Resto Notes:

My “go to” sushi restaurant has changed its name!

Thy “Liem” Tran and Thinh Pham, better known simply as “Sushiman,” have rebranded their popular Mikado Monkland sushi restaurant as Kiku Montreal. They have owned the NDG establishment for the past 20 years. With their partner Kimio Nguyen from Mikado Laurier going into semi-retirement, the timing was right to carve a new identity while ensuring the same name and popular menu remains in place. Sushiman does promise some new sushi creations to go along with such favorites as the sushi pizza, salmon tartare, Ebi Gyoza, chicken and salmon teriyaki and rolls like the Happy, Relax, NDG, Paradise and Hampstead.

The name “Kiku” comes from Japan’s most famous fall flower, a chrysanthemum. It became very popular, particularly with the Japanese royal family, who made it part of their family crest.

The restaurant has 50 seats, a sushi bar for six and a seasonal terrace. The take-out and delivery menu features the same local and seasonal products as the restaurant selections. Orders can be made in person, over the phone or online. The restaurant will maintain its successful catering service for receptions, weddings, office parties and other occasions. They can provide a partial service to complement another caterer’s menu, or a sushi bar service.

For more information go to or call 514-369-3659.

Dic Ann’s Sauce:  Fans of  the iconic Dic Ann’s restaurants are now able to buy their famous sauce in Metro grocery stores across Quebec to reproduce the taste of their favourite hamburger in the comfort of their own home.  I took home a jar recently, warmed some sauce up and used it on my own burgers and wow what a treat! The sauce has actually been sold at the cash at all Dic Ann’s locations since last December. Delbina and Anthony said they will be watching closely to see which Metro spots sell the most sauces (they will not necessarily be available at each one, so you can ask the manager).

Taking The Cake at TCBY: Here is a shout-out to Lenny Rosenberg, the owner of TCBY on Côte St-Luc Road at Grand. I recently purchased a cake for a very special occasion and the message needed to be very specific. Lenny’s design was par excellence and done on a very tight deadline. Bravo to one good businessman!
-Mike Cohen