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Palais Imperial

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311-313 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
+1 613-789-6888
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (16 reviews)
“spring rolls” (3 reviews)
“chinese food” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Chinese, Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
311-313 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing how a large average Chinese restaurant can survive when there food & service are disappointing. I assume it's because they don't have competition in the downtown core. If you crave Asian better to head down to The Rideau Center Food Court.

Thank Norm W
Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Moved back to the area and searched out this restaurant. I used to love this place so much, it was my bi-weekly go too!! Moved away when it was relocating and last week was my first time back. Same great staff, surprised some remembered me,...More

Thank mahalia1980
Reviewed February 26, 2018

On the edge of trendy Bytowne, with its cool eating and watering spots, the Palais is a good solid place with value for money standards. It is one of the very few Dim Sum places ( yes, yes, I know that Dim Sum is passe...More

Thank Samphe L
Reviewed January 3, 2018

This is the fifth time we have visited this premise, either as a family or with friends for lunch or supper/dinner. The service has always been very good, even if the restaurant was full. The food has always been of a very high quality, hot,...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

We went to royal thai and tried dinner for 2 (A). Came with spicy soup and spring roll which was crispy and really good. Main course consisted of fried rice, shrimp stir fry and chicken curry. Extremely tastefullarge portion and brought leftover home

Thank travelsoften1963
Reviewed November 17, 2017

We went here for Thai food recently. It seems like there are two separate menus, one for Thai food ("Royal Thai") and one for Chinese food ("Palais Imperial"). But over all, the menus were certainly expansive. We ordered from the Thai menu. The food was...More

Thank James W
Reviewed November 16, 2017

When we were in the Byward Market area, we had dim sum for lunch in this restaurant. Although the dim sum was not as good as those in Hong Kong or Singapore, we were happy to be able to have dim sum in Ottawa. In...More

Thank suathong
Reviewed September 17, 2017

This restaurant was quite a surprise. We were expecting the regular kind of Chinese food and were delighted to have something totally different. I ordered the orange chicken Normally it is breaded and deep fried with a semi spicy taste. This was not breaded and...More

Thank Maryteresa P
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Its an ok place. Not cheap or gourmet, but solid. Will be a regular here as it is just around the corner.

Thank thefrequenttraveller
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Had Chinese food for supper. Bland, greasy, uninspired - no better than food court fare. Don't waste your time or money here. There are so many better options available.

Thank Julie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311-313 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-6888
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