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421 Marie-Anne Est, Montreal, Quebec H2J 1Z9, Canada
514 289-9292
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Ranked #34 of 4,562 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $65
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French, Japanese, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We finally made it to Toroli on a snow storm night and let's just say we are difficult to impress when it comes to restaurants and food. Having been to Japan twice, and having heard great reviews about the place, we were not disappointed. The flavors were superbly complex and the chef's imagination was reflected in every dish in a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

Ok !! Some people like to have a beautiful restaurant. Personally, I prefer to have a beautiful diner. When you open a restaurant with a limited budget, it is better to give the most in your cooking than in the room. And here we are. The food is incredible. Creation, flavor, imagination. What you eat is just perfect. And I... More 

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montreal, qc, canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Went with my husband last night and was completely delighted by our dinner! We took the five course meal, and from starters to deserts, every single dish Was just perfection! The lady who served us, charming. We got to taste several sakés before making our final choice, too. The restaurant is tiny and the chef cooks right in the same... More 

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Montreal, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Food was superb and I agree with everything written about it in all the other glowing reviews. The experience was not great. First of all it is way too cramped and the decor needs seriously to be improved. The centipede doing the butterfly in the water glass got the evening off to a bad start. We didn't make a fuss... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It has been over 2 years since my last glowing review of Toroli, and our Saturday dinner there confirmed it as one of my top recommendations for Montreal residents and visitors alike. Chef Takashi Sakurai’s Japanese-French fusion dishes still astonish and delight, and the interior has been made less Spartan than it used to be, thanks to more subdued lighting,... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This place is unbelievable. It is a tiny restaurant on the plateau, it can seat maximum 12 people I would say. The kitchen is open and is tiny and there is one chef only, no sous-chef plus his wife taking care of the service. What Takashi Sakurai serves only can be labelled with one word: perfect. Suberb taste, interesting combinations... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This was my second time visiting Montreal and the first place we ate at was Toroli. My wife and I love this place. I don't know what the other reviewers are complaining about regarding the service, but it's great. Food is spectacular. Well presented. We had the 6 and 5 course meals. Enjoyed every part of it. Will continue to... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Toroli is a very small place that looks weird from the outside and not particularly good inside. But it's what you'll find on the plates that matters! Wow! Very beautiful presentations. Great flavors, mixing japanese, french and italian influences. We had the small tasting menu. It was a lot. The portions were surprisingly big. And everything was delicious.We had a... More 

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Main Line of Philadelphia, PA USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Toroli is a tiny gem of a restaurant in the plateau area of Montreal. The restaurant sits on a tiny side street 1 block in from Avenue du Mont-Royal E, and the façade is whimsically painted like the black and white spots of a Jersey cow. The interior is a single small room that seats only about 12-16 people. The... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A small and quaint place, where the chef receives you almost in his home. The food is interesting and has an authentic Japanese influence. My husband and I loved it all 3 x we went!

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Additional Information about Toroli

Address: 421 Marie-Anne Est, Montreal, Quebec H2J 1Z9, Canada
Phone Number: 514 289-9292
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 65
Cuisine: French, Japanese, Fusion

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