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Quality sushi in montreal

juliangen Sep 22, 2012 10:00 AM

Ive just recently moved to montreal from Toronto and I've had an impossible time finding good sushi. I'm not talking about rolls and the like I mean real fresh fish sushi. My frustration hit the peak when a couple nights ago I tried one of montreal's "best" sushi restaurants, tri-express, and the only two nigiri that came in the omakase were bad pieces of salmon and tuna. I've tried sho dan, kaizen as well as try express and it's pretty much the same story. I'm looking for a place that has a wide variety of quality fresh fish.
Thank you


  1. cherylmtl Sep 22, 2012 11:26 AM

    Park or Jun-I. Neither are exactly inexpensive. Otherwise, Tri Express is the next best thing, and it's definitely not the same quality it used to be, as you have discovered.

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      Fintastic Sep 22, 2012 11:29 AM

      Ya, this is definitely not Toronto. I actually can't think of another north american metropolis with such terrible sushi offerings. Cheryl is right that your only options may be Jun-I and Park. I'd personally aim for the latter.

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      1. re: Fintastic
        juliangen Sep 23, 2012 09:42 AM

        Ok I'm going to try park. Do they fly in specials daily?

        1. re: juliangen
          saltnpepperwhat Sep 23, 2012 06:48 PM

          Let us know how Park goes! I am going in a few weeks.

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        bobertdeniro Sep 22, 2012 11:55 AM

        i know this isnt what you asked for,
        but decent "all you can eat" sushi is sushi crescent.
        none of that kanda crap

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        1. re: bobertdeniro
          cherylmtl Sep 23, 2012 06:58 AM

          there is no such thing as decent "all you can eat" sushi. A contradiction in terms.

          1. re: cherylmtl
            bobertdeniro Sep 23, 2012 04:12 PM

            I would have to agree with you
            I am aware that that is not what this thread is about since the title states "quality sushi"
            but for whoever cant afford to get their bellies full at a nice sushi place
            an okay place to get full would be sushi crescent. just saying...

            so in other words, quantity would be sushi crescent

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          PhilTG84 Sep 23, 2012 10:18 AM

          I think the sushi problem in Montréal is the lack of a Japanese community. According to Stat Can (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-621-x...) 92% of Japanese Canadians lived in British Columbia, Alberta or Ontario, so it makes sense that they have better offerings.

          I had Sushi in Calgary a few years ago that was excellent... still looking for that elusive sushi restaurant in Montreal that will change the perception.

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          1. re: PhilTG84
            catroast Sep 23, 2012 02:20 PM

            okane in rockland shopping center
            went today for the 19430923409th time and it was delish as usual

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            Shattered Sep 24, 2012 04:27 AM

            The OP said he didn't like Sho dan / Shodan. I went recently, got the sushi & sashami mix for two and it was amazing sushi.

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              j_do Sep 24, 2012 04:42 PM


              it's kaizen. just ask for for the off menu daily sashimi selection (many from japan). just be prepared to spend $$$.

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                LBeth Sep 28, 2012 01:43 PM

                Umm, I moved here 7 years ago and I have to say, I usually wait to eat Chinese and Japanese food when I'm in TO or BC. That said, if I am going to have sushi in Montreal, I have enjoyed my bento box at this place http://www.hyangjinrestaurant.com which doesn't specialize in sushi. You could also try http://www.odakisushi.ca/

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