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Chinatown

Manchester, England
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Ranked #37 of 118 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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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251 reviews 251 reviews
172 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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358 attraction reviews
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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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51 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Norwich
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We visited Chinatown Manchester and found it very interesting, the large arch is beautiful. The shops were amazing selling wonderful ingredients and equipment. We ate out and had a great meal, beats a take out any day.

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Oswaldtwistle
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Chinese New Year celebrations 2014 . And my wife and I took our daughter and future Son in Law along as they had never been before .Being a lover of Chinese cuisine and wanting to make the day special we decided to have a meal and chose the NEW EMPEROR. I have to say I couldn't have made a worse... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I was surprised how quiet this Chinatown is. But there is some decent variety of food to choose from there. Went there for dinner a few times. Worth going for dinner if you are nearby. But not if you want to experience a typical Chinatown.

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