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Japonais Sushi Zenya

#266 of 4,578 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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486 Ste. Catherine Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1A6, Canada
+1 514-904-1363
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Bad bad time . No choice of drinks . Waiter was all alone . Cola was flat food took forever I will never ever return

Thank carmel6996
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This sushi was special. The place is hidden. We had to call to figure out where it was and we still had trouble. Hint: it's on the second floor of the building near the dollarama. You go up and you can't believe you are on Ste Catherine. No noise, nice decor, focussed sushi chefs, great service. Our favourite dishes were... More 

Thank AnitaBBB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great restaurant, it doesn't have big signs outside,so it is hard to find it, but then you become a regular. I love their home made Japanese salad and their choices of sashimi is great. Make a reservation

Thank Banny B
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

My husband & I had a pretty awful experience. The place is difficult to find and very dark. We had a lot of miscommunication with the staff. First with the waitress and then with the owner. They did give us a discount at the end for all our troubles. The sushi rolls were prepared very well but in the end... More 

Thank nadlovestravel
ZENYA S, Manager at Japonais Sushi Zenya, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for the experience you had in our restaurant, which was not supposed to happen. There was actually a misunderstanding between our new waitress and chef to make this order, which was a combination from two dishes. We are sorry that we did not make it right at that moment, but has been corrected. We are proud of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Based on the reviews, we thought this place would be a real find. Located in an unmarked building up on the second floor on St. Catherine St., - we were super excited to try what we were led to believe would be fresh, amazingly tasty sushi. Although the food was priced at the top end, the sushi itself was nothing... More 

Thank tadak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Had a very relaxing dinner here last night - this place is not obvious to find: second floor , office building entrance : look for the street number and the sign, but great location to place des festivals for a pre or post show meal! Big space, soft music, the " zen" in this restos name is appropriate.. We shared... More 

Thank z0ya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

After eating there last year took our grandaughter there on this visit to Montreal. Good selection of fresh fish and excellent service. Amusing location is very similar to good places in Tokyo.

Thank Philip C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Tucked into a complex somewhere on St Catherine's, without any eye-catching signage, it was a little hard to find. But the food was great, loved the sashimi and the waiter's suggestion (désolé, j'oublie le nom du dish!). The little cucumber quail egg thing was a bit too gourmet and fancy for my tastes, and getting" regular " sushi here isn't... More 

Thank Angelaluo
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Went back to Montreal and had to return to Japonais Sushi Zenya. Looks like lower floor foyer has been updated. Sat at the bar and had an amazing array of oysters, tuna tartare and more. Place was busy and it seemed like the 'kitchen' was getting behind on orders, but it may have just been the large table of 30-something,... More 

Thank alohagreg
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

To start off, the location is unusual, it's essentially on a floor of an office building. To credit Zenya, there is a nice lady outside the building in a traditional Japanese dress, so you will not miss it. Once she takes you up, you will find yourself in a nicely decorated restaurant that fits the food being served. All of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 486 Ste. Catherine Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3B 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-904-1363

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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