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16 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, and some purveyors working with higher end wild fish and traditional preparation techniques.

Want some other Japanese dishes with your sushi? Check out our ramen and izakaya maps.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 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, was the first chef in Canada to garner exclusive access to Kobe beef. His eponymous restaurant is open for lunch, all-day takeout, and dinner, with a line of soy sauces (including gluten-free), maple syrup, honeys, and a special royal jelly-honey mix available on the side.

2. Aka-Fuji

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

This takeout only Verdun spot is run by a Japanese couple who mix various traditional options with more popular-style rolls. Go there to check it out: there’s no website or online menu.

3. 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. 

4. 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.

5. Restaurant Shoji Sushi

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2035 Av Victoria, Saint-Lambert
QC J4S 1H1, Canada
(450) 672-5888
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With in-house dry aged fish — including some wild varieties — St. Lambert’s Shoji features some classics and some sushi varieties not commonly found on-island. Private import wines add more interest to an already unique offering.

6. 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. Kimono-clad servers and top-notch sushi are on offer, with prices to match.

7. 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.

8. Ryú (multiple locations)

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1468 Peel, Montreal
QC H3A 1S8, Canada
(514) 446-1468
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With three outlets across the city and in-house delivery service, Ryú’s quality and refined presentation is more accessible than ever. Their ghost kitchen operation Sushi Dept promotes a compact menu featuring more bento-ish options.  

9. Fleurs & Cadeaux Snack Bar

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1002 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal
QC H2Z 1K6, Canada
(514) 866-4411
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One of Chinatown’s newest businesses, this sushi and snack bar holds court in a heritage building that was formerly a flower and gift shop. Chef Tetsuya Shimizu whips up chirashi bowls, curries, and artfully prepared bento boxes, with a range of sakes and natural wines on the side.

10. Yuukai

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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. 

11. 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.

12. Otto Bistro

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143 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2T 1N9, Canada
(438) 383-4700
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So much more than a sushi bar, chef Hiroshi Kitano’s tiny kitchen offers a daily sashimi selection, chirashi, and don rice bowls with maguro and shiso leaf. Don’t miss the chef’s mazemen no-broth ramen, one of the highlights of his carefully constructed menu.

13. 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.

14. 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. 

15. 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.

16. Kazumi Sushi Lounge

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6394 Rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal
QC H1N 3P6, Canada
(438) 380-9898
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Along with standard sushi fare, east end Kazumi features ni-anago, saltwater (conger) eel prepared in a classic Edomae style. The detailed menu is a must-read to understand Japanese raw fish traditions.

1. Park

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

Antonio Park, the affable native of Argentina and Culinary Institute of Japan alum, was the first chef in Canada to garner exclusive access to Kobe beef. His eponymous restaurant is open for lunch, all-day takeout, and dinner, with a line of soy sauces (including gluten-free), maple syrup, honeys, and a special royal jelly-honey mix available on the side.

378 Avenue Victoria, Westmount
QC H3Z 2N4, Canada

2. Aka-Fuji

3872 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC, Canada

This takeout only Verdun spot is run by a Japanese couple who mix various traditional options with more popular-style rolls. Go there to check it out: there’s no website or online menu.

3872 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC, Canada

3. 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

4. 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.

1 Carré Westmount, Westmount
QC H3Z 2P9, Canada

5. Restaurant Shoji Sushi

2035 Av Victoria, Saint-Lambert, QC J4S 1H1, Canada

With in-house dry aged fish — including some wild varieties — St. Lambert’s Shoji features some classics and some sushi varieties not commonly found on-island. Private import wines add more interest to an already unique offering.

2035 Av Victoria, Saint-Lambert
QC J4S 1H1, Canada

6. 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. Kimono-clad servers and top-notch sushi are on offer, with prices to match.

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

7. 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.

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

8. Ryú (multiple locations)

1468 Peel, Montreal, QC H3A 1S8, Canada

With three outlets across the city and in-house delivery service, Ryú’s quality and refined presentation is more accessible than ever. Their ghost kitchen operation Sushi Dept promotes a compact menu featuring more bento-ish options.  

1468 Peel, Montreal
QC H3A 1S8, Canada

9. Fleurs & Cadeaux Snack Bar

1002 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, QC H2Z 1K6, Canada

One of Chinatown’s newest businesses, this sushi and snack bar holds court in a heritage building that was formerly a flower and gift shop. Chef Tetsuya Shimizu whips up chirashi bowls, curries, and artfully prepared bento boxes, with a range of sakes and natural wines on the side.

1002 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal
QC H2Z 1K6, Canada

10. Yuukai

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

11. 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.

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

12. Otto Bistro

143 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2T 1N9, Canada

So much more than a sushi bar, chef Hiroshi Kitano’s tiny kitchen offers a daily sashimi selection, chirashi, and don rice bowls with maguro and shiso leaf. Don’t miss the chef’s mazemen no-broth ramen, one of the highlights of his carefully constructed menu.

143 Avenue du Mont-Royal E, Montréal
QC H2T 1N9, Canada

13. 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.

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

14. 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

15. 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.

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

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16. Kazumi Sushi Lounge

6394 Rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC H1N 3P6, Canada

Along with standard sushi fare, east end Kazumi features ni-anago, saltwater (conger) eel prepared in a classic Edomae style. The detailed menu is a must-read to understand Japanese raw fish traditions.

6394 Rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal
QC H1N 3P6, Canada

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