Kinka Izakaya

By Sebastien Robillard  @fashionbpm 

photo credit: Kinka Izakaya

I’ve visited a few Izakaya’s in Montreal and I have to admit I’m a fan. If you’re not familiar with the term Izakaya it’s simply the name given to Japanese pubs.  They always have a great  ambiance and fun atmosphere that turns your diner experience in a party. One thing that separated Kinka from the other ones I’ve visited in the past was the taste of their food, it was fantastic. Since an Izakaya is a pub at the base the menu consist of small portion dish very similar to the Spanish tapas. This makes it a great gathering place if you are a group as I often find it very hard to satisfy everyone and this format does not need everybody to get their dish at the same time for diner. We were actually a group of 12 when we visited Kinka and opted for the tasting menu combine with a few other dish from the regular menu.

The tasting menu is as follows:
– Maguro Tataki (seared albacore tuna sashimi w/ponzu)
– Seaweed and Tofu Salad
– Karaage (deep fried chicken)
– Karubi (beef short ribs)
– Kakimayo (baked oysters)
– Gindara (black cod)
– Unagi Bibimbap (rice with bbq eel in a sizzling stone bowl)
– Black Sesame Ice Cream

Here’s a few of the dish we had during the evening that was also filled with liters of Sapporo’s .

Kinka Izakaya

1624 Ste-Catherine W. (Faubourg St-Catherine)

Montreal, QC,

(514) 750-1624




photo credit: Kinka Izakaya

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