Though many Montrealers refrain from visiting, the West Island is full of culinary treasures.\nHere is a selection of West Island restaurants that our writer believes are criminally underrated.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe West Island of Montreal is almost like its own little universe. This collection of suburbs may be known for its cookie cutter houses and big shopping malls, but it also has some pretty amazing restaurants.\nWe recently wrote about five of the most underrated spots in Montreal, which is why we wanted to go a little west and see what this part of the island had to offer.\nFrom some of the best submarine sandwiches in the city to Afghan food that will blow your mind, the West Island is actually pretty cool.\nToasties\nWhere: 4710 Boulevard Saint-Jean, Pierrefonds\nView this post on Instagram Detour on the way to Ottawa at my favourite West Island spot. Had to get the “Greek” with pepperoni, melted feta, marinated peppers, and tzatziki. Congratulations @toastiesofficial on the new digs 👍 . . . . . . . . . #sandwich #feta #westisland #514 #mtl #food #foodporn #foodiegram #instafood #yummy #instagood #eeeeeats #fresh #tasty #foodie #delish #delicious #eating #foodpic #foodpics #foodphotography #hungry #foodgasm #hot #lovefood #forkyeah #zipkick #mtlfoodie #eatingfortheinsta A post shared by Hungry Hungry Hipgrave (@hungryhungryhipgrave) on Oct 13, 2018 at 11:14am PDT\nLocated in Pierrefonds, this small yet mighty sub shop serves up hearty sandwiches that will make your taste buds dance.\nToasties is worth driving to the West Island to try. The fresh ingredients combined with their special sauces and toasted bread make Toasties' creations beyond any submarine sandwhich you have ever tried.\nCheck it out here!\nAryana\nWhere: 4886 Boul. de sources, Dollard-Des Ormeaux\nView this post on Instagram Entrées végétariennes : délicieuse citrouille et sambosa #afghan #bonnefete #vegan #delicieux A post shared by Patricia Parent (@patichou24) on May 10, 2016 at 3:12pm PDT\nRemember the expression “Don’t judge a book by its cover?" well, keep it in mind when you check out this place.\nDo not let the strip mall vibe throw you off, Aryana produces some pretty ridiculous eats.\nAfghan food is hard to find in the city and for those of you who have never tried it, you are missing out. Every plate is delicious and their desserts are even more amazing.\nCheck it out here!\nRiccardo’s\nWhere: 4071 Boul Saint-Jean, Dollard-des-Ormeaux\nView this post on Instagram Repas traditionnels italiens à des prix raisonnables! Que peux tu demander de plus?😍 . . . #italian #italianfood #italiancuisine #food #instagood #italiano #italiansdoitbetter #italianrestaurant #restaurant #resto #mtlresto #mtl #montreal #westisland #italianwine #italianfoodbloggers #pizza #pasta #meatballs #delicious #wine #reservation #catering A post shared by Restaurant Riccardos (@restaurant_riccardos) on Jun 18, 2018 at 2:31pm PDT\nWhenever I am craving pasta in Montreal I have always tended to gravitate toward Little Italy. But after tasting the food at Riccardo’s, my feelings have changed.\nRiccardo’s homemade pasta topped with authentic sauces makes this place stand out.\nLocated in a strip mall in DDO, this restaurant serves up some of the most simple and inspiring Italian dishes that will guarantee you coming back for more.\nCheck it out here!\nBistro Nolah\nWhere: 3669 Blvd. St.-Jean, Dollard-Des Ormeaux\nView this post on Instagram Blackened swordfish #bistronah A post shared by Brenda⭐️ (@brendamaler) on Aug 11, 2018 at 4:30pm PDT\nAs delicious as Southern food is, there are few places in our city that do it justice. But Bistro Nolan is the notable exception.\nChef Richard Taitt focuses on New Orleans options specializing in gumbos and jambalaya. Bistro Nolan’s Charleston-style shrimp and grits is a fan favourite, but to be honest, everything on the menu is good.\nThis adorable restaurant is the perfect spot to try if you are craving that New Orleans flavor.\nCheck it out here!\nKimbob\nWhere: 1771 Ave. Cardinal, Dorval\nView this post on Instagram Warm your soul with a bowl of hot Korean soup in this cold weather #foodporn #foodie #yummy #delicious #rice #healthy #lifestyle #spicy A post shared by Eric Vuong (@foodlovereric) on Feb 11, 2017 at 6:19pm PST\nDon’t let Kimbob’s cafeteria vibe mislead you, this Dorval restaurant is one of the most hidden gems in the west island.\nThis restaurant seves Korean dishes that are all outstanding, especially their japchae and bibimbap.\nIf you are a fan of Korean food or you are looking to try it for the first time, this is the perfect place to go.\nCheck it out here!\nWhat are your favourite less-visited spots in the West Island?\nAll research done in this article is by the author. Restaurants never pay to be featured on Narcity's "Best Of" lists; furthermore, this list represents a showcase of great spots, and is not a numbered ranking.