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#221 of 4,665 Restaurants in Montreal
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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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2020, rue Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X8, Canada
+1 514-987-9987
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Montreal, Canada
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Shodan a few times and each time is exceptional. This time we brought our 2 kids and our parents from out of town. They were all completely blown away by the food and the service. Montreal is known for good and there are many great sushi restaurants but Shodan is our the best we've ever had.... More 

Thank Jay7_S
Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the best sushi dinner in my life. Delicious new sushi plates that stimulate tastes budds you have never thought you have had it.

Thank shabib7186
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good restaurant with nice service and extensive menu, food is prepared at the bar so you can watch if you want. In the end it is a bit pricey though.

Thank Mirela T
Bremen, Germany
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228 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After all this years Sho-Dan is still offering the best Sushis in Montreal. The newest creation Tuna with Shrimps and Jalapeño- just amazing. The service was nice and quick. My respect to keep this high level of taste and quality over these years. Ok it's pricey but what an experience.

Thank Marc K
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

If you like "designer" sushi à la Nobu, try Sho Dan's world famous specialities such as Besame Mucho, Kiss, Fuji etc. Regular sushi is as good as it gets in North America for someone like me who has regularly been to Japan since 1979 and dined at so many top rated sushi restaurants in Kobe and Tokyo!

Thank Pierre A
Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

De gustibus non disputandum est - but, I would like to make a claim that me (personally) I have never had any better sushi in Montreal, and maybe elsewhere for that matter. I do hesitate to say it is the best in the World, since there must be a place (or certainly places, in Japan in particular) with better sushi;... More 

1 Thank Dr_Slobodan_Devic
Montreal, Canada
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Wes a pretty busy night at Shodan. First time here but I am very familiar with sushi and Japanese food. Started with an order of Gyoza and shrimp tempura. I must say both were excellent. The gyoza were perfectly browned and the tempura were super light and crispy and the batter was perfect. I give those a 4.5 star. Had... More 

Thank Lawrencek220
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

So, Sho-Dan has always been one of my favorite downtown destinations. I've had great meals there in the past and I hope that my recent experiences are the exception and not the norm. Recently, I was there with a client for lunch. My guest ordered the sushi special from the lunch menu. As I was concentrating on entertaining my client,... More 

Thank MTLbroker
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The ambiance is nice, with pretty decoration on dishes with foods, ordered 7 types of dishes, one which is my favourite in this restaurant is called lovers. The names of the dishes are romantic, "kisses", "lovers", "Romeo and Juliette (dessert) ", etc. Should give a try, the price is not that expensive, for 2 persons, usually 3-4 dishes are enough... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Toronto, Canada
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333 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

So what do you do when you get to Montreal and your favorite sushi place is closed for a private function? arrrrrgh......well you go to your second favorite spot, Sho-dan. To start with, Sho-dan comes under the "you get what you pay for" mantra which means you pay a lot, for the freshest and most creative sushi. For you standard... More 

1 Thank Tony R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2020, rue Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-987-9987

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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