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Vancouver Chinatown

106 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X4, Canada
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A bustling community started by Chinese immigrant laborers in the 1880s, Chinatown today is vibrant and full of exotic sights, sounds and smells.
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good17%
  • Average23%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible30%
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106 Keefer Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by from the Hop on Hop off bus, after coming from Granville Island. Was apprehensive as we read about the negative feedbacks, but it was not as bad as mentioned. You should have walk and count the number of homeless people on Granville Street...More

Thank Soon Thiam C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This sad part of glorious Vancouver reminden me old Bowery, home for the hopeless, homeless and the mentally disturbed. We were expecting a "usual" chinatown, typical of many great metropolis of the world. Instead we found miserable dwellings, closed-down shops and lots of homeless people....More

Thank 820gyuri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked through Chinatown today after visiting Granville Island. There may be many worthwhile sites inside the buildings, but we were depressed by the amount of hurting people (none Chinese) we saw hanging around sidewalks and alleys. I would skip this part of town

Thank RichardDreyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So glad I went in daylight think would have been positively scary at night Run down not pretty quite a different vibe to Gastown and Downtown I agree with other reviewers avoid it

Thank indigor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before my visit, I was told Vancouver had the best Chinese food so Chinatown was a must for dinner. I'm a native New York resident so I've seen the good and bad of a great city. But what I witnessed in Vancouver's Chinatown was disgusting....More

Thank mtonyc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Give this a miss. If you want to eat good Chinese food, head over to Richmond. There is literally nothing here - no cabs, no normal people on the streets but lots of drunks and druggos. There are only a handful of shops selling cheap...More

Thank wanderlust_rambler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had wanted to go here for a while and it's only a few short blocks from gastown district. So my parents, me and 3 kids (15,12, 3yrs old) decided to go. I thought it would be a cultural experience... well it was! But in...More

Thank gutefrau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there in the evening and didn't find it very interesting. If you want to see Chinatown go to NYC or Melbourne, Australia. They have nice stores, food, shopping. Much better and safer feeling. August 2014.

Thank medgirl74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our first evening in Vancouver, we decided to visit Gastown and move onto Chinatown in hope of a Chinese meal. OMG we were in for a bit of a shock, we were confronted with around a 50 metre stretch of sidewalk completely overrun with...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A typical Chinatown with a beautiful gate. The area is filled with life and people. Many restaurants to try and all very traditional, but more contemporary places are popping up!

Thank Clevlander
With the recent exodus of massive new building
projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which
has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas;
is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before.
Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian
cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking,
Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a
space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes
Nearby Restaurants
Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie
338 reviews
.10 km away
Sai Woo
117 reviews
.15 km away
New Town Bakery & Restaurant
150 reviews
.15 km away
The Keefer Bar
75 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
1,130 reviews
.14 km away
Jimi Hendrix Shrine
33 reviews
.25 km away
Sam Kee Building
10 reviews
.25 km away
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