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Chinatown

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Chinatown
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Address: St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1E9, Canada
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Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour
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It's an average China town. Toronto has a slightly better one. But if you are in Montreal hit this area up and see Chinatown Montreal style.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's an average China town. Toronto has a slightly better one. But if you are in Montreal hit this area up and see Chinatown Montreal style.

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked through Chinatown and stopped in a few places. It is fun to do, but not much happening in December.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love going to Chinatown in Montreal. I always visit in conjunction with walking around Vieux Montreal and the Old Port. They are all in the same area and it makes for a nice day of sightseeing. This section of the city is relatively small. But it's usually bustling with people, colorful displays, and tons of tasty food. I generally enjoy... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small Chinatown compared to other North American cities, but it's a lovely district and worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chinatown in Montreal has always been small but so many more restaurants have closed recently. There is only one notable dimsum restaurant left. Only one bahn-mi shop left. 10-12 years ago this place was bustling and now it is slowly dissapearing. We did manage to find a couple of good places to eat. But there is not much to see... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Food and nice atmosphere, close to public transportation and a very large mall complexe desjardins. you have alot of stores on ste catherine street that you may shop at.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chinatown in MOntreal is not very large, as compared to other cities such as SF or Toronto It has quite a few interesting little restaurants and shops. It takes only about 15 minutes to walk around the streets of CHinatown but the food is well worth it.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Montreal's Chinatown is not that big but it is typical and has great Asian food. It's better to visit in the summer as vendors will display their stuff on the pedestrian street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is an amazing neighbohood between downtown Montreal and Old Montreal. It is full of shops selling Chinese wares and food, and has too many oriental restaurants to count. You can walk here easily less than 15 minutes from any of the downtown hotels or jumb on the metro and only go one or two stops from the downtown hotels.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Nice entrance & there is a pictographic plaque of the Chinese history. Must watch is at the Dragon Beard Candy store. Fascinating to watch Johnny & one of his son's ply their craft. The candy is delicious & not too sweet. There are plenty of restaurants from which to choose to eat at.

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Bakeries, markets, restaurants, and buffets crowd the brightly graffitied streets of Chinatown, the city's aromatic destination for pan-Asian cuisine. Distinguished at its entry points by towering vermillion paifang gates, the compact neighbourhood acts as a focal point for the Chinese community, hectic with educational facilities, cultural centres, acupuncturists, and foreign-language newspapers. Especially vibrant in the warmer months, when the sweet smell of dragon beard candy along the pedestrian walks of Rue de la Gauchetière signal the beginning of the outdoor street fair season, Chinatown is a treasure hunter's dream, with enough knickknack and curiosity shops to tempt even the pickiest shoppers. The convivial vibe picks up after dark, when the area's active nightlife offers evening crowds their choice of drink, dance, and midnight snacks of pho or oysters. Chinatown's mix of new and old, with herbal remedies being sold alongside pop-culture DVDs, gives the area its own animated brand of moxie.
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