Kyo Bar Japonais

4.6
1299 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Japanese
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1299 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comme toujours une expérience unique et un service impeccable. Un grand merci à Jessy et William pour la haute qualité de leur service.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded a day ago

Merci pour votre commentaire! Nous transmettons avec plaisir vos beaux mots à Jessy et William :) En espérant vous revoir bientôt,

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, awesome food and fun location! Would definitely recommend

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your comment Stephanie! We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon :)

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Nancy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant très sympathique. Serveur charmant et efficace. Plats excellents.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded a day ago

Merci pour votre commentaire Nancy! Nous sommes heureux d'apprendre que vous avez apprécié votre expérience avec nous et nous espérons vous revoir très bientôt :)

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were given a table and a very nice man started the service. It took a while to take our order as he was serving a lot of tables and it was a busy night. He explained everything really well and made good suggestions. However he forgot one item on our menu and came back half an hour later to ask what was it. The first entrée got out in a timely manner but the rest of the food took almost an hour to get to our table. We finally ate and ask for dessert. As soon as it got to the table the waiter came to hurry us saying the next reservation was already on the door so that they needed the table and brought us the bill to accelerate the process. Needless to say, we were not able to enjoy our dessert and was not our fault they took so long to serve our food. Quality was ok, everything was fresh and well presented. Would have been a better experience have they had been better organized.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded a day ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a detailed review. We appreciate your feedback as it will help us review and improve our service. I apologize for the slow service on Friday night and the fact that you felt rushed to leave: I assure you it isn't our usual standards. I am glad to see that you seem to have still enjoyed your overall experience and I really hope you'll give us another try. Kind regards,

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GeorgesL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Musique (bruit) beaucoup trop bruyante, devenu désagréable. Plus le niveau sonore est élevé, plus les gens parlent fort et donc plus le niveau sonore augmente encore..

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 4 days ago

Bonjour Georges, Merci d'avoir pris le temps de partager votre expérience avec nous. Les commentaires comme le vôtre nous aident à nous ajuster afin de mieux vous accueillir la prochaine fois. Nous sommes heureux de voir que vous avez tout de même apprécié votre expérience avec nous; en espérant vous revoir bientôt!

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StacyAnnM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food!

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NicholasSun
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Great ambiance and service! nice staff. only issue was that the rice was wet and mushy, ruined all the sushi

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Nicholas, Thank you for your feedback. We'll make sure to follow up with our team to see what happened with the rice. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the service & ambiance and hope that you can give us another try.

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Marina
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The variety of the sushi were very limited and the taste was not any special. I tries almost all, except one of them, the rest was not as good as some simplier and cheaper sushi places

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Marina, I'm sorry to hear that your experience with us wasn't up to your expectations. We appreciate your feedback, as it will help us review and improve. We hope that you can give us another try,

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LucieA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly
Food was excellent
Safe sanitary measures followed

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hi Lucie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-Star rating! We're glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope seeing you again soon :) Best,

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SusieC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly authentic dishes - good value/quality prices.
Excellent choice of sake - a bit overpriced but then again - high quality
We will highly recommend & be back for sure!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 20, 2021

Hi Susie, Thank you so much for your review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our saké. Looking forward to welcoming you again soon :)

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OlivierM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le poulet Kara-age est à essayer tout comme le saké laiteux Sho Chiku Bai 🤩

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JenniferP
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 20, 2021

Thank you for your review Jennifer; we'll forward your kind words to our team :) We hope to see you again soon!

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ValerieK
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We would have given a very good rating for the food had the salad had a decent amount of dressing and the gyoza not been bland. All the other dishes we had were outstanding and made with obviously fresh produce. Beautiful restaurant and excellent service. The music could be set a bit lower.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 16, 2021

Hi Valerie, Thank you for sharing you experience with us. Your comments are well noted; we're glad to hear that you still enjoyed your time with us! Looking forward to seeing you again soon :)

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Pete
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff. Great food. I will want to return for those delicious gyoza!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hi Pete, Thank you for your feedback! We're really glad you enjoyed the gyoza and we will forward your kind words to our staff! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lo mejor, todo todo de primera

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really really great place with super delicious sushi. Everything was freshly prepared. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for your review; we really appreciate the time you took to leave us a 5-Star rating! We're really glad you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope seeing you again soon :)

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MelanieD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sake selection!! They also created the most delicious old fashioned, using a Japanese whiskey!! Wonderful food, I suggest the sashimi.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Melanie, Thank you for your feedback! We're really glad you enjoyed our sake and sashimi! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,

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CarlG
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellant service de notre serveur Jesse, malade comment la bouffe est bonne 👌

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 10, 2021

Bonjour Carl, Nous sommes heureux de savoir que votre expérience vous ait plu! Nous passerons avec plaisir vos commentaires à Jesse. Au plaisir!

