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“Hot & Very Spicy!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kanbai

Kanbai
Ranked #984 of 5,657 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hot & Very Spicy!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Excellent spicy szechuan dishes!! Very good spicy lamb dishes.
Great atmosphere and good food. There is so many dishes from non spicy to spicy to choose from. The black bean clam dish is very good, and so is the hot spicy chicken with no bones is another delightful but very spicy dish.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Aalst, Belgium
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86 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Must be the best Chinese in Montreal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

Top address in Montreal Chinatown. Usually we prefer Thai food over Chinese, but we're willing to make an exception for Kanbai. Great Seaweed Salad for starters. Some nice Springrolls too.
The main dishes were both absolutely great. Their Szechuan is excellent. We even got a decent bottle of red French wine for a nice price.
We're on holiday for quite some time, we'll definitely try to go back. The place can get quite crowded and there's a lot of background noise, but this is as it should be in a joint like this. Recommended!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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583 reviews
394 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Love the chilies”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

There are many choices for chinese along this stretch of st catherine but I think this us one of the better ones. Before ordering they served us a complimentary plate if peanuts and adameme beans. The shrimp wonton soup was ok, decent broth. Really like the fungus salad, we asked what fungus was but ain't get straight answer. The chili fish was very good and large. Like to go back and try some more items next time.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Amazing Szechuan - You. Must. Go.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Usually not a "Chinese food" fan. But this Szechuan place is so so very good. I've been told its really authentic too!
Favourite dishes - lamb and cumin, anything with eggplant and the cabbage.
Salivating just thinking of it! Go. Now.

Visited December 2012
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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297 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Delicious Spicy Szechuan and Hunan Style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

This one of the best and most authentic Chinese restaurants in Montreal. I love hot and spicy and Kanbai does not disappoint. Each dish was prepared perfectly, with large portions, and good service.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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