Located in a trendy area of Montreal and conveniently near the Decarie Metro Bus terminal, Yakimono is a non-dairy, non-meat restaurant that gives you the opportunity to stop by anytime of the day since everything there is parve. Yakimono can be translated from Japanese with “Yaki” meaning “raise” and “ono” meaning “richness” as to describe the level of quality and flavor of their dishes but also because it has a spiritual meaning. The first two letters in the name is one of G-d’s names and “kimono” is the authentic Japanese clothing, thus the owners wanted G-d to be with them in this Japanese adventure of theirs. This culinary adventure began in January 2006 when the owners saw that there was a need for specialized sushi in the Montreal area. While the young crowd already has taken to the Japanese delicacy, many more mature diners have been coming in. For appetizers, the Kani Salad of avocado, cucumber, tempura flakes and spicy sauce is a very tasty combination as are their crunchy spring rolls, dipped in a sweet and sour orange flavored sauce. Besides being able to customize any sushi roll you desire, there are plenty of mainstream fish entrees to choose from, although made with a Japanese influence. Salmon and Tuna Teriyaki are offered as are a number of stir-fried vegetable dishes. There are even vegetable nuggets with French Fries for the kids. But if you’ve come to Yakimono, it’s highly recommended that you treat your tastebuds to any of their two dozen sushi rolls or if you are with a group, a sushi boat might be in order. For dessert, fried chocolate sticks with tofu ice cream topped with caramel and raspberry sauce is quite interesting.
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