Montreal, sadly, does not do justice to Japanese food; most restaurants merely offer green tea ice cream as dessert, and most serve the basics that barely skim the surface of what Japanese food really is (sushi, mainly sub-par at best and perhaps the occasional nabe).
Which is why I am so happy to have stumbled onto this place. Imadake is an izakaya (Japanese pub) that serves all the lovely Japanese tapas I have had the pleasure of enjoying in Japan. The food is so authentic, they've even added the "Irashaimaseeeeee" when you arrive!
I've been here a good number of times and would highly recommend the butter corn miso ramen, the gyoza (vegetarian or not), the spinach salad, and the karaage. I'm not crazy about okonomiyaki or takoyaki because I don't like dashi (fish broth) in the batter, but their version of both has a lighter taste of it than in Japan.
They don't serve sushi, but there are seafood dishes available.Sadly, I have not yet had the chance to try squid because everyone I've gone with doesn't like it. Each dish is not too pricey, however, like most tapas places, it does add up eventually. Still, it's quite reasonable (maybe $50 for 2, including a small sake). There is so much selection that my curiosity and appetite want to keep going back to explore. It may not be as large as in Japan, but it's a really excellent introduction to izakayas. Go, drink, be merry and have a great time of it!
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