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15 Standout Sushi Spots in Montreal

The classics, the newcomers, and a vegan contender, too

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Montrealers love sushi. From supermarket counters to high-end omakase, there’s a range and variety across the city at all price points. And while Montreal may not be famous for its nori-wrapped morsels, there are still some reliable sources of sashimi and maki to be found. Some higher end restos are offering sustainably sourced fish, and with an increasing appetite for seafood delicacies and demand for ocean-friendly ingredients, that trend will likely continue to catch on.

Want some other Japanese dishes with your sushi? Check out our ramen and izakaya maps. And don’t forget: many of the restaurants on this list run their own in-house delivery operations. Before resorting to third-party services, check if you can order directly from their websites to ensure that the funds stay in hands of small business owners.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tri Express

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1650 rue Laurier E., Montreal
QC H2J 1J2, Canada
(514) 528-5641
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One of the most beloved chefs in Montreal, Trì Dư has cultivated a loyal following of admirers after spells at Kaizen, Treehouse, Le Petit Treehouse and for the past decade, at his own Tri Express in the Plateau. There’s also a casual second location further north. Place orders for takeout online.

2. Yuukai sushi

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5407 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4G9, Canada
(514) 303-0332
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Mile End favourite Yuukai is known for the freshness of fish on its compact menu. Try the tuna tatami, or explore their special omakase platter. 

3. Saint Sushi (multiple locations)

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424 Duluth Est., Montreal
QC H2L 1A3, Canada
(514) 507-7537
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The names of the dishes at Saint Sushi might seem silly, but it’s easy to overlook that once its fresh fish hits the table. Its yogurt sauce might not be for everyone, so order some “Christmas trees” — sashimi tartar on a cracker — instead and go with the flow. Get 10 percent off online takeout orders over $85.

4. Jun I

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156 av. Laurier Ouest, Montreal
QC H2T 2N7, Canada
(514) 276-5864
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Chef Junichi Ikematsu is arguably the OG of Montreal sushi chefs, and his Mile End restaurant has been a model of consistency since 2005, nabbing him rare five-star reviews. Place orders for takeout online.

5. Sushi Momo

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3609 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2X 3L6, Canada
(514) 825-6363
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Christian Manuel Ventura Alatorre’s all-vegan sushi venture on the Plateau garnered plentiful praise upon opening in 2014, and its crafty veggie rolls continue to present tough competition to even the most reputable fish-based spots in the city. Delivery in the neighbourhood with Chasseurs Courriers make this a super eco-friendly choice. 

6. Sakura Gardens

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3450 Drummond, Montreal
QC H3G 1Y3, Canada
(514) 288-9122
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One of Montreal’s oldest Japanese restaurants, four-decade-old Sakura Gardens has modified its menu to adapt to takeout but the quality remains high. Classic maki, matcha desserts, and a daily bento box are on offer; call for takeout orders.

7. Ryú (multiple locations)

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1468 Peel, Montreal
QC H3A 1S8, Canada
(514) 446-1468
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Known for its sustainable fish and beautiful presentation, Ryú’s sushi is consistently high quality. Its restaurant group’s new ghost kitchen operation Sushi Dept , and in-house delivery service, showcase its commitment to constant innovation. 

8. Hidden Fish Sushi

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1233 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal
QC H3G 1Z2, Canada
(514) 419-1319
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At the helm of downtown’s Hidden Sushi is Chef Haruo Ogrura, who according to the restaurant’s website has 33 years of experience and was the first person in Montreal to acquire a blowfish license. Blowfish isn’t on the menu, but creative makis and an alluring Neta case, packed with gorgeous sashimi, are. Available for takeout or delivery.

9. Sushi Okeya Kyujiro

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1227 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal
QC H3G 1Z2, Canada
(514) 557-1227
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After seeing Cirque du Soleil, Japanese chef Takuya Matsuda always wanted to put on a live show in his kitchen to demonstrate Japanese cooking techniques. That aspect of his omakase-only restaurant is on hold, but Okeya’s takeout game is going strong, with kimono-clad servers and top-notch sushi on offer. 

