We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Spadina and Dundas | (From Queen to College and east and west of Spadina), Toronto, Ontario M5T 2E9, Canada
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

With more than 200,000 Chinese who reside in Toronto, visitors are...

With more than 200,000 Chinese who reside in Toronto, visitors are attracted to this lively and colorful district for bargain-shopping and restaurants.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Old Chinatown Food Tour
More Info
and up
Small-Group Walking Tour of Toronto's Kensington Market and Chinatown
More Info
and up
Ultimate Toronto Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 811 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 156
  • 183
    Very good
  • 138
  • 42
  • 21
Back in 70s

The buildings and shops here look really old-fashioned like back in the 70s. It is such a big contrast with the modern skyscrapers in the central business district a few blocks... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alice Man Kwan C
Brussels, Belgium
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

811 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 540: English reviews
Jacmel, Haiti
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Look out for sesame beef pancakes, pickled chicken foot, and lotus root salad. Some excellent late-night eats, too.

Thank Jena-Noone
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fun walk on a weekend. It is busy and the groceries have their produce out front. Prices are good and the items are fresh. We had dimsum in a packed shop with a pretty long waite and it was worth it.

Thank PamMc615
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
582 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The buildings and shops here look really old-fashioned like back in the 70s. It is such a big contrast with the modern skyscrapers in the central business district a few blocks away. There are only ordinary shops but nothing special to see here.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Palm Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
368 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Torontto's Chnatown is small in comparison with New York or San Francisco, for example, but still has a lot of character and a few good restaurants and shops with all kinds of chep stuff and curiosities. A lot of fruits and vegetable stands as well as herbal shops.

Thank Ms_R33480
London, Canada
Level Contributor
618 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want to see Canadian diversity if full flight, hang out at or near the corner of Spadina and Dundas. This is Chinatown, but you won't just see Chinese. The bustling crowds are full of people of all ethnicities. Toronto is a major city where more than half its inhabitants were not born in the country -- it might... More 

Thank morl8tr
Brownsville, Texas
Level Contributor
90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick trip for great dim sum (Dim Sum King). It was fun to see the stores offering fruits, veggies, herbs, etc. Enjoyed seeing locals make their daily purchases.

Thank campi4
Level Contributor
170 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through Chinatown on a walking tour and it was great to see the lively Chinese culture alive in downtown Toronto. The graffiti art depicted Chinese history and culture and was great to walk through and see.

1 Thank Mariah H
Level Contributor
405 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1) lively streets with stores and street vendors offering a range of fairly similar retail items 2) good restos are easy to spot - just look for the busy ones ! 3) always packed with a nice mix of locals and tourists !!! Enjoy !!

Thank Faizal B
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
125 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the best North America has to offer with many places to eat and very near The Kensington Market area.

Thank Jay H
Monterrey, Mexico
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge variety of things to do, shop, eat or just for a nice long walk. Full of life and cheap memorabilia, also an LCBO close to the entertainment district

Thank AldoMtzO

Travellers who viewed Chinatown also viewed


Been to Chinatown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chinatown and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
London, United Kingdom
Tel Aviv, Israel

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Chinatown staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
Explore this neighbourhood