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Address: St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1E9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 514-990-1872
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Fun to visit, but small

If you're near the Place d'Armes Metro stop, Chinatown is just around the corner. I think it's worth visiting just to try some of the food, even though it's a really small area of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to Chinatown almost every day during our stay in Montreal, and my wife went by herself while I was working. It was safe at all hours and the main street was blocked for cars so walking was easy. We found excellent restaurants for Vietnamese, Thai, Korean with French pastries thrown in. There were lots of... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're near the Place d'Armes Metro stop, Chinatown is just around the corner. I think it's worth visiting just to try some of the food, even though it's a really small area of just a few streets. We had a lot of great food and enjoyed walking around for a little bit. I definitely recommend bringing cash as not... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chinatown is still listed as a tourist attraction in Montreal. The problem is that it is so run-down and has not been improved even a little in years. The store-fronts are broken down and dirty. The restaurants, while some are yummy tasting, are all grungy and need a good retouching. Montreal has so much to offer to tourists that the... More 

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Las Vegas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but there are some good places to eat here and there but Don’t expect it to be like San Fransisco China Town

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a tourist, you should try to make time to visit this spot of this beautiful city. If you are a local, you should be visiting this place often. This China Town is not the biggest but there is a lot to see and many restaurants to taste the delicious Chinese food. My favorite restaurant is Beijing which... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute intersection in Montreal dedicated to the Chinese community. The street running east-west is de la Gauchetiere and has a plethora of pastries. Big secret in the little town is the non-descript doorway in the north side of the street, in the middle of the porch that looks like a part of the buffet restaurant. This is actually one of... More 

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Cassina Rizzardi, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

walking through the streets you can feel the tipical food smell of chinese cities.nice walks. try to eat something.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can find everything Chinese here; groceries, restaurants, herbal shops , reflexologists, jewellers, HSBC , travel agents etc All of this between St Laurent and De La Gauchetier, bordered with Viau and Rene Levesque Blvd . If you continue above Rene Levesque you find electronic stores and other knick knacks.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great area to shop for oriental spices, fruits, vegetables. Also great chinese restaurants. Many small streets with small shops.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's just one block and nothing to see or do. At least it's near Old Montreal. Check out Vanvouver.

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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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