Ryu
Ryu

Ryu

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ryumtl.com/
  • Phone: (514) 439-6559
  • Hours of Operation:
    VALET PARKING THU-SAT
    Monday-Sunday 5pm till late
    Take out available
    CALL FOR RESERVATION
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Pan-Asian, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events: NEW CATERING NOW AVAILABLE
    Please contact us for any special events 514.439.6559

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Parc Ave
  • Public Transit: M. Laurier, M. Outremont, Bus 51, Taxi Station.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Ryu
Located on trendy Laurier Street West, RYU (隆, リュウ, Ryū “dragon”) is a contemporary Japanese cuisine and sushi bar restaurant. RYU combines Asian culinary traditions with freshly grown regional Quebec produce in signature creations. The RYU dining experience invites you to sample a variety of delectable dishes enhanced by an extensive list of wines, sakes and unique cocktails in a welcoming, chic, and intimate ambiance. A bold, enticing décor conceived by Montreal’s Huma Design makes the RYU experience a sumptuous feast for the senses for evening Epicureans. Ryu is more than a place to see; it’s a place to be seen.
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Ryu reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (9)hot spot (5)special occasion (3)neighborhood gem (2)vibrant bar scene (2)romantic (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Portion size and service
    GG2640
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Portion size was too small for price and wine service was way to quick (you would take a sip and they would come to fill you wine/sake glass each time). Quality of food was there, innovative sashimis, nice modern decor. I would go back to take a drink and split 1 or 2 appetizers with a friend. At more than 100$ a head, there are more good options in Montreal for sushi (Jun I) or innovative sushi (Park).
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GotsoSamaVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Food and service not quite what it used to be, something has changed. Certain foods not the same. Now lacks the "wow" factor that made this place great.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, but..
    Manders
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our reservation was for 9:30 and we were not seated until well after 10pm. Our waiter was very nice and was doing his best, however he was clearly overwhelmed as he was the only server working on a busy Thursday night. Drinks took an excessively long time to make to our table. I think our poor server was also manning the bar and trying to train a new staff member at the same time. He definitely needed more help/staff. The food, on the other hand - was fantastic. Every dish that we ordered was wonderful and came out very quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 129 reviews are from the Ryu reviews archive.
  • Great Food
    CBBBVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I have been to Ryu 2 times and every time I enjoyed being there. Good food and good service. I love the caramelized fries and the tuna carpaccio! Plus they adapted my orders to gluten-free :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food... Not too good service
    Foodforlife3
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    So we got there, waiter was ok, took our drink order (all came at different times) then the food, it all came out in a timely mater... Then once we had finished eating, nothing, never came back to ask if we wanted other drinks ( they were long finished by the end of the food) coffee or desert, we had to run after him to get the bill and then he was in a hurry to get paid... Witch was disappointing, if you pay that much for a nice dinner, nice service is expected...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always A+
    AfroditiVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We love coming here, that's why it was a no brainer to do my birthday here the only down fall is, we purposely didn't bring our own cake, because we wanted the fried ice cream ... and when it was time, they told us the kitchen was closed, as it was too late... but overall the experience was good. Our server was great, he gave us some of his favorite rolls to try.. Ask for Ricky! he is always great pleasure to be served by! try the Club, the Tsunami & the spicy tuna on rice cakes ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Terrible dining experience. 8:16 got our bottle of sake and edamame..9:25, none of the other appetizers nor sushi platters had shown up, no follow up and consistent "be right back"... I asked for my bill, and left... Heard good things of this place, but this is inexcusable... Was offered the bottle and edamame on the house, not a consolation prize buddy... Sorry...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gone down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I've been to this resto several times over the last 3 years. Unfortunately, the quality of the food has gone down significantly recently. I really hope they get this figured out as it was one of my favourite sushi shops in Montreal.
