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Chu Shing

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691 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6P5, Canada
+1 613-233-8818
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Chu Shing many times but never for Peking Duck and never on an early Friday evening. Both were a pleasant surprise! Apparently lots of people have a tradition to go there on a late Friday afternoon, and quite a number of people were there when we went early, around 6 pm. As a result, there was a... More 

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Thank bbilmer
Thornhill, Canada
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A Chrismas Day Salvation! We were in Ottawa on Christmas Day, hungry, cold, looking for something to consume while all the city was practically closed. In our desperation, we walked to the local Chinatown, where the rumour said that the restaurants were open. Indeed so! After noticing some other seemingly hungry people rushing into a building close to the Chinatown... More 

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Thank Rigatoni01
1 review
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Have been going to this restaurant for years and keep going back. Great selection of dim sum at reasonable prices. Service is friendly and prompt.

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Thank Angela K
Ontario
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120 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This restaurant is not the greatest for atmosphere and service but the food is quite good. And it certainly does not look anything special from the curb. We were a large group and ordered a variety of plates for everyone to share. We had a large round table with a large lazy susan so it was easy to pass things... More 

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Thank aldanmikol
Florida
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613 reviews
425 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Had not been to Chu Shing for a number of years, so we decided to give it a try for dim sum. From the minute we entered the door, the experience was underwhelming. The environment is huge, open, stark and almost unpleasant. Fortunately, we had a view of the beautiful Chinatown gate out the window. Although the restaurant was not... More 

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Thank Golferboy18
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I have eaten here twice recently for a set banquet style dinner menu and had a vastly different experience. The food is either very good or...NOT!

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Thank deedee549
Seville, Spain
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264 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

With limited time available, our visit to Ottawa's China town became a late night one (11 pm!) The Chu Shing was just about the only place open and was itself showing signs of closing - the solitary table of diners were finishing as we arrived. We ordered fired rice and vegetables, which were OK, and a good size for the... More 

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Thank mabinho
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I've only ever been here for dim sum, but its our go-to place. Sometimes you have to wait a bit for a trolley to come around, but it's part of the experience. (You can also ask the servers walking around if you are looking for a specific dish that hasn't come by on a trolley) Steamed pork buns and shrimp... More 

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Thank Chanster078
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best dim sum lunch in Ottawa without fail. It is served from trolleys in traditional style. Really piping hot towers of baskets fresh from the super heated steamers. Mostly Asian clientel - tourist across the street. Right beside the new China Town Arch on Somerset Street on North side upstairs. Have Chinese beer and now Stella on... More 

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Thank Henry B
Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We there for a rehearsal dinner, hosted by the Chinese father of the groom. They have tables of eight and its set up in traditional style. You can ask for a knife and fork, because they have chopsticks at the table. It was very good for the large group we were in. The food was excellent - especially the Peking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 691 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6P5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-233-8818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?