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Izakayas in Montreal: a Japanese Pub Guide

Laughs, tapas and sake: Montrealers' favorite izakayas

By updated: Apr 19, 2024
Izakayas in Montreal: a Japanese Pub Guide
See related results: Montreal Japanese Izakaya / Japanese Pub, Pub Restaurants

Explore the warm and welcoming atmosphere of a Montreal izakaya, where exquisite dishes and refined beverages combine perfectly to create an unforgettable experience. Much more than a simple meal, the izakaya offers an immersion in Japanese-style conviviality and relaxation. These traditional pubs offer a unique blend of culinary delights, and creative drinks.

You can share a variety of dishes, from Japanese tapas to savory grilled meats, all accompanied by a wide selection of sakes, beers, and cocktails. Whether it's to unwind after a busy day or to mark life's special moments, the izakaya is the ideal place to gather with friends in a relaxed, festive atmosphere.

Whether it's an evening with friends, a romantic dinner, or a special celebration, Montreal's izakayas offer the opportunity to create memorable souvenirs in an authentic and convivial setting.


BIRU BIRU

2170 Rue Ste-Catherine O, Montréal, H3H 1M7

View More (438) 238-1632

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Biru Biru is an all-you-can-eat Japanese izakaya with stunning decor and quick service. Offering a vast selection of sushi, sashimi, noodles, tempura, tartare, tatakis, seafood, skewers, dumplings, beers, and cocktails. Located near Atwater station, open daily except Tuesdays from 5 pm to midnight. Their ordering system is as simple as browsing through your favorite photo gallery! With their phone ordering system, each dish is illustrated, allowing you to place your order in a snap.

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KYODAI IZAKAYA

2186 Rue Ste-Catherine O, Montréal, H3H 1M7

View More (438) 372-8348

Kyodai Izakaya transports you to Japan for an authentic experience. Enjoy a variety of sakes and draft beers. Indulge in meticulously prepared traditional Japanese dishes to tantalize your taste buds. In a warm and sophisticated atmosphere, discover specialties like sushi, udon noodles, and tempura. Customer reviews praise the intimate atmosphere, generous portions, and attentive service. Dishes such as scallop carpaccio and chicken curry come highly recommended for their freshness and authentic flavor.

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KYO BAR JAPONAIS

711, Côte de la Place d'Armes, Montréal, H2Y 2X6

View More (514) 282-2711

Kyo Bar Japonais, located in the heart of Place d'Armes in Old Montreal, combines the energy of an Izakaya with the elegance of a sushi bar. With an impressive selection of innovative sushi and sakes, it offers a typical Japanese experience. The intimate and refined atmosphere makes it the perfect place for a romantic evening or a gathering with friends. Located under the Hôtel Place d'Armes, Kyo transports you to a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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UMAMI RAMEN & IZAKAYA

6660, rue Clark, Montréal, H2S 3E7

View More (438) 375-6660

Umami Ramen & Izakaya offers a unique vegan izakaya experience, with homemade noodles made from organic wheat and broths, tsukemono, kombucha, and sprouts made on-site. The discovery menu allows you to enjoy a variety of reimagined Japanese dishes, such as okonomiyaki and gyozas, accompanied by a selection of refreshing drinks, fine wines, and delicate sakes. With a Japanese noodle machine, the restaurant produces its own noodles from organic wheat, as well as its broth, tsukemono, kombucha, and sprouts. A selection of ramen and reimagined Japanese dishes is offered, accompanied by a range of refined beverages.

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KINKA IZAKAYA

1624, rue Ste-Catherine O, Montréal, H3H 1L9

View More (514) 750-1624

Kinka Izakaya, with branches in Toronto and even Tokyo, is also in Montreal in the Guy-Concordia area. The atmosphere is festive, with a continuous offering of delicious Japanese tapas to share. Daily and seasonal menus add to the variety, accompanied by an excellent selection of cocktails.

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Please note that they are currently undergoing renovations, with a planned reopening in summer 2024.

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IMADAKE IZAKAYA

4006, rue Ste-Catherine O, Montréal, H3Z 1P2

View More (514) 931-8833

Imadake Izakaya, a Japanese restaurant, offers a wide selection of sakes and Japanese beverages. Their diverse menu features quality tapas and ramen, without MSG. Committed to sustainability, their ingredients are organic, and their seafood is sustainably certified. Enjoy dishes like Gyu Yukke, Tako Karaage, or grilled Hokke in a friendly and ecological atmosphere.

