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Where to Eat and Drink in Chinatown

Noodles, buns, and dim sum in a compact Montreal neighbourhood

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Montreal’s Chinatown (running from Avenue Viger to Boulevard Rene Levesque, and Rue Jeanne-Mance to Rue St-Dominique) may be little in surface area, but it still manages to pack some great eats into the relatively small neighbourhood.

Whether you’re in the mood for upscale cocktails or a late night bowl of pho, these are some of the best spots to eat and drink in Chinatown.

Despite its name, Montreal’s Chinatown isn’t necessarily the city’s sole Chinese food destination, particularly in recent years — so if you’re looking for great tips on Chinese food, specifically? We’ve got a Chinese food map just for that.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bar Le Mal Nécessaire

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1106B Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J5, Canada
(514) 439-9199
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Look for the neon pineapple and you’ll know you’ve found the place. Le Mal Nécessaire’s tiki-inspired cocktails are a fun novelty to enjoy with friends — and the happy hour specials are unbeatable for the quality and innovation of their drinks.

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2. Mon Nan

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43 Rue de la Gauchetière E, Montréal
QC H2X 1P4, Canada
(514) 866-7123
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Great for groups, Mon Nan has something for everyone — and it’s open late (until 2 a.m.). With basic Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes, here you’ll find everything from dim sum and dumplings to shark-fin soup and spicy frog’s legs.

3. La Capital Tacos

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1096 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J5, Canada
(514) 873-5255
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This street-inspired Mexican eatery has made a happy home in Chinatown since 2015. Boasting classic al pastor tacos and chicharron and a strong selection of mezcal and tequila, La Capital is a great option for those looking for a quick bite alongside drinks.

4. Nudo

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1055 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
(514) 508-9636
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If Lan Zhou is the old and classic favourite for hand-pulled noodles, Nudo is the young, upstart challenger. Expect cheap bowls of brothy noodles that will warm you from the inside. —Tim Forster

5. Mai Xiang Yuan

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1082 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J5, Canada
(514) 875-6888
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Mai Xiang Yuan offers top notch fried and steamed dumplings (particularly xiaolongbao) and more. Great for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, dumpling flavors range from lamb and cilantro to dried bean curd and Chinese cabbage. Bien Maison, right next door, is also run by the same people and similarly good quality.

6. Chez Bong

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1021 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J4, Canada
(514) 396-7779
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Boasting unassuming Korean fare in a cozy basement space, this little Korean eatery feels like stepping into someone’s cottage — if their cottage was brimming with delicious, housemade kimchi and bibimbap.

7. Pho Bac

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1016 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J3, Canada
(514) 393-8116

Pho Bac has some of the best pho and Vietnamese iced coffee in Chinatown, and it also has vegetarian options such as vermicelli noodles and vegetable spring rolls. Tip: it’s cash only.

8. Nouilles de Lan Zhou

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1006 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 9Y9, Canada
(514) 800-2959
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Tucked into the tiny upstairs nook of a neighbourhood grocery store, unassuming Nouilles de Lan Zhou offers fantastic hand-pulled noodles with beefy broth. Sit at the bar or peek into the window from the street to watch the chefs craft the noodles fresh.

9. Kim Fung

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1111 Rue Saint-Urbain M05, Montreal
QC H2Z 1Y6, Canada
(514) 878-2888
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Montreal isn’t the greatest dim sum town, but Kim Fung is probably the best bet without heading to Brossard. Expect lots of classic buns, dumplings, tripe, and more, served from somewhat brusque trolley attendants. —Tim Forster

10. Little Sheep

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50 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H2Z 1C1, Canada
(514) 393-0888
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This Mongolian hot pot chain offers one of the most fun dining experiences in the city. Here, each hot pot is filled with an aromatic broth made from goji berries, jujubes and various spices. Then it’s up to the diner to cook their meat, vegetables and noodles within the broth, resulting in a fantastically flavourful experience.

11. CEO Karaoke

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1008 Rue Clark, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J9, Canada
(514) 903-6578
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In the mood to sing? Duck into the mall on Rue Clark and head down the stairs to the basement where CEO Karaoke awaits. While it has less bells and whistles than other Korean-style karaoke bars in the city, the drinks are cheap and the playlists have all the classics — and even if the space doesn’t live up to the executive name, nothing says CEO like a private room.

12. Patisserie Harmonie

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85 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H2Z 1K1, Canada
(514) 875-1328
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The go-to spot in Chinatown for sweet and savoury Chinese treats, Harmonie offers everything from luxuriant mango mousse to street food staples like sweet buns and hot dogs. There’s also a decent selection of bubble tea.

13. Beijing

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92 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H2Z 1C1, Canada
(514) 861-2003
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Westernized Cantonese and Szechuan food at its best, Beijing is open late (until 1:30 a.m.), with a vast menu and includes anything from beef and broccoli and chow mein to fried rice and noodle soup.

