Restaurant: Sushi Momo
Restaurant type: Japanese, vegan, vegan sushi, sushi bar
Prices: $4-$15 entrées, $4-$14 sushi rolls, all wine bottles $40 (organic, vegan and natural), $32-$150 the deals
Date: Wednesday September 5th 2018
Table of: 2
After first tasting Sushi Momo’s sushis at La Fête des restos de Montréal, I finally visited their actual restaurant with my vegan friend, Andreea. Although their sushis are vegan (yes, with no traces of fish or seafood) I really enjoyed them when I tried them for the first time. Therefore, I figured it was worth a visit to their restaurant! Sushi Momo is located on St-Denis and Sherbrooke, right in the Plateau/Quartier Latin. The place itself is pretty stunning and well decorated, with a lot of wood and metal.
We opted to share the Omakase for two, which includes:
- two miso soups,
- a shared entrée (beet tartare or green papaya salad – we opted for the papaya salad),
- a vegan sushi platter to share and
- a dessert for two (vegan crème brûlée)
Everything was very good and delicious. Although the sushis are vegan, they are very good, very flavourful and exotic in seasoning. However, you can tell that there is no fish/seafood and I personally feel a bit weird paying the same amount of money for a platter of sushis with no fish/seafood, as I would at Saint Sushi Bar for example, which I love. Additionally, I much prefer sushis with fish/seafood, as I love raw salmon very much. With that said, it was a worthwhile experience and the food was very good. They take a lot of risks with the seasonings, which I found very exotic and different for a change. But, at the end of the day, I prefer my salmon sushis.
For the other dishes, the miso soups were very good and typical; nothing out of the ordinary. The papaya salad was very good, I loved the dressing and all of the different ingredients, textures and flavours. The taste of the vegan crème brûlée was good too, but the texture reminded me more of a pudding than a “normal” creamy, rich and thick crème brûlée. A for effort but I’ll choose a normal crème brûlée any day.
Overall, we enjoyed a very good vegan meal at Sushi Momo. Like I said, its definitely worth a try, as their food is very good, but you can’t beat normal sushis! 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 Sushi Momo:
Would I go back?: No, I prefer normal sushis.
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