Saint Sushi Bar: my favorite sushi in Montreal

Restaurant: Saint Sushi Bar
Date: Sunday December 31st 2017
Table of: 3

So my last meal of 2017 was sushi, but not just any sushi, my favorite sushi in Montreal. For those of you who’ve never been to Saint Sushi Bar, if you love sushi, it is definitely a must. Nestled on avenue Duluth in the Plateau, it is one of the only non-byow restaurants in the byow area (they have zero alcohol license). But, don’t let that stop you, as their sushis are actually amazing.

Miso soup – from the lunch special (2017)
Sushi platter – from the lunch special (2017)

Whether you come for lunch or for dinner, I recommend getting the lunch/dinner special, which comes with a few things. The lunch special costs about $20 and gets you a miso soup or house salad with Asian dressing (both are very good) and a plate of different sushis chosen by the chefs. The dinner special is a bit more pricey and they call it a tasting menu. Basically for about $30, you get tuna and salmon sashimi, salmon and tuna tartare Christmas trees (the best!!!) and a huge platter of their most popular and delicious sushis.

Salmon and tuna sashimi, with julienne green apples and green onions (2017)
Salmon and tuna sashimi, with julienne green apples and green onions (2017)

The last time I ate at Saint Sushi was with Alex and Liz for dinner and the three of us ordered the dinner tasting menu. Our first course was a plate full of thinly sliced salmon and tuna sashimi, with julienne green apples and green onions. All of this was covered in a dressing composed of ingredients I probably don’t even know. Although not my favorite course, you can’t deny how fresh and delicious the fishes are. The green apples and green onions add some nice texture and flavor to the fishes as well and so does the vinaigrette too. Personally, I like to dip my slices of fish in some soya sauce too.

Salmon and tuna tartare Christmas trees (2017)
Salmon and tuna tartare Christmas trees (2017)

The second course is probably my favorite: the salmon and tuna tartare Christmas trees. I’ve tried to replicate them at home a bunch of times and its just not the same; I’m not able to nail all of the flavours. I also like to add a bit of soya sauce to these too; so delicious! I could eat the whole plate.

Sushi platter (2017)
Sushi platter (2017)
Sushi platter (2017)

The third and final course is the main attraction: the sushis!!! They all have the names of famous singers like the Michael Jackson (cause its white on the outside and black on the inside lol), the Bob Marley, the James Brown, etc. The waiter also takes the time to explain what every roll is made of and I’m just sitting there like wow, there’s no way I’m remembering all that, let’s just dig in already lol. The sushis also come with a bunch of different sauces, which is also explained by the waiter as to which goes with which sushi and you can also get some spicy mayo. Personally, I love all of the different sushis Saint Sushi prepares but tbh, they all kind of taste the same. Obviously, the ones with mango will have a distinctive mango flavour to them, but otherwise, they’re all full of fresh salmon and super yummy. The fried ones are also really good too and best eaten first as they’re warm!

Every time I eat at Saint Sushi, I have a wonderful meal full of delicious sushis. I have never been disappointed by any of my meals there, which is why I keep on going again and again. I highly recommend Saint Sushi to all sushi lovers out there! You won’t be disappointed 🙂 I have my own criteria when it comes to reviewing restaurants, which I also use on my Instagram account (@elisebgravel). It’s very simple, there are only three points: the quality of the food (on 10), the price (from $ to $$$$$) and the following question: would I go back?

So, here is my review of Saint Sushi Bar:

Food: 10/10
Price: $$ (lunch), $$$ (dinner)
Would I go back?: Always

Sushi platter (2017)

UP NEXT: my restaurant review for Hakata Ramen (the best crispy chicken ramen in town!)

*All photos and opinions are mine

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