14. Orange Rouge

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106 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H2Z 1C3, Canada
(514) 861-1116
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Orange Rouge takes the word “fusion” and runs with it, far, with intriguing results, like buns with foie gras and tamarind, wontons with tzatziki, or a Korean take on tartare. At times odd, but never boring — wash it all down with a Thai-tinged mojito or Quebec microbrews. —Tim Forster

1. Bar Le Mal Nécessaire

1106B Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J5, Canada

Look for the neon pineapple and you’ll know you’ve found the place. Le Mal Nécessaire’s tiki-inspired cocktails are a fun novelty to enjoy with friends — and the happy hour specials are unbeatable for the quality and innovation of their drinks.

1106B Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J5, Canada

2. Mon Nan

43 Rue de la Gauchetière E, Montréal, QC H2X 1P4, Canada

Great for groups, Mon Nan has something for everyone — and it’s open late (until 2 a.m.). With basic Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes, here you’ll find everything from dim sum and dumplings to shark-fin soup and spicy frog’s legs.

43 Rue de la Gauchetière E, Montréal
QC H2X 1P4, Canada

3. La Capital Tacos

1096 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J5, Canada

This street-inspired Mexican eatery has made a happy home in Chinatown since 2015. Boasting classic al pastor tacos and chicharron and a strong selection of mezcal and tequila, La Capital is a great option for those looking for a quick bite alongside drinks.

1096 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J5, Canada

4. Nudo

1055 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada

If Lan Zhou is the old and classic favourite for hand-pulled noodles, Nudo is the young, upstart challenger. Expect cheap bowls of brothy noodles that will warm you from the inside. —Tim Forster

1055 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J6, Canada

5. Mai Xiang Yuan

1082 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J5, Canada

Mai Xiang Yuan offers top notch fried and steamed dumplings (particularly xiaolongbao) and more. Great for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, dumpling flavors range from lamb and cilantro to dried bean curd and Chinese cabbage. Bien Maison, right next door, is also run by the same people and similarly good quality.

1082 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J5, Canada

6. Chez Bong

1021 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J4, Canada

Boasting unassuming Korean fare in a cozy basement space, this little Korean eatery feels like stepping into someone’s cottage — if their cottage was brimming with delicious, housemade kimchi and bibimbap.

1021 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J4, Canada

7. Pho Bac

1016 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J3, Canada

Pho Bac has some of the best pho and Vietnamese iced coffee in Chinatown, and it also has vegetarian options such as vermicelli noodles and vegetable spring rolls. Tip: it’s cash only.

1016 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J3, Canada

8. Nouilles de Lan Zhou

1006 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 9Y9, Canada

Tucked into the tiny upstairs nook of a neighbourhood grocery store, unassuming Nouilles de Lan Zhou offers fantastic hand-pulled noodles with beefy broth. Sit at the bar or peek into the window from the street to watch the chefs craft the noodles fresh.

1006 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2Z 9Y9, Canada

9. Kim Fung

1111 Rue Saint-Urbain M05, Montreal, QC H2Z 1Y6, Canada

Montreal isn’t the greatest dim sum town, but Kim Fung is probably the best bet without heading to Brossard. Expect lots of classic buns, dumplings, tripe, and more, served from somewhat brusque trolley attendants. —Tim Forster

1111 Rue Saint-Urbain M05, Montreal
QC H2Z 1Y6, Canada

10. Little Sheep

50 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 1C1, Canada

This Mongolian hot pot chain offers one of the most fun dining experiences in the city. Here, each hot pot is filled with an aromatic broth made from goji berries, jujubes and various spices. Then it’s up to the diner to cook their meat, vegetables and noodles within the broth, resulting in a fantastically flavourful experience.

50 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H2Z 1C1, Canada

11. CEO Karaoke

1008 Rue Clark, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J9, Canada

In the mood to sing? Duck into the mall on Rue Clark and head down the stairs to the basement where CEO Karaoke awaits. While it has less bells and whistles than other Korean-style karaoke bars in the city, the drinks are cheap and the playlists have all the classics — and even if the space doesn’t live up to the executive name, nothing says CEO like a private room.

1008 Rue Clark, Montréal
QC H2Z 1J9, Canada

12. Patisserie Harmonie

85 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 1K1, Canada

The go-to spot in Chinatown for sweet and savoury Chinese treats, Harmonie offers everything from luxuriant mango mousse to street food staples like sweet buns and hot dogs. There’s also a decent selection of bubble tea.

85 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H2Z 1K1, Canada

13. Beijing

92 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 1C1, Canada

Westernized Cantonese and Szechuan food at its best, Beijing is open late (until 1:30 a.m.), with a vast menu and includes anything from beef and broccoli and chow mein to fried rice and noodle soup.

92 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H2Z 1C1, Canada

14. Orange Rouge

106 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H2Z 1C3, Canada

Orange Rouge takes the word “fusion” and runs with it, far, with intriguing results, like buns with foie gras and tamarind, wontons with tzatziki, or a Korean take on tartare. At times odd, but never boring — wash it all down with a Thai-tinged mojito or Quebec microbrews. —Tim Forster

106 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal
QC H2Z 1C3, Canada

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