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Kazu

1862 Saint Catherine w, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
514-937-2333
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Ranked #57 of 4,453 restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Dinner
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Dining options: Dinner
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Pelham
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We loved the food!!! Even though there was a big line to sit, the food was outstanding. The tables are very small and they speed things up to sit down customers. We had the gyoza, and the hazelnut ice cream for desert. A BIG RECOMMENDATION!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My wife became a big fan of Izakaya since she travels quite often to Tokyo for business. In turn, she has made me and our two kids fans as well. During a quick family trip through Montreal, we found this tiny yet highly efficient place to be absolutely wonderful. A true gem, and worth any long wait for a table.... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent moment spent is this small restaurant...food is amazing and taste really Japanese. Service is great. Worth the waiting outside.

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Kew Gardens, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

48 hour pork bowl is the special, shrimp burger and black tea ice cream. Make it a point to visit in Montreal, they don't charge enough!

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Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

I love love love the food here. The chef took the time to invent things that are unique. We ordered the rib which was special of the day and it was awesome. The meat was so soft and melt in your mouth. We also ordered the tuna salmon bowl and it was great. Tried the teriyaki burger and shrimp burger,... More

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Ithaca, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visiting Montreal for a conference. The service here was great and the space was energetic and fun. Loved the open kitchen. But the food was really really overpriced and boring. Granted, I lived in Vancouver for five years so probably shouldn't expect much out east. But the fact that this ranks as a top Japanese restaurant here makes me concerned.... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Kazu is a constantly cramped, vibrant and dynamic hole-in-the wall restaurant bistro-style. The telltale yellow sign is easily missed if you stroll too fast on the other side of the street while scanning for the aforementioned place. An easy benchmark on Sainte-Catherine's urban landscape is the usual waiting line of customers with growing anticipation and growling bellies threading out of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We didn't mind waiting, and we didn't the small tables and tight fit. If you don't mind those two things, there is not a single negative to say. The servers are friendly, they have a good selection of saki and my personal favourite, Sapporo beer which goes great with seafood. Must haves are - Shrimp Burger, Tuna and Salmon Salad... More

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Love this place, but you must be willing to wait in line or get there 30min. before opening :) It is a hole in the wall restaurant that is famous in these parts, but authentic in inakaya (Japanese pub)style. The owner -- from Japan is in control of his menu & his grill! Originally, he worked alone but lately he... More

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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a little gem if you like Japanese ramen and other typical izakaya food. They have changing menu and i like their ramen, a bit salty but very good. All of the food there is done fresh and taste good. Try the grill fish or squid with Sapporo beer, along with a nice bowl of Ramen there. Space is... More

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