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Big In Japan

3723 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Ranked #789 of 4,521 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We got told by both the waitress that we can't take a picture when our phone's flash went on. We asked why. She said flashes weren't allowed. We later took another pic because we were having fun and the flash went on by accident (it's soooo dark in there). Within a nano second the owner was there like a pitbull... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We did not eat here, so will only speak about the bar aspect. AMAZING!! As you've already read, getting here is unique. The two Japanese characters below the window of a dark door are the only clue. I felt like I could have been in a trendy/cool Ginza bar in Tokyo. Once you find a spot to sit, enjoy the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I read a couple of reviews and went to this restaurant with a colleague. Food is mediocre, not to tasty. Big plate without refinement. Big deception. Sorry... Service was friendly and professional. Food :-( Serje

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Atlanta
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11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I was led here by a friend while visiting Montreal and if we hadn't had a dinner reservation to make, we probably would have stayed all night. First, the set up. We got out the cab and stood in front of a door with two Japanese characters etched below a small window. When we determined we were in the right... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visiting from the UK and was excited to find a Japanese restaurant! I'm gluten intolerant so asked for help in picking something to eat. There was only two salads on the menu which were GF so had one of them. It was the weirdest concoction I've ever had! Who has ever heard of a Japanese dish with large chunks of... More

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We found Big in Japan on a Thrillist article and decided to check it out. It was just what we were looking for, a lounge type bar with a great ambiance and large/interesting drink selection. Kind of swanky, and you must know the address because there are no signs—speakeasy like in that way. I would highly recommend it for couples... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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100 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

One of those typical speakeasy bars that has a discrete entrance to make it that more special Nice low light ambience in side and good range of cocktails I had to giggle to myself when the barmaid hadn't head if Choya before, but in her defence they did serve an inferior alternative Cool chill out place tho

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Order for two, been waiting for food to arrives for 45 minutes. Waiter didn't came until we had to asked a couples of times for. It is the second time it happens with the same waiter. First time there were 4 tables and nobody came to our table for 25 minutes. Today the waiter took our order at 16:47 and... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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132 reviews 132 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I ordered a noodle dish that I didn't like at all. It was cold, with raw vegetables,... Definitely it was not what I expected. However, my friends ordered other dishes that they seem to like them. Is for this reason that I rate the restaurant as 'normal'.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I will start by saying that had this place not been recommended to me, I would have never found it, nor would I have walked into this restaurant according to it's decor. My husband had dined at this restaurant a few weeks earlier and thought I would enjoy it. We ordered the Tuna Salad which was ok, nothing spectacular but... More

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Address: 3723 St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal
Cuisine: Japanese

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