1. Keung Kee
Walk up a steep set of indoor stairs at this de la Gauchetière address and you’ll find yourself stepping into what’s surprisingly one of Chinatown’s lesser-known restaurants—maybe because it’s exactly the kind of place you may want to keep for yourself. Tables can be tough to secure and reservations are recommended, unless a 45-minute wait standing in the abovementioned stairway sounds appealing to you. But once you’ve experienced their razor clams dressed in garlic-soy-sesame sauce, or their steamed chicken with jellyfish, you’ll understand what the hype is all about. Just don’t tell more than 2-3 people about it: Club rules.