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  • ryu always a winner!!!!
    luvtryingnewrestos
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    our 4th or 5th time we have been there alone & a couple of the times with others food & service are always great my only complaint is the $12 valet charge.....makes for an expensive evening!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh twist -- pleasantly surprised
    KarinavoreVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Not sure what to expect -- were we going out for sushi or something different? Ended up being a bit of both and a nice evening out. Appreciated the creativity and freshness of most of the plates -- the Club Ryu was fun, some very nice rolls -- the eel with lime, the Hattori Hanzo (with popcorn shrimp!) Karate Kick (with Tuna tataki) was excellent. Finished off with Warm Seafood Toban Yaki (kind of a bouillabase a la nipponese) and a few carafes of sake and all was good with the world. Room was young an vibrant -- and the service we had was excellent and some personal attention from the manager. Great night out -- we would be back. Recommend some larger carafes of warm sake at reasonable price, would be an appreciated improvement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was very original
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was very original and tasty. I would return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and service was outstandin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food and service was outstanding; the maike rolls were unlike any we ever had before. The server was very helpful in making our selection. My son dos not sushi and he had the bavette and it was phenomenal, even betetr that at a steak house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited for others to try before me.
    Luv2dine2
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Food and service was great and friendly and very pro. Great place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi was excellent! Definitely
    maria1029
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Sushi was excellent! Definitely recommend the Club RYU and Popcorn Rock Shrimp as Appetizers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time, great experience
    mtlfoodVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Loved every part of our meal at RYU. Wine,sushi and dishes were all fantastic. Will be back soon to try the rest of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the problem was not RYU, it
    mario
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    the problem was not RYU, it was Open Table, i ask for Japanese restaurant and you send me to Ryu wich is I don't know?
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  • Good Apetizers, Average sushis
    RamsisnutellaVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The appetizers were delicious! The maki rolls were disappointing, trying to overcomplicate it and too much fusion you don't taste the fish.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superbe expérience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Nous avons beaucoup aimé notre première expérience au Ryu. Le service est très efficace et le personnel très sympathique. C'est un peu bruyant, je ne recommanderais pas pour un souper romantique. La nourriture d'une grande fraicheur tout ce que nous avons mangé étaient très gouteux. Je vous le recommande fortement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance and delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The waiter was very helpful picking out our sushi and drinks, will go back with friends again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    neggy123
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Went with my family for my birthday and I have to say everything was perfect. Waitress was super nice, food came out in great intervals, and the food was just prefect. The manager came to our table after to ask how our meal was which was really nice. I will for sure be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi but...
    RiriVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The sushi was great and creative. Nicely presented and good selection since very accomodating for modifications for dietary restrictions. Two buts: 1-service was very slow on a saturday night. 2- the manager made sure to advise us that the table was only reserved for 2 hours, only a few hours prior to the reservation, not giving us much of a choice to change our reservations for another more lenient restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    AudreyVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    I loved the place. The decor is beautiful and the food is just simply amazing. I would only improve the service a bit ; our waitress was kinda weird and it's the second time I notice it. But overall, it is an extraordinary place that I recommended several times before and will again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • veeery tasty! amazing flavors. Also
    Tinbit
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    veeery tasty! amazing flavors. Also very happening, the place was full when we left. Great spot to hit before going out :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic every time
    mtlfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Love this place, great food, service and ambiance. Have the daily cocktail to start, speak to Jeremie or david concerning the wines they have some great selections. Black cod and beef tataki and carpaccio are a must
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi!
    CathyI
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Ryu must have the best sushi I've had in a long time. The tuna on crispy rice was delicious. I strongly recommend the LOTUS, the TAKERU and the HATTORI. The TAO was excellent too! I can't wait to go back! One big plus was also the valet parking.... I didn't have to break my head looking for parking!! What more can you ask for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great chic spot!
    Andra
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    My only complain about the good was the Asian pear salad. The Asian pear was lost in the huge appetizer plate of lettuce. Too many lettuce and too finely sliced Asian pears!! Not what I was expecting!! Really nice place- clean and good borne but my only complaint is that it is way too loud! It's a small place so not the best spot to catch up with friends!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great, service not so much
    mtlgirl99
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    I had been looking forward to trying RYU for a few months, so when an out-of-town friend asked where we should go for dinner, RYU was my first choice. The maitre d'hotel seated us quickly but then ... vaporized. The waiters were well-intentioned but unskilled, and the food - which was really very good - paled in the face of forgetful or nonexistent service. I noticed the owner looking at food that was ready to be served on the pass (between the kitchen and the restaurant), and leaving it there - while tables were clamouring for their meals, or their drinks... Not cool. While the food was definitely first class, the service was below second rate. I will not go back.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food bad Customer Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    So I really love this place, been a couple of times and i find it is one of the best Sushi places I have been to in Montreal. I was very disappointed this time though by the way we got treated at the end. We ordered a specific sushi on the menu that was priced at 10$ and on our bill they charged us 15$. Well one of us realized getting the bill and we told our waitress. She came back saying the boss says its 15$ so we said that isn't really acceptable since the menu says otherwise. She ended up coming back handing us our new bills with the right price but no sorry or nothing. She didn't say anything. The manger didn't come say sorry either he just watched us leave after. The food is great however but service this time was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi heaven!
    Maite
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    THE best sushi I have ever eaten. Great service by our knowledgeable waitress Sarah, who made wonderful recommendations on both food and wine. My first and definitely not last visit there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ryu Rocks!!!
    luvtryingnewrestos
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    I have been hearing fabulous reviews about Ryu. Finally got to see for myself what it was all about!!! It is a pretty small place & they pack the tables & people in. There were so many choices. As the plates are small we were able to try 5 items from the menu & they were all outstanding. My only complaint was that it was a long wait until the 1st plate arrived but after that they all came one after the other. Would go back in a heartbeat!!!! Definitely worth the wait & the price!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hip and yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Original and mouth-watering sushi served in a very cool ambience with well-versed and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RYU food feedback
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    LOved the chicken salad and carpaccio appetizer and pop shrimp. Surf and turf and other dishes very tasty, ( sorry can't remeber 2 others )however, when combining our three mains, a little rich. Enjoyed the meal tons, great service. Were there on a Monday so maybe not quite typical as it was quiet. would probably order one or two more traditional maki. One order of filet was great.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • les meilleurs sushi au Quebec
    yangee
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Je suis un amateur de sushi et je suis parti de Quebec pour aller a se resto car j'avais entendu dire que les sushis etaient vraiment bon et c'est plus que le cas....ils sont vraiment incroyable selon moi les meilleurs au quebec tout amateur de sushi doit y aller
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    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved my experience at Ryu The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Loved my experience at Ryu The black cod dish is my favorite in the city. Rolls are creative and deliscious. The vibe and service was on point. Will return soon. Must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi!
    jsweet
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    The sushi at this restaurant tasted great and the presentation was very unique. I enjoyed eating here and will definitely visit again. We ordered a bit too much and were not advised by our waiter that it was too much, which is what he did do for the others in our party. The service could have been better as the waiter seemed uninterested in serving us. But, all in all, it was a pleasant experience with great food.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boo hoo Ryu
    Mia5
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    The food was outstanding, there's nothing to be said about that. The service however was a completely different story... We had to wait about 20 minutes before being served, and about another 20 minutes before getting our drinks. As if that wasn't bad enough, we had to wait yet again for our food to come. The least that could have been done was to give something on the house, you would think??? To top off our evening, the valet lost our friend's car keys. You would think he would have felt bad or whatnot, instead he was giggling and being non chalant. This was sooooo unacceptable. Based on our overall experience, I can't recommend this resto. It's really too bad because the food was really excellent. So fresh and creative.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some plates awesome, some so-so
    FoodieGirl
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    I would definitely go back for the hot and cold plates. Their rock shrimp is to die for! However I'd skip the sushi rolls. We were 4 people and we each ordered a different sushi roll, and they were just okay, waste of money really. Nothing to drool over. The appetizer called Spicy Tuna on Rice Cake was honestly the best I've ever tried, so be very selective!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service
    BEKS
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Service was very unorganized. As my friend got her sushi way ahead of me and I was waiting quite a while to receive my food. As well as the service was very fast I felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a meal and night
    mtlfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    Went to Ryu with some friends after hearing about it and we were blown away. Service was meticulous, they had a fantastic white wine card and the cocktails we had to start of the night were delicious. The highlight was the food sushi rolls had less rice and more delicate you can taste the ingredients. Black cod, half lobster and the mushroom dish were to die for. Gets a bit louder after 10 but we enjoyed the music they were playing and the ambiance was great, cant wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would recommend
    mimiVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    We really enjoyed Ryu. Cocktails were interesting (the special Mojito was fantastic). Try the shrimp starter and Tsunami sushi - so good!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.