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17 Standout Sushi Restaurants to Try in Montreal

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

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Montreal isn’t famous for its nori-wrapped morsels, and for a long time, it lacked the destination-worthy sushi spots seen in other major cities. But thanks to figures like Junichi Ikematsu and Antonio Park, that’s changed. On this map, their restaurants (both eponymously named) are joined by some new arrivals and some neighbourhood gems — all reliable purveyors of sashimi and maki. From luxe omakase spots working with wild fish to takeout counters adopting traditional preparation techniques, here’s a range standout options — at all price points.

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. 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.

2. 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 newer, more casual second location further north.

3. 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. 

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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 some rare five-star reviews from local critics.

7. 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. 

8. 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 snack and sake 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.

9. 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.  

10. 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 currently on the menu, but creative makis and an alluring Neta case, packed with gorgeous sashimi, are.

11. 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 at this downtown omakase restaurant — with prices to match.

12. 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.

13. Maiko Sushi

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3339 Bd des Sources D, Dollard-des-Ormeaux
QC H9B 1Z8, Canada
(514) 684-3131
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The West Island has a number of decent sushi options, but Maiko has amassed likely the largest following of stalwart fans. Its long menu of makis and sashimi — and so much else (think filet mignon and rack of lamb) — has kept locals coming back since 2003.

14. 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. It’s a casual neighbourhood nook, open for lunch daily — expect on Sundays.

15. Park

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378 Avenue Victoria, Westmount
QC H3Z 2N4, Canada
(514) 750-7534
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Affable native of Argentina and Culinary Institute of Japan alum Antonio Park has risen from the ranks to become one of Canada’s most recognizable chefs. His eponymous sushi restaurant in Westmount is one of the pricier options on this map, but the offering is high-quality and fit for the most special of occasions. Open for lunch, dinner, and all-day takeout.

16. 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.

17. Aka-Fuji

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

This pint-sized 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.

1. 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

2. 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 newer, more casual second location further north.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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 some rare five-star reviews from local critics.

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

7. 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

8. Fleurs & Cadeaux Snack Bar

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

One of Chinatown’s newest businesses, this snack and sake 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

9. 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

10. 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 currently 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

11. 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 at this downtown omakase restaurant — with prices to match.

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

12. 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

13. Maiko Sushi

3339 Bd des Sources D, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B 1Z8, Canada

The West Island has a number of decent sushi options, but Maiko has amassed likely the largest following of stalwart fans. Its long menu of makis and sashimi — and so much else (think filet mignon and rack of lamb) — has kept locals coming back since 2003.

3339 Bd des Sources D, Dollard-des-Ormeaux
QC H9B 1Z8, Canada

14. 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. It’s a casual neighbourhood nook, open for lunch daily — expect on Sundays.

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

15. Park

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

Affable native of Argentina and Culinary Institute of Japan alum Antonio Park has risen from the ranks to become one of Canada’s most recognizable chefs. His eponymous sushi restaurant in Westmount is one of the pricier options on this map, but the offering is high-quality and fit for the most special of occasions. Open for lunch, dinner, and all-day takeout.

378 Avenue Victoria, Westmount
QC H3Z 2N4, Canada

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16. 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

17. Aka-Fuji

3872 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC, Canada

This pint-sized 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

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