Le Cristal Chinois in Montreal

Le Cristal Chinois in Montreal
4.1 / 5
49 reviews

998 St Laurent Blvd | 6td Floor, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 9Y9, Canada, Montreal

Overview

Cuisine
  • Chinese
  • Asian
Features
  • Reservations
  • Seating
  • Waitstaff
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
  • Large groups

Restaurant Hours

Monday

10:00 am

Tuesday

5:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am

Friday

5:00 pm

Sunday

10:00 am

Do they only take cash?

No, they accept most credit and debit cards!

chinese name of the Imperial Restaurant

Hello, our Chinese name is 颐香居

I ordered a pork and preserved egg congee today and received a plan congee with nothing inside but 2 tiny slices of shiitake instead. Is there something you can do about that mistake?

Did u tell anyone working there at the time this happened? Maybe you should say something then and there when this happened instead of posting it here

Review

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Le Cristal Chinois
KK
Kelly Ka Yi Wong Josse
google
09.19.2021
5/5

Went to imperial for dim sum today, despite their private event, the waiters were still around to make sure we have tea and everything. Cart ladies are very attentive to make sure we don't miss anything. Food was delicious!!! Will definitely go back! Can't wait to try their dinner menu!!! Keep up the quality!

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JC
Jessica C
google
11.07.2018
4/5

This place is great for Sunday dim sum. We came later in the afternoon around 1:30 and they were still open and still had some selection. Very tasty and affordable. Highly recommend a visit and trying all of the dishes. The best part about dim sum is that the dishes are small enough that you can order a bunch to try but large enough for sharing

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GG
Grand Gao
google
11.07.2018
5/5

Decent service, great Chinese dishes. Amazing Hongkong style brunch choices as well, though it could get really crowded. Much easier during dinner time and late night.

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XW
Xena Wang
google
10.20.2018
2/5

We came here for dim sum on a Wednesday. Terrible experience. The dim sum carts came very infrequently, we often went 10 to 15 minutes without any carts passing by. The dim sum options, even for omnivores, are very limited. I am a vegan, and they have almost no vegan options and even got orders wrong twice - they gave me egg custard buns and fried balls when I asked for red bean buns and fried balls. However, the red bean balls were very good, hence the two stars.Go to Kim Fung for better dim sum.

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YH
Yuli Ho
google
09.17.2018
5/5

Delicious food with good service

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IL
Isabelle Lam
google
09.05.2018
4/5

Good dim sum place right in the heart of Chinatown. It's cart style so you might have to wait a while to find the food you want , but overall the quality for price was worth it. It gets busy at around 11am on the weekends so be sure to get there earlier if you don't want to wait

Le Cristal Chinois
JP
Ju P.
google
08.16.2018
5/5

Undeniably the best spot for dim sum. Every dishes are prepared fresh, the service is always friendly. Make sure to arrive before 11:30 for guaranteed seats.

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SM
Salvatore Mangione
google
08.02.2018
5/5

Great parties

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PW
Paul Wong
google
07.22.2018
1/5

Food was average level in the town. Their service was good if you’re speaking Cantonese or a repeating customer( this is what I observed) . Very cold atmosphere and you won’t feel be welcomed. When we checked out at cash, the lady even did not speak a single word, just passing the machine to us after she put into the amount . NOT A SINGLE WORD! No communication at all. Not a enjoyable dim sum at all.

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RN
Rose Nguyen
google
06.16.2018
2/5

We waited forever for carts to arrive by our table. Whenever they arrived, it was always the same thing that we already ordered. Service here at Sunday lunch was incredibly slow. We left pretty hungry.

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BT
Bernard Truong
google
06.12.2018
5/5

A nice new alternative to Ruby Rouge on Clark for Dim Sum. I just discovered this restaurant over the holidays and will definitely come back with friends and colleagues.Nice environment with lots of light since the is an unobstructed view for the moment. The food tastes good and the service is also nice.I have not tried lunch or dinner but planning to do so in the near future.

Le Cristal Chinois
MR
Mathias Ranft
google
06.02.2018
5/5

Delicious. It's cool because the waitresses walk by with the cart and the food, already prepared dishes, so you can see and pick out what you want to eat. Also, a different experience from the Chinese culture and their food. Very good!

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KT
Kay Tee
google
05.16.2018
4/5

Went for dim sum. The place was very clean and the food was pretty good! Great service as well. I like the fact that the seating are not too packed together so the tables are far from each other! I really enjoyed it!

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RR
Rachel Ross
google
04.24.2018
4/5

Confusing since we didn't know where the elevators were, but the restaurant was nice. Generous portions for a dim sum place, about what you would expect. I didn't care for the shu Mai, although everything else was good!

