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When sushi first hit the North American dining scene, it caught on like wildfire, making it the hallmark of Japanese cuisine in the West. But while the popularity of sushi grew, other cultural and culinary treasures from Japan went largely unnoticed.

After a long day at the office, it's customary for Japanese workers to head to the Izakaya, or Japanese pub, to unwind with a drink and Japanese tapas. While popular in the Land of the Rising Sun, Izakayas are a rare find in North America, with just a handful sprinkled across the continent, and only a few to be found in Canada. And that's just what inspired Patrick Fung and Chris Côté, two Montrealers, to start one on the city's west side. "We wanted to do something different and create something authentically Japanese," says Patrick.

Imadake, with its pub-style decor and menu, opened its doors in the summer of 2011 to introduce visitors to a little-known side of Japanese culture and cuisine. “For the first few months, it was quiet," says Kevin Fung, Imadake's Operations Manager. "But the Montreal Gazette wrote a great review and the concept took off."

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    Delicious food, frie

    Delicious food, friendly staff, great atmosphere... but remember to reserve a table if you go on the weekend, this place is packed on weekend.

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    March 22, 2019

    It is an amazing place! We had such a great time, staff treated us like kings, food was amazing, loved the chicken with wasabe mayo, will definitely come back soon!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 17, 2019

    Excellent service, some of the food was so so, I would recommend the place highly...

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 12, 2019

    The ramen was amazing! The waitress made some great drink suggestions. The atmosphere was lively and we loved the live DJ.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 1, 2019

    My cousins and I were visiting Montreal after our skiing trip and were looking for good food at a reasonable price that we couldn't find at home in Toronto. We were so lucky to have stumbled upon Imadake. We made reservations but showed up early. Thankfully they were very accommodating and allowed us to dine earlier than our reservation. We were celebrating my cousin-in-law's milestone birthday so wanted the dining experience to be memorable. I must say the food did not disappoint. Many dishes were so unique and service was great. A must try if you are visiting and I would recommend making reservations! We were there on a Thursday and it was packed by 8pm.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 22, 2019

    Top service! Great food! :D

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 5, 2019

    Too expensive. Food is okay, and way too overpriced. Ramen broth was tasteless. Service was slow and they didn’t seem to really care. Had to ask for glasses of water halfway through meal.

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    January 30, 2019

    Fantastic and original.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 19, 2019

    The hostess could’ve been a little kinder/patient. The seating was a little crammed and uncomfortable but the food was delicious as usual.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    January 18, 2019

    Always a pleasure to spend the night here in good company!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 10, 2018

    Everything’s is perfect except for the soft shell crab that disappear from the menu! It was so delicious!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 8, 2018

    They need stronger fans.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 23, 2018

    I just find it a bit dark in there. The food is great and the service was great. My clothes smelled very strongly after the meal. I was hoping your recent renovations would include better ventilation.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 10, 2018

    The energy, food and service is always spot on!! Love this place!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 14, 2018

    I love this place ! It can be quite busy, however the food is totally worth it, everything is good. And the sake bombs are a must

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 10, 2018

    Excellent service! Great atmosphere! My colleagues and I all had a great time! Sake bombs all night!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 18, 2018

    We were told the table we reserved last until 8PM, they rushed the service and made us leave at 7PM since we finished what we ordered and didn’t want to order extra at that moment.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 3/5

    July 30, 2018

    Blackened cod was amazing - we ordered it twice! Calamari was divine and so was the shrimp tempura. My mom had the cow tongue (she is an avid cow tongue lover) and said it was mediocre - too thin and chewy and not enough flavour. Same comment from me on the kalbi (I could eat Korean kalbi all day, every day <-- and perhaps THAT was the issue? I ordered it from a Japanese place vs Korean?) - too thin and chewy and def not enough flavour. Lamb skewers were too lamby and had this weird breading on them - at $16 a plate it was an expensive plate to not finish. All in all (with 3 cocktails) we spent $175 + 20% tip and that was WAY too expensive for the level of food we got IMO. Ambience and service were perfect though.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 27, 2018

    Best restaurant I’ve been in a long time. The food is great, the service is impeccable I have nothing to say except I will be back soon

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 3, 2018

    Great atmosphere and the cocktails were amazing. The ramen was so flavorful, especially the pork. We tried the bacon wrapped asparagus, shrimp tempura and chicken teriyaki. It was all wonderful. Our teen and 20 something daughters loved everything. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    June 6, 2018

    Great !!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 9, 2018

    Speedy service. Excellent food. Great servers. Definitely worth the visit.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 4, 2018

    Fun atmosphere- friendly service - tempura shrimp mashed potatoes vegetable dumplings ramen japanese sausage were all excellent. Go early to get the best service. Yuu was a great server. Thx for a fun night out

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 27, 2018

    I love this place !!!service a little too quick!sometimes we are not finish eating and they want to remove our plates but otherwisecterrific!!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    January 24, 2018

    LOVED the food. The service was very good, but the neighbouring table was kind of loud. Still, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Imadake for a good tapas-style meal.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 27, 2017

    Atmosphere a bit loud, but overall fun. Food amazing.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 19, 2017

    Octopus balls and cod were perfect service was quick fun place

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 5, 2017

    we had a lunch reservation which due to a glitch in the system we were able to reserve anyways even though the restaurant was closed for lunch. The head chef was super nice and told us to go back for dinner and was totally understanding of the problem, we went back for dinner and the food was AMAZING!!! the service was GREAT!! and they were great at handling the miscommunication. Def recommend this pub... great for friends hangouts for a night out with great food and drinks. Anyone who goes to montreal should definitely try this place out, wont be disappointed!!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 22, 2017

    Hot soup, fresh fish and good light Tempura. Bravo!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 6, 2017

    Great Food! Great Fun!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 20, 2017

    Once again, an awesome meal and a great night out. Really enjoyed the new Poke bowl, twice. Everything was great, fast service, lots of fun. Have a Sake Bomb! or two.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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