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Chu Chai Thai Vegetarian Cuisine

#173 of 4,696 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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4088 rue St Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M5, Canada
+1 514-843-4194
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Chu Chai for several years now and my recent visit early this month did not disappoint. The room is pleasant, the service is always good and they have an adequate selection behind the bar. Try the miang kram, waan krob, red curry duck, and beef in three flavour sauce!

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Thank kweenshaker
Belleville, Canada
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really wonderful meal. Imagine all of your favourite Thai meat dishes, re-done in vegan format. Not only do they get the tastes right - but the textures are spot on as well. Great cocktails. Exterior of the restaurant is underwhelming - but this adds to the charm. Service was really good once they got started - a little slow off... More 

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Thank DSRBrady
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank Sandra A
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

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 

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

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Thank Stephane H
Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank Lou787
Vancouver, BC
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188 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 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 

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Thank GuinnessGuy
2 reviews
Reviewed December 1, 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.

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Thank Vivian R
Montreal
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136 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 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 

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Thank Scallywag81
ny
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125 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $24
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4088 rue St Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2W 2M5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighborhood: 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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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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