BY SEBASTIEN ROBILLARD
Last week I was invited at the media opening of EAST PAN-ASIAN restaurant. Located in the newly open Rennaissance Hotel on Robert Bourassa boulevard (formerly University) and Cathcart Street. The latest addition to Groupe Satori, EAST Pan-asian, Cuisine & Bar celebrates the cuisine of all Asian countries and Old Shanghai philosophy, blending East-Asian influences with Western modernity through its bold cuisine and contemporary yet vintage-inspired decor.
A trip to the EAST Pan-asian, Cuisine & Bar
The moment they walk in the door, guests are immersed in an inviting world where wood,
textured glass and leather are perfectly balanced. The bar—the focal point of the restaurant— beckons guests to partake of its cozy atmosphere, wine selection and signature cocktails designed by mixologist Lawrence Picard.
Designed by the talented Montréal team CAMDI, EAST Pan-asian, Cuisine & Bar is the culinary hot spot for an intimate dinner for two, an evening among friends or after-work drinks with co-workers. It’s simply an invitation for an exotic trip! The establishment also features an area specifically designed for hosting groups. EAST Pan-asian, Cuisine & Bar’s furnishings were custom designed and fabricated by Quebec artisans.
All the delicacies of East-Asian cuisine under one roof
EAST Pan-asian, Cuisine & Bar is an upscale establishment in Montréal offering a plethora of East-Asian flavours, including Chinese, Thai, Korean and Japanese specialities. On the menu, guests will find sophisticated and modernized Asian classics, including the restaurateur-owners’ personal favourites, like the Kung Pao, featuring lobster for a refined twist.
We’ve made it a point of honour to stay true to Asian culinary art, championing proper
technique and authentic flavours,” explains Ladi Cheng, co-owner of Groupe Satori. “Our goal is to celebrate East-Asian cuisine by serving our favourite dishes without changing their essence or mixing them. It was also essential for us to add a modern-day touch to this traditional cuisine, drawing inspiration from our favourite recipes while celebrating Old Shanghai philosophy.
Old Shanghai: where Asian traditions and Western modernity meet
Dating back to the 1930s, Old Shanghai philosophy is based on diversity, open-mindedness and a cross between traditions and modernity. In this era, the port city of Shanghai, booming both economically and culturally, was a hub for traditions from the many surrounding East-Asian countries as well as Western influences. This unique openness on cultures is reflected in EAST Pan-asian, cuisine & bar’s menu and its design.
Here’s the restaurant opening hours and you can book by phone, online or on the Bookenda app.
Breakfast and brunch
-Monday to Friday : from 6 am to 10 : 30 am
-Saturday and Sunday : from 6 am to 11 am
– Monday to Sunday : from 11 am to 3 pm
– Sunday to Wednesday : from 3 pm to 11 pm
– Thursday to Saturday : from 3 pm to midnight
1250, Robert-Bourassa boulevard
Montreal, Quebec H3B 3B8