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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1862 Saint Catherine w, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M1, Canada
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open now
All 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
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not often do I wait in line to eat at a restaurant and end up spending less time eating than waiting... It was worth every minute. We pigged out, and left like well fed royalty after a medieval feast! Started out with the dumplings. Perfect griddled crust. The pork was tender and juicy. Bimbap was fantastic. The meat slid off... More 

Thank Sami M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start this review by saying had we waited more than 20 mins I would have be very disappointed. The 48 pork was good, but was disappointed in the octopus special. I would recommend stoping by if there is a short line.

Thank Sia X
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one place I would not enter as a tourist. It looks kind of small and insignificant. Boy, was I wrong. Yes, seats were very limited. We sat at the counter where food were prepared right in front of us. And it tasted yummy. Very different from the sushi, teppanyaki or sashimi that I'm used to. But still very... More 

Thank NurMarlene
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was craving some Japanese food on a recent trip to Montreal and searched a few sites to find this hidden gem. There was a line at the door, which was a good sign but one can never tell until you try the food. I was dining alone and was able to find a seat at the countertop, where I... More 

Thank David Z
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boy do I love Kazu. The food is always tasty and excellent (especially the 48 hours pork), and is only reflected by the huge line that is always in front of the restaurant before it even opens its doors. The portions are really big, and you get enough for your money. I feel like the appetizers are not worth it... More 

Thank Jessiketo
Jersey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We turned up n a recommendation and arrived to a queue outside the door,we were going to walk off but were advised by other guest to stay, so glad we did!We followed the waitress in and were sat at the counter which was probably the best place to eat and watch the amazing cooking action going on!!! The food was... More 

Thank Dombosley
Montreal, Canada
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here multiple times and the food is super delicious and comes at an awesome value. Really reminiscent of the food I had in Japan. You can't go wrong with the pork or tuna bowl. Unfortunately, the restaurant has really long lineups and the inside is very cramped.

Thank Cy514
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I have had lunch at this restaurant many times and have not once been disappointed. The restaurant itself is tiny and if you are not in line by 11:45 for their 12pm opening, there is a good possibility that you'll have to wait for the 2nd round of seating. They can hold an estimated 10 people at the bar (overlooking... More 

Thank Kait M
Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

I heard a lot of hype had the ramen noodle soup to go very mediocre ... maybe I need to try something else

Thank josephcorbin911111
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230 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

However, once you are in, you are in for a treat. The restaurant is very small, almost as many seats at the bar as at tables. It is licensed. There is "take out". The food is not typically Japanese, but it is really tasty. The staff are all Japanese, and are really helpful. However, they are used to "repeat customers"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • 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.