You read right. KYOZON (1458 Crescent St), a whopping 8,500-square foot day-to-night bar and kitchen, will be open to the public September 9th.
The highly anticipated space is situated in a historic landmark building of downtown Montreal, offering a young, vibrant and affordable destination that hosts a great bar with New-Asian cuisine and a mezzanine Kaiten belt.
What’s a Kaiten belt, you ask? It’s a vehicle serving fresh dishes on colour- coded plates ranging from $2 to $7. Something like a conveyor belt, but much, much cooler.
“The inexpensive, vibrant and casual Kaiten way of eating is ingrained in the Japanese culture. Aside from healthy and delicious food, it is the socially engaging dimension that is so compelling and draws in millions of people from across the world,” says KYOZON Co-owner Brian Bendix, who lived and operated restaurants and bars in Tokyo in the 1990s when the idea of Kyozon was first conceived.
Since the space is so large, it can play host to over 250 guests – perfect for that 30th birthday blowout, a wedding party or just a casual dinner… for you and your 250 pals. Or you can just come alone and enjoy the views.
“We are very excited to introduce such an unconventional bar and New-Asian kitchen to coexist in Montreal’s nightlife scene,” says Philip Chang, General Manager of KYOZON and Montreal-born, third-generation restaurateur.
KYOZON’s menu will be focused on creating New-Asian tapas, street food and sushi that highlight local and Asian-grown ingredients.
The bar will be managed by superstar and award-winning Lawrence Picard of Nectar Mixology, who will be creating and offering a nice mix of Asian-inspired cocktails and spirits such as Japanese whiskies, Asian beers and a selection of imported sakes.
Did we mention they also offer lunches during the day and DJs at night?
KYOZON will be open seven days a week from Sunday to Wednesday 11:30am – 1am and Thursday to Saturday from 11:30am – 3am. Lunch specials from $15 will be available from 11:30am to 2:30pm and the all-you-can-eat Kaiten at $17 will be available from 2:30pm to 5:30pm, as well as daily bar specials from 5pm to 8pm.
Info is still top secret, but visit them here anyway.