Find seriously good sushi at these Montreal hotspots

There are three types of sushi in Montreal, the sushi we don’t eat, affordable sushi that’s delicious, and out-of-this-world sushi that will blow your mind! This list is the perfect mix of affordable sushi restaurants that do not skimp out on quality for cost, and sushi restaurants that set out to impress you and take you on a foodie adventure!

Kyo Bar Japonais

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

Kyo Bar Japonais in the Place D’Armes Hotel in Old Montreal is an izakaya that serves traditional Japanese pub food along with sushi. Their beef sashimi in ponzu sauce is incredible, and be sure to try their chirashizushi, a deconstructed sushi bowl with seafood, assorted raw fish and an omelette on sushi rice. Their Kyo maki roll with crab, avocado, spicy mayo, lychee, strawberry and tuna is one of our favourites. And we hope that you have room for dessert because Kyo’s yuzu doughnuts are to die for.

Park Restaurant

378, av Victoria, Westmount, QC H3Z 2N4

Antonio Park is the king of sushi in Montreal, and Park restaurant in Westmount is where you can taste the freshest fish and seafood. Your best bet is to order the tasting menu with a side of his maki, chef’s choice. The omakase tasting menu changes often but it always comes with the freshest sashimi and nigiri. Each nigiri at Park restaurant is garnished with an element that enhances its flavour but does not take away from the fresh fish. Toppings included wasabi, shishito pepper, jalapeno rings, Spanish caviar, chimichurri, etc.


417 rue St-Pierre, Montréal, QC H2Y 2M3

Flyjin in Old Montreal is known as a supper club but trust us, they have some amazing sushi. Their Hamachi sashimi is prepared in a New Yuzu style with peach truffles, and we adore their salmon tataki, marinated to perfection, cut thickly and seared on one side. We’ve also had their salmon sashimi, which lies soaking in a sweet and sour sauce with taro root chips. Flyjin’s raw menu is exceptional, and you can stay and party after dinner.

Jun i

156 ave Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N7

Jun I in the Plateau is for real sushi aficionados – their sashimi and nigiri is what they’re known for. A real treat is their cajun spiced soft shell crab maki, it is worth the trip to Jun I alone! The shell is crunchy, sweet and salty with a hint of spice from the Cajun seasoning. And the soya caramel adds an unexpected (but very much appreciated!) dimension of flavour. Try the spicy scallop too, you won’t regret it.

Oishii Sushi

277, rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2V 1T5

Oishii Sushi in Outremont is another affordable sushi restaurant in Montreal. More than just a sushi restaurant, they have shrimp spring rolls, dumplings and other treats to enjoy with your sushi. They also have some fun maki combinations like squid tempura, and a lobster maki with mango, avocado and strawberries. Their crispy angel sushi wrapped in kataifi dough is like nothing you’ve ever tried. Oishii Sushi is very inventive!

Saint Sushi Bar

424, av Duluth E, Montréal, QC H2L 1A3

We must admit we’ve become sushi snobs, but most people still prefer an affordable maki roll over the freshest piece of sashimi with minimal adornments. Located in the Plateau, Saint Sushi Bar’s tasting menu has a bit of everything. We love their Sapin de Noel sushi; plenty of shredded tuna, and lobster are mixed with green onions and tempura. They stand tall like little Christmas trees on a simple crispy cracker base. Our only complaint is that Saint Sushi Bar does not have a liquor license!

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