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JoyceW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Well worth the visit.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you for your 5-Star review Joyce! We hope to see you again soon,

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vipKymEtCie
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place for a great dining and drinking experience. It goes with any occasion you may want to celebrate at this restaurant.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 8, 2021

Hi Kym, Thank you for your feedback; we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not bad, nothing extra ordinary

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AlainP
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accueil chaleureux, service rapide, qualité de la nourriture 5 étoiles. Un must pour ceux qui aiment les mets japonais!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 6, 2021

Bonjour Alain, Merci d'avoir partager votre expérience au Kyo Bar avec nous! En espérant vous revoir bientôt :)

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Some items on the menu are not great value. The Nagoya chicken wings were $14, tiny and only 6 on the plate, and frankly were not much like the Nagoya wings I have had in Japan. The miso soup was salty and nearly room temperature. That being said, this place serves some of the best Sashimi I have experienced, including during my many trips to Japan. For the best bang for the buck, I recommend skipping the appetizers (though the edamame was good) and spend your money on sushi and sashimi.

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MariepQ
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service impeccable! Notre serveur nous a fait de belles recommandations. Les plats étaient tous délicieux ! Nous avons vraiment appréciés notre soirée !

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 6, 2021

Bonjour Marie, Merci pour vos beaux mots! Au plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau :)

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food is delicious! Can’t wait to come back again!!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you Victoria! We can't wait to see you again :)

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MaxA
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food is excellent and very autunitic.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 6, 2021

Hi Max, Thank you for your kind words! Looking forward to seeing you again soon,

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AdamTO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great!!! Desserts were surprisingly good!!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 6, 2021

Hi Adam, Thank you for your feedback! We're really glad you enjoyed our desserts! We hope seeing you again soon :)

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vipResh
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun atmosphere. Kaarage and donuts were really great. Lovely service.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you for your feedback: we're really glad you enjoyed our kaarage and donuts!

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RaffaeleR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and ambiance. Price for value is fair. Overall recommend this place

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Meow
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

It was okay. The food gave my friend a tiny ache. It was but well presented as well

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ELLISO
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service. A little pricey, but overall tasty!

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LeaH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bonne place et le menu MTL à table a un bon rapport qualité prix !

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 6, 2021

Bonjour Lea, Merci d'avoir pris le temps de nous laisser un commentaire! Nous sommes ravis d'apprendre que vous avez apprécié notre menu MTL à table. En espérant vous accueillir à nouveau bientôt!

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LauraW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCROYABLE : Foncez ! La carte est bien fournie, il y a des choix pour tous les goûts. La qualité des plats / produits est exceptionnelle. Notre serveur était au petit soin. Bref, rien à redire.

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 6, 2021

Bonjour Laura, Wow, merci pour vos beaux mots! Nous espérons vous revoir très bientôt :)

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was mediocre at best, it was overpriced and bland for the most part. Ambiance was excellent though and servers were great.

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JustinK
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fresh. Amazing service on top! Highly recommend it!

Kyo Bar Japonais
Responded on September 6, 2021

Hi Justin, Thank you so much for your feedback: we really appreciate the time ypu took to leave us a 5-Star review!

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OliviaB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great vibe. Very pricey but good. Server was amazing!

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Jacobf
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ambient was amazing, but we had to ask the manager to switch on the air conditioner - was too hot inside.
We order two combos "chef choice" of sashimi and niguiri. The sashimi was very good but the niguiri...we were frustrated. The rice was overcooked, not tasty at all. Ordered a Saporo beer, that came not so cold. The dessert - chocolate pudim it was alright...nothing really special. Would not return to this restaurant.

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JoannieR
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceller service !
Découverte du menu et conseils offerts par le serveur.
Assurément pas notre dernière visite :)

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VincentT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Très bonne nourriture et service chaleureux. Excellent choix de boissons importées. A essayer sans problème!

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John
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great drinks! Derek our waiter was very pleasant, knowledgeable and provided us with excellent service throughout our evening!

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You can order delivery directly from Kyo Bar Japonais using the Order Online button. Kyo Bar Japonais also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Kyo Bar Japonais also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 282-2711.

Kyo Bar Japonais is rated 4.6 stars by 1299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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