Mikado Sushi – Montreal, Quebec: Located on Rue St. Denis is one of Montreal’s oldest and most famous sushi restaurants, Mikado Sushi.
Mikado was one of favorite restaurants when I lived in Montreal years ago so I was anxious to get back to Mikado and see if was as good as I had remembered.
The first think I noticed upon my arrival is that it looked pretty much the same as last time I was Montreal five or six years ago, and even then it looked like it did back in the early 90s.
While the décor had stayed the same, the quality of the food had not, tasteless and dull, not at all as fresh and exciting as it used to be.
The portion sizes of the sashimi were generous, but the taste was non-existent. The rolls were moderately sized, but again, they lacked taste and flair. While it filled me up, it left me wanting something more, something fresh and exciting.
Mikado’s wine and sake list is quite limited and the service was slow and impersonal. Reservations were not needed the Thursday night I was there, but note, they close at 10 PM, which was kind of a shocker, as I was told by my hotel concierge at Le Germain they were open until 11.
Overall, Mikado Sushi on Rue St. Denis left me full, but disappointed, it definitely cannot be called the best sushi in Montreal, and can only get a rating of between bombastic and not.
What I liked: Portion sizes of the sashimi were large.
What I didn’t like: Sashimi had no taste; the rolls were bland and dull.
Rating: Between Bombastic and Not
Mikado Sushi on Rue St. Denis in Montreal address and telephone number: 1731 St. Denis