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Mile End Sushi Spot Juni is Getting an Adjacent Grocery Store

The neighbouring space will offer cooking workshops, grab-n-go products, 5 à 7 deals, and more

Restaurant Juni / Official

One of the best sushi spots in Montreal — named 24 on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list this year — is getting a grocery store.

The spot adjacent to the Mile End sushi restaurant Juni is being converted into a grocery store and workshop space, the owners told Eater Montreal Monday. Ôkini, located at 158 Laurier Avenue, is set to open in the spring of 2020, and will sell fish, pastries, crab, and grab-n-go Juni products, like soy sauce and spicy mayo.

The new space also has a seating area, at which groups of up to eight people can order a high-end tasting menu. Ôkini will also dip its toe in the world of 5 à 7’s — offering deals on sake, wine, and small plates on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays — and will hold cooking workshops, open to the public.

The new shop’s construction raised flags late November when Juni temporarily closed for renovations. But owners assured Eater Montreal the award-winning spot is back open, and will remain open at its regular hours as Ôkini is built (its two-week closure was just to conduct kitchen renovations that were necessary for the neighbouring space).

Soy

5258 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, QC H2T 1S1 (514) 499-9399 Visit Website

Juni

156 av. Laurier Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2N7 (514) 276-5864

Jun I

156 Avenue Laurier Ouest, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, QC H2T 2N7 (514) 276-5864 Visit Website

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