Montréal’s village is world-renowned for being one of the longest pedestrian streets in North America. I love walking on that part of Ste-Catherine Street as all the restaurants open up to the street with seasonal patios. Perpendicular to Ste-Catherine St. on St-André St. you will find a sign for a restaurant called Café Saigon. From the outside, you would never know that this is one of the best-hidden spots in town to enjoy some Asian cuisine.
Café Saigon allows you to bring your own alcohol and just to make it even more convenient, there is a liquor store (SAQ) right at the corner on Ste-Catherine. I always start with one or two imperial rolls and then I share an appetizer and a main dish with whomever I am with. Their General Tao and Steak à la Saigonaise are dishes I often fall for. The service is usually quick and the food is so delicious that I just can’t stop going back.
They are open for lunch on Thursdays and Fridays and they are closed on Sunday. I usually go at night and it is highly recommended to reserve on busy nights. It is also a family friendly restaurant where you can bring a well behaved child.
Tips: They only accept cash (there is an ATM on site).