Le Cristal Chinois
cy
chen yu
google
04.10.2018
4/5

Update: after going there many,times, I feel that the quality of service is decreasing.------(so far) the best dim sum place in Montreal. I've been there several times with my friends. Love most dim sums there (especially sweet desserts, sumai, radish cake, shrimps dumplings, and other things I don't know the name). Perfect place for friends and family as they serve free amd nice tee. What's more, it's very cheap - usually around $15 per person.

Le Cristal Chinois
NP
Navann Pich
google
03.16.2018
5/5

Went here on a Friday night for dinner around 7pm. We were greeted and served with so much kindness. I was pleasantly surprised at the level of service considering the few reviews I've read about how slow it is. The waitress was patient and helpful with suggestions and checked to see if everything was ok and to our taste when our food was served. The other staff members who served our food were also very friendly. The dishes were quite good too. The lobster was meaty and flavorful, the tofu dish was tasty and so was the seafood soup. We ate so well! The waitress then offered us the red bean dessert. We were the last table there and the restaurant was nearly closing. They did not rush us. We felt bad for having to interrupt their end of shift meal to pay for our bill, but they promptly served us with a smile. Will definitely return!

Le Cristal Chinois
BM
Best Mtl Foodie
google
03.07.2018
4/5

Relatively new, very nice ambiance, and good dim sum! I love the steamed white radish dim sum here, it's really good. Also, the sesame balls filled with egg cream custard.

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MU
Megan Ung
google
11.11.2017
5/5

Very authentic restaurant with great seating! Great for large gatherings. The food was delicious and the staff is super friendly. I would come here again if in the area!

Le Cristal Chinois
SF
Shanny Foo
google
11.01.2017
5/5

Friendly service and staff for the most part. Decent amount of vegetarian options although sometimes not all the carts circulate so if you're in sme of the farther ends of the restaurant it might be necessary to flag down for orders. Really delicious buns and custard desserts. Definitely a ton of options. We were there for a couple hours for a birthday brunch and still didn't get a taste of it all! We came for 10am when it was not too busy but whew left around 1230pm there was a crazy long lineup. Come early!

Le Cristal Chinois
DO
Danielle O
google
10.12.2017
5/5

Good service, clean, excellent food, nice ambiance, and reasonable prices. Can't wait until the dim sum weekends are back to normal, because crowds mean a wider selection of items.

Le Cristal Chinois
SL
Siu Li
google
10.07.2017
5/5

Best Cantonese cuisine dinner I have ever had in Canada. Generous portion and worth the money.

Le Cristal Chinois
TW
Theresa Wong
google
09.27.2017
5/5

Tasty dim sum in an elegant setting.

Le Cristal Chinois
EN
Ellie Nash
google
09.25.2017
5/5

My favorite dim sum in Montreal! Delicious, lots of options, and pleasant service (although not much English/French). I love going with a group so we can try more things. You might not know exactly what you're selecting, but it's likely to be super yummy!

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PF
Perrine Fevre
google
09.23.2017
4/5

Fully accessible place! This is my highlight in Chinatown. I made the 'mistake' to ask a la carte instead of Dim sum....but next time will try it! Good ratio price versus quality, lot of room , not noisy. Service very efficient and quick . No dessert. Would definitely recommend!

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méli mélo
google
09.22.2017
5/5

Amazing dimsum ☺️ service was helpful and fast, we were party of 6 and everyone really enjoyed the food, even went to the stage for some karaoke session LOL

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ZY
Zheng Yaoyao
google
08.24.2017
4/5

Among what I ordered, I Iike the duck feet, the shrimp rice crepes is fine, the radish rice cake is fine, the sponge cake is not good. I will come back to try more options

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RN
Ricky Ng-Adam
google
08.09.2017
5/5

The seafood set is so awesome. Our Chinese family is here all the time for birthdays and party...

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LA
Lapointe Alex
google
07.02.2017
4/5

Quite an experience every time. Good food, amazing team and great service.One time we took a 12 service with only amazing meals. Never misses anything, waiter is always around and they make sure you are eating well and good.

Le Cristal Chinois
KC
Kevin Chin
google
06.27.2017
4/5

Food's good. Service is okay, sometimes they don't bring your food out.

Le Cristal Chinois
MA
Mihary Andrianavalona
google
06.17.2017
4/5

Tasty dishes, nicely decorated, missing variety in Dim Sum

Le Cristal Chinois
Karen
google
05.22.2017
5/5

Try the chicken sticky rice inside the lotus leaf it’s really good!I always go to place like this with my roommates who speaks mandarin, because they do know the good stuff! This is, so far, the best brunch ever! The congee is really good. The steamed buns are amazing. The other stuff that I don’t know the names are just marvellous!

Le Cristal Chinois
DD
Doodly Duc
google
04.21.2017
5/5

Super impressed by the quality of the dishes. The shrimp is fresh, and fried stuff is mighty crispy. Only missing vegetables and greens. The service is wonderful! All the ladies are nice.

