The Montreal Japanese Culture Festival brings a huge street food market to the Mile End

YATAI MTL and Japan Week return to Montreal. The festivals, a celebration of Japanese culture, will showcase products and dishes from local businesses. There will even be a street food market.

During Japan Week, from June 6 to 12, restaurants and stores in the Montreal area will present a “special Japanese street food menu and a diversified offer of Japanese products”, according to a press release. Participating restaurants will offer items as diverse as karaage, ramen, gyoza, barbecue, takoyaki, corndogs, sour plum beer, Japanese cheesecake, mochi, doroyaki, ice cream matcha and bubble tea.

Montrealers can also browse local stores for green teas, barware, cocktail syrups, kimonos, wrapping fabrics, flowers and artwork.

Then, for YATAI MTL, chefs and artisans will converge in the same place for a street market and merchant from June 10 to 12. The market will span the Marché des Possibles park and adjacent Entrepôt 77 in Mile End.

YATAI will also include live musical performances, joint whiskey tasting/ lost in translation a film screening at the Cinéma du Parc on June 9, an 80s-themed evening, a Shiba and Akita doggy party on June 11 and a Studio Ghibli film music concert on June 11 and 12.

Get the details on Japan Week and YATAI MTL below.

Person in a Montreal park with a Shiba Inu dog.

Courtesy of YATAI MTL

Price: Free participation


  • Japan Week: June 6-12
  • YATAI MTL: June 10 to 12
    • street food and craft market:
      • Friday, June 10, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
      • Saturday, June 11, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
      • Sunday, June 12, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Japan Week: participating restaurants and shops throughout the city

YATAI MTL: Marché des Possibles and Warehouse 77, 77, rue Bernard E., Montreal, QC


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