I mean, what's not to love? You get moist, tender, and tasty meats, and you get to cook them yourself. Winning, TBH. In Montreal, we're super lucky to have a bunch of Korean BBQ restaurants, but there are a select few that stand out among the rest.
If you ask anyone what their favourite Korean BBQ restaurant is, chances are very high they might just say Mon Ami. This NDG Korean restaurant serves up fresh and tasty food, ready to be cooked to perfection by you. For extra good vibes, try their Korean (without the BBQ) restaurant, Mon Ami, very close to this location.
Situated right in Chinatown, Kalbi is pretty much reinventing the whole Korean BBQ scene. Not only does it offer up some really delicious dishes and drinks (and sushi!), but it's also an incredibly fun and vibrant place, perfect for any sort of meal.
Not just a Korean BBQ spot (although their ready to be 'cued food is seriously great), Chez Hwang offers up some incredibly tasty already cooked meals, as well. Like their fried chicken, for example, which is legit to die for.
Located in Montreal's Sud-Ouest, Shabu Shabu is straight-up awesome. Not only is the food here on point, but the vibe is unbeatable - super fun, so that it's perfect for a chill night out, but also incredibly welcoming and warm.
If you're looking for somewhere to enjoy some seriously fresh dishes, and barbecue yourself one incredibly delicious meal, then look no furthr: Le Sud-Ouest's Kagopa is here to save your entire meal/day/year/life.
Alright, if you're looking for a huge selection, you got it. 5000 Ans (Cinq Mille Ans) has tons and tons of awesome dishes to choose from, including one incredibly on point BBQ section on their menu which includes things like stir fried chicken, octopus and vegetables, cooked right at your table.
Honestly, Sota is one of my all-time faves. This spot hasn't maybe been around for as long as some of the others, but trust, it's amazing. They've got all the staples that a good Korean BBQ should have, including some incredibly tasty all you can eat sushi, to boot.
This spot has probably become synonymous with "awesome Korean BBQ spots in Montreal", and there's one very good reason for this. Straight up, it's awesome. Featuring a fun atmosphere, delicious food, and quick, super friendly service, you definitely won't regret making Seoul Chako your next meal spot.
A modest Korean barbecue restaurant near Concordia University, Tianxia is legit the perfect spot to get all of your Korean BBQ kicks. Not only is their food fresh and tasty, but the service is awesome, and the spot is cozy and welcoming. Protip: get lots and lots of kimchi; it's amazing over here.
The owner says he's shocked by dalgona's popularity.
Courtesy of Robert Kim
Netflix'sSquid Gameis making waves around the world and Montreal is no exception. Just ask the owner of a Saint-Henri depanneur who says dalgona, a Korean candy featured on the show, is flying off the shelves.
Depanneur Chez Claude et Claudette owner Robert Kim, who was born and raised in South Korea, told MTL Blog he and his wife began making and selling the Korean treat on Saturday.
He posted that he had the "honeycomb candy" (made with sugar and baking soda) in stock on social media and, on the first day, he said he sold out within an hour.
Since then, Kim said they've been making more and more and are now up to about five dozen, which — at $1.99 per piece — sells out each day. He called the rising popularity of dalgona "shocking."
"Some people come to the store and they knew exactly [that] we had it. They come to buy these things," Kim explained.
"But [some] didn't expect that. They didn't know anything about it. When they saw this [they said], 'Wow, that's the game! From the game.'"
Courtesy of Robert Kim
Netflix describes Squid Game as a show in which "hundreds of cash-strapped contestants accept an invitation to compete in children's games for a tempting prize, but the stakes are deadly."
Kim said he grew up playing the dalgona game showcased on the show but with "no death, obviously." And no blood or gore either.
At the shop across the street from his elementary school, he and his friends would try to trim out the shape engraved in the cookie with their hands or a needle. As a prize, he said, they could win a free dalgona from the merchant.