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EDO IZAKAYA

75 Avenue Shamrock, Montréal, H2S 1A5

View More (438) 381-0888

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EDO Izakaya, a modern Japanese restaurant located near Marché Jean-Talon, offers a refreshing interpretation of Japanese cuisine. The decor is inspired by Japanese art, creating a charming atmosphere. Their menu reimagines classic Japanese dishes with a local twist. You'll find tapas, Omasake dishes, fresh Chirashi bowls, sashimi, sushi, and much more. Happy Hour provides a perfect opportunity to discover and enjoy these Japanese tapas on Mondays and Wednesdays after 5 pm, where the second beer costs only $1.

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HANZO IZAKAYA

417, rue st-Nicolas, Montréal, H2Y 2P4

View More (514) 543-6400

Hanzo Izakaya draws inspiration from the Crazy 88 scene in Kill Bill for its decor and concept, reflecting Japanese elegance. Soft lighting creates an intimate atmosphere in a festive setting. With a capacity of 85 people, it's ideal for groups. Located in the heart of Old Montreal, Hanzo offers typical izakaya dishes, as well as a selection of Japanese beers, sakes, and cocktails. A terrace is available in summer.

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SUMI DOJO

3479 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal, H2X 2T6

View More (514) 507-7864

Set in an elegant setting, Sumi Dojo offers an authentic Japanese izakaya experience. Their specialty is charcoal grilling, using unique Japanese Bin Cho Tan in Montreal. With a selection of 60 hot and cold tapas and a weekly seafood bar, the menu also offers three types of ramen. Customers appreciate the authentic Japanese atmosphere, food, and service.

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IRU IZAKAYA

3050 Rue de l'Éclipse, Brossard, J4Z 0P3

View More (450) 286-6667

Iru Izakaya in Brossard offers a late-night special with a choice of 3 classic items for $33. The izakaya menu features a variety of sharing plates inspired by Japanese tradition, such as sashimis, kara-age chicken, and noodles. The casual and friendly atmosphere, accompanied by innovative cocktails, creates a perfect festive atmosphere for gathering with friends. The architecture and design of the place, with its colorful neon lights and contemporary aesthetics, offer a total immersion in the Japanese universe.

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ICHIGO ICHIE

360, rue Rachel E, Montréal, H2W 1E9

View More (514) 282-0009

Ichigo Ichie offers a friendly and modern atmosphere, with a sophisticated menu of Japanese tapas and cocktails. The festive atmosphere makes it one of the best addresses in the city. They offer traditional dishes like tonkatsu ramen and karaage, as well as various other Japanese specialties. Prices are reasonable, the service is friendly, and the cocktails are delicious. Ichigo Ichie is the perfect place for a lively meal in Plateau Mont-Royal.

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OTTO YAKITORI IZAKAYA

1441, rue St-Mathieu, Montréal, H3H 2M4

View More (514) 507-8886

Otto Yakitori Izakaya offers the best Japanese grills, with a unique charcoal oven in Montreal. The atmosphere is electric in this small restaurant, often full. Their specialty includes uni chawanmushi, homemade fried tofu, and ramen. With fresh ingredients and a lively atmosphere, Otto offers an authentic Japanese street food experience.

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BIIRU

1433, rue City Councillors, Montréal, H3A 2E4

View More (514) 903-1555

Located downtown, near the Quartier des Spectacles, Biiru is a trendy Japanese bistro offering traditional small plates and varied cocktails. Its "Funky & Cool" atmosphere attracts a diverse clientele for lively 5 à 7s with friends or colleagues. With a tempting menu including tender pork ribs and irresistible tempura vegetables, Biiru promises a memorable experience in a friendly setting.

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KUROBUTA IZAKAYA

4274, boul. St Laurent, Montréal, H2W 1Z3

View More (514) 286-3832

Kurobuta Izakaya, once known for its ramen, has become a must-visit destination for izakaya in Montreal. With over 1000 reviews on Google, its popularity is undeniable. In addition to delicious ramen, Japanese tapas are also a delight. Located in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal, it's the perfect place for sushi lovers. Since 2008, Kurobuta Izakaya has been winning over its loyal customers, expanding its menu to include a variety of Japanese dishes to share.

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