KYOZON brings the Kaiten back in town!

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It is almost impossible to convince me to head out on Crescent but KYOZON did last week. The brand new venue is bringing the sushi conveyor belt concept back in Montreal and it's about time!

The restaurant is built on two floors with plenty of access to the kaiten on the second floor while the first floor can handle any big crowds for a 5 à 7.

 Kyozon - Sushi

Kyozon - Sushi

So how does it work? I had previously experienced the conveyor belt while visiting Tokyo a few years ago where kaiten sushi is sort of known as fast food. It's nothing about being unhealthy but simply the fact that sushi is constantly being prepared and you serve yourself without waiting.

First of all, no need to wait for a host to seat you. Just head upstairs and pick your place of choice. As soon as you see something you like, pick it off the belt and enjoy it right away. Once done with the plate, simply stack it up with the others which will define your bill for the meal.

Each plate has a different color and each color has a different price. At KYOZON, prices range from $2 to $7 with 5 different colored plates.

 Kyozon - Bar

Kyozon - Bar

You can also order drinks and items from the hot menu by flicking the toggle switch at your table. I was very impressed by the fried calamari and plan on having it again on all my future visits!

Daily lunch specials are offered to keep it affordable including: $15 Orange Lunch // Unlimited orange plates // 11:30AM to 2:30PM $15 Bento Lunch // 11:30AM to 2:30PM $17 All You Can Eat Kaiten // Afternoon lunch // 2:30PM to 5:30PM

 Kyozon - Kaiten

Kyozon - Kaiten

Overall, I'm pretty impressed by this place and the fact that it's downtown. I think it can handle any occasion and/or budget as you can create your own meal. I'm also excited to see what they have planned for big dates like New Years!

The restaurant itself is beautiful and I fell in love with their bold skylight that falls on the bar. Definitely add this one on your to do list!

All photos from KYOZON / by Nicolas Saphiro.