The 21 Best Chinese Restaurants in Montreal

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Keung Kee

Just climb a narrow interior staircase from this address on de la Gauchetière to find yourself in one of Chinatown’s lesser-known eateries—perhaps its devotees prefer to keep the secret to themselves. It can be difficult to find a table and it is strongly recommended to make a reservation well in advance. Otherwise, you risk waiting a good 45 minutes on the staircase in question. However, once you taste the razor clams with garlic and sesame sauce or the steamed chicken with jellyfish, you will understand the hype. However, don’t tell everyone about it!

Gia Ba

 Having gotten his start at the popular Cuisine Sichuan on Guy, Su knows what Montrealers are looking for. expect and exceed expectations. Everything on the menu is good, while some dishes are extremely spicy. There are some must-haves, like their green bean stir-fry with chili or the lamb chops with dan dan noodles.

Szechuan Cuisine

The decor of this classic downtown restaurant leaves something to be desired, but we wouldn’t want to change a thing. People arrive in droves for the well seasoned dishes. No matter what you order, you’ll probably want to try the dishes from the next table. Everything that comes out of the kitchen is mouth-watering. Order a plate of lobster, opt for the salad with seaweed and cucumber vinegar—especially avoid ordering what you could easily find in chain restaurants. You are more original than that, aren’t you?

Kam Shing

Kam Shing

Kam Shing’s devotees are some of the most dedicated in town. Whether you’re more accustomed to the local on Van Horne or the Cote-des-Neiges branch—there’s always been a heated debate over which is better—this is one of the best Cantonese food options in Montreal. Their won ton and chop suy soup is probably the most excellent in town and everything else meets expectations when you crave greasy American-style Chinese food.

Kim Hour

Located on a busy corner of Boulevard St-Michel, Kim Hour has a menu that offers pan-Asian options including Cambodian, Thai, Singaporean and Chinese. It’s a BYOB, which makes it a great choice if you have a bottle in your house that will go well with a spicy beef stew or salt and pepper calamari. Don’t miss the fried chicken.

My Nan

A post-bar favorite located in Chinatown, Mon Nan is bustling with purple neon lights and a late-night crowd that will make it a thoroughly entertaining option. For those craving Cantonese food at a more reasonable hour, it’s still a good place to grab prawn toast, roast pork or a perfectly steamed Dungeness crab.

7.Beijing  _

A Montreal classic established since 1989, this gem on rue de la Gauchetière offers both predictable and unexpected dishes: on one side, peanut butter dumplings or sweet and sour pork; on the other, snails in black bean sauce or giant steamed oysters. Beijing is a perfectly oiled machine and one of the veterans of Montreal’s Chinese food scene, open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. the next day.

AuntDai

A five-alarm fire forced this beloved spot of Côte-des-Neiges residents to close in early 2018. The good news is that AuntDai is back with a new location on Saint-Mathieu near campus. Concordia. The restaurant specializes in Szechuan cuisine and people go there to taste its fish dishes in chili oil, its hot pot and the mapo doufu.

Kanbai

The decor of this place can easily give the impression that it’s a Japanese restaurant, but think again: Kanbai is 100% Chinese, with strong influences from the Sichuan and Hunan regions.

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