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Palais Imperial

#510 of 2,253 Restaurants in Ottawa
€€ - €€€Chinese, Asian, Thai
311-313 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
+1 613-789-6888
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“spring rolls” (3 reviews)
“chinese food” (8 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Thai
€€ - €€€
311-313 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the fifth time we have visited this premise, either as a family or with friends for lunch or supper/dinner. The service has always been very good, even if the restaurant was full. The food has always been of a very high quality, hot,...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We went to royal thai and tried dinner for 2 (A). Came with spicy soup and spring roll which was crispy and really good. Main course consisted of fried rice, shrimp stir fry and chicken curry. Extremely tastefullarge portion and brought leftover home

Thank travelsoften1963
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We went here for Thai food recently. It seems like there are two separate menus, one for Thai food ("Royal Thai") and one for Chinese food ("Palais Imperial"). But over all, the menus were certainly expansive. We ordered from the Thai menu. The food was...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 16 November 2017

When we were in the Byward Market area, we had dim sum for lunch in this restaurant. Although the dim sum was not as good as those in Hong Kong or Singapore, we were happy to be able to have dim sum in Ottawa. In...More

Thank suathong
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This restaurant was quite a surprise. We were expecting the regular kind of Chinese food and were delighted to have something totally different. I ordered the orange chicken Normally it is breaded and deep fried with a semi spicy taste. This was not breaded and...More

Thank Maryteresa P
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Its an ok place. Not cheap or gourmet, but solid. Will be a regular here as it is just around the corner.

Thank thefrequenttraveller
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Had Chinese food for supper. Bland, greasy, uninspired - no better than food court fare. Don't waste your time or money here. There are so many better options available.

Thank juliemoo88
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This place on the edge of the Byward Market has been a city institution for ages, with photos of all the notable politicians who have dined here. By now the decor is showing its age a bit, but never mind. You come here for the...More

Thank TheLoneWalker
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Had not been back in several years and we decided while we were downtown to have dinner there before going back home. We had reserved and made an order for Peking duck. The restaurant was busy but not overly. The service was extremely slow and...More

Thank PAC168
Reviewed 2 September 2016

A friend and I ate large amounts of fresh and tasty dim sum here for lunch, as well as drinks and dessert and coffee, and couldn't crack the $50 mark. The only negative is the odd fly here and there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311-313 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-6888
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