1101 Bleury street, Montréal, Québec H2Z 1N1


Daniel Notkin is one of the owners of Notkins and of the seafood import venture The Old Port Fishing Company which supplies the freshest and most unique oysters to Montreal restaurants. Daniel also founded The Open Pier Foundation and the popular Montreal Oysterfest, non-profit ventures that donate all proceeds to ocean sustainability and encourage a new way of looking at seafood purchasing and preservation.

He is a champion oyster shucker, competing at various events around the world.

He has also completed a feature documentary with Tim Rozon entitled “Shuckers” about the history of oyster shuckers and the state of oyster loss and preservation.

  • Each oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water per day.
  • Oysters are very healthy for you. Each oyster contains approximately 14 calories, 0.5g of fat, 1.42g of protein, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, manganese, 16% of your daily intake of vitamin D, 67% of Vitamin B12, 19% selenium, 46% copper, and 125% of zinc! And that’s one oyster!
  • Oysters don’t filter pollution. Oysters filter fresh algae and phytoplankton and clean the waters of all natural turbidities.
  • Oysters have been around for 265 million years!
  • • Oysters can change their gender in the course of their lives! No one is sure how and there’s no way of telling which they are until they’re ready to reproduce!
  • Maritime oysters can take up to 5 years to grow to “choice” (3”) market size. That’s a lot of waiting…
  • If Oysters are so great for the world, why do we eat them? Oysters are the one food source in the world that the more you eat them the better it is! Oysters need us to reseed and repopulate their environments. It’s all up to the farmers to do this now and with each sale, they have more ability to buy and plant more oysters. Keep eating! You’re saving the world!


1101 Bleury street, Montréal, Québec H2Z 1N1
POUR Information: 514.866.1101 / info@notkins.com
  • LUNCH (Monday to Friday)
    11:30 a.m. à 2:30 p.m.
  • 5 a 7 (Monday to Friday)
    2:30 p.m. à 5:30 p.m.
  • DINNER SERVICE (Monday to Saturday)
    5:30 p.m. à 11 p.m.
    11 p.m. à 3 a.m.