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Palais Imperial

311-313 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
+1 613-789-6888
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
4 Jun 2017
“My local chinese”
26 Jan 2017
“Still going strong, for good reason”
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Chinese, Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
311-313 Dalhousie St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7E8, Canada
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Reviewed 18 September 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 5 June 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 26 February 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 juliemoo88
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This place on the edge of the Byward Market has been a city institution for ages, with photos of all the notable politicians who have dined here. By now the decor is showing its age a bit, but never mind. You come here for the...More

Thank TheLoneWalker
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Had not been back in several years and we decided while we were downtown to have dinner there before going back home. We had reserved and made an order for Peking duck. The restaurant was busy but not overly. The service was extremely slow and...More

Thank PAC168
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A friend and I ate large amounts of fresh and tasty dim sum here for lunch, as well as drinks and dessert and coffee, and couldn't crack the $50 mark. The only negative is the odd fly here and there.

1  Thank Faience44
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner. Our entrees were served hot and in good time after the orders were placed. We enjoyed an appetizer of 2 cold shrimp rolls. Our mains were broccoli with chicken and beef in oyster sauce. We each also ordered a side...More

1  Thank Rochelle H
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We have been coming here for years for dim sum at lunch with the same group of friends. The food is consistently good, fresh and well prepared. The service is always warm and friendly and today was no different.

1  Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This was our first visit in many many years and it was just ok. The dim sum options are limited so order from the menu. The roast duck was bland and tasted like it had been sitting around too long. The ciar siu bao were...More

Thank EPottawa
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff plus foods that I adore most! What else should I look for! I am supposed to order more for each serving but they told me right away that their servings are huge and I am so fascinated by their honesty!

Thank Reynald G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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