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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

A taste of Japan situated in a laid-back hideaway by Place d’Armes Square, Kyo Bar Japonais is a favourite to celebrate the holiday with a sushi selection and an izakaya-inspired menu.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

A taste of Japan situated in a laid-back hideaway by Place d’Armes Square, Kyo Bar Japonais is a favourite to celebrate the holiday with a sushi selection and an izakaya-inspired menu.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

A taste of Japan situated in a laid-back hideaway by Place d’Armes Square, Kyo Bar Japonais is a favourite to celebrate New Year’s Eve Japanese style. With a sushi selection and an izakaya-inspired menu, Kyo offers a table d’hote with customers’ favourites to which you can add an open bar.

Kyo Bar Japonais Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Special Occasion (32)
Fit for Foodies (27)
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Creative Cuisine (24)
Tapas (24)
Tasting Menu (23)
Authentic (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Casual (21)
Worth the Drive (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Fun (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (14)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Late-night Find (10)
Healthy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
People Watching (4)
Great Beer (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The place was just amazing as much the food the people and the place itself. As one said "I ll be back"

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Honestly, as someone who has been to Japan, the food at Kyo is absolutely wonderful. Tasty, nostalgic yet inventive in flavour, and absolutely comforting. Wish I could go to Kyo all the time! Next time I visit Montreal, I’ll definitely be reserving a table there. Thanks you Sylvianne for the excellent service, too!

Tags: Quick Bite, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Not my first time there. Food always good. They changed a bit the menu that concerns sushis. I wish they bring back california rolls... don't know why they took it off the menu. The service was slow that night but usually quick... i recommend this restaurant

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of the most interesting and unique menus I've come across in a long time.
The staff, David and JF, are professional, understanding and very helpful. In order to apologize for an error not only was the correction quickly remedied but it was done graciously. They truly made us feel good about our entire visit.
The dishes were very different from other Japanese eating establishments and according to my spouse it's her new favorite restaurant in Montreal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Tapas, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Awesome food - excellent mix of unique ingredients. The beignet donuts are worth the trip alone - warm, fresh cinnamon sugar donuts served with a vanilla sauce that are just decadent! Loved this place!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Stayed in Montreal for 4 days for an anniversary and had drinks around town.I ordered a vodka with red bull and lime and was charged 12.50$ for vodka PLUS an additional $6.00 for the red bull !!!!! I asked the server how this could be and I was told that "Thats how we do it!"... This was after I ordered 2 !! Not happy at all about that when I ordered the same drink all over town and no one else charged this way !

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very nice restaurant, great ambiance, amazing food and great service !

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Très bon menu et tous les plats ont été à la hauteur. Le service pourrait être un peu mieux.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tapas, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Birthday. Only for two but excellent choice, excellent food! Authentic Japanese cuisine and the hot house sake was sublime!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great service, booked weeks in advance (bday dinner) and they gave us the best table of the restaurant. Big thanks to Guillaume, our amazing waiter! :) Food was delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great amosphere, and great service. First impression of the menu we were a little worried since we didn’t see our usual favorites like California Roll. However, the waiter did mention they were in the process of a menu make over. The waiter offered a couple suggestions for maki rolls, and I must say they were a couple of the best maki rolls we’ve ever had. Super fresh, and delicious. Very reasonably priced as well.
Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Les plats étaient super et le service était rapide et courtois. Cependant, je n'irais pas trop souvent, mon porte-feuille ne peut pas en prendre autant trop souvent...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Belle cuisine. Magnifique service. Belle ambiance. Les portions pourrait être légèrement plus grandes. Bravo continuer 😊

Tags: Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Food and specials were great. I was stuffed.

I ate alone (business trip), but this place is best shared with a group as the dishes were tapas style. A few people on dates, and a few groups too. Not expensive, but my bill was $50 with tax + tip... mind you, I ordered way too much (2 dishes would be fine for an individual, I ordered 3).

Friendly staff, good location. If you want Japanese food, go here.

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Went for dinner with my sister. The service we received was excellent, the food amazing! Can't wait to go back next time I'm in Montréal!

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Birthday, had a great time. Always great food!

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The service was vetter then yesterday but needs inproments.
Not to ative

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