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Toroli

Certificate of Excellence
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French, Japanese, Fusion
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421 Marie-Anne Est, Montreal, Quebec H2J 1Z9, Canada
514 289-9292
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Today
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
cozy-great food-great value

everyone got the fixed price menu-I think it was 4 or 5 courses- very reasonably priced-the presentation was great and the different tastes were wonderful-the place is small and unassuming-very modest but comfortable-lovely waitress who took nice care of us-but the food!! the portions were very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
zoltare
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albany
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
albany
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

everyone got the fixed price menu-I think it was 4 or 5 courses- very reasonably priced-the presentation was great and the different tastes were wonderful-the place is small and unassuming-very modest but comfortable-lovely waitress who took nice care of us-but the food!! the portions were very generous considering the quality and price!! yum yum--next time up in these parts, i'll... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My boyfriend invite me at Toroli for my birthday as we read good reviews and were always wondering were this place is next door to our flat. Finally we were in front of this tiny house, you can just pass in front without noticing that it's a restaurant there. Inside are just a few seating, around 12! our waitress welcome... More 

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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
42 helpful votes 42 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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
270 reviews 270 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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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Interlaken
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
Senior Reviewer
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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Montréal
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 421 Marie-Anne Est, Montreal, Quebec H2J 1Z9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal
  • Phone Number: 514 289-9292

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 65
  • Cuisine: French, Japanese, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?