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Kyo Bar Japonais
Kyo Bar Japonais

Kyo Bar Japonais Details

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

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm – 11pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm – 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • 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) 282-2711

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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Diner Reviews
  • "Le plus proche d'un restaurant japonais que j'ai eu le plaisir de trouver hors du Japon."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Food was great.. many Japanese favourites for all tastes..Order the hot sake early as it takes a little while!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Delicious and fresh food in a lovely modern clean environnent"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Excellent food and attentive waitstaff. Very enjoyable evening!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Pretty authentic food, nice selection of sake. Nice ambience. Very attentive and friendly service. Cool place"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Everything was great. Food, service and ambiance. We will go back for sure"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Excellent food & music. Expensive given the portions."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "All staff were super nice. Food was fresh and tasty. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "We had 4 children with us and adults and children enjoyed themselves thoroughly. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is a sweet restaurant with excellent food and amazing service. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everything was excellent! Morue, Sushi, Beef Tataki, Dessert. Cocktail are a little too sweet but at least different offering than elsewhere. A must try!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I had the udon noodles from the set menu during the happening. The bowl was about half full but after eating it, it was more than enough. It was very delicious and savoury. It was difficult to choose between the dessert options. I opted for the chocolate mousse, which was thick and heavenly, while my friend had the strawberry mousse, which was light and refreshing. I want to go back to try their bento box. I saw a couple order that and it looked great."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Good sushi overall, although I found the rice to be a bit hard. The menu was off do the Happening Gourmand and so it seemed like the makos were being mass produced (as seen by the trays of sushi stacked up at the sushi bar). The beef sashimi was more "cooked " for my liking. I would try Kyo again on a regular night to offer a more fair critique."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The entrées were better than the main courses... We could see the plates who were ready and left on the counter for sometimes 1 hour (for raw fish, this is unacceptable). The service was good. Ambiance was good. Cocktails were good. I would suggest another japanese restaurant that is cheaper and gives a better experience (Don't remember the name but it's on Parc avenue corner of Sherbrooke)."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Je suis aller dans le cadre du Happening Gourmand et j'ai été déçu. Premièrement, nous sommes allé en couple. Mon copain à reçu ça soupe et j'ai dû faire signe au serveur pour lui dire que je n'avais pas reçu mon entré. Deuxièmement mon repas principal était l'assiette de crevette tempura. La description faisait mention que le plat allait contenir des légumes et à ma grande surprise tous les légumes étaient tempura également. Ce plat conviendrait en entrée à partager mais pas comme plat principal vraiment trop de panure! Mon copain à prit les shushis et ils étaient ordinaires. Je ne retournerais pas à ce restaurant malheureusement."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Food was ok. I love sushi and Kyo is not on my favorites' list. I wouldn't go back. Ambiance is good (dimmed lights, music, etc). As far as service, I asked for a custom menu and the chef accommodated my needs for an extra fee so that was appreciated. However, in terms of the waiter, the service was quite slow and he was not always around. Our appetizers were brought at different times: I got my soup first and by the time my friend got his salad my soup was cold."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Food quality average - we were disappointed. The service was kinda slow. We waited a while for our drinks and had to change the plates twice as they weren't entirely clean. Will probably not go back again."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "My friends and I are big fans of Japanese food and we decided to try out Kyo. We were very disappointed with the food we got. The starters (beef sashimi and agedashi tofu) were okay, nothing special. The chef's selection of maki was unoriginal and didn't taste fresh. We expected more for a luxury restaurant like Kyo. The Chirashizushi tasted a bit too sweet and the desserts were also disappointing. We didn't like the Yuzu Donuts. The flakie pastry (is that even a Japanese dessert?) was disappointing because we could barely taste the matcha flavor. Overall, it's not a restaurant we would recommend. The meals are overpriced and nothing like Japanese. The service was poor (the ambience was good though)."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Went during the famous food week...loved the entree (Beef sashimi in ponzu sauce), followed by 15 pieces of chefs choice, and their famous beignets...simply refined sushi. A fresh addition to sushi restaurants in Montreal."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The soup was very good. The doughnuts are fantastic. Very good service from the young Asian lady I don't remember her name I it's Truk something like that."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "i was very pleased with the service i received right from the start. i had reserved for 8, but had to make last minute changed to accommodate 10. food wise, the entrées were very good and so were the desserts. Yuzu donuts were packed and the green tea pastry was very smooth. For the main course, i chose the chef's selection of maki. It included 15 pieces and i was expecting something special. I received some california, the kyo special, spicy tuna and spicy salmon. Appart from the kyo special, which had a twist to it, i was not impressed with the other makis. Some kamikazes or dragon eyes would have been a good choice instead of california or of the spicy rolls, which were repetitive."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "J'aime beaucoup Kyo. On y trouve l'un des plus grands et meilleur choix de saké à Montréal. Les plats y sont originaux et délicieux. Seuls critiques: le services est inégale (parfois excellent, parfois amateur voir mauvais) et le prix est juste un peu élevé pour l'offre (quantité et qualité), mais bon on est dans le Vieux-Port. Ça ne nous empêche pas d'y retourner avec plaisir, juste moins souvent qu'on l'aimerait."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Went during Happening Gourmand. My friend arrived first, table was reserved under my name. My friend was brought to someone else's table because the host(ess) got the names mixed up. The food wasn't as good as I thought, only the dessert was not bad. Service was average regular service, a lot of much better options in the area. Although it has a nice and different atmosphere for Happy Hour"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "the ambience was very nice.. with very friendly staff and fast service. we were 4 people and we all had different things, The fried tofu was lacking flavour and texture, but we had the beef sashimi which was to die for!!!!.. I had a rice noodle/crab salad, which was ok.,.. nothing special... as a main dish I had a tempura platter which was very good.. the sushi platter was ok.. normal sushi... the fried pork was amazing though... really good.. as for desert we had the japanese doughnuts and green tea mousse pastry.. they were both really good.. the pastry was very light... abd the doughnuts very flavorful. All in all it was a very nice experience.. liked the decor and the place"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Went on January 16 and was surprised that they did not had their regular menu available during happening gourmand. We had their 25$ table d'hôte. Selection was great, food delicious as usual and what a great ambiance!!!! Will go again before the end of this festival."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I tried this restaurant since it is part of the happening gourmand restaurant list. The $25 special menu was thoughtfully planned as it is very easy to try almost everything on the menu if dining as a couple or group of three. The relaxed ambiance and courteous wait staff made for a very enjoyable experience. All of our food was quite tasty with the exception of, most surprisingly, the sushi. Unfortunately, the sushi rice was underseasoned and the rolls were not tight - they easily fell apart. This was the only disappointing aspect of the dining experience. Signature cocktails were unique and flavorful."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "A very good place to go with a group of friends, but the food aren't that special for the price."
    Dined on 1/10/2014