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- Restaurant on site
Kinoya Kushi Bar on Bishop Street is Montréal’s first kushikatsu restaurant, serving a wide variety of light and crispy skewers and other tasty Japanese dishes. With a décor that screams chalet/graffiti chic, Kinoya is a casual, even playful spot to enjoy Japanese street food and unique drinks.
A specialty of Osaka, kushikatsu skewers feature battered and deep-fried vegetables, fish and meat, usually served with a tonkatsu-style sweet-but-savory dipping sauce. Not to be confused with tempura, kushikatsu uses a stronger flour with breadcrumbs in the batter. In addition to skewers, Kinoya serves rice and noodle dishes, alongside seafood, grilled meats and fried foods.
Original cocktails include a list of fragrant sake-based concoctions - sake bomb, anyone? - with doses of yuzu and umeshu thrown in for good measure. Sake aficionados will appreciate the selection for all tastes. Beer, sangria and Japanese whisky round out Kinoya’s unique drink choices. Kampai!
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