At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Montréal's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Japanese food in Montréal, we head to Kaizen Sushi Bar - a reader favorite - or we count on Tampopo's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Japanese cuisine.

Enjoy the full Asian dining experience complete with floor seating at low tables sans shoes and cooking before your eyes (and plate). A varied selection of dishes from across countries and cuisines featuring Japanese vegetable soba, Vietnamese...  Read More

This self-proclaimed "adventurous" sushi bar really has it all from an elegantly designed dining room draped in soft fabrics and lit with gold to abundant sushi offerings, jazz and a sake lounge. The food is Japanese with a twist: foie gras...  Read More


Appealing to a broad spectrum of the population, Isakaya is popular with professionals, students and "ladies who lunch." The atmosphere is relaxed but nice – not too casual, not too stuffy. And the menu is as diverse as the clientele. The...  Read More

It can be a challenge to find world-class sushi in Montreal but this Mile-End restaurant does a superb job. Junichi Ikematsu's restaurant is one Montréal's creative chefs and has re-invented Japanese cuisine for the city. He's sushi is fresh,...  Read More


Zen-like is really the only word that adequately describes this wonderful but off-the-beaten-path, second-floor sushi house. The décor relies on basic black and minimalist ornamentation, with a sleek glass-topped fish case and sushi bar; the...  Read More