Montreal's pretty tasty pad Thai

The flavours in the street food known as pad Thai make Montrealers go nuts. The combination of rice noodles, egg, shallots, chili peppers, meat and fish sauce is simply divine. Here are the six Montreal Thai restaurants that serve pad Thai just right.

ChuChai

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4088-4094 rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M5

Vegetarians delight, as Chu Chai serves no meat! Yes, Chu Chai is a vegetarian Thai restaurants that attracts both vegetarian and meat eaters alike. The Royal Pad Thai is a crowd favourite with rice noodles, tofu, chicken, shrimp, veggies and peanuts. The catch? While all dishes have names with their traditional meats, all dishes are made with 100 per cent vegetarian ingredients.

Restaurant Phayathai

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107, av Laurier O, Montréal, QC H2T 2N6

This place serves high quality authentic Thai food in the heat of the Plateau. Located on Laurier, this unpretentious yet classic restaurant can accommodate small groups. Their pad Thai dish is fresh, authentic and delicious. The ambiance is very intimate, yet inviting. Reservations are recommended.

Pamika Brasserie Thai

3
901, rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC H2L 1L3

This small, family owned restaurant on Sherbrooke Street East is a true hidden gem. Once you find it, you’ll keep coming back for more. Their dishes are layered with flavour and heat. The pad Thai à la Pamika is packed with an undeniably delicious sweet heat flavour with lots of peanuts. It’s a very generous portion so be sure to bring your appetite. The dining area is rather small, so reservations are recommended.

Cuisine Bangkok

4
1327, rue Sainte-Catherine E, Montréal, QC H2L 2H4

If you’re looking for a quick taste of Thai, then head inside the Faubourg on Sainte-Catherine Street to Bangkok Cuisine. The food court itself may have seen better days, and you’ll find a line-up of Concordia students waiting to get a taste, but this express food counter will make your mouth water. Seriously. It’s worth the wait. Cash only.

Restaurant Thailande

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88, rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2J8

This restaurant is a classier establishment in the Trendy Mile End neighbourhood, and definitely worth the detour if you’re not from the area. They are known in Montreal as having some of the best Thai dishes in the city, including a fresh mango salad. Their noteworthy pad Thai is authentic and flavourful, and the service is fast and friendly. The prices are a tad higher than most Thai places, but worth every penny.

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