Le Cristal Chinois
YW
Yuqing Wang
google
04.10.2017
5/5

For far the best dim sum I’ve tried in Montreal! If u go, u must get their salty egg yolk steamed bun! And egg tart, red bean puff pastry!

Le Cristal Chinois
JS
J3 S
google
03.23.2017
4/5

The restaurant is located on the sixth floor of the plaza, you need to take the elevator to go up. The restaurant is spacious and clean. The service was excellent. I found the food a little bland but you can add codiments like sauce. There is no free WiFi and you can park in the basement for a fee. Note that the parking is very tight, you are better off parking elsewhere unless you drive a tiny car.

Le Cristal Chinois
MD
Martin Dube
google
03.21.2017
5/5

Great food and a superb service! I strongly recommend the soups. It's a very clean place.

Le Cristal Chinois
VR
Vlad Romanov
google
03.03.2017
3/5

The food was decent, but there was a lot of confusion while ordering. Couldn't understand what the waiters were saying and there was no menu or description. Overall, the experience was interesting, but we wouldn't go back there again.

Le Cristal Chinois
Lina
google
02.25.2017
5/5

I come here for dimsum with my family often and the food is always fresh and tasty! The staff is typical Chinese folks with a nonchalant vibe, they are nice people and quick to their feet. The restaurant is big so you get to see the carts coming in. Good dimsum, I recommend!

Le Cristal Chinois
KJ
Kid JL
google
02.24.2017
3/5

Decent size and taste for the Dim Sum but they are a bit pricy compared to the other options in China Town. The AC is not very strong so we were sweating while eating since it is like 30'C outside today. The service is friendly and pretty welcoming and they do have more than only Dim Sum.

Le Cristal Chinois
EP
Elizabeth POOCH
google
02.01.2017
4/5

Great service! (Though some staff did not speak English or French) Food was fresh and tasty and the variety was wonderful! Definitely returning to this very reasonably priced hot spot 😊👍

Le Cristal Chinois
MH
Maggie Hum
google
01.12.2017
5/5

Came here for dim sum on Sunday. I was really impressed. The food was great and service too, a lot better than other dim sum spots in Chinatown. The prices for most items are between $4.50-$5.00. Go early to beat the crowds, like before 11am. Quick tip: to pay, you have to bring your bill to the front desk/cash.

Le Cristal Chinois
SG
Sam Getz
google
11.22.2016
4/5

They wear Christmas hats and red and white cowboy hats on Christmas. What a festive place!

Le Cristal Chinois
QN
Quynh Nguyen
google
11.15.2016
2/5

Meh. I rarely give places low ratings but this one deserves a 2 star... we went in during lunch hours and they were kind of busy but not fully packed. The girl in the front desk didn’t greet us and unhappily placed us in our table. Food was either cold greasy or can’t compare to other dim sum places that I’ve bad. The ladies pushing dim sum carts around were very nice though.

Le Cristal Chinois
JW
Jessica Wong
google
10.18.2016
4/5

The dim sum here was good, the cheung fun (rice noodle rolls) were my favorite. We got it in beef, shrimp and with the chinese donut and they were all amazing. The staff was very friendly.

Le Cristal Chinois
AA
Anna Anna
google
09.03.2016
5/5

The wait is long, which is to be expected for lunch time on a Saturday! The food was delicious and the staff was very attentive! I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a good dimsum spot in Montreal!

Le Cristal Chinois
SP
Shreya Pandit
google
06.20.2016
5/5

Nice traditional dim sum place with rolling carts and all the nice stuff. Service was quick and the food was great! Hidden gem on the 6th floor of Swatow plaza. Can get very full during brunch hours even on weekdays.

Le Cristal Chinois
SS
Serjik Sayad
google
06.14.2016
5/5

Came here for the first time with friends, I find the dim sum experience very interesting for sharing a meal, trying different tastes and textures. There's a good variety of dishes that are quite savory. The service is fast, efficient, and the staff are service oriented and took great care of us. Even when one of my friends had a mishap and had a spill, the staff came right away and cleaned things up, while being very polite. And last but not least, the prices are quite good.

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TF
Trish Flowers
google
05.20.2016
5/5

Best dim sum around! Great service, and even better food. Couldn't be more authentic.

Le Cristal Chinois
EN
Eric N
google
05.15.2016
5/5

The dim sum is delicious!! The restaurant is huge and very clean. The décoration and ambiance is very neat. The food is also good. Nothing to add it is a good place to go for dim sum in Chinatown!

Le Cristal Chinois
SK
Sandy Khaled
google
02.19.2016
3/5

I don't have much to say about this place but quite the experience :) this is a dim sum resto with a plethora of food options for you to choose from. Don't fret about the small sized portions you can become full quite easily! There's always a lot of people so prepare yourself to wait if you want to try something completely new.

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