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Montreal sushi?

pastoralia | Aug 13, 2008 06:25 AM

My wife and I are planning are first trip to Montreal for four days at the end of August to celebrate her birthday. We are both very excited! I have been combing through the overwhelming amount of suggestions on this board and others. The only "definites" so far are Pied au Cochon and probably La Banquise for Poutine (so many differing poutine opinions!). I’ll probably also try L’Express and just wander around Jean Talon market and see whatever grabs my attention and tastebuds.

However, we were watching No Reservations Tokyo the other night and my wife said “Wow, I’d love to have sushi for my birthday.” Which got me to thinking “Does Montreal have any good sushi?” We are coming from Brooklyn and she used to live on the West Coast so we will know if it’s crap. Is this even a good idea? I’d hate to take her someplace and be really disappointed…should I take the risk or just try to find some charming bistro instead? Ideas?

Any sushi suggestions? Or, for that matter, any other restaurant suggestions? Or, how about any good pubs with local brews I can’t find in the states? We are staying at the Place De Armes Hotel on St. Jacques but are big walkers and ride subways every day. Our budget is about $20 per entrée.

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