Asian Flavors from around the Globe in Montreal

If you've spent any time in Montreal you already know that it is a foodies' paradise. Montréal also has a diverse range of authentic Asian foods available too, found in a variety of restaurants ranging from the relaxed, diner - style places to high-end, trendy dining rooms created by contemporary Montreal designers. Lovers of Southeast Asian cuisine will be happy with Chao Phraya and its delicate Thai flavors such as leman grass and sweet basil.  Authentic Vietnamese dishes and the best tonkinoise soup can be found at Phõ Viet. The elegant Jun i focuses on Japanese cuisine with ultra-fresh sushi, tempuras and teriyaki dishes. A one of a kind Taiwanese restaurant also caters to vegetarians with dishes suitable for vegans too. Budget conscious diners are well-served by the Asian offerings in Montreal which often include bring your own wine (or beer) options. Just look for the "Apportez-Votre Vin" signs.  If you're walking around Montreal's Chinatown and are unsure of where to eat, follow the crowds. Especially good places are the crowded ones that cater to a mixed population. Whatever Asian flavor you're craving can be found in Montréal at a price to suit your budget and ocassion. Bon appetit!


Sukho Thai Restaurant

This over the top, fun restaurant is worth the trip to the northern edges of Montreal in Laval. Diners can choose between Thai and Korean dishes and book karaoke sessions and take part in other themed evening events. The large space is designed...  Read More

Pho Viet ia a rare Vietnamese restaurant that can produce a good Pho - and a chef that cares about your opinion of her specialty. This is to be expected from the previous owners of a fish restaurant in Hanoi. The warm and fuzzy Gay Village...  Read More


A Japanese pub, as the name suggests, Isakaya offers a simple but warm and cozy decor and, unlike a lot of Montreal eateries, it's quiet and serene. The regular diners include stay at home moms, students and professionals. The excellent sushi...  Read More

Chu Chai

The trendy Chu Chai is best described as a Thai - vegetarian fusion restaurant where Chef Lily Sirikittikul has been serving up her creative veggie dishes since 1997. Her tasty faux beef, chicken, shrimp, fish and duck are served with perfectly...  Read More

Bombay Choupati

Mouthwatering dosas, made from lentil flour and stuffed with spicy potatoes, the crispiest this side of the world, are just one of the features of Bombay Choupati's predominantly South Indian menu. You'll also find samosas and pakoras, idli...  Read More

Sustainable seafood, five-dollar starters and an extensive tartar menu all served in a romantic setting - what's not to like about Kyomi? Especially since "Sweet Tuesdays" feature chocolate fondue - something rarely experienced in an Asian...  Read More

Toyo is quite possibly the closest thing to the Benihana experience one can find in Montreal with entertaining chefs - particularly with large groups. Toyo Restaurants specialize in Teppanyaki cuisine, a traditional Japanese cooking style...  Read More

A genuine, high-end sushi restaurant complete with a master chef, Jun i is the place to go for all food Japanese. Best know for it's quality and variety of sushi, the other dishes are just as good. Original creations like red tuna with oyster...  Read More

2K Sushi Express offers a comfortable and convivial atmosphere in Montreal's east end. It's especially popular with groups who enjoy the free and lively karaoke for birthdays and other special events. While the sushi is a good bet, the General...  Read More

Named for Thailand's major river and a 2014 Diner's Choice award winner, Chao Praya has been open since 1988. The helpful staff are very good at deciphering the huge menu to insure you get exactly what you like. In order to try as many of the...  Read More


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