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Ming Tao Xuan

#279 of 4,488 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
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451 St Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2V8, Canada
514 845-9448
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in and the first thing we were told is "no pictures" when I tried to take a picture of my family in front of the tea pots display. Then my 5 year old son went up to the counter to speak a couple of the Chinese words he learned in school to the waiter and he was told... More 

Thank jamekitz
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ming Tao offers literally a hundred or more teas served in the traditional Chinese style. The decor is very Asian with a wide array of tea pots and other gift-like items on display. The food is vegan and delicious but there are just a few dishes so this is a snack place and not a full meal. Great while touring... More 

Thank Steven L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jam packed with everything to do with tea! When you order tea to drink you get instructions on how to correctly pour, decant and serve that particular tea and the perfect tea cup to drink it from. My husband and I had different tea choices and set ups. A great activity for a rainy day and a nice calming break... More 

Thank Fromthewater
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

A chance to indulge yourself.... follow your own tea instincts or ask for help from knowledgeable owners-staff.... 1 of our trip highlights

Thank Wendy B
Ayr, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

From the beginning of the experience, we felt that we were going to have a wonderful time. There were 3 of us and we chose 3 different teas on the advice from the waiter. When they arrived he went through a little ceremony with the tea service for each of us, a different one depending on the tea and crockery... More 

Thank Candy-Stewart
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Really loved this place, the look, the smell, the insides and outside. We all ordered a different tea and the service was exceptional and full of knowledge of what you're drinking and the best way to drink it. The décor is full of ancient little tea pots and stoves it's wonderful, a must visit.

Thank alk3ste
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

My partner brought me here on our second date, and I have returned numerous times since then with friends and family. This is definitely a place you want to check out. As other reviews have pointed out, the atmosphere is very calm and the tea ceremony is truly unique. Not all the tea options come with the little experience, but... More 

Thank AlexTemporary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

The tea here is not just a cup of tea, it is truly an experience. The tea is brought out to you in a pot corresponding to the culture it comes from or the type of tea it is. They carry it out to you on a bamboo tray, which you use to drain water. The Luna Crescent Pu-erh is... More 

Thank Silas B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was calming. Tea service was interesting and informative. The mango salad and tofu rolls were exceptional! What a great way to end a day! We purchased tea and thanked the couple for there hospitality! A definite must stop! Thank you!

Thank Verdrysaw
DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Calm atmosphere, practically a tea ceremony with each pot. We had skewers of vegan chicken and a tofu skin dish. Both excellent. The service was personal but not intrusive.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 St Sulpice, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2V8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighborhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: 514 845-9448

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

Neighborhood Profile
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.