"We have enjoyed this game and we were sharing it. It's very happy [...] that people start knowing these cookies," he said. "I'm not BTS or anything, but I'm very proud to show people Korean culture and foods and so on."
Courtesy of Robert Kim
Kim and his family, who also have an event company, even decorated Depanneur Chez Claude et Claudette with their own Squid Game Halloween decorations.
You can see them for yourself — and try dalgona — at 4131, rue Saint-Antoine O.
Honestly, guys, if you want to try a delicious, fresh, and authentic perogie, you can't go wrong with this Mile End spot. But don't let theit awesome perogies stop you from exploring the rest of the menu, which is full of tasty and fresh Polish treats.
Looking for fresh and authentic Polish perogies? Look no further than this Old Montreal Polish restaurant. Serving up perogies filled to the brim with delicious and fresh ingredients, anyone who loves food in general absolutely has to give this spot a visit, ASAP.
If you're looking for the perfect combination of fresh and tasty perogies, and a huge selection of fresh and tasty perogies, then stop the search. Wawel makes some of the most delicious dumplings in the whole city, plus they've got tons to choose from, too boot.
What's better than delicious, melty, fresh, flavourful, savoury perogies? Absolutely nothing, guys. Thankfully, you can find everything good in the world (AKA delicious, melty, fresh, flavourful, savoury perogies) at this Lasalle Polish spot.
Located in Montreal's Marche Jean-Talon, this spot serves up some of the tastiest Polish sausages in the whole city. And although their sausages are incredibly legit, their perogies? Quite possibly even better than their sausages.
Sadly, this Mile End institution closed its doors earlier this year. But it still deserves a spot on this list, because TBH, their homemade perogies were what legit legends are made of. RIP, Chez Boris, your delicious perogies, beignewiches, and donuts will never, ever be forgotten.
And when you're as into sushi as I am, you've been to quite a few places, friends. I've legit been to too many sushi restaurants in Montreal than I can count, and although I'll be the first to admit that our sushi scene is fleek, a select few spots really stand out.
This spot, situated near Square-Victoria metro, not only has some of the tastiest sushi rolls you can possibly try in the city, but it also happens to have some seriously welcoming, trendy, and intimate vibes, making it one of the most perfect spots for an awesome date night.
Located in Old Montreal, this seriously delicious sushi spot should absolutely be on your to-try list. Not only is the sushi incredibly fresh and incredibly flavourful, but it's also a super vibrant spot, with a seriously unbeatable location.
Ask anyone where their favourite sushi place in the city is, and chances are they might just tell you it's this Westmount favourite. Spearheaded by chef Antonio Park, Park Restaurant and its above and beyond delicious, buttery sashimi will never disappoint.
This East End restaurant serves up sushi rolls you will legit be dreaming about for days. All the food here is super fresh and incredibly tasty, but their tasting menu in particular is something you've totally got to try.
Situated in Montreal's NDG, this spot is a favourite for tons of Montrealers - and for good reason. Serving up deliciously delux and inventive sushi rolls, the meals here are just as delicious as they are beautiful.
One of the newest spots on this list, Le Ninja has been making quite a splash in Montreal's sushi scene - and for good reason. The rolls are beautiful and inventive, the dishes are above and beyond tasty, and all in all, this is one incredibly solid spot to come and nosh on some raw fish.
Pretty much an institution in Montreal at this point, this Plateau restaurant has been serving up seriously fresh and tasty rolls for ages. Not only is it delicious, but the casual, welcoming vibe here makes it the perfect spot to come and try out pretty much any time.
Ah, Jun I. This Plateau sushi spot is one of Montreal's most famous, and if you've ever been here, then you know exactly why. They serve up complex and fresh sushi rolls, made with super high quality ingredients, making for one sushi experience you won't soon forget.
One of Montreal's more popular sushi spots, Saint is a somewhat hidden sushi restaurant in the Plateau. Their rolls are incredibly creative and incredibly delicious, and although the spot is small, it's an incredibly warm and welcoming spot!