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Kazu

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1862 Saint Catherine w, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M1, Canada
514-937-2333
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
lunch here is a treat

I have been at least three times to this place and still will go back. I always get the salmon bowl which is fresh and flavourful and the tiny potato salad which is adorable. There is a wait time and you have to clear the space quite fast, this is not a good place to have a chatty lunch, this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Camille F
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been at least three times to this place and still will go back. I always get the salmon bowl which is fresh and flavourful and the tiny potato salad which is adorable. There is a wait time and you have to clear the space quite fast, this is not a good place to have a chatty lunch, this... More 

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Thank Camille F
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I arrived about 20 min before opening time and still ended up waiting another 20 minutes to get in after Kazu opened. The space is very small and we were super cramped. However, I do not a single complaint about the food. It's delicious and really made our evening. Don't eat here if you're in a hurry... More 

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Thank Happybunny616
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, you have to go there between the opening hours. Wait in the line up for about 5-10 minutes because the place is always packed. The waiting staff will greet you nicely. Ambiance is very unique. Food is amazing, most of the time I get the ramen, but everything is good there. By fare my favorite place for... More 

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Thank Philippe M
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overrated and this is not real Japanese but it is tasty but on the expensive side if you are a big eater. The place is a dump (dirty and neglected) but the people that go there seem to enjoy that kind of thing since they line up like cattle to get a seat in there. I've been twice now and... More 

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Thank PastaVito90
Belo Horizonte, MG
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

The best japanese food I've ever had! Its a very small restaurant and probably you'll take a line and wait some minutes for an available table but, it's worth it.

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Thank bh_jalves
Pointe Claire, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Teeny tiny place run by an amazing crew. The food is absolutely delicious, perfectly seasoned, generous portions, quick & efficient service. Amazing value for dollar. Be ready to wait in line outside. Hours are inconsistent so call ahead.

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Thank isabelle r
Montreal, Canada
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230 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Location: On Ste. Catherine past the the Faubourg (left side) if you're heading West from Guy. The closest subway is Guy-Concordia and street parking is available. The place: Tiny. Like, teeny tiny, really tiny. Nothing special to look at but these guys are here to make food so really, who cares? My only negative is that the space is really... More 

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Thank Ann T
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Kazu is a like a modern, hip, quazi-upscale Japanese greasy spoon that only serves lunch & dinner. This is the kind of place Anthony Bourdain would visit and film as he sat at the counter. I've been three times now and each time has been consistently solid, sitting at the bar/counter each time (which I always find more entertaining). Absolutely... More 

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Thank Ben H
Ottawa, Ontario
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76 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This has become our go-to spot for Japanese food when visiting Montreal. The 48-hour pork is great as is the shrimp sandwich. Get the ice cream. A bit pricy but awesome. The okonomiyaki is actually better the next day when it soaks in all the flavours. It's worth the wait to get inside.

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Thank B_in_Ottawa
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

it is my 1st time to eat at Kazu , every time i pass by i find a line up outer the door , today i said i wanna try it to see what all those people are waiting for , my god that was soooo god , i forgot the 30 minutes i waited under the rain with the... More 

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Thank Steve F

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1862 Saint Catherine w, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: 514-937-2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

Neighborhood Profile
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.