At Kitano Shokudo, Hiroshi Kitano's culinary prowess takes center stage. A native of Japan, Hiroshi's early culinary beginnings shine through in every dish, blending advanced techniques with unique flavors. Montreal is indeed fortunate to be his chosen culinary playground.
While the nigiri is a must-have, the mazemen is the showstopper. Translating to "mixed noodles," mazemen is a symphony of flavors and textures. Whether it's the umami-rich lobster mazemen or the luxurious caviar edition, each variant is a testament to Hiroshi's genius.
A recent standout was the uni and bone marrow mazemen. Words can't do it justice; it's a dish to be experienced. From house-made pickles to the freshest cuts of fish, every offering at Kitano promises a gastronomic delight that leaves you yearning for more.
Since the pandemic, we’ve gotten so used to seeing retail corners in restaurants that we forget we were doing that long before 2020 came around. This grab’n’go comptoir and a wall of Japanese imports has been doing what it does since 2015, and they do it well, pulling together a menu full of maki, hosomaki, nigiri and sashimi, onigiri, poke bowls, and more at cheap and filling prices. Hands down a solid spot for lunch.
Following their runaway hit Krapow (where pandemic-era takeout was flying out the door), Kevin Larken’s Indo-Malay restaurant Sat Lagi slows things down and refines it with this gluten-free, Indo-Malay concept. Launched with a cocktail menu by drinkf master Tao Zrafi and curated wines that pair well with the food from chef Jerome Villarasa—props to dishes like the fried chicken with kefir butter, satay sticks of beef and chicken, classic rendang, and a gnarly whole fried red snapper—this is a big arrival for the Plateau.