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Chu Chai Thai Vegetarian Cuisine

#157 of 4,666 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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4088 rue St Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M5, Canada
+1 514-843-4194
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is bar none the best vegan restaurant in Montreal! You'll love it and your omnivorous friends will adore it!

Thank Sandra A
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really excited to try this vegan thai restaurant! I don't mind mock meat, and it was pretty good. We ordered chicken skewers, wonton soup, and chicken curry. I think it was a bit too much chicken, we should have tried a different mock meat but choosing items on the menu was challenging! Next time I would have gone... More 

Thank Sarah Violin D
Montreal, Canada
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

First of all, all the meat is ''fake''. That being said, it was a very refreshing take on traditional thai cuisine with a vegetarian aspect. The table d'hote offered many different appetizers and 2 halves of a main course. I thought that was a great concept. You really can't tell the difference between these vegetarian meals and real meat. The... More 

Thank Stephane H
Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent restaurant. Service and food are consistently excellent. And the drinks!!!! You should try them!

Thank Lou787
Vancouver, BC
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186 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Some vegetarians (like me) don't mind "fake meat" but my wife hates it. Many dishes on the menu contain "fake meat" but some don't. I loved my Miam Kram ("five flavour finger food" - made with ginger, toasted coconut, lime, cashews, and a secret jelly all on a Betel leaf) which went perfectly with the recommended matching cocktail. The Royal... More 

Thank GuinnessGuy
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing food.. have never had anything like it. Cannot believe it's veg. Even the meat eaters love it! So tasty. Costly, but worth it. If you're veg and plan to hit at least one restaurant in the city, definitely come here. Drinks are okay. Atmosphere is nice. Service is great.

Thank Vivian R
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135 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife and I decided to try this vegan Thai restaurant for our five year anniversary just to try something different. Neither of us are vegetarians, quite far from it, but we were taken aback by the incredible flavours we had in each dish. They have "chicken" and "beef" plates that are made up of tofu and other ingredients, but... More 

Thank Scallywag81
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125 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

There is a reason this place was crowded. The food was excellent as was the service. Athough its in a tourist area -- lots of locals. I would definitely go back anytime!

Thank 23anita
Toronto, Canada
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110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I've been meaning to visit Chu Chai for quite sometime now. It's been rated fairly consistently high by fellow tripadvisor users for a reason - it is amazing Thai food, that happens to also be vegan! I am not vegetarian or vegan, but on a recent Montreal weekend trip with a bunch of fellow veggies - we decided to give... More 

Thank AMandPM_2011
Bangkok, Thailand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

Excellent! Reasonable prices and varied menu. The "mock" meat looked and tasted as described on the menu. The duck in red curry, tasted like the real thing. The spring rolls were very fresh and the peanut sauce excellent. I could have eaten just the cause. Would suggest this quaint restaurant to anyone who enjoys authentic Thai cuisine. They offer outside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Asian, Thai, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4088 rue St Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-843-4194

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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