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Tired & dated

What was once a thriving Chinese hub is now only a shell of it's former self - it still has all the restaurants & mandatory dragons etc. but is somewhat tattered & tired. Well in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
WayneP290
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Brisbane, Australia

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Brisbane, Australia
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150 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What was once a thriving Chinese hub is now only a shell of it's former self - it still has all the restaurants & mandatory dragons etc. but is somewhat tattered & tired. Well in need of a makeover. The place is also not the best to be in at night with all the young revelers spewing out of the... More 

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Jersey, Channel Islands
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443 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited early afternoon on a Monday and the place was empty and lifeless. Clearly at other times it's a happening place, so timing is all.

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Thank Jerseybean26
Shanghai, China
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55 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened to be walking in area and found the Brisbane Chinatown. Not a real Chinatown as only a few restaurants and other ethnic restaurants also inter mixed among them. Wife is Chinese and she was not impressed by the restaurant food choices. We passed and went to a different restaurant in CBD.

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Thank Dennis S
Darwin, Australia
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77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

While the Chinatown mall is not that extravagant, it is a good location for a variety of Asian dishes.

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1 Thank A L
Brisbane Region, Australia
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96 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 614 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

A couple of restaurants put on some reasonable food but largely its designed for the unhealthy sugar loving westerner and many meals are garbage, ie sweet and sour pork. I still find it amazing how most westerners think this is what Chinese people eat.

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8 Thank Ben V
Mackay, Queensland
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215 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Plenty of places to eat and drink here but still need to keep your wits about you as is in the Valley where plenty of strip clubs and nite club drunks hang out...

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2 Thank Steve-70
Gold Coast, Australia
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706 reviews
239 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

China Town is a great Mall that has some excellent restaurants, especially for Yum Cha on a Sunday a favourite. On most nights it is a blend of drunken revellers after ten PM staggering between venues. There is a heavy Police presence and drunken people being bundled into paddy wagons a regular scene. I cannot comment on what happens after... More 

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1 Thank Tim J
Melbourne, Australia
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1,054 reviews
332 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,681 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Chinatown is located in the Fortitude Valley and is accessable by tram and bus. It is only one train stop away from the city. The centre of Chinatown is Chinatown Mall, a pedestrian street which runs parallel to Brunswick Street Mall, connecting between Wickham Street and Ann Street. You will find as expected a collection of Chinese restaurants and shops,... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Chinatown is right beside the main clubbing strip which means you'll have to watch where you walk & do your best to avoid puddles of vomit on the ground or half-eaten kebabs/cheeseburgers in the gutters. Hold your breath unless you enjoy the stench of urine/sewage etc. Bad vibes all round.

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1 Thank Margaret L
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32 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a bit out of the Brisbane city center but it's worth the bus ride. It's a true Asian hub within the city. Very nice shops and good food can be found over here.

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