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11 Montreal Restaurants That Deserve To Be On Your 2021 Food Bucket List

Spots with cuisines from all around the world!

2021 means a new year filled with opportunities. And that includes food, too! With so many amazing Montreal restaurants, if you're going to make a list of things to try and do this year, why not include some of the city's most delicious spots?

Offering cuisine from all over the world, Montreal restaurants have something for those looking for lesser-known spots that make their favourite dishes and spots that offer a brand new cuisine if your New Year's resolution is to try new things.

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Whatever you try, we're sure it'll be absolutely delicious and by the time you're making your list for next year, you'll already be that much more knowledgeable about what to try in the city.

Le Kioko

Cuisine: Japanese

Address: 3735, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Try: If you're craving sushi, but looking for some seriously unique flavours, then this place is definitely worth a try.

Tacos Frida

Cuisine: Mexican

Address: 4350, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Try: Totally authentic, Tacos Frida gives the classic Mexican restaurant experience while giving its iconic dishes a little Frida flair.


Cuisine: Peruvian, Japanese

Address: 1076, rue de Bleury, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Try: For a totally delicious way to try a lesser-known cuisine that also happens to take out phenomenally.

Diolo Traiteur

Cuisine: Senegalese

Address: 232-A, rue Jean-Talon O, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Try: For those looking to really try something out of their comfort zone, why not try this unbelievable spot that does Senegalese cuisine proud.

Pizzeria Adamo

Cuisine: Italian

Address: 4629, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Try: Considered one of the best pizza joints in the city, 2021 is definitely the year to get in on the action if you haven't already.

Satay Brothers

Cuisine: Singaporean

Address: 3721, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC & 1001, boul. Décarie, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Try: One of Montreal's favourite joints for street food, Satay Brothers should definitely be a spot to check out this year, whether it's your first time or 100th.

Sam Cha

Cuisine: Korean, Japanese

Address: 2176 A, rue Sainte-Cathrine O. Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Try: Unbelievable Korean restaurant that'll have you planning when you can order again from the moment you take your first bite.

Santa Barbara

Cuisine: Vegetarian/Vegan-friendly, European

Address: 6696, rue de Saint-Vallier, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Try: "Vegetarian forward and carnivore-friendly food," Santa Barbara is perfect for those times you're ordering for all types of eaters.


Ho Lee Chix

Cuisine: Chinese

Address: 30, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC; Le Centrale & Rockland Center & 2305, Chemin Rockland, Mount Royal, QC

Why You Need To Try: Combining two of Montrealers' loves, fried chicken and Chinese food, Ho Lee Chix offers something for everyone, including vegan and gluten-free options.


Cuisine: Haitian

Address: 4030, rue Wellington, Montreal, QC & 6670, rue St-Hubert, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Try: If you're on the hunt for some delicious Caribbean food, Kwizinn is your spot.

Baguette Brochette

Cuisine: African street food

Address: 3800, rue Saint-Denis, Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Try: The African sandwiches served up here are some of the best in the city.