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Address: St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1E9, Canada
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Many restaurants, little shops, and bakeries. You will not be hungry after visiting here. Off the main street is a pedestrian only walking street with more restaurants and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many restaurants, little shops, and bakeries. You will not be hungry after visiting here. Off the main street is a pedestrian only walking street with more restaurants and shops. You'll find all types of asian food, drinks, desserts.

Thank travellingreborn
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go for Dim Sum its fabulous also good for walking around and you are able to purchase chinese healing products and foods in the local Chinese shops,

Thank popoanderson
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to the last renovations in china town of Montreal on the street a lot of commerce moved out of China town. Due to the slow economic situation in Quebec some stores are collecting dust. It seems another little asian area grew close to St.Mathieu Street and St.Catherine West for the simple fact that concordia university is located in that... More 

Thank Garo K
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Montreal Chinatown is super small but very cute. It's the cutest Chinatown I have seen if I compare it to Toronto or New York. It's all in one street restaurants pastry shops, Chinese shops. A lot of the restaurants in this area are really good and worth the try.

Thank FatmaTita
Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am happy to spend my time and money on delightful experiences and good quality food, merchandise. Montreal's Chinatown is not the place for it. Don't waste your limited resources.

Thank Lynnandrea
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is nice to see, it is part of my city and we go there all the time. Food is often nice and surprising.

Thank lafa91
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chinatown is just north of Old Montreal and easily accessible anywhere by foot, metro or car. Just a series of a few streets this Chinatown is not very large but has more than a one hundred years old history. A stop to one of the many Chinese restaurants as well as Vietnamese and a visit to some shops or Chinese... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good little restaurants throughout.Of course there are many to choose from but the percentages are towards the positive

Thank Max S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living in Toronto, we are spoiled with amazing food. Went to China town with a craving for Shrimp Fried Rice...ordered it...it was so bad...barely touched it. I can't remember the place's name...but China town in Montreal needs work...

Thank Lmyre
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in a hurry or on a low budget, this is a great place to grab a quick bite. Vegetarian, soups and much more, the variety of over 50 restaurants can give you a taste of Asian food in the biggest China town in Canada.

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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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