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Boustan Restaurant Montreal

June 29th, 2009 · 22 Comments · Fast Food, Montreal Restaurants

On Montreal Restaurant Boustan Chef Deck says:

If any Muchentuchen joint can compare to Phantom Muchentuchen it would be the great Montreal institution Boustan (I wish to have Tasty Delight attached). Boustan is one of the greats, and has been stuffing my belly as long as I can remember. They make their chicken, shawarma, kaffta, veggie, and fallafel pitas grilled on charcoal to perfection. Chef Deck’s standing order here is an all dressed chicken pita (don’t call it shish taouk!), with omelet, spicy sauce, grilled and well done (gotta mention the fact that they are the only joint that adds coleslaw). They are a Crescent street late night hot spot, and you might even run into some stars (hockey players, Tom Selleck’s mustache, Trailer Park Boys, and once upon a time the late great Mr. Trudeau). So if your budget can’t afford l’Express and you’re not into La Banquise, try Boustan but don’t blame me if you get addicted. Boustan you warm my hart with garlic and love, so XOXO until the next drinking binge!

Tastiness: 8.723123812/10
Ambiance: Drunk frat boys peeing their pants/10
Price: under $10 a person/10

Chef Deck signing out!

Restaurant Boustan Information


2020, rue Crescent, Montreal, QC H3G 2B8
Metro: Guy-Concordia
Phone: 514-843-3576
Hours: Everyday 11:00 am – 4:00 am
Cuisine Type: Lebanese

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  • anon

    I saw the owner pick a kebab off the floor put it back into the styrofoam takeout container it had fallen out of. Not cool. Haven't eaten there since.

  • SuperDuper

    Chef Deck you've nailed it again! Boustan is a great place to eat. I can't find shawarma or fallafel like that anywhere else.

  • mikeditka

    They don't' grill on charcoal

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  • Ritu

    Great restaurant! The owner is very friendly and wants to make sure you have a great meal. The food is amazing and has all the Lebanese flavors. Must go!

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    I totally agree with you. They sometime also offer buffet which i love. It is simply great.

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      Buffet? When? I would love to eat their food in unlimited quantities!

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  • http://www.eatingabudhabi.com/ Mark

    Hi there – I am visiting Montreal next week and I will be eating at this restaurant based on your review! Looking forward to the food and will let you know how the food shapes up. Thanks for the post. Bon appetit!

  • Adam

    Boustan is really overrated. It's no better than Amir, tbh. Not to mention, since they throw their pitas on the grill, they tend to become very dry and brittle. My friends and I actually prefer to pick our food up from the Amir location that's just down the street on De Maisonneuve. Falafal sucks just about anywhere in Montreal, so not much to be said about that. And p.s. “Chicken Shawarma” is the correct term.

  • Adam

    Boustan is really overrated. It's no better than Amir, tbh. Not to mention, since they throw their pitas on the grill, they tend to become very dry and brittle. My friends and I actually prefer to pick our food up from the Amir location that's just down the street on De Maisonneuve. Falafal sucks just about anywhere in Montreal, so not much to be said about that. And p.s. “Chicken Shawarma” is the correct term.

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  • Nick

    I love the articles here I cant help but agree with you about boustan. However, I was told another great place to go on the island, but not downtown, is Abu Elias. Apparently it has great Lebanese dishes. Has anyone ever been?

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    A friend recommended this place to me after playing a gig on Crescent  Street one night. I was starving and almost went to “whatever was closest”. He insisted that I would love the veggie pita and that it was worth the wait. Since then, I’m hooked! Great food at this place. I usually just get small stuff, but the plates look good too! Anyone who wants to surprise cater my birthday, this would be a good choice!

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    i don’t agree with the comment not better than amir. I think their’s is place in montreal for some good Lebanese cuisine. We should not brand amir with lebanese food all the way.

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    Yum, a kafta kebab done right is just beautiful!

  • Shano

    super!

  • au_abel2

    I love this place! I really recommand it

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    Good food reasonable prices that made me want to come here on the weekend