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Cuisine type

  • Japanese,


  • Take-out,


  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Notable Chef,
  • Sushi Restaurant,
  • Seafood Restaurant,

Languages Spoken

  • French,
  • English,
1650, av Laurier E, Montréal, QC H2J 1J2
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • < $10,
  • $26 To $60,

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Meet the owner

Tri Du came to Canada as a refugee from Vietnam at age 20. He lived comfortably on a farm in Normandin, Quebec, with the kind family who’d taken him in, until he felt it was time for a change. Lured by the big city and the potential for opportunity, he relocated to Montreal with just a few dollars in his pocket and spent his first few nights sleeping outside in the city's north end.

Soon he found a day job cleaning floors and washing dishes in a pastry shop. "The work wasn't really stimulating so I started watching the chefs to see if I could learn how to make pastries,“ he says. The chefs took well to his curiosity. They noticed what a quick study he was and began showing him the ropes. Four years after his arrival in Montreal, he'd earned the title of full-fledged pastry chef.

The pastry shop's owner soon opened a sushi restaurant. He was so impressed with Tri’s abilities he suggested Tri come to work there to learn the ins and outs of sushi-making. "I learned to be very patient working with a team of Japanese chefs," says Tri.

Tri continued to work his way up. He spent 12 years as head chef at Kaizen, a landmark sushi restaurant on Montreal’s west side. Yet he wanted more. He dreamed of opening his own place and offering high-end sushi, but at a price anyone could afford. In 2006 on a quiet stretch of Laurier Street in Montreal’s Plateau Mont-Royal, he opened Tri-Express.

On the first night, he expected it to be slow: “It’s a quiet area so I thought I’d be able to cook, serve and wash dishes all on my own. But it got so full I had to hire staff a few days later.”

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Prendre le menu d...

Prendre le menu dégustation qui n'est pas proposé sur le menu, c'est un festival

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Very good relatio...

Very good relation quality/price

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Meilleurs Sushi à...

Meilleurs Sushi à Montréal!

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Daniel D

Best take out sushi on the island

Great sushi, really fresh high quality fish. However, the place is quite small, I wouldn't recommend eating there but taking it to go. Amazing food, reasonably priced. Strongly recommended.

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Good sushi, great ambiance!

The sushi was fresh and the service was quick. I was very disappointed in the sushi pizza. It should have been called the sushi cheesecake. It was really tall and difficult to eat. I loved the ambiance - warm, crammed with so many things to look at. The washroom was beautiful.

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Alexandra  M

Try the sushi pizza and the filet mignon salad !

Lot's of people have been talking about this place recently (chef is well known for previous restaurant + was featured in the very popular clip of "la palourde royale").Overall, people were saying that this was one of the best sushi restaurants in town. Cute restaurant will loads of charm. Food is AMAZING , service is great and prices are surprisingly low. Place is tiny so always very busy but worth the wait!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Clairement les meilleurs sushis à Montréal

Si vous n'avez pas encore essayé cet endroit et que vous n'avez pas encore essayé cet endroit, vous devez le faire absoluement! On n'y vas pas pour l'ambiance mais vraiment pour déguster des sushis savoureux et originaux qu'on ne trouve nulle part ailleurs. Le resto est en effet très petit alors réservez ou commandez pour emporter!

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Les meilleurs sushi en ville!

Le chef Tri, en plus d'être sympathique, offre des choix originaux, toujours frais, rehaussés de ses sauces dont seul lui a le secret. Ne pas oublier d'essayer la salade d'algues, la meilleure en ville aussi. Resto très petit, réservez avant. Sinon, prenez-les pour emporter!

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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The best Montreal restaurants for dining after a swim

The best Montreal restaurants for dining after a swim

Are you a sushi fan? Then you’ll love Tri Express, and its owner, chef Tri Du. They offer some of the best sushi in town. Whether for take-out or eating in, Mr. Du’s unique combinations are a pure delight. On the menu you'll find maki that pay tribute to neighbourhoods like St. Joseph, Laurier, the Plateau and Marquette. His surprising decor will have you dreaming as much as the cuisine! Tri Express is a must stop after a trip to the Laurier pool in the heart of Plateau Mont-Royal.

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Delicious Japanese lunches in Montreal

Sushi Tri Express has long been considered one to the best sushi places in town. Seating is limited so grab a free seat or get some take-out to enjoy your sushi and sashimi in a nearby park. They have lovely lunch express deals too. Cash only!

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Montreal's most underrated restaurants

There’s such a wonderful wealth of well-known restaurants and diners in Montreal, it’s no surprise that some great ones get overlooked in lists like these. We’ve come up with a list that looks out for the lesser known gems. Here are the most underrated restaurants of all varieties in Montreal.

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