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The Best Sushi Restaurants in Montreal : where to go 

Update 26 June 2019   |    Published on 15 May 2018
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The Best Sushi Restaurants in Montreal : where to go 

Sushi is one our favourites at Tastet, and we recognize just how important it is to find good sushi –  but this isn’t as easily done as it is said. Whether its the freshness of the seafood and other ingredients, the techniques of assembly, or the creativity of the dish, there are many factors that go into determining good sushi from bad. For these reasons, we thought it was time to make a list of where exactly you can go to enjoy amazing sushi, on all accounts.

The best sushi is undoubtedly to be found in Japan, but while we all await our next trip over there, these Montreal restaurants may do just the trick! Scattered throughout the city, the diversity of these restaurants reflects just how versatile sushi has become. While the traditional dish is rooted in skillful techniques and dedicated practice, sushi has since become something far more adaptable in North America.

Nowadays, sushi chefs are increasingly drawing inspirations from cuisines of all kinds, introducing new flavours to the dish, creating new presentation styles and accompaniments – the world of sushi is never-ending! That being said, we of course keep traditional sushi deep in our hearts, because nothing can beat a well executed classic maki roll.

If you are looking for more lists with suggestions to the best addresses to find your favourite dishes, check out our list of the best bibimbaps in Montreal, or the best dumplings in Montreal! We also have lists of where to find other classics, like the best ice cream in the city!

Please let us know if you know of any sushi restaurants that deserve a spot on this list. You can email us at [email protected], and we will have a look at your suggestion!

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Juni

156 Avenue Laurier Ouest

Jun i is one of Montreal’s best sushi restaurants, if not the best in our view. Chef Junichi Ikematsu rates as one of the best chefs and has trained the greats of our city. The menu of Jun I is characterized by the indisputable delicacy of the plates and the freshness of the products used. The effort put into the preparation is incomparable, and it would not be amiss to think that numerous French cooking techniques have gone into executing these extraordinary dishes. Jun i is exceptional albeit coming at a cost as it is expensive, but if you have a special occasion to celebrate and you are looking for excellent sushi, this is where to dine. Highly recommended.

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Tri Express

1650 Avenue Laurier Est, Montréal, QC, Canada

Perhaps the name of Chef Tri rings a bell? Maybe you’ve seen the viral video of Radio Canada’s « Des kiwis et des hommes » (correct French spelling) about the palourde royale (Pacific geoduc, pronounced gooey-duck), from 2010?  Funny as it is, chef Tri is first and foremost one of Montreal’s top sushi chefs. Tri Du is of Vietnamese origin and these origins influence the sauces and dishes at Tri Express, his minute sushi restaurant, which he decided to open after first working in some of Montreal’s best sushi restaurants.  Order sushi to eat at Tri Express or use the dedicated take-out menu to order your own take away. The service is sympathetic and Tri Express counts as one of our favourites.

Restaurant Park

378 Avenue Victoria, Westmount, QC, Canada

Park Restaurant is considered to be Montreal’s most elegant sushi restaurant and certainly one of the best. Located in the middle of tony Westmount, the sushi at Park Restaurant are the ingenious creations of chef Antonio Park.  It is not uncommon to share the restaurant with celebrities who also come to dine on this exceptional food. Park offers exotic sushi and sashimi that have been exquisitely plated. Yes, the restaurant is extravagant yet the quality is up there as well, so this could be the place to celebrate a very special occasion or just to indulge. Park Restaurant is on the list of Canada’s 50 Best Restaurants and included in the list of “Diner’s Club World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy Global Selection”.

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Saint Sushi Bar

424 Avenue Duluth Est, Montréal, QC, Canada

Caught between several BYOB places on ave Duluth, Saint Sushi prepares decadent sushi. With an incredible tasting menu at $23 (incl. taxes!), we accept all thank you’s!  The products here are all fresh, the sauces exquisite and we found the names of some makis quite funny –  « Tupac », « Bob Marley » and « Madonna ».  Alcohol is not served here and what is notable about Saint Sushi is the quality of the menu and the kindness of the staff who add to the festive atmosphere.  If you want an unforgettable feast to eat at home, everything on the menu can be ordered as take-away.

Sata Sushi

3349 Ontario Street East, Montreal, Québec H1W 1P8, Canada

The Sata Sushi is an excellent sushi address in Hochelaga Maisonneuve.  These are simple and intimate surroundings where you can dine on food chosen from a creative menu of nigiris, sashimis, hosomakis, makis and other house specialities. We like the originality of the different options and accompanying sauces. The chef’s own choices can be surprising yet are very good. Sate Sushi is welcoming and charming but sometimes the service can be slow! We also appreciate the available vegetarian options and the restaurant’s small terrace that opens during the summer.

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Sushi Momo

3609 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3L6, Canada

Sushi Momo is an excellent restaurant specializing in vegan sushi and other Japanese specialities.  Sushi Momo opened in 2014 and is run by chef Christian Manuel Ventura Alatorre whose innovative sushi creations are very tasty indeed.  It is one of the first restaurants in Montreal to serve vegan sushi and amongst those with the most varieties. The menu formulas are also very affordable.

Mikado

399 Avenue Laurier Ouest, Montréal, QC, Canada

We enjoy dining at Mikado very much. The techniques of the sushi making may not be as classic as the other addresses above, but the menu is still delicious. Mikado’s products are fresh and of good quality, the sauces are original and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Mikado may lack the polished techniques but since they opened 30 years ago, their sushi, sashimi, teriyakis, tempuras, soba and Japanese appetizers have found many satisfied customers.  We can suggest Mikado if you would be looking for a sushi-tasting evening and, find it possible to hear oneself speak, and of course, eat well.

Sushi Dépanneur

928 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1Z1

Sushi Dépanneur is a small location where excellent sushi is prepared. With its colourful lanterns and limited seating, Sushi Dépanneur serves several varieties of sushi and fish; nigiris, sashimis, hosomakis, makis and futomakis.  In reality, this is a convenience store, so purchasing several Asian gourmet products for home is always possible at the same time. Sushi Dépanneur is open every day except Monday.

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Ryú Westmount

4185 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Westmount, QC H3Z 3K2, Canada

Ryú Westmount opened its doors in August of 2018 and offers excellent Japanese cuisine served in a splendid setting. Japanese dishes are served here with great finesse and expertise. The products are also of very high quality, with 100% of the fish sourced from sustainable and certified fishing sources, explaining why seafood is constantly the star of the menu. The restaurant specializes in nigiris and sashimis, prepared as they are in Tokyo! Everything here is truly delicious.

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