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Chinatown

Manchester, England
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Ranked #44 of 127 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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Since my childhood and watching Chinatown on the movies, I had always wanted to see in person what is a Chinatown. Ok, now, there is nothing special unless the famous Chinatown symbol. There is a lot of chinese shops. It deserves a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I've been a visitor to Chinatown since I was a teenager.I'm now in my 50's !.There is a good selection of restaurants. Chinatown has a nice vibe and shops such as Ho's Bakery are worth a visit. Many restaurants do discount lunchtime menus that are good value.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Disappointed with the way it looked! However, in the dark I am sure it is more impressive! I cannot comment on the food though as I was put off by the bags of rubbish on the streets!!

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United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Although we did not spend much time at China town, it looks pretty when you walk through it. If I was to travel to Manchester again I would spend more time here.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were walking by a went into Wong fang who for some Chinese essentials - love the little shop has everything for the cooking Chinese at home - well worth a visit if passing by.

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laganas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was taken here a few years ago by my friend for my birthday, we had great evening. I love the whole oriental theme of the streets and the buildings, unfortunately i cant remember the name of the restaurant we dined in but it was lovely, the staff were friendly and the food was delicious and the decor was amazing... More

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This follows on from my visit to Liverpool Chinatown a which I was slightly disappointed by. This is definitely a far better experience for me, as you can feel the atmosphere. Lots of Chinese restaurants, bakery and grocery stores to choose from. Have not been to the London one so cannot compare.

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Bacup, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We visited not long after the Chinese New Year celebrations so there were still many lanterns adorning the street. I took my 6,4 & 2 year old. I've wandered around and dined in this gorgeous little part of Manchester many times, but I took the kids as the 4 year old had been mesmerised by her learning about Chinese New... More

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Cerritos, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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