Thierry-Tri Du-Boisclair, son of the famous chef Tri-Du, and today owner of his father’s Plateau sushi restaurant, has just opened a new establishment a stone’s throw from the Atwater market. The concept: a small drink, a small bite, in a relaxed atmosphere, a bit festive, and futuristic as a bonus.

Purple neon lights, industrial counter, plasticized benches, the refined although very elaborate design, signed Gauley Brothers, has radically transformed the small premises, where the Maison du Kebab was once located. Think Tri in the year 3000, Blade Runner style.

Regashi, literally “heirloom” in Japanese, is not a traditional izakaya. On the menu, we find here a few very small bites to share, tapas style, combining proteins from Quebec (tuna from Gaspésie, oysters from the Islands, etc.) and Japanese techniques. Notice to amateurs: the fish are aged in an aging chamber, located in full view of customers directly behind the bar, which gives them a rather unique, rather unprecedented length in the mouth.

To top it all off, sommelier Anaïs Marchand has put together a small wine list. Otherwise, we opt for privately imported sake (water and rice) or let ourselves be tempted by an exotic cocktail. Allow $40 per person to come and snack (alcohol extra), $80 to get your fill. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 6 p.m. to “late.”