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Address: Between Wickham and Ann Streets | Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland 2004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)7 3252 5999 (Valley Business Association)

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Not as colourful as you would think

I have never been one for the idea of having a section of a city called something due to the amount of certain restaurants and stores that inhabit an area. Originally when this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have never been one for the idea of having a section of a city called something due to the amount of certain restaurants and stores that inhabit an area. Originally when this area first evolved it was interesting, now it is very tired. The newer shops (Adventure stores) that have opened up over the last ten years are more... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's a Chinatown but probably not the best in anyone's books. There are many strong performing restaurants around, a handy Asian grocer, and the yum cha options are decent, but I wouldn't direct international visitors to hurry there. It's small compared to other cities and it's not going to rock your world.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Brisbane Chinatown is looking a bit old and tired. Sunnybank may become the replacement. There are bakeries, restaurants, Chinese groceries, kitschy Chinese cheap stores and regular markets. I took my Chinese father-in-law and he was totally underwhelmed. They do a good job for festivals like Chinese New Year but most of the time it just sits there. Good place to... More 

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Crewe
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Chinatown in Brisbane is modest in size and doesn't really warrant a special effort to visit, if you are nearby then visit but don't make a special journey.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Brisbane's China Town felt a little like Adelaide's China Town, secluded, small and dull at times. Having visited a lot of overseas "China Town" like Baazars/hot spots, I'd say this was probably a forgotten part of Brisbane, as nothing much happens and not a lot to see. The real China Town is in the heart of a suburb called Sunnybank,... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Well, what a let-down. NYC, San Francisco, London and Melbourne. All have great Chinatowns with lively, bustling atmospheres. The one in Sydney wasn't that great.....but is still highly superior compared to this bore-fest here. It's pretty far away from Downtown. But it was a nice day and we walked there (along the River for a while, which was nice). We... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been to China town in many different areas and this one was a little bit of a let down. There were some amazing restaurants that were extremely cheap yet authentic. However the wasn't really anything to make this place stand out, there had been some attempt to make it look more Chinese with cheap looking permanent decoration, but... More 

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sunshine coast aust
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were at the start of a holiday to see more of Australia so we stayed in Brisbane to see the sights. It was river fire weekend and we expect to see a city buzzing. The markets were advertised as open on 3 different web pages, stating that they were huge ... Sadly only 7 stalls were there and the... More 

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Geraldine, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

on the third Friday of the month Chinatown holds a pop up food market which is were you can sample all sorts of Chinese food. We sampled dumplings, satay sticks, fried calamari,curly potato sticks and heaps more. a cheap way to get to sample all the yummy food. very popular with huge crowds, but worth it!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

China Town is situated in the area called the Valley. Only a short walk from the centre of Brisbane, it is filled with so many delights from the Asian Culture, you think you are actually in Asia. An amazing place to have a delightful meal from many different countries, or do some shopping at 1 of many Asian shops to... More 

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