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Big In Japan Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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3723 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
+1 514-847-2222
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 16:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 16:00 - 03:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is not a vegetarian restaurant but they do a good job of accommodating us with a delicious noodle, vegetable and tofu soup. The salads are very good. This is a good choice for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Thank cwbyesq
Copenhagen, Denmark
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287 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I eat lunch here regularly when in town. Good service, great and simple courses and a wonderful urban atmsophere.

Thank Mikael C
Collingswood, New Jersey
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322 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The line outside Schwartz's was too long for me to wait by myself so I kept on walking down the street and found this interesting-looking place for japanese comfort food. I ordered the spicy ramen which was ok- a little too salty. It was a big bowl although pretty pricy. That and a ginger ale set me back almost $20... More 

Thank kt3
Paris, France
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

A quiet atmosphère next to noisy and busy st-Laurent Boulevard. Great food with good portions in a nice dining room.

Thank Samuel D
Akron, Ohio
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by our host in Montreal. But be warned that Google Maps lists it as Restaurant Big in Japan and not Bar Big in Japan. These are two completely different locations about a block from each other. The "Bar" has a hidden door and is really hard to find, once inside it is very fancy... More 

Thank Max P
Montreal, Canada
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

It's good, I had the tuna tataki, which was quite flavorful. Will go back to try some other entrees. I didn't necessarily like the mood, it's more like a diner.

Thank RaRaT
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Just what we were looking for on a cold Montreal day. Tasty flavorful ramen bowls with good vegetarian option too. Good service and fun ambiance.

Thank Careth D
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

With the growing number of Izakaya type restaurants in town, you really have to be good in order to stand out. In the case of Big in Japan, unfortunately it is not the case... The food and athmosphere are fine, but nothing to write home about. The service is very average; It took about 20 to 30 minutes to get... More 

Thank Leah S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Very fun and nicely curated space- great ramen, interesting desserts, and fresh and interesting crispy pork with rice. Really helpful waitstaff.

Thank abalard
Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Love this place! The Tuna Tataki is awesome! Crispy pork and Soups are very good also! This place is pretty cool and original... Hard to spot thought. The place lacks decor, fresh paint and some renovations but that's what makes this place original ... the food is awesome and that's why I come back ... if you plan to go... More 

Thank Stan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3723 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-847-2222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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