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About 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.

711, Côte de la Place d'Armes
Montréal, QC H2Y 2X6
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm – 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm – 12am

Cross Street:
Saint-Jacques

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(514) 282-2711

Website:
http://www.kyobar.com/

Parking Details:
Valet service is offered for 12$ for 2 1/2 hours at Hôtel Place d'Armes entrance, 55, rue St-Jacques, Old Montreal.
Street parking and other private lots also available nearby.

Public Transit:
Metro Place d'Armes (Orange line)
Bus line: 55

Executive Chef:
Terence Ting

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kyo Bar Japonais Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Special Occasion (31)
Creative Cuisine (24)
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Tasting Menu (24)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Authentic (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Casual (21)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Tapas (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Fun (15)
Romantic (15)
Cozy (15)
Business Meals (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Late-night Find (12)
Healthy (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vegan (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My sister and I arrived at 12:15pm for lunch. We were seated promptly by a wonderful gentleman and that was the end of the good service. We ordered the sashimi combination, Kyo maki and rainbow maki. At 1:00 pm, we were asked by the same wonderful gentleman if we are ready for the bill...we told him we did not get our food yet. He brought it quickly; the best was the kyo maki.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Vraiment très bon et service attentionné. Top, je recommande !

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Le seul bémol était la vaisselle pas super propre. Le reste était top !

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great service at this medium sized Japanese restaurant. We were greeted with a very warm hello as we walked through the door. They have some very nice and creative dishes. Order the Shiitake mushrooms, they are the best I have ever had. Our waiter was Guillaume. He was very warm and knowledgeable about the menu and the different types of Sake on the menu. He also helped me set up a nice surprise for my fiancé, which was a cake made of donuts with a nice happy birthday inscription (no charge!). Extremely good value. It cost around $100 + tip for a nice dinner and a few drinks. Great warm and cheerful ambience. This place is a well oiled machine. Bravo to the management, staff, and especially the Chef!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Had 6:30pm reservation, did not have to wait on arrival. Ordered edamame, the raw tuna slices app and the mushroom app - no picture but the mushroom was perfection! Had beer and an orange drink, black Cod which is incredible (guys may want to order a side with that) and he ordered that Japanese crepe. We loved our food, have had better but this is was great as well. Service was good, on time and attentive. Ambiance was perfect: not too loud, not too quiet, good for groups, couples and families. Overall great experience!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Attrape touristique. Je ne recommande pas ce restaurant.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went here for the NYE prix fixe menu and everything was amazing. Great service. Great food. Would definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

very good food, good spices, service, wine selection. The ambience was very good. Outstanding preview of what Japanese food has to offer.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Point important à améliorer: la petite table près de la fenêtre et près de la porte d’entrée est glaciale. L’an dernier à pareille date , il faisait très froid à cet endroit également. Cette année, nous avons demandé à être changé de place.

Le personnel est courtois et comptétent. Nous avons bien aimé notre expérience culinaire, une fois de plus. Excellent service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Exceeded expectations. Our server went out of his way to make sure our experience was perfect. His knowledge of the menu and sake list was impressive. Food was fantastic.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Recherche de nouveau restaurant de sushi

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was delicious! Took the server a while to approach us. Once they brought out our drinks, the food just kept coming.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Awesome food and perfect servers. Izakayas were delicious, take-out makis were tasty, sake was as expected and Japanese whisky was a great discovery.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Vacances des Fêtes à Montréal!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food and service. Perfect for couples or group dining events.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The food is best shared with a friend as it's mostly tapas style. Everything I ordered was delicious. I tried things that I'm normally not too crazy about at other places but here it was really good. Beef sashimi stood out the most for me, I liked the chicken skewers the least as they were a bit too fatty. still good though. The service was truly fantastic. Thet were on point with drink orders, clean up, recommendations, and coat check. They were very friendly and very accommodating. All our servers spoke English and French and would switch between both for my colleague and I who are bilingual but better in our native tongue. The only down side for me is the food price is a bit high for like a weekly thing, I would call it a special occasion resto.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Cuisine excellente et originale. Service chaleureux et courtois.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Was having dinner alone in Montreal and saw this across the street from my Airbnb so figured I'd try it. The food was amazing - truly delicious from one small plate to another. Good service, great atmosphere, tasteful...just loved it.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A bit pricey for the quality of food. The quality of the Sashimi was not great... but the drinks were excellent

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Was just perfect! The service was very friendly ans the food so good!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent Food, service and ambiance!!! Highly recommended for Japanese food lovers!!!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Un excellent restaurant japonais - sushi et Izakaya - à 50 m de la Basilique Notre-Dame. Idéale avant un concert!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service, great atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious meal and excellent cocktails in a fun, trendy setting.
Perfect place for a date or a night with friends!
Highly recommend!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, long service for dish from the kitchen vs. sushi bar. However, the long wait was accounted for and special gesture made on the bill. Appreciated.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Second time eating here, and it does not disappoint. I really enjoy the variety of dishes - not your typical Japanese food - and while we had rolls this time (which were excellent - try the cucumber-wrapped roll - YUM!), you can order a great selection of meals and not have to order sushi.

The space is nice, as is the staff. Definitely a great meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Une découverte: izakaya intéressant et savoureux ...Maïs frits au sel et poivre japonais...Crêpe okonomyaki

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It is the third time at KYO, Sushis are A M A Z I N G, we like the food, the deco, the style..... soon to be back Fabrice & Anna

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

we stayed at this hotel b/c we love sushi and thought it would be great to just walk from our room to the restaurant. we made reso's and they sat us at the sushi bar which is a BIG MISTAKE. They should NEVER sit anyone there (even if they request) because it's smack dab in the middle of the way and servers were bumping into our seats the entire night. Miserable. Our server acted like we were annoying her the whole night, and she clearly could care less about her job. Our food and drinks took forever to arrive (even the host noticed this and tried to cover it up) and we were relieved to be done. On the upside, the quality of the sushi and the food was pretty decent. Expensive, but appetizing. Overall, I would say b/c of the service and the lack of ambience, we would not return. Beware before you book and do some research for other sushi options in the city. IN a city as big as Montreal, there have to be better options.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent service and the restaurant was very accomodating to everyone's dietary needs

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing food. Definitely will return. Service a little slow but overall great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent sushi - chef's choice maki was wonderful, and handcrafted cocktails were quite interesting and tasty!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food, great service. Great and creative drinks (the Bruce Sam cocktail is excellent!!)A bit loud and do not go in a rush- plan to spend time with your friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Amazing service and menu. Only drawback was the loud venue, making meaningful conversation difficult.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Loved the bento box 🍱

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Très bon restaurant Japonais, ambiance non traditionnelle, le plat avec les différents sushi est un régal ! Beignets en desserts succlents !!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent food and service. We were visiting from Boston and staying at the hotel. Thank you guys!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Le service était un peu long (menu Mtl à Table). Les voisins de table recevaient leurs assiettes à la vitesse grand V... Mais c'était très bon! J'y retourne, c'est certain!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent menu and food quality! The staff was also very kind and with a good sense of humour. Thanks for the great time, we'll definitely come again !

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Was looking for a good restaurant, and chose this one bases on Google reviews. The service was good: fast and friendly. The food was just ok, not better than that. If you want sushi and are in the area, the go. Otherwise, there are a ton of more interesting restaurants.

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