Montreal sometimes comes across as a city lacking in notable sushi spots. Aside from the usual hot spots (Ginger, Kaizan, etc), there sometimes appears to be few alternative options where you can find unbelievably fresh sushi in a cool and hip atmosphere. It’s been Notable’s mission to resolve what appears to be a complete myth, and one of our first findings on this sushi adventure is Tokyo Sushi located in Old Montreal.
The fact that this was our first visit to this fresh, cool, Old Montreal local hot spot was a shock, as it was bustling with some of the coolest neighbourhood foodies and it was nearly impossible to get a seat. Although the restaurant is rather small (seats 40 people max), the high ceilings and white walls and table cloths give it an airy and fresh open atmosphere, and the fact that the sushi bar is located right smack in the middle of the restaurant makes it impossible not to watch your sushi being made from every vantage point of the resto.
Tokyo Sushi Bar boasts the basic sushi and makis (spicy tuna, salmon, etc.), as well as some of their own creative rolls. They also have a lengthy entrée list including teriyakis, steaks and seafood. There are too many notable options to try, so our advice is to go and check it out for yourself as the sushi is as fresh as it gets and so are the people who will be dining with you. This is a notable place for a business dinner or a special date and a wonderful place to head to after work for a quick sushi role and a Sapporo while sitting at the sushi bar. Word of caution, the rolls are massive, so order accordingly! Tokyo Sushi Bar, 185 St. Paul West, Montreal.