10. Ichiraku Kawaki

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156 R. Ann, Montréal
QC H3C 2J8, Canada
(514) 543-8666
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Griffintown’s Ichiraku Kawaki has a wide-ranging menu of Japanese dishes, from ramen to donburi, chirashi and steamed eggs with uni, if that’s the way you like it. On the sushi side, there’s a hopeful “Ça va bien aller” combo with 14 pieces — and a party platter with 106 pieces, for when we can do that again.

11. Sushi Bar Kim

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1 Carré Westmount, Westmount
QC H3Z 2P9, Canada
(514) 989-0212
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A well-known secret in the heart of Westmount, Sushi Bar Kim can be found in the food court area in the lower level of Westmount Square. They’ve got a whole range of maki, nigiri, and sashimi, including rolls wrapped in rice paper. Takeout or delivery via CHK PLZ.

12. Karin

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5332 Chemin Queen Mary, Montréal
QC H3X 1T7, Canada
(514) 482-0645
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Just west of Decarie Blvd. lies Karin, a moderately upscale Japanese izakaya and sushi restaurant that remains one of the area’s hidden gems. Check out their wide ranging sushi offerings, and a collection of multi-course dinners for two or four. Available for takeout or delivery with DoorDash or UberEats.

13. Le Kioko

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3735 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1P8, Canada
(514) 657-7979
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St-Henri’s Le Kioko has made a name for itself with artfully prepared sushi, tartare, and poke. Gluten-free options are available, too, and they’re even open for lunch. 

14. Park

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378 Avenue Victoria, Westmount
QC H3Z 2N4, Canada
(514) 750-7534
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Antonio Park, the affable native of Argentina and Culinary Institute of Japan alum, is undoubtedly Montreal’s most recognizable sushi chef. He’s got a private fish import license and was the first chef in Canada to garner exclusive access to Kobe beef. Open for lunch, all-day takeout, and a special onigiri box that comes in at $399, Park’s delicacies are definitely amongst the most upscale in the city. Order online.

15. Aka-Fuji

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3872 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC, Canada
(514) 223-4262

A Japanese couple runs this Verdun's sushi restaurant of note; it's rather small but reasonably priced in the context of the Montreal sushi scene. The menu mixes various traditional options with more gussied-up rolls, but you have to go there to check it out: there’s no website or online menu, and it’s takeout only.

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1. Tri Express

1650 rue Laurier E., Montreal, QC H2J 1J2, Canada

One of the most beloved chefs in Montreal, Trì Dư has cultivated a loyal following of admirers after spells at Kaizen, Treehouse, Le Petit Treehouse and for the past decade, at his own Tri Express in the Plateau. There’s also a casual second location further north. Place orders for takeout online.

1650 rue Laurier E., Montreal
QC H2J 1J2, Canada

2. Yuukai sushi

5407 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4G9, Canada

Mile End favourite Yuukai is known for the freshness of fish on its compact menu. Try the tuna tatami, or explore their special omakase platter. 

5407 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4G9, Canada

3. Saint Sushi (multiple locations)

424 Duluth Est., Montreal, QC H2L 1A3, Canada

The names of the dishes at Saint Sushi might seem silly, but it’s easy to overlook that once its fresh fish hits the table. Its yogurt sauce might not be for everyone, so order some “Christmas trees” — sashimi tartar on a cracker — instead and go with the flow. Get 10 percent off online takeout orders over $85.

424 Duluth Est., Montreal
QC H2L 1A3, Canada

4. Jun I

156 av. Laurier Ouest, Montreal, QC H2T 2N7, Canada

Chef Junichi Ikematsu is arguably the OG of Montreal sushi chefs, and his Mile End restaurant has been a model of consistency since 2005, nabbing him rare five-star reviews. Place orders for takeout online.

156 av. Laurier Ouest, Montreal
QC H2T 2N7, Canada

5. Sushi Momo

3609 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3L6, Canada

Christian Manuel Ventura Alatorre’s all-vegan sushi venture on the Plateau garnered plentiful praise upon opening in 2014, and its crafty veggie rolls continue to present tough competition to even the most reputable fish-based spots in the city. Delivery in the neighbourhood with Chasseurs Courriers make this a super eco-friendly choice. 

3609 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2X 3L6, Canada

6. Sakura Gardens

3450 Drummond, Montreal, QC H3G 1Y3, Canada

One of Montreal’s oldest Japanese restaurants, four-decade-old Sakura Gardens has modified its menu to adapt to takeout but the quality remains high. Classic maki, matcha desserts, and a daily bento box are on offer; call for takeout orders.

3450 Drummond, Montreal
QC H3G 1Y3, Canada

7. Ryú (multiple locations)

1468 Peel, Montreal, QC H3A 1S8, Canada

Known for its sustainable fish and beautiful presentation, Ryú’s sushi is consistently high quality. Its restaurant group’s new ghost kitchen operation Sushi Dept , and in-house delivery service, showcase its commitment to constant innovation. 

1468 Peel, Montreal
QC H3A 1S8, Canada

8. Hidden Fish Sushi

1233 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z2, Canada

At the helm of downtown’s Hidden Sushi is Chef Haruo Ogrura, who according to the restaurant’s website has 33 years of experience and was the first person in Montreal to acquire a blowfish license. Blowfish isn’t on the menu, but creative makis and an alluring Neta case, packed with gorgeous sashimi, are. Available for takeout or delivery.

1233 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal
QC H3G 1Z2, Canada

9. Sushi Okeya Kyujiro

1227 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z2, Canada

After seeing Cirque du Soleil, Japanese chef Takuya Matsuda always wanted to put on a live show in his kitchen to demonstrate Japanese cooking techniques. That aspect of his omakase-only restaurant is on hold, but Okeya’s takeout game is going strong, with kimono-clad servers and top-notch sushi on offer. 

1227 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal
QC H3G 1Z2, Canada

10. Ichiraku Kawaki

156 R. Ann, Montréal, QC H3C 2J8, Canada

Griffintown’s Ichiraku Kawaki has a wide-ranging menu of Japanese dishes, from ramen to donburi, chirashi and steamed eggs with uni, if that’s the way you like it. On the sushi side, there’s a hopeful “Ça va bien aller” combo with 14 pieces — and a party platter with 106 pieces, for when we can do that again.

156 R. Ann, Montréal
QC H3C 2J8, Canada

11. Sushi Bar Kim

1 Carré Westmount, Westmount, QC H3Z 2P9, Canada

A well-known secret in the heart of Westmount, Sushi Bar Kim can be found in the food court area in the lower level of Westmount Square. They’ve got a whole range of maki, nigiri, and sashimi, including rolls wrapped in rice paper. Takeout or delivery via CHK PLZ.

1 Carré Westmount, Westmount
QC H3Z 2P9, Canada

12. Karin

5332 Chemin Queen Mary, Montréal, QC H3X 1T7, Canada

Just west of Decarie Blvd. lies Karin, a moderately upscale Japanese izakaya and sushi restaurant that remains one of the area’s hidden gems. Check out their wide ranging sushi offerings, and a collection of multi-course dinners for two or four. Available for takeout or delivery with DoorDash or UberEats.

5332 Chemin Queen Mary, Montréal
QC H3X 1T7, Canada

13. Le Kioko

3735 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal, QC H4C 1P8, Canada

St-Henri’s Le Kioko has made a name for itself with artfully prepared sushi, tartare, and poke. Gluten-free options are available, too, and they’re even open for lunch. 

3735 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal
QC H4C 1P8, Canada

14. Park

378 Avenue Victoria, Westmount, QC H3Z 2N4, Canada

Antonio Park, the affable native of Argentina and Culinary Institute of Japan alum, is undoubtedly Montreal’s most recognizable sushi chef. He’s got a private fish import license and was the first chef in Canada to garner exclusive access to Kobe beef. Open for lunch, all-day takeout, and a special onigiri box that comes in at $399, Park’s delicacies are definitely amongst the most upscale in the city. Order online.

378 Avenue Victoria, Westmount
QC H3Z 2N4, Canada

15. Aka-Fuji

3872 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC, Canada
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A Japanese couple runs this Verdun's sushi restaurant of note; it's rather small but reasonably priced in the context of the Montreal sushi scene. The menu mixes various traditional options with more gussied-up rolls, but you have to go there to check it out: there’s no website or online menu, and it’s takeout only.

3872 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC, Canada

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