Kyo Montreal Grand OpeningPosted By Jennifer Ho Jun 29 2013 · 0 comments · Events, Old Montreal
Kyo is the newest and perhaps boldest offering to come out of the Antonopoulos Group’s restaurant making machine. With hot spots like Auberge du Vieux-Port, Verses, Mechant Boeuf, Taverne Gaspar, Bevo and a handful of others under their belt, creating a restaurant concept, setting it up and running it successfully is something that the Antonopoulos Group can do seemingly blindfolded. It is worthy to note that Kyo is their first venture in serving up ethnic food.
Kyo is meant to be an isakaya. Serving little dishes that mix and match Japanese comfort food with some Korean influences, the menu is pretty varied ensuring that there’s something for everyone. That being said, there is an impressive list of sakes at your disposal – with over 25 different kinds, it is certainly nothing to sneeze at. The cocktails are pretty interesting too (sake colada, watermelon-jalapeno etc.), so take a look if that gets you excited.
Kyo’s got a slick vibe going on. Ambient lighting, high and low thick wooden tables and music that will probably get your head bobbing set the mood. We can totally see the appeal here. Kyo attempts to cater to a more “elite” and stylish crowd, signaling this through its price point, location and decor. It’s a nice set up – we can envision the spot becoming a casual watering hole for 9 to 5ers and frequented by regulars in the Old Port crowd.
We checked out Kyo for their media launch party and were treated to a full meal. Check out the photos below for an idea of what you can expect from the place. One thing to keep in mind: get the dessert. You won’t regret it.
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