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About Kyo Bar Japonais

Izakaya-inspired menu with an extensive saké list

A taste of Japan situated in a laid-back hideaway by Place d’Armes Square, Kyo Bar Japonais is a favourite among hungry, Old Montreal diners, with an impressive sushi selection. Its menu boasts colourful Izakaya creations, lunchtime bento box specials, smart sushi options and, with over 25 varieties, Montreal’s most extensive sake list! Punctuating the assorted deliciousness is an atmosphere fit for good times, great company and ample post-meal saké sipping.

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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (29)
Creative Cuisine (25)
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Casual (16)
Tapas (16)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Fun (15)
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Healthy (14)
Cozy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Happy Hour (12)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
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People Watching (4)
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·Dined 3 days ago

A great experience for the first Japenese’s experience.
We took the Valentine’s diner, little bit expensive but give us desire to come back to discover more tastes

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined 3 days ago

La nourriture est excellente mais j’ai trouvé cela assez ordinaire qu’on m’offre une table d’hôte spéciale pour la St-Valentin dont il est clair même pour le serveur qu’il n’y ait pas assez de nourriture pour deux personnes...

Les prix sont exagérés...

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was excellent but the service was unfortunately not to it’s standards. We had to wait for a long time for the food to arrive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic place for a nice dinner - waiters were insanely friendly and always offered fantastic and delicious suggestions!

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Je suis une amoureuse de la cuisine japonaise.
Très bon restaurant japonais. La cuisine est fine, pleine de saveur, la viande est tendre. Le service est très agréable. L'un des meilleurs japonais que j'ai mangé jusqu'ici.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Very creative sushi and cocktail offerings. The Fried Calamari is excellent and the Snake roll was quite fine, too. For dessert - try the ice cream 'sandwich' with chocolate chips and peanut butter! If you've been good by enjoying edamame and sashimi, this last indulgence is justified. Note - this is a well-liked restaurant and after 8 or 9, the noise level is high. So - go for fun and good food, but probably not intimate conversations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Les portions sont trop petites en général
J’avais faim en sortant
Et je ne suis pas une grosse mangeuse...

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing food, served to perfection.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The quality and freshness of the food, in addition to the service was fantastic! All questions were answered and helpful recommendations were made.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Fred était notre serveur. Vraiment très compétant. Merci beaucoup

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

bel accueil, ambiance agréable, service efficace, devoir utiliser des baguettes en bois jetables était décevant, le prix des boissons exorbitant, menu végé très bien, la purée de pomme de terre décevant pour accompagner le saumon.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Pas authentique du tout. Pas mauvais mais très simple. Mon ami à manger un morceau de saumon sur purée avec pousses (aucunement japonais). Moi j'ai mangé des Udon aux kimchi. Les shitakés re-hydraté dedans c'était dégueulasse. C'est gluant spongieux et mou. Il y en a des frais pratiquement partout. Pas de défaite donc. Bref. C'est très moyen. Les sushis en entrée était très moyen aussi. Genre SushiShop. Plein de concombre. Donc Boff. Bon staff. Beau resto. Belle ambiance. Donc 3 sur 5.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I was visiting from Toronto and had dinner with a friend at Kyo. We were very impressed with their food, service, drinks. We loved the atmosphere, too. Fun and cool !

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Tapas, Bar Seating, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Tout simplement délicieux!!!
Une expérience à refaire merci !

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Nourriture fade et insignifiante (menu du happening : entrée de crevettes, plat au poulet et plat au saumon). Vraiment trop cher pour ce que c'est.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I went there with a friend. Service was great, I liked the ambiance, the food is good, they have a variety of drinks on their menu. I would very much recommend it! Perfect for late-night get-togethers

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fun, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wait staff went out of their way to be kind, and bantered with us throughout our meal. We would happily return. My wife and I both agree that they were awesome.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The menu looks reasonably priced but after having a cocktail each plus 2 plates each we had sticker price shock. I guess the location in Old Montreal caters to more tourists than locals. You can find more inventive sushi and Asian fusion without paying that high of a price.
The combination of high tables and low tables makes the room feel cramped and noisy.

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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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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 11, 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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 (Montreal)·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Montreal)·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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 (Montreal)·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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 (New England)·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 27, 2017

Recherche de nouveau restaurant de sushi

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 25, 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 24, 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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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Vacances des Fêtes à Montréal!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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 (Montreal)·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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (Montreal)·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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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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 (Montreal)·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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