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“My favorite sushi so far, but avoid on weekends”

Bistro Japonais Furusato
Ranked #789 of 6,036 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $10 - $21
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Quartier des Spectacles
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Out of all the sushi places that I have tried in Montreal, the sushi here tops them all (so far!). The rolls here are HUGE, simple (and not Americanized.. thank god), and the rice is always perfectly cooked. You can easily get super full after only eating 11-12 pieces of sushi, and they have a bunch of other authentic Japanese dishes and cool appetizers to choose from (i like the fried ageshi tofu served in a soup of soya sauce).

Having said that, I must WARN you; however, that the waiting time can be slow or excessively slow depending on when you go, sometimes resulting in poorly made rolls (ex: rice falling apart, or huge rolls with a TINY piece of fish - unfortunately, they only have one chef).. On good days I usually wait around 25 min, but on the weekends (especially Saturday), waiting time can easily slide close to an hour.

So overall, I really like this place and still return to this day, despite the sometimes very long and dreadful waiting time. If you choose to go though, and I strongly recommend it, try to book early or avoid weekends altogether, or else you might be left hungry and disappointed.

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Thank QuirkyOlive
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place was highly recommended by "sushi experts", and the sushi did not disappoint. Busy on a Saturday night and reservations are needed. Small staff that slowed things down a bit, but the food was worth it.

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Thank 741lolo
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have been enjoying this charming friendly restaurant for years. The sushi is fresh and bursting with flavor. Love it!

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Thank Ingo_Jobling
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The sushi was very good. Though in the California roll the cucumber was very dominate.

Service was a bit slow? But there were only two servers since it is a smal place.

Overall, I was satisfied with the food and the service. Would definitely return!

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Thank Le_Epic_Wad
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

The location was abit hard to find, but when we entered, it felt like a welcoming place. I think all the staffs were Japanese. The service is really efficient with politeness. We ordered seaweed salad, salmon steak and Tonkatsu, and two sushi for testing this restaurant being authentic or not. We were pretty satisfied because the flavor was the same that you can get eating in Japan. Sushi was definitely handmade with skills. Salad was fresh. Salmon steak was big volume and tasted delicious. Tonkatsu was a bit overcooked, but with the right taste. A bit pricy for the overall quality, but would go back for the sushi and the hometown flavor some time.

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Thank Yueina X
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