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“Very enjoyable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jardin Iwaki

Jardin Iwaki
Ranked #877 of 5,657 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Rhode Island
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a tiny wonderful restaurant. There are only two choices (besides what you want to drink) that you need to make-- do you want the regular menu or the menu with sushi? iI you want the menu with sushi you need to make a reservation at least one day in advance. When you arrive you will be seated and then various courses will be brought to you. We had the sushi menu and it was delightful-- the courses were non-sushi until the penultimate one and then we were served delicious ginger ice cream as a finale. It's wonderful to be surprised by food and this restaurant doubly delivers in this regard if you are not extremely familiar with Japanese cuisine. In spite of the fact that there is only one cook and one server, service is extremely attentive and surprisingly speedy.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

My brother law lives in Montreal and had always wanted to go to this place. Four of us went and the food was awesome. Great variety, fantastic presentation and taste. A unique experience

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1 Thank tgandco2
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Couldn't have made a better finding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

We saw the sign of this new restaurant a few months ago. The kids were at their grand parents house and we were heading for a place in the neighbourhood. We couldn't have made a better choice. We were a little bit disappointed that we couldn't chose our food but I don't know I would have made a better choice. Every plate was amazingly good. We had tuna, chicken, noodle, see food and desert. If they had a children special, I would be there every week.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EFLav
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Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Surprisingly amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

My husband and I went to Jardin Iwaki on a Saturday evening without a reservation and it was a really wonderful experience! There are only 5 wooden tables, a single server, and a single chef. The décor is not fancy, but pleasant and clean. There is no menu, only 2 "Chefs Choice" offerings, one for $29 per person and one for $35. (In fact, you have to call ahead for the $35 option, so really for walk-ins, there's only one dinner option). There is no menu board or explanation of what you'll get, so you really have to just trust the chef. We trusted him, and we were thrilled that we did. I've attached a link to a recent newspaper review of this place, and our experience was pretty much as described here. If you like small unique places, and well cooked, nicely presented food, you'll be happy with your meal at Jardin Iwaki!
http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/Casual+Restos+Jardin+Iwaki/8763415/story.html

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank NDGTraveller
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