A beautiful thing in Montreal. Kazu serves izakaya type of food. Which in Japan is a popular type of place to eat and drink. I would just call it ‘genius’ food. Kazu is small, and you will end up waiting in a line to get it, but it’s worth it! As you walk in, you see parts of the menu scratched on scuffled papers across the walls. It really does play on on the izakaya vibe- you feel like you’re in a busy bar.
We went for lunch, so the menu was smaller, but it only made it easier to choose. As I stared onto the tables of others, I wanted one of every plate I saw. I end up ordering a few things, but my main dish was their chicken teriyaki burger. It was a gorgeous sight on my table. Kazu takes Japanese bar food a tad further and unsurprisingly adds a flavour of detail, especially in their presentation. You know that the meal you’re about to eat was prepared with pride. I took a bite, and fell in love.
If this place had a few TVs and was more of a secret, it would be heaven in Montreal for me. In the meantime, I’ll eat here before, in-between and after games. A must try! My burger was only 8 bucks. I wish Japan had ice hockey…
Kazu- 1862 Sainte-Catherine Street West