few dishes. The sushi is decent I suggest you focus on the plates rather than the sushi. Great sake list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Everything was excellent! Morue, Sushi, Beef Tataki, Dessert. Cocktail are a little too sweet but at least different offering than elsewhere. A must try!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Montreal's best Sake list
    MtlguyVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The Sake list at Kyo is impressive but so is the food. Typical modern Izakaya fair complemented by an amazing experience. Bruce and Chef Ding are incredible hosts too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brasserie japonaise/Vieux-Montréal
    Penfolds
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Kyo n'est certes pas la plus typique des brasseries japonaises et est définitivement marqué par son statut de « resto » d'hôtel, mais l'équilibre entre qualité de la nourriture et originalité des plats en fait un choix très intéressant. Avec un menu divisé entre sushis et plats japonais plus gastro-pub, il est difficile de faire un choix, tant les descriptions et le nombre d'ingrédients des plats mettent l'Eau à la bouche. Super adresse pour le lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Kassede
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Overall discovering Kyo was a great surprise! Compare to the other Isakayas, The quality of Kyo's food is better. The only negative point would be regarding the service; it was rushed. We weren't even finished our desserts when the bill arrived; we had not asked for it. A few minutes later the waitress came back with the interac machine; again, we hadn't asked for it. I understand that the restaurant has other seating, but there is a professional and polit way to handle the issue. That being said, the food was great. Despite the rush for us to leave, the waitress we had was only doing what she was told to do by the management. Thanks K
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.