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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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    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

    July 20, 2017

    Great food! Very fast service! Staff was helpful to pick dishes since it was our first time there. Going back for sire with friends

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 29, 2017

    We arrived at 7pm and there were people but it wasn't packed, they sat my friend and I in a really awkward spot immediately behind the host counter despite having many open tables throughout the bar. I asked if we could sit somewhere a bit more ambient because we had come to enjoy the izakaya setting, not to hang out at the hostess counter, they agreed and moved us to a nicer spot.I expected with a reservation that we would have a nice seat. The servers were friendly and the drinks were good. Maybe I am spoiled or have higher expectations from living/traveling in Asia for about 6 years but I found the food pretty basic and portions small and a bit overpriced, nothing to write home about with the exception of the okominoyaki which was delicious.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 27, 2017

    Be aware that the place is so noisy that a conversation is quite impossible. Good for groups to have fun, not good for a dinner with few friends who want to talk.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    June 20, 2017

    Max is amazing! Such a good waiter and super friendly !

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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