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“Cozy place, hmm good desserts”
Review of Toroli

Toroli
Ranked #411 of 5,845 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 20 - USD 56
Cuisines: French, Japanese, Fusion
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Reviewed 1 December 2011

I went here based on Tripadvisor reviews. It's a small place and hard to find, and so it feels like a gem in the city, and I can show off my knowledge of good eateries :P
Dont bring your family of 10 without reservations.

The kitchen is right there, so you can look over the counter and watch the chef prepare if that suits you. I was less impressed by my deer than my friend was with her duck, but desserts was some of the best Asian ones I've had in recent memory. Make sure you try the right one. It also helped that they gave us free salad while waiting for the meat to cook. That might have give them a few points. That or the staff being extremely polite.

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3  Thank verychrispy
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Reviewed 25 November 2011

This restaurant was one of our favorite experiences in Montreal. The food was gorgeous and absolutely delicious. The person who prepared our dinner was truly a serious talent.

The space was casually elegant and had only about 4 tables so it felt intimate. The service was great - the right balance of attentiveness and leaving us alone to enjoy our meal and sake for quite some time.

A lovely experience. Highly recommended.

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4  Thank SnowyPlover
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

This is the place to go if you like real Japanese food ! Forget about the sushis place cooked by" chinese chef". Here, you will experience the high japanese gastronomy. The restaurant does not look beautiful, everything is clean and simple, but in your plate, it is Christmas everyday ! Don't miss it ! Great food for an average price. But don't forget to reserve. The restaurant has 18 places, and no more !

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7  Thank ViktorTatran
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

Having read the reviews it had a lot to live up to. As has been said already the building and surroundings deceive you into thinking that you might be in the wrong place. Inside is cosy but clean and very welcoming. Quite how the chef manages to produce such amazing food is difficult to understand since he prepares it all within the confines of a very small space, but as you can see from the illustrations on this site, the presentation is fabulous and what is more important it is absolutely delicious. The meat dishes we had were rare - so if you don't like it that way it might be worthy of a request beforehand, but they were without exception gorgeous. Service was also exemplary throughout. We were so impressed that we have already booked to return next week!

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4  Thank Squadronblue
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

After checking out Tripadvisor and reading all the reviews, we visited Toroli's on a rainy Thursday night and were absolutely blown away by the excellent food and attentive service.
We walked past the place and had to check the address again. It's tucked in a small building off of busy St-Denis. The place is small, but very inviting. It was a slow night (due to the thunderstorm) so we basically had the place to ourselves. The waiter was very friendly and very attentive. We started with the Kinoko “PariPari”. The flavours and textures were very complex and complimented each other. The portion was enough for 2, and at $10- it was very reasonably priced. We didn't have any wine, so I can't speak to the wine list, but we did have gazified water, and it was the most reasonably priced I have seen in a while ($4/L). We then shared 2 meals: White tuna dressed in yuzu and Duck in miso. Both were great- the sauces enhanced the flavour of the tuna and duck, without being overpowering. The caramalized apples with the duck were stellar- a great accompaniment and the sweetness blended well with the sauce. The wheat grain Tabouli with the tuna was cooked perfectly. Portion sizes and the prices were right on.

We ended with some japanese tea (compliments of Toroli's).

We are definitely telling all our friends/family about this place- highly recommended.

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3  Thank NorthGowerMurphy
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