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Chinatown

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Chinatown
As featured in 3 Days in Montreal and 5 other guides
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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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We were in search of items to make bubble tea and spicy rice cakes and found an interesting grocery store in the basement of a building. We also stopped in at Little Sheep... read more

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

If you are craving fresh noodle, Pho, Chinese buffet, cake , buy a knife, a ricer or just to do your grocery without spending too much this is the place. Travel not only on St Laurent, but also on the east-west street. Don't be shy to ash at the pharmacy for your back pain there is always a miracle remedy.

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Dieppe, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in search of items to make bubble tea and spicy rice cakes and found an interesting grocery store in the basement of a building. We also stopped in at Little Sheep Mongolian Hotpot to sample a fondue. Chinatown is a very vibrant area with plenty to see and do.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love every about this china town! I tried bubble tea, hot pot and steam buns. They were all tasty. There's even a Chinese-style temple in there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Chinatown is at most times vibrant with life. It's shops and diners made me feel as if I was travelling to Asia. There is a wide variety of choice to eat, mainly, and for a very cheap amount you can get your cravings calmed and even have enough leftovers for the next day! The supermarket and inside mall are definitely... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Working close by, I always discover a new restaurant, or a store each time I visit. Its unique atmosphere and crowd make it a must place to visit in Montreal. Discover new tastes, and enjoy a bubble tea. Noodle factory has unforgetable veggie dumplings which are the best!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in the city and our Chinatown area is as pleasant to the eye as the restaurants are pleasant to the palate.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go downtown don't miss Chinatown lots of little shops and restaurants, I forgot the name of the big restaurant it has a lion type dragon at the entrance you go up to th second floor and there is a huge restaurant with lots of table menu is in Chinese, summer is the best time to see Chinatown because... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to walk to Chinatown from our downtown hotel. We arrived and walked through one of the traditional Chinese gates. There were many small businesses and restaurants. There were also some sidewalk vendors even though it was a very cold day. Not much else to see here unless you enter the shops. The area is pedestrian friendly but there... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My hotel was right next to China town. It is cool to see, but for me, not worth spending much time on a cold day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun and different part of Montreal. Great cheap food and desserts. Fun to explore, small. Near old Montreal.

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Chinatown
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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