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The Grab-N-Go Spot From the Owners of Juni Opens Today

Ôkini is officially open for business

Ôkini [Official Photo]

The long-awaited side project from the owners of Juni is finally here.

Ôkini, a multi-faceted shop selling fish, take out dishes, Franco-Japanese pastries, and more, opens today in the space immediately next door to the acclaimed sushi restaurant — named 24 on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list this year — on Laurier Avenue.

The owners’ aim is to make the products they serve in a sit-down capacity available to the masses through Ôkini. They’ll be selling fresh fish from the same suppliers with whom they’ve cultivated decades-long relationships; selling bottled sauces made with the recipes Juni head chef Junichi Ikematsu uses at the restaurant; and serving grab-n-go products from 11 a.m. onward each day.

Beginning in March, the shop will also serve a tasting menu in its small seating space every Saturday. Groups of up to eight can reserve a spot to dine weekly from March 14 onward.

The owners also plan to hold cooking workshops, Omakase nights, and 5 à 7’s with deals on sake and more in the space.

STATUS: Ôkini is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 156B Laurier Avenue West.


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