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#255 of 4,625 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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2020, rue Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X8, Canada
+1 514-987-9987
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Open now
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Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

De gustibus non disputandum est - but, I would like to make a claim that me (personally) I have never had any better sushi in Montreal, and maybe elsewhere for that matter. I do hesitate to say it is the best in the World, since there must be a place (or certainly places, in Japan in particular) with better sushi;... More 

Thank Dr_Slobodan_Devic
Montreal, Canada
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wes a pretty busy night at Shodan. First time here but I am very familiar with sushi and Japanese food. Started with an order of Gyoza and shrimp tempura. I must say both were excellent. The gyoza were perfectly browned and the tempura were super light and crispy and the batter was perfect. I give those a 4.5 star. Had... More 

Thank Lawrencek220
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, Sho-Dan has always been one of my favorite downtown destinations. I've had great meals there in the past and I hope that my recent experiences are the exception and not the norm. Recently, I was there with a client for lunch. My guest ordered the sushi special from the lunch menu. As I was concentrating on entertaining my client,... More 

Thank MTLbroker
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ambiance is nice, with pretty decoration on dishes with foods, ordered 7 types of dishes, one which is my favourite in this restaurant is called lovers. The names of the dishes are romantic, "kisses", "lovers", "Romeo and Juliette (dessert) ", etc. Should give a try, the price is not that expensive, for 2 persons, usually 3-4 dishes are enough... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Toronto, Canada
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323 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

So what do you do when you get to Montreal and your favorite sushi place is closed for a private function? arrrrrgh......well you go to your second favorite spot, Sho-dan. To start with, Sho-dan comes under the "you get what you pay for" mantra which means you pay a lot, for the freshest and most creative sushi. For you standard... More 

1 Thank Tony R
Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Nice quite dinning. We where there for a late Saturday evening meal with friends. The food was good and the service was good as well.

Thank FrankFMtl
Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The sushi at Sho-Dan is great. Definitely a good choice for when you're looking for a finer sushi choice. The seaweed salad is also STRONGLY recommended, it's so unlike and so much more refined the typical seaweed salad at low-price sushi shops and stands. The Mont Blanc dessert is also really good, although I would say it isn't entirely and... More 

Thank Anthony F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The food was ok, good choice of fish. The service was good too, not the best sushi place but it was a good place.

Thank Myriam P
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The deco. is plain but calm and the service is good and very friendly. The quality of food is middle of the road as far as sushi is concerned and the menu though lacks imagination but is solid. Portions are reasonably fair but price is a bit higher than what the quality and quantity represent. A good place for business... More 

2 Thank 165Doc
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Every time I go to Montreal eat at Sho-Dan is a must! I usually visit 4 times a year and the sushis and sashimis are always super fresh and deliciously tasty! Keep it up!

1 Thank juliana r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020, rue Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-987-9987

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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