Montreal: Imadake Japanese Restaurant Review

Tried Imadake for the first time after passing by another ridiculously long lineup at the popular Izakaya restaurant Kazu. It's only a short walk away (about two blocks) if you don't feel like waiting an hour in line at Kazu.

Popular Izakaya Japanese Restaurant

We got a seat easily on arrival, but it filled up quite soon afterwards. It's a nice enough casual Izakaya place and about three times bigger than Kazu.

Food Pretty Good

The black cod and eel soup thingy (there's no chance of me remembering their names on the menu) were the tastiest dishes. The black sesame ice cream was also a nice change for me (something I've never tried before). The food is made for those who are a little more adventurous in their eating habits. If you are a meat and potatoes kind of person, then it's probably not the place for you. It's a nice change if you ask me.

Price-wise it's in the same range as Kazu (maybe slightly less expensive). I'd definitely go back for seconds and try some of their other menu items.

November 2011 Update: Been there a couple more times and it seems to be even busier each time. It's quite loud and rowdy now. Hard to have a conversation sometimes. The last time I went, I thought the food quality dipped a little—something to keep in mind.

Imadake Japanese Restaurant Photos

January 2012 Update: Added some pictures.

Octopus, actually quite tender.

Black cod


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  1. AnonymousJune 04, 2011

    You should take some pictures of the food.

  2. Good idea...I guess my cheap phone camera will have to do next time, even though it's pretty dark in the restaurant...See tomorrow's post for a picture of some dessert :)

  3. Finally got around to taking some pictures...The place is still regularly packed with people. Loud and lively as ever.

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