Canada is a multi-cultural hub. Residing here are more than 1 million people speaking Punjabi or Arabic. With that being said, many cross-cultural and exciting things are always happening there. For the purpose of this article, we’ll focus on food. India and Middle East are widely known for their halal food preferences. Halal stands for permissible in Arabic, and has to do with the slaughtering process and certain types of meat, like pork. Besides restaurants rooting from these immigrant communities all over the world, western countries are also becoming more and more familiar with Asian and Middle Eastern halal recipes. If you ask, they’re absolutely delicious. That’s why we rounded up for you a list with the best halal restaurants in Montreal, Canada. Check them out!
Gandhi opens our list of halal restaurants in Montreal, Canada. This is a restaurant with traditional Indian recipes, served in a minimal, bistro-style setting, with authentic Indian melodies blasting from the speakers. Try fresh salads, crispy samosas, and heart-warming soups for starters. Continue with shrimps or duck tandoori for a twist, or have an authentic Plat Gandhi, with mixed chicken tandoori and lamb tikka, sheekh kebab, and shrimps. Finish up with the famous Indian dessert, gulab jamon.
Address: 230, Saint-Paul Street West, Montréal
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 2pm, 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sat - Sun: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Tehran, a family-owned halal restaurant, justifies its name by serving authentic Persian food. Try a variety of delicious kebab recipes, traditional appetizers like the pickled eggplant, and a variety of stews with beef or chicken, and vegetables, all served with the famous basmati rice, including a saffron version. The desserts include, of course, baklava, as well as saffron ice cream. Locals enjoy their dishes as well.
Address: 5065 Boulevard de Maisonneuve West, Montreal
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 11:30am - 10pm (closed on Mon)
3. Moghel Tandoori
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Moghel Tandoori is next in the list with the best halal restaurants in Montreal, Canada. They cook traditional Indian food, and also have take-out and delivery options. Try the traditional lentil soup for starters, then indulge in a flavorful chicken tikka, and dip your roti in some chicken butter masala. Biryani, vegetarian options, and fixed deals for two, are offered as well. They serve, lunch, dinners, coffee, and drinks.
Address: 2770, Boul. Jacques-Cartier E., Longueuil, Quebec
Website: Moghel Tandoori
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:45pm - 10pm; Sat: 11pm - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
Rasoi is a halal restaurant with lounge-style, bright-colored interiors resembling the colorful Indian culture, vibrant atmosphere, and dishes with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Here you can taste authentic Indian and Pakistani dishes, with a twist, like the chicken tandoori spring salad, or the lamb Madras poutine, with Madras-infused gravy, over house-cut potatoes. On Wednesdays they have ladies’ night with a special menu!
Address: 514-544-9866, 3459 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
Opening hours: Sun: 5pm - 10pm; Tue - Thu: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sat: 6pm - 11pm (closed on Mon)
Aladdin is a family-oriented Indian restaurant, with Kashmir-style curries with almonds, coconut, raisins, and more. Tandoori recipes with chicken, lamb, fish, and shrimps, are available as well. Don’t forget to try some of the special korma with mixed beef, chicken, fish, shrimps, and lamb tossed with korma sauce and topped with eggs. Finish your meal with a refreshing Kulfi, the Indian ice cream.
Address: 190 Notre-Dame Street, Repentigny, Montreal
Opening hours: Mon: 5pm - 10pm; Tue - Thu: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 2pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat & Sun: 4:30pm - 11pm
6. La Shish
La Shish is next in the list with the best halal restaurants in Montreal, Canada. La Shish is the Lebanese addition to the list. The shish taouk and their shawarma are their signature special dishes and they promise that you’ll find them delightful! Suitable for families, they have a wide selection of Lebanese delicacies for appetizers and main courses, including different kinds of pita bread.
Address: 9150 Rue Airlie LaSalle, Montreal
Website: La Shish
Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 11am - 10pm; Thu - Fri: 11am - 10:30pm
7. Chez Sindibad Restaurant
Chez Sindibad Restaurant promises to satisfy your palate with fresh and carefully selected ingredients. This is a Lebanese fast food restaurant with many options on the go, like varied pita wraps or combo meals per person or group. They also serve burgers and an array of traditional Lebanese starters like the delicious kibbeh. The deserts menu offers baklava and you can also drink a traditional Ayran drink.
Chez Sindibad Restaurant
Address: 567 Chemin de la Cote des Neiges H3T 1Y8, Montreal
Website: Chez Sindibad Restaurant
Opening hours: 11am - 10:30pm (daily)
8. Château Kabab
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This is a luxurious, fine dining halal restaurant in Montreal, Canada. Château Kabab serves a variety of drool-worthy kebabs, served with plain and saffron rice, mix grills, seafood dishes, shawarma, and sandwiches, and of course different recipes for rice and bread. From desserts, you should definitely try the mouth-filling Bassboussa. They also have catering and accept online orders.
Address: 2140, rue Guy, Montréal
Website: Château Kabab
Opening hours: 11am - 12am (daily)
9. Quartier Perse
Quartier Perse is among the list with halal restaurants in Montreal as well. Here you’ll taste exquisite Persian recipes. We highly recommend the hot peppers with vinegar for appetizer, the lamb shank stew with Persian berry rice, and the Persian-style filet mignon for main dishes. They’re all hearty and delicious.
Address: 4241 Decarie Blvd., Montreal
Website: Quartier Perse
Opening hours: Sun - Thu & Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Fri: 12pm - 11pm
10. 786 Halal Restaurant
786 Halal Restaurant is a family-operated restaurant that has been serving Pakistani cuisine for more than 15 years. They promise to please every taste, with traditional recipes for tandoori, chicken, lamb, fish, and vegetarian dishes. Try the aloo palak with spinach and tomatoes, chicken biryani, and of course plenty of butter and garlic naans! No alcohol is served, and you can choose the spice level of your food, from one to three.
786 Halal Restaurant
Address: 850 Jean-Talon, Montréal
Website: 786 Halal Restaurant
Opening hours: 11am - 10:30pm (daily, but closed on Fri from 1pm - 2pm)
Halal food at its best
These are all great halal options from a variety of cuisines including Lebanese delights, Indian and Pakistani hearty curries, and plenty of freshly grilled kebabs from the Middle East. Whether you’re a traveler or a local who claims himself as a food explorer, then you should definitely try these flavorful halal restaurants in Montreal! One thing is for sure, you’ll want more, and more!
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