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PRICE RANGE
US$16 - US$31
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 20-07-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-07-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a true Japanese sushi restaurant without the pretence of fancy “sushi tacos” and dark mirrored interiors. The sushi here is authentically prepared and made with real skill! Having known top sushi in New York, San Francisco, LA, London and even Japan, Sho-Dan is...very high quality sushi. Our takeaway the first night was so good that we went back again the second night. Thanks to Patrick and the staff there for such great meals! If it wasn’t because of Covid, we would have eaten at the restaurant where there was a live pianist performing to add to the atmosphere. Just around the corner from the Hotel Omani Mont-Royal…Sho-Dan was a great find!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Restaurant Sho-dan, Propriétaire at Sho-Dan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is very much appreciated! Our customers and the quality of food that we serve is our number one priority. Hope to see you back in a near futur.

Reviewed October 9, 2021

We were visiting Montreal from LA last month, part of the trip to check out McGill University for my son, who is a senior in high school. We knew the restaurant had good reviews, and was happy to experience it first hand. The food was...of high quality, quite delicious, with some nice creations by the chef owner Chinh (aka Romeo). The service was also very good and the cost, surprisingly quite reasonable. What made the evening extra-special was Romeo coming to our table and visiting with us. He was very friendly, joked with us, and regaled us with some of his interesting experiences. Hoping my son decides to attend McGill, and gets accepted there, so we can enjoy the dining experience at Sho-Dan more often.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Restaurant Sho-dan, Propriétaire at Sho-Dan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2021

Thank you so much for writing this review! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience at Sho-dan and also hope that your son will be accepted at McGill. Good luck!

Reviewed August 11, 2021

I had lunch at Sho-dan with a friend during Autumn 2019. She said her friend recommended this Japanese restaurant as it seems to be one of the good ones in Montreal. According to her, the sushi are of Canadian produce. Do not compare the ones...here and the ones in Japan, alright. No place in the world can compete with Japan's sushi quality. But the ambiance and service were not bad.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2021

I’ve been to this restaurant several times in person and always received good service. The sushi was very tasty. I decided to order take out due to the closing during covid and was disappointed. The food is definitely not comparable and the menu on Uber...eats is very limited (no soups or salades for sides).More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2020

This downtown restaurant has transparent plexiglas and seems to be very alert to all things Covid which is reassuring. The service was impeccably timed and the Wednesday tasting menu was tasty and satisfying. No wonder we like this place so much. Street parking is fairly...easy in the evenings. No issue for mobility challenged persons. Not really a place for kids although I am sure they can handle them.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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RestaurantSho-dan, Propriétaire at Sho-Dan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It is very much appreciated. Our priority is to keep our customers safe so they can enjoy their meal. May be you will be surprised but we have a lot of customers that...More

Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

Was amazing temperature sushi I I had all year. Explosion was amazing and all the tuna was very good. Was busy so the service was a bit slow. Music was amazing. Very very good sushi.

Date of visit: August 2020
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RestaurantSho-dan, Propriétaire at Sho-Dan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your comments! It means a lot for us. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed August 13, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I just came back from an outstanding dinner at Sho-Dan. There are very few restaurants that we are visiting during this pandemic but we were so impressed with the precautions taken at this restaurant. Every table is surrounded by glass partitions so...you are essentially dining in your own “bubble”. As always, the service and the meal were exceptional and we look forward to returning soon and will be adding Sho-Dan to our very short list of restaurants that we feel comfortable visiting during these unprecedented times. Thank you Sho-Dan!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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RestaurantSho-dan, Propriétaire at Sho-Dan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2020

Thank you so much Ms. Choran for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! It means a lot for us. We want our clients to have the best experience as possible while dining at Sho-dan. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed July 13, 2020 via mobile

Great place to taste « out of the ordinary » sushi. I went back after the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted and was pleasantly surprised and reassured that the owner had done all that was necessary for the clients to have a safe and enjoyable meal. The wait...was a little longer than usual but understandable in the context. The restaurant was able to maintain their standard for quality and service. Overall, the experience was great, the Staff was pleasant, in a good mood and focusing on our well being and comfort . The food was exquisite. All was done with elegance and style! Well done Shô Dan ! Worth every dollar! Don’t forget to bring your mask and smile!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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RestaurantSho-dan, Propriétaire at Sho-Dan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! Your safefy is our priority and we do our best to provide you a Sho-dan experience that you will enjoy. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed March 10, 2020

When in the heart of Montreal and craving asian food, don't miss Sho-Dan Restaurant. Great taste, nice atmosphere and very good service is all you need!

Date of visit: September 2019
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RestaurantSho-dan, Propriétaire at Sho-Dan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Visited SHO-Dan for lunch in March 2020. This appears to be a favorite business lunch spot for local sushi lovers. Ordered beginner sushi lunch, that came with three different rolls, and a few pieces of sushi. It came with miso soup and salad, and nicely...presented. A good place in downtown for sushi.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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RestaurantSho-dan, Propriétaire at Sho-Dan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! It is true that we have a loyal business clientele mostly for lunch. Hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed March 4, 2020

This used to be a great place...used....the restaurant itself needs new funiture, new decor, and a new vibe. Its just getting old and dusty. The manager was yaning the whole night, looked hung over, the staff, well...just ok. The food was just boring...tasteless. The music...was a wanne be beat over and over and over...jazz would be nice. Nothing special about that place anymore....better choices now in montreal.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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RestaurantSho-dan, Owner at Sho-Dan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. We are sorry that we did not meet your expectation as your previous visits. We are taking good notes of your comments because customer satisfation is a priority for us since 1998.

Reviewed January 30, 2020

The quality of this restaurant has really suffered in past years. Service today was very slow throughout lunch and, other than the specialty items, the rest of the sushi was quite ordinary. I've been disappointed one too many times, and will be going elsewhere downtown...for Asian cuisineMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2020

Been coming here since it opened. Longtime staff greet regulars as friends, making you feel at home. Chefs were originally from Mikado restaurant on St-Denis, Japanese-trained. They serve all the usual staples but you're here for the specials! There is a page in the menu...with the house specials that include a few selections that would likely give a sushi purist in conniptions but who cares? It's all delicious and even though prices have increased over the years (especially for the specials), still worth treating yourself. Hang out at the sushi bar, make friends with the chefs, and who knows - you may get to taste something new and special. And yes, they do takeout - just order ahead.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

The reviews inspired me, but it was a disappointing take out experience. The dumplings were very good; the tofu was bizarre with no flavor and so much Bonita flakes on top that it looked like the Bonita was alive; the salad was ok; and the...Lawyer was an interesting presentation and actually quite tasty-served as a split avocado with spicy tuna and tabiko on top. I had anticipated a roll. Oh, and they forgot the extra rice.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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RestaurantSho-dan, Owner at Sho-Dan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2020

Good day, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your comments. If possible, can you tell us under what name your ordered online? I would like to investigate what happenend for the extra rice.

Reviewed January 11, 2020

I’ve tried every Sushi place considered to be worth a try in Montréal. This one is truly the best in taste and quality. The staff is great as well. We have been coming here for the past 8 years and it never disappoints.

Date of visit: December 2019
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RestaurantSho-dan, Owner at Sho-Dan Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you back soon and happy new year to you!

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Yes, Sho-Dan Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Sho-Dan Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Sho-Dan Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4