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Ming Tao Xuan

#286 of 4,538 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This shop is beautiful. An incredible selection of teas, teapots, and tea wear. We had tea and the owner described the benefits of the teas and how to prepare and drink them. We walked out taking a beautiful tea set with us as a souvenir (a little pricey but very worth the investment).

Thank Margo B
Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Very quiet and charming, perfect for a mid-afternoon tea. They have many exotic kinds, and it is presented beautifully. I got an oolong-ginseng tea, and it came with a teapot, cup/strainer, and two tiny cups. A gentleman came and demonstrated how to prepare and drink it (not quite as elaborate as a Japanese tea ceremony, but interesting and entertaining). One... More 

Thank Pete N
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

After a tour of Old Montreal and the Old Port, we dropped into Ming Tao Xuan teahouse behind the Basilica Notre Dame, for some wonderful tea. The ambiance was tranquil, furnished with rosewood tables and chairs.. The owners provided exquisite traditional tea service from an extensive menu of fine Chinese teas. I sipped high mountain oolong, tiquanyin infused with ginseng,... More 

Thank May C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

I've enjoyed the tea service at Ming Tao Xuan now on two visits to Montreal. The owners are extremely gracious and patient, and for less than 10$ you can relax and enjoy any of a long list of traditional teas, served beautifully in a gorgeous setting. A delightful break in a long day of sightseeing.

Thank FeygeR
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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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)

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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.
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