A Hidden Treasure – Authentic Japanese Restaurant, Osaka

As Sushi has become world popular fancy food, there is a big demand that wants to enjoy the authentic Japanese food, which is especially made by Japanese chefs. Of course, even in Montreal, there are lots of sushi restaurants springing up everywhere, but unfortunately, most of them are all-you-can-eat restaurant. So, is it that hard to find real Japanese restaurant? 

Near McGill University, There is one of hidden treasures, Osaka.  

Osaka is even more popular place among the Japanese immigrants in Montreal, who want to deal their homesickness with food. There is only one chef in Osaka. So, it might take little more time to get your food, but if you understand ‘Patience’ is the one of virtues that Japanese admire, it will be also interesting cultural experience.

My Choice :

Katsudon

Sushi & Sashimi (assorted combination)

Sake (small)

  Over all, the food was excellent and exactly same as what I had in Japan few years ago. The deep-fried pork cutlet on Katsudon was crispy enough and the Katsudon sauce, which is based on Japanese soya sauce, was also well mixed with egg, so it could go very well with rice and the pork cutlet.

  The assorted sushi and sashimi combo seemed overpriced a little bit as comparing the quantity of the dish, but once you have a bit of sashimi, there is no doubt about the price. It is worth!! Tuna, salmon, and octopus sashimi almost melt in my mouth as I had a bite.

Moreover, for sushi, no need to mention about the sashimi on the top of balls of rice, and the kick was the rice balls. The special blended vinegar and sugar sauce made a perfect mixture with steamed rice for sushi.

The finishing touch was a small bottle of warm sake. It helped me to enjoy those decent dishes slowly so that I can appreciate the flavor and the atmosphere in the restaurant together. After a sip of warm sake with a bit of sashimi, it will take you to feel Japanese family atmosphere.

Reservation must be needed.

   

<Photos by Jina Kim>

Price : $-$$

Location : 2137 rue de Bleury, Montreal,QC. 

Phone : 514)849-3438

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9 Comments on “A Hidden Treasure – Authentic Japanese Restaurant, Osaka”

  1. October 20, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    This looks great! I wanted to visit an authentic Japanese restaurant for a while now and this one looks like it’s worth a try. Just curious, how much did the meal that you ordered cost in total?

  2. October 20, 2011 at 1:31 am #

    Yes, this place is worth to try! i don’t remember the exact price, but Katsudon was about $10, and the sushi and sashimi combo plate was $25.. and it was pretty enough for 2 people.

  3. October 20, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    That sounds super, thank you!

  4. October 24, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    jin a! is there anywhere in mtl to get kimbap??

  5. October 24, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    and what’s your favourite korean resto?

  6. October 24, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    there is one in downtown on University. I will post the review of the restaurant soon.. but if you need the name, it’s called ‘ATTI’. I remember that they serve 2-3 kinds of kimbap..

  7. matt
    October 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    That’s awesome I want Kimbap!

    • Jina
      October 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

      I’m sorry, Matt! I just talked to the owner of ATTl , and there is no more Kimbap on the menu… sorry. 😦

  8. November 7, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    Have you been to Omma on Bernard? They look like a great Korean restaurant. They even have proper dolsot bibimbap!

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