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Address: St-Laurent Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1E9, Canada
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What can I say? Food is not bad. Cheap for the most part. The Chinese food isn't as authentic as one might hope but ain't bad.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sorry to disappoint...but Chinatown in Montreal, leaves a lot to be desired. Most of the restaurants and stores that line up on both sides of St-Laurent Blvd are most unappealing. To boot, most of them don't have A/C. So dining there in the summer can be unbearable. If you must eat food from Chinatown, order takeaway. Sorry. SK

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

What can I say? Food is not bad. Cheap for the most part. The Chinese food isn't as authentic as one might hope but ain't bad.

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Gold Coast, Queensland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you'll find everything you need here - alongside a few massage and beauty salons tucked away as an extra bonus!

Thank NYCloveaffair
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank Jason B
Wappingers Falls, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Bonnie5901
Greenfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 4 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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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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