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Chinatown

Manchester, England
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Ranked #41 of 121 attractions in Manchester
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Manchester’s Chinatown is one of the largest outside of China. It’s home to shopping and restaurants and is the center of the city’s Chinese... more » Owner description: Manchester’s Chinatown is one of the largest outside of China. It’s home to shopping and restaurants and is the center of the city’s Chinese community. « less
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Cerritos, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Manchester's Chinatown, while disappointing when compared to the Chinatowns of Los Angeles or San Francisco, is a great place to stock up on Chinese groceries or enjoy a fun dining experience. My partner and I have been there together for dinner and shopping many times, and it makes for a great diversion while in Manchester. However, please note that the... More

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Melaka, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I felt that there is nothing much to be seen or do here besides taking picture of the gate or stocking up on your Asian groceries. Didn't try the food here so can't comment on that.

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
72 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Chine town adds a special touch to the character of city centre Manchester and always has....great viewing at night and great atmosphere here on night out, there are boundless numbers of places to eat, take your pick and enjoy...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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369 reviews 369 reviews
242 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Felt happy to wander around the Chinese area ,lots of shops.supermarkets and Restaurants .People of all ages and races enjoying themselves .Typical examples of Chinese culture and the smells of the East

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My partner and I were staying in a hotel just around the corner and accidentally passed this incredibly beautiful place. We found it very intriguing and welcoming. Excellent piece of Chinese culture.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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1,138 reviews 1,138 reviews
412 attraction reviews
3,158 helpful votes 3,158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

You can't beat a good Chinatown, with the hustle & bustle, the fantastic smells coming from the numerous Chinese restaurants & great Chinese supermarkets. Needed to stock up on Chinese ingredients for my store cupboard at home. Loads cheaper than getting from normal supermarket & lots of unusual stuff that's hard to source normally. Found a Thai supermarket with fresh... More

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Can Picafort, Majorca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Manchester's Chinatown has been around since the early 1970's.I think it is smaller than Liverpool's Chinatown which has become dilapidated over the years.Manchester Chinatown is small and compact with enough shops, Chinese supermarkets book and crafts shops, newspapers, pastries, cakes, a good few restaurants, a pub, hairdressers, Thai food shops and lap dance bar and a casino. Restaurants which have... More

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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I walked up from the GMEX to find Chinatown. Almost missed it. It seemed rather run down and particularly small. A number of restaurants and that was about it. Maybe I missed something but I walked round all the little side streets and found nothing more of interest. Unless you want a meal, I wouldn't bother.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
53 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I have lived in Manchester City centre and surrounding areas for 20 years and love Manchester BUT Chinatown is average at best, London is significantly better and obviously if I compare to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Manchester Chinatown is a real let down. I dont think that the Chinese community are making much effort to promote Chinatown, perhaps they... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

A dreadful place.. a ordered Beef Chow Mein, with crispy noodles (waiters suggestion) . What could be simpler? It arrived, grey, greasy fatty slices of something resembling beef, on top of fried-to-a crisp noodles, which could all be lifted from the plate as one piece, and all of it stone cold. It tasted awful, and I complained. On asking the... More

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