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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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Clean but small

I recently visited the mall en route to dinner at sbout 6pm at night. It was noticeably cleaner thsn it has been in the past and it was extremely well lit mak8ng it feel safer... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

They spent millions upgrading the Chinatown mall and it was a total waste of money. It is still tragic compared to either sydney or Melbourne. Don't bother with the mall. There are some reasonable places serving yum cha. Give them a go.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I recently visited the mall en route to dinner at sbout 6pm at night. It was noticeably cleaner thsn it has been in the past and it was extremely well lit mak8ng it feel safer than many other places in Fortitude Valley. There are some nice lights snd a lot of restaurants. I would not come here just to see... More 

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Brisbane
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

There's never really anything exciting going on here. There's no ethnic vibe just a pretty, quiet mall to walk down. Brisbanes culture has been banished to the Southside so if you want to see Chinatown, go to Sunnybank :)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Thinking about China Town, this Brisbane China Town is not really special, and cannot be compared at the level with Sydney. Well, a lot of Asian restaurants, but not exclusive or special Chinese Food, it is a mixed of Asian’s food/restaurant, Korean, Japan, Vietnamese, Thai, Singapore, Malaysian etc. It is OK, but just not special. If not use private car,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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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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 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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