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Isakaya

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Neighbourhood:
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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3469 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2H6, Canada
+1 514-845-8226
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 18:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Barcelona, Spain
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120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Good value Japanese with lots of tasty options. The place is not that pretty, but the service is good and food excellent.

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Thank bam4d
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We had salmon and tuna sashimi that were very good (for my taste the right size and slicing). The rolls were also simple yet tasty. The tempura roll was really good.

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Thank myleca
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was excellent. Best Mizo soup ever. Service was perfect and all the food delicious. The place is not very attractive but this is forgiven due to the quality of the meals. I recommend this place a lot. Just go and taste.

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Thank Loompas O
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Look past the decor - the food is very good. Lunch menu is small, but very good. Dinner offers more selection and, having eaten there quite often, is not disappointing. Good variety, fresh, authentic.

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Thank HR_tvls
Dallas, Texas
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342 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This restaurant was near our hotel so we ate here the first evening we were in town. Our teenage boys really enjoyed it!

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Thank BarbK303
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This place is a bit weird, misses the soul. Food is great but it feels like the staff hasn't the "love". The interior feels a bit loveless also. Why? Not enough eye fot the detail. But still great food!

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Thank Eef d
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great Japanese food. Not just for the sushi but their other dishes were good as well. Though, you won't regret if you get the sushi-mi plate. The staff speak Japanese so it adds to the authenticity.

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Thank Cy514
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

From the outside, Isakaya doesn't look like much, but it's a lovely simple decor when you step inside. Excellent sushi and gyoza, all the usual small plates one expects from a Japanese sushi bar, with a few items one might not expect (Ankimo, for example -- monkfish liver pate -- isn't on many menus and it's a real treat). The... More 

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Thank JKDVT
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We were seated just after the doors opened early Saturday evening. Dining experience was casual and it felt family run, which was delightful. Freshly prepared food served quickly by very attentive waitstaff.

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Thank Carol S
Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

An authentic, reliably family run Japanese Isakaya (in Japanese - an establishment that serves food with drinks). My favorites are oysters with ponzu sauce (now in season), scallops Batayaki, rock shrimp, mackerel sashimi, the eggplant (Age Nasu). The meat skewers are surprisingly good - tender beef, lamp, liver and chicken, The sushi bar is staffed with an expert Japanese chef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3469 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, Quebec H2X 2H6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-845-8226

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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
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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