Restaurateurs really love Griffintown, so here’s one more addition to the neighbourhood: Sushi Newtown opened up on Tuesday.
The 40-seat restaurant comes from chef Chi Dung Lieu. According to a post from condo company Arbora (who are developing the building housing Newtown), Lieu has worked with Tri Du of popular Plateau sushi restaurant Tri Express, and Shigeru Yabuta, who has been a guest chef at renowned Mile End sushi hub Jun-I.
Lieu has also worked at the now-closed Kaizen in Westmount, and was head chef at Westmount’s Sushi Kim.
Newtown is on de la Montagne at William — given new-ish by-laws aimed to curb the oversaturation of restaurants in the Sud-Ouest borough, it’s tougher for restaurants to open up on the Notre-Dame commercial thoroughfare, so Newtown likely won’t be the only eatery to opt for the side streets of the rapidly developing neighbourhood.
The fairly extensive menu contains a solid selection of makis, along with rice and soy paper rolls, nigiri, and (outside the sushi realm), udon noodle dishes. It goes beyond Japanese fare with a couple of poke bowls and the decidedly Japan-meets-Canada dish of sushi pizza.
STATUS — Sushi Newtown is open at 311 de la Montagne from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekends.
- Sushi Newtown [Facebook]
- What's behind the Southwest borough's controversial new restaurant bylaw [CBC]
- Welcome to Sushi Newtown [Arbora]