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Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour
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Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour

By 'Round Table Tours
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Ages 8-99, max of 2 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
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German, English, French


  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch 12-courses
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions


Departure details
  • Côte de la Place d’Armes and, Rue Saint-Jacques, Montreal, QC H2Y 1K9, Canada We will be at the bottom of the Monument to de Maisonneuve with black and white bags with orange writing on them. If the weather is really bad, we will meet under the overhang of the Notre-dame basilica.
Return details
  • 1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6351P5

  • When you go to shops, any purchases you make above and beyond the tour are your responsibility.
  • Your local tour operator will provide