All good stories begin and end with tales of exploits and adventures in our favorite places, hence enters Madonna Bailey with her friends of then already successful Restaurant Sho-Dan. Over 15 years ago decided they should open their own place and they did. She believed that the West Island lacked high-end sushi restaurants. So in September 2003 the restaurant opened its doors and has been a West Island of Montreal sushi destination since.
The restaurant was called Aikawa situated on Brunswick Boulevard. The name “Aikawa” come from the village in Japan and means “Rover of Love”. Aikawa is also popular family name in Japan and Nanase Aikawa is a famous pop music star.
It grew to become to a very exceptional fine dining Japanese establishment in Montreal. It was known for its quality and innovative styles.
THE TRUE ART OF SUSHI IS AIKAWA – the ultimate sushi restaurant on Montreal’s West Island serving Dollard Des Ormeaux (DDO), Pierrefonds, Pointe-Claire, Dorval, Beaconsfield and West Island Area of Montreal. Enjoy elegant, warm and relaxed dining experience!
Celebrating almost 15 years, Aikawa is the sushi fan’s paradise!
A skilled team of sushi chefs produce works of art using the freshest ingredients with a generous contribution of inventiveness. The expansive sushi bar is a theater of creativity.
The large dining and intimate private rooms offer genuine Japanese dining experience.
Sumashi – a delicate seafood soup in a lusty clear broth – is a grand start to your sushi/sashimi experience. If you prefer hot food, the black cod never disappoints, nor the teriyaki or tempura. Aikawa offers the freshest quality of ingredients and sublime tastes.
Private rooms accommodate special occasions or business meetings.
Aikawa is dedicated to achieving the sushi as an art form and to that end uses a team of most creative chefs.
Aikawa invites all to its warm, relaxed dining room to partake of its expansive sushi bar. Its creative chef specials challenge every preconception held even by the most devoted sushi enthusiasts on the versatility of the dish, and its more familiar offerings are equally certain to please traditionalists.
Situated in Dollard-Des-Ormeaux (DDO), Aikawa is as modern and stylish as restaurants come and is a place possessed by a devotion to quality and satisfaction rarely found in all the world.
On the menu you can find your typical and not so typical Japanese fare and some of old favorites like the Besamo Mucho and French Kiss or any of the chef creations which are truly worth the visit!
Why people love Aikawa
Clients come to Aikawa for several reasons:
Freshness of the fish – Aikawa chefs are masters in handling and preserving the freshness of the fish, which is received from suppliers on a daily basis.
Friendliness of staff – from greeting upon arrival to the “Thank You” upon leaving, Aikawa staff are always ready with a smile.
Creativity of the Specialties – the chefs have created over 30 Specialties that create a blend of unique flavors to satisfy any palate.
Classic Japanese kitchen – from haru maki and gyoza to teriyaki and tempura, the recipes are true to Japanese cuisine.
Consistency of quality – day in and day out the quality of Aikawa’s food is maintained at high standards.
Art of Sushi
The true art of sushi is Aikawa, the West Island’s ultimate Sushi Restaurant. Come and enjoy the genuine sushi experience in this elegant, warm and relaxed ambiance. Attention to detail and excellence makes Aikawa an experience not only for the eyes but the senses!
Our chic sushi bar offers an extensive choice of sushi, sashimi and sushi maki menu items and many flavorful eye-catching specialty dishes, including a few dessert sushi selections. Delivery and take out are available.
Discover the chef’s creative talent with specialties such as Pizza Sushi, Besame Mucho, Venus or Mango Tango. Or if your interest is more traditional sushi and sashimi! Aikawa always guarantees market freshness.