Ikanos

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Mediterranean


Ikanos invites you to discover the contemporary Mediterranean seafood cuisine of chef-owner Constant Mentzas.

Ikanos offer's a unique gastronomic experience where Mediterranean flavors are combined in a unique and inventive way. Market inspired cuisine, hand picked fish and seafood grilled over an open fire in our Josper wood burning oven. Mediterranean classics revisited with a modern twist, following our inspiration and the freshest market arrivals.
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Anis
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service,very nice ambiance. the retaurant was very clean. We had a very good time.

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Mitch
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tout était parfait, le service et les petites attentions de notre serveur, Vincent, ont été des plus agréables
Nous étions 4, et sommes tous du même avis,
Il faut y retourner

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JohanneB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accueil agréable, Nourriture excellente, service très attentionné, musique en sourdine très agréable nous avons passé un très bon moment, nous y reviendrons certainement.
Merci particulier à Vincent

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

29 août . C’était notre quatrième fois et nous y retournerons assurément.

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Tania
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

La seule raison pour laquelle je n’ai pas donné 5 étoiles pour tout était le non respect de 2 mètres entre les tables sur la terrasse. Elles étaient presque collées l’une à l’autre. Le passage entre les tables était tellement étroit que, lorsque les autres clients sortaient pour aller aux toilettes ou partir, Ils étaient très proches. Pas idéal dans le contexte actuel.

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CaroleB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bon service et pour l'assiette de fruits de mer, la cuisson était excellente! Cependant, il pourrait y avoir au moins 4 pétoncles dans l'assiette à partager, ils sont trop bons! Les saveurs des plats nous rappelaient notre voyage en Grèce de l'an passé. Belle découverte!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent

The entrees were very good, (fried zucchini & tartare de loup de mers)

but the bread used for the guedille d’homard, compared to the excellent bread they served us before our meal, was underwhelming.

The gazpacho was not to our liking

Dessert was excellent (mini chocolate mousse)

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Fanfan
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music from the speaker was a bit too noisy. The service and the food was exceptional. Also, the restaurant is a nice place. It is expensive but for an anniversary, it is a good choice and the variety of seafood was appreciated. My family was happy about this meal. Thank you.
See you another time!
Françoise Dumitrescu

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Super restaurant service très professionnel. Qualité des entrée incroyable le dessert chocolat noisette aussi

Ikanos
Responded on March 9, 2020

Merci pour vos compliments qu'il nous fera plaisir de transmettre à notre chef ainsi qu'à notre pâtissière. Bien cordialement, L'Équipe du Ikanos

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vipMresto
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really fresh good greek good & service!

Ikanos
Responded on February 20, 2020

Merci infiniment de prendre le temps de partager avec nous votre évalution de la soirée. Vos éloges font notre journée! Au plaisir de vous revoir très bientôt, L'équipe du Ikanos

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DaveD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was just okay barring a couple items. Forgot to bring us our salad til I asked twice. Had to ask for a clean plate when I was brought one with food still caked onto it.

Price was very high for what it was. The lobster tail was served on a bed of sea salt and the creme fraiche and little bit of sturgeon caviar on top slid off into pure salt ruining any of the subtlety of flavour.

The filet mignon was done very well and the creativity of the roasted vegetable plate was good.

Ikanos
Responded on February 20, 2020

Mr D., First of all, a big thank you for taking the time to share with us your appreciation of the evening. We will make sure to refer you to a dish that will delight your taste buds during your next visit! Hope to see you again very soon, The Ikanos team

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SonyaB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superbe service attentionné
Bon rapport qualité prix et emplacement exceptionnel

Ikanos
Responded on February 20, 2020

Madame Beekman, Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez passé une belle soirée avec nous. Vos éloges font notre joie! Au plaisir de vous revoir très prochainement, L'équipe du Ikanos

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alexandrab
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good. We were happily surprised with the quality of the food.
The service could be better... but I think its only because they had a full night.
Overall - Awesome. I would definitively go back.

Ikanos
Responded on February 20, 2020

Dear Mrs B. Lortie, Thank you for taking the time to let us know your appreciation. We are very happy that you had a wonderful evening in our establishment. It was, indeed, a big evening and we thank you for bringing to our attention that you were not fully satisfied with the quality of the service since we are constantly trying to outdo ourselves. Hope to see you again very soon! The Ikanos team

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MikeNg
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The lobster we had were NOT fresh! The food quality is not qualified with the price (We took the Valentine's menu for 2 of us with the price 78$/ each and 2 set of wine tasting for 42$, so the bill ended up around 300$ ).
We would not come back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time there.... I consider myself very familiar with Montreal’s restaurant scene with most of my friends being in ownership or management roles at various spots around town.... but I’d never heard of this place before. And that was my loss. Food was amazing and the place had a really cool vibe. Looked like everyone there was on date night. Portions are on the smaller side and pricey but it’s an ideal opportunity to try multiple items on the menu and to do sharing plates. Service ranged from great to OK depending on who came by the table. I would definitely go back and try a few different items next time.

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foodie
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

- GRILLED SEAFOOD PLATTER with Shrimps, scallops, octopus and calamari. What can I say, but a delightful, singular flavor from the wood burning oven and cooked to perfection. The bread served is not one of my favorites, however my partner finds it amazing..go figure!
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- SEA URCHIN DUO with Cherry, beet, pomegranate, scallops, Yuzu gel. Clean flavors from a pretty rich appetizer. The gel, my partner enjoyed and she is not a fan of that style.

- DIGBY SCALLOPS with La Canardière foie gras, celeriac, apricot, caper. Cooked as they should be, just fantastic!

- SALMON with beets…ahhh the only disappointment. The beets were a bit too al dente, but that is a matter of taste. Some would rate it higher than me. However the salmon was not a sushi grade. Which might not be an issue, but it was cut in a way that resulted in stringy pieces of fish.

The service would be rated higher, except our waiter appeared relatively new and had trouble finding dairy free options for my partner among other requests. However the Somelier saved the day. He was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and a great conversationalist. After we perused the Greek selections with him. He set us up with a top notch Italian white wine. This was after our discussion, that the secret of Greek wines is out and the price to value is not as competitive as it was before. The desert wine recommendations were excellent as well.

I have been coming to Ikanos for 10 years as an Old Montreal resident, who knows the quality from the tourist oriented places. Never a bad experience at Ikanos and enjoy the subdued ambiance. In the past, had amazing experiences signing up for the tasting menus with the guest Chefs. I find myself coming less often now, as the prices have increased over time. So it is more of a special occasion place for us, than a go to in Old Montreal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Service pleasant and knowledgeable but slow

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ChrisP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super accueil et service! Excellent repas et ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Undoubtedly 5️⃣⭐️ Elegant restaurant, beautifully designed, well managed and great service from every member of the team. Delicious traditional dishes and modern creations. Impressive bar manager and mixologist. 🍸🍴🐠💦

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WilliamH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu superb. Way to much food for us though.

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JaimeP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was great and service excellent!

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danielar
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our experience was beyond expectations. I have only grateful words for the staff at Ikano. Pascal was caring and super helpful. Our dinner was delicious, my partner was so happy with his birthday celebration, and our trilingual family was understood.
Best meal and experience ever! Thank you all

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vipYolo0818
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all the way around! Felt like I was in Greece 🇬🇷 eating delicious Greek Cuisine, and treated like a Queen by the staff!! The Olive Cake is unforgettable!!!

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Amos
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We had a reservation and were seated promptly. The server explained the menu, at the same time, pushing the most expensive 5 course option. She also told us about the “value priced” 3 course option (priced at $79/pp), totally missing the point that all menu items were available a la carte. When we chose to order a few a la carte items and 2 artisanal
gin tonics, her attitude became dismissive. Our bread arrived promptly, shortly followed by our food. Our drinks? Nowhere to be found. After waiting 45 minutes and asking twice about our drinks...entrees finished...we gave up on the drinks and resorted to asking the sommelier to get our check so we could leave. It was only then that our two gin tonics arrived - with the check. The food was good, the drinks were delicious. The service was pushy, arrogant and non-existent. If you’re you’re a patient person and like getting attitude, this is the restaurant for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great service, fun waitress, good food and lovely wine

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AlexandraP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fresh, innovative, a great experience. Highly recommend.

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Traktor1979
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood and fish were very fresh. Will be back for more soon

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PatrickN
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic as was the service. Definitely a place to try.

Ikanos
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hi Patrick, We truly appreciate that you took the time to share your experience with us. Thank you for this amazing review and we are looking forward to your next visit. Opa!

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Fredz
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was excellent but the service was slow, too slow. It took almost 2 1/2 hours for our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and even better service. A must for upscale dining in Montreal. Bon appetit!

Ikanos
Responded on August 15, 2019

We appreciate that you took the time to rate us. Looking forward to your next visit!

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Dominique
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Très bonne cuisine et délicieux poissons

Ikanos
Responded on July 31, 2019

C'est un plaisir de lire que vous avez apprécié notre savoir-faire. À très bientôt

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vipJWH1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!! One of the best meals in Montreal.

Ikanos
Responded on July 24, 2019

Wow, what an amazing review. Thank you so much for the time you took to share your experience at our restaurant. We are thrilled that our efforts are yielding positives results. We look forward to your next visit! Warmest regards, Vincent A.

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MichaelS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for upscale Greek food, focusing on really fresh fish. Very good selection of excellent Greek wines, as well. Highly recommended!

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vipRayT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ikanos was delightful from the staff to the delicious food. We liked it so much we returned a second night during our stay in Montreal. Will be back!!

Ikanos
Responded on July 11, 2019

Hi Ray, It was a pleasure seeing you again on our end as well! We are so glad you liked your experience. It is a labor of love. Looking forward to your next visit.

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gatwick11
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service and good atmosphere. Seafood was fresh and delicious.

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ChristinaT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The beat seafood in Mtl. Their deserts are to die for

Ikanos
Responded on July 11, 2019

Dear Christina, Thank you so much for your amazing review. It means a lot to us. Our pastry chef will be thrilled to know his homemade deserts won you over. We look forward to welcoming you again at Ikanos Vincent

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FrenchConnection
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La nourriture chez Ikanos est toujours de première qualité et je suis toujours surpris par l'amalgame des saveurs. Service impeccable et personnalisé. J'avais demandé un siège en particulier et celui-ci m, attendait à mon arrivée. Wow!

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donnad
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the sauce trio (tzatziki, tyrokafteri and melizanosalata) and fried zucchini for appetizers, then the grilled seafood platter and the grilled Angus beef strip loin. Everything was so good! The octopus was excellent! I have had octopus at other places and when they are not prepared well, it is very tough. The strip loin was excellent also, medium rare with a nice gravy. For dessert, we had the inspiration, which consisted of loukoumades, olive oil cake and chocolate and almond cookie. The desserts were not overly sweet. Definately a place to return to!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great service.

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GeorgeS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HAD AN EXCELLENT MEAL and very attentive service. Top quality fish and delicious preparations. I also learned the difference between shaken and stirred!

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