Pichai Montreal review Restaurant Guide

Montreal Restaurant Guide: Pichai

“The food is fragrant, unapologetically spicy and damn delicious.”

The following is a capsule review of the Montreal restaurant Pichai. To read the 2023 Montreal restaurant guide, please click here.


The Thai curry shop in Little Italy, owned and operated by Jesse Mulder, Jesse Massumi and Xavier Cloutier-Guerard, is the finer-dining counterpart of Épicerie Pumpui. Opened mid-pandemic, the trio added a new chef (and third Jesse) to the mix in Jesse Grasso (former of Vin Papillon and Toronto’s Black Hoof). Grasso’s menu is a mixture of Isaan (Northern Thai) staples and thoughtful riffs on traditional Thai dishes that blend local produce with imported Thai ingredients. The food is fragrant, unapologetically spicy and damn delicious. (5985 St-Hubert)

Montreal Restaurant Guide: Pichai

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