When it comes to Chinese food, Montrealers are faced with a lot of options. This is, however, the crux of the problem — there are so many options that it’s really difficult to find the right spot for you. Luckily, The Main’s here to help. We did some research and came up with 5 must try Chinese restaurants in Montreal (and were very disappointed to see the lack of names with puns… Wok and Roll).
Qing Hua Dumpling
1676 Rue Lincoln | website
Located in the downtown-Westmount corridor, Quing Hua’s dumplings are described by many internet insta-critics as “the best in the city.” Their nondescript storefront and subdued service belies the luxuriousness of biting into one of their broth-filled pieces of heaven. They make their dumplings in-house for all to see! The pork and shrimp dumplings come highly recommended.
Mon Nan Village
43 Rue de la Gauchetière | website
Located in the heart of Chinatown, Mon Nan Village is open until 4 am. Don’t let this fool you, though — Mon Nan Village doesn’t skimp on quality because of the drunk crowd. In fact, the restaurant comes recommended from renowned Montreal chefs, David McMillan and Antonio Park. Try the steamed fresh oysters, razor clams and chow mien Cantonese.
Su Shian Yuang
420 Rachel Est | website
This Chinese restaurant located on the plateau is both vegan and gluten-free friendly and all of their food is msg free! Praised for their friendly and diligent service, Su Shian Yuang exudes charm. Don’t forget to order their hot and sour soup, which is consistently praised.
La Maison Kim Fung
1111 Rue Saint-Urbain | website
If you love good dim sum then go to Kim Fung — it’s widely believed to be the best dim sum in Montreal. It may not have the friendliest service but you’ll miss out if you let your sensitivity get the best of you. Weekend brunch is their busiest time of the week so be sure to get there before 11 am if you want to have a fighting chance at getting a table.
Mai Xiang Yuan
1084 Boulevard Saint-Laurent | website
Mai Xiang Yuan gives Quing Hua’s dumplings a run for their money. Mai Xiang Yuan is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner until 9 pm. Surprisingly, they are also known for their delicious side salads — especially the wasabi and cucumber salads.