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The 10 Best Kosher Restaurants in Montreal

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Updated: 27 June 2017
The best kosher restaurants in Montreal are not only certified institutions, they also hold historical importance in their communities. Ranging from Italian-style to Asian fusion, here are ten of the best kosher delis and restaurants across Montreal.

Resto-Bar CHOPS

Restaurant, Kosher, Steakhouse, Asian, $$$
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Chops is a high-end Asian-fusion steakhouse with a sushi bar, featuring Glatt kosher dry-aged meats, sushi-grade fresh fish and hand-picked produce. They also do catering and private events. It’s a large restaurant with a main floor that seats 70, a VIP room that seats 12, and a private catering hall that seats over 100 guests.

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Mon - Fri:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sun - None:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Chez Benny

Restaurant, Mediterranean, Kosher, $$$
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Chez Benny has been listed among the top Kosher restaurants in Montreal, with an emphasis on Middle Eastern folk cuisine. Since 1975, Chez Benny has been serving up fresh meats, sandwiches, salads, hummus, and a range of other dishes—along with Chinese food options, too.

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Mon - Thu:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - None:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - None:
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun - None:
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Boulangerie Cheskie

Bakery, Restaurant, Kosher, $$$
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Cheskie’s is constantly rated as one of the best Jewish bakeries in Montreal, located in the Outremont neighbourhood. They are known for their decadent Russian babkas loaded with chocolate, and their cheese crowns. Cheskie’s is also open late most days (with the exception of Saturdays), which means that you can satisfy your sugar cravings even late into the night.

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Mon - Thu:
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - None:
7:00 am - 2:45 am
Sun - None:
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

Deli 365

Restaurant, Deli, Kosher, $$$
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Deli 365 in Mile End is dedicated to participating in Montreal’s famous delicatessen tradition. Although known for its smoked meat sandwiches, other menu items include non-dairy poutine, chicken fingers and kebabs, tongue sandwiches, chicken schnitzel sandwiches, paninis, and more. There’s no seating at Deli 365, so can enjoy your flavourful deli-fresh meal on the go.

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Mon - Wed:
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - None:
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - None:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun - None:
1:00 pm - 10:30 am

Exception Bistro-Resto

Restaurant, Kosher, $$$
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Well-known for their delicious breakfast menu that includes generous servings of chocolate chip French toast and various omelettes, Exception is a mostly Italian-style kosher restaurant. It provides dairy and parve food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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Mon - Wed:
9:00 am - 3:30 am
Mon - Wed:
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - None:
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu - None:
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - None:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - None:
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun - None:
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Yakimono Sushi Bar

Restaurant, Kosher, Sushi, $$$
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Yakimono Sushi Bar is known for its casual yet vibrant atmosphere and diverse menu that includes salads, soups, teriyaki dinners, desserts, coffee and wine—and of course, sushi. All ingredients are prepared following strict kosher guidelines. Additionally, all recipes that traditionally require crab and shrimp are substituted with mock versions.
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Mon - Wed:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed:
5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thu - None:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - None:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - None:
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - None:
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sun - None:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sun - None:
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Pizza Gourmetti

Pizzaria, Restaurant, Kosher, $$$
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Pizza Gourmetti is an Italian bistro that specializes in making New York-style thin crust pizza. Since 2009, this restaurant has been offering made-from-scratch paninis, pizzas, and pastas, which are baked in their stone oven. Gourmetti also has a bakery where they make all their breads, dough, cookies, and brownies, also from scratch.

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Mon - Thu:
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - None:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - None:
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pizza Pita

Pizzaria, Restaurant, Kosher, $$$
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Since 1989, Pizza Pita has been the largest kosher pizzeria in Montreal. The menu goes beyond just pizza and pita: there’s an extensive pasta bar, a salad section, assorted fish selection, and Mediterranean dishes. They’re open overnight on Saturdays, catering to the city’s late-late night crowds.
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Mon - Thu:
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - None:
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - None:
11:00 pm - 4:00 am
Sun - None:
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Le Plezl

Restaurant, Mediterranean, Kosher, $$$
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Le Plezl is a family-owned kosher cafe in downtown Montreal, right next to McGill University. The menu features freshly made sandwiches and wraps, soups, salads, and baked goods—with a focus on healthy Mediterranean specialties. There are student discount and lunch combos available, too.

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Mon - Thu:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - None:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm