8 sushi restaurants every Montrealer must try

If fine sushi is your idea of the perfect meal, then you won’t want to miss this list of Montreal’s best. Here are some of the top sushi spots in and around the island – even for vegan sushi lovers! [image credit: iStock]

Kyo Bar Japonais

711, cote de la Place-d'Armes, Montréal, QC H2Y 2X6

This upscale Old Port restaurant offers up a trendy atmosphere with their delicious and sophisticated dishes and sushi options. From tasty tempura entrées, to rainbow rolls and kamikaze pieces, this is one spot anyone who appreciates fine Japanese food must visit.

Maiko Sushi des sources

3339C, boul des Sources, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 1Z8

This high-end sushi bar on the West Island is one of the best places in the city to enjoy fresh Japanese delicacies. With mouth-watering rolls that are as impressive to look at as they are delicious, no sushi connoisseur will be disappointed here. Try some of chef Maiko’s incredible creations, like scallop rolls with enoki mushrooms, or one of the multi-coloured rolls featuring various fish, and delectable sauces.


6394, rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC H1N 3P6

The fancy dishes and trendy atmosphere mean you might be paying a touch more for your sushi, but the quality and freshness of the fish is absolutely impeccable. With clever presentations, rare fish choices, and colourful rolls combining seafood and fruit together, your sushi taste buds will thank you for the splurge.

Zenbu Sushi

5751, boul Gouin O, Montréal, QC H4J 1E2

This bring-your-own-wine sushi restaurant in Cartierville is known for their wide range of cooked and raw sushi, as well as other traditional Japanese dishes. Choose from grilled meats and fish, veggie rolls, red snapper bites, and the chef’s specialty maki rolls. Either way, you won’t be disappointed by the food, the service, or the ambiance.

Restaurant Saiko

1065, cote du Beaver Hall, Montréal, QC H2Z 1S5

Located downtown on Beaver Hall Hill, this restaurant is known for their unique takes on classic Japanese meals. Whether you’re looking for a main platter of fresh sashimi, nigiri, or even seafood ceviche, the unparalleled menu options pair perfectly with the ambiance of this trendy, yet cozy eatery.

Restaurant Sho-dan

2020 Rue Metcalfe, Montréal, QC H3A 1X8

This upscale sushi spot is a must-visit at least once. Though more expense than average, the fresh sashimi, sushi pizza, and the chef’s signature specialties, mean you won’t leave with an empty stomach. Known far and wide for their amazing food, this restaurant has been frequented by celebrities like Britney Spears, P.K. Subban, and Carey Price.

Sushi Mom

3609 rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3L6

Looking for a place that offers up delicious vegetarian and vegan sushi options? This St. Denis sushi place is it. Their menu boasts the most veggie and vegan options in the city. Using fresh ingredients like oyster mushrooms, truffle oil, and lime emulsion combined with fresh veggies and sweet tofu, there is no shortage of animal-free rolls here.

Restaurant Torii Sushi

2131, boul Le carrefour, Laval, QC H7S 2J7

Just outside the city, on the north shore, you’ll find one of the best sushi restaurants around. The colourful Japanese dishes are not only fresh and flavourful, but presented wonderfully, too. You may not even want to dig in once you’re served such a perfect-looking platter. But, please do! The tasty rolls are top notch and the chocolate pyramid dessert is also high up on most people’s must-try lists. And bring your own wine!

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