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Kyo Bar Japonais

4.5
580 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm – 11pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm – 12am
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Phone number
(514) 282-2711
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Terence Ting
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Saint-Jacques
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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.
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Public transit
Metro Place d'Armes (Orange line)
Bus line: 55
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 580 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great sushi very fresh and authentic, although a bit pricey worth it for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food is always great quality and deeeelicious! The staff know their menu and everytime ive been it's always up beat and exceptional service in both English and French. This is my colleague's and I's fav go to place when we're in Montreal. Location is great and again food is to die for! I recommend it for any foodies and anyone really! :)

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We had a great evening at Kyo Bar! The food was amazing and the service was out of this world: friendly, fast, very accommodating to our gluten-intolerant friend. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was excellent except one of waiter refused to speak to me in English and was told to go to to Obtario if I want to speak English.
We will return again to your Restaurant the food was outstanding.
Keep up the good work.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service attentionné même si notre serveur était en apprentissage. Les plats étaient attrayants et délicieux. Nous retournerons.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It was good and the service was nice. The waiter was thoughtful. Cheers to you, Simon.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Outstanding place. Food and service amazing. Went both nights we were in town.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Very good sushi restaurant that interesting food options. The waiter was very knowledgeable and his suggestions were very much appreciated. As the night went on, restaurant was filling up and our food was on the table, we saw less of him and at to wait to order more wine, food. Overall a great experience that I would repeat.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Montreal, and certainly my favourite sushi restaurant (I've been here 4-5 times). It's in a quaint corner spot in Old Montreal, and service is always friendly, fast, and helpful. The sushi is of the modern style, so don't expect much in the way of classics (although they do that the standard california roll, spicy tuna, etc.). They also have interesting choices like the Snake (not made with real snake), and the beef sashimi (made with real raw beef). They also have an outstanding choice of sake, and a sake tasting menu as well. Great food, great service, great place!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I love the ambiance and the food is the best I’ve ever tasted. However, the service, though attentive, is lacking.

I’m not from Montreal, but I’ve been to Montreal on business 5 times since Aug 2017 and have been to Kyo once every trip. 3 of those 5 times we waited 30 to 40 mins for our food to come. The sadest part, in my opinion, is we were one of three small groups in the entire restaurant, there really isn’t any reason for it that I can understand.

I witnessed people (parties larger than ours) get seated 20 plus mins after us and get their food before us, very disappointing.

While this is disappointing, I will return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Notre serveuse était hyper sympa et elle nous a super bien conseillé, elle chantait même du Justin Timberlake!!!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This was our second trip to restaurant and it was consistent in quality and service both times. Waiter Pascal knew the menu completely and gave us lots of guidance....ended up making the evening really fun for all of us. We were in town for Habs game and this made a second night highlight. Reservations appear to be a must. Not inexpensive but you certainly get a high end meal. Worth repeating.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great ambiance. Our server Fred was very nice and professional...as was the other staff. Thx for a great evening!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It’s amazing experience with my friends. Food is very fresh and service is exceptional !

Thank you so much !

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Un lieu chaleureux, un service courtois et connaisseur! Une vue imprenable sur St-Urbain!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The whole experience was fantastic. The food was amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was great and the service was excellent. The music was perfect for the ambiance and I would recommend this place to anyone who loves sushi.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Nous avons pris le menu dégustation, un délice du début à la fin.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The dishes are meant to be shared. Very nice atmosphere and our waiter was extremely helpful.
Dishes were good. But the shusi was just ordinary.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Awesome flavours.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Friendly server, but he had a lot of tables, so we weren’t always attended to during our meal. Food came out fast and was delicious. Ambience was great.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and ambiance,

However our waiter was not constantly available and took a lot of time to get to our table and serve us.

He also forgot about us when we requested the desert menu, serving tables around us or talking to his colleagues.

To be fair, it was really busy, the only thing that made it a good night was the fact that another gentelman came to our table and served us.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Been impressed....awesome food...great service....so much choice on the menu....we chose the tasting menu which was enough food...variety...great flavours.....sake tasting after to finish the evening......will definitely go again...

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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...

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4.0Dined on February 10, 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 8, 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing food, served to perfection.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Fred était notre serveur. Vraiment très compétant. Merci beaucoup

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2.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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 !

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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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