I'm in from Montreal (montrealfood.com!) for the holidays visiting the folks . . . haven't been back in three years. I see Kotobuki has gone -- that used to be a good place to belly up to the bar and have a friendly chat with the itamae-san, but now all I see is Geta, which is pretty much cafeteria style. I seem to remember there was a place just up there on Broadway in the mall, but is there any place within walking distance of Monte Vista/Piedmont that might fit the bill for a leisurely sit-down at the bar with sushi, saké and conversation with friends and sushi chef, that won't break the bank?
Thanks in advance! When you come to Montreal I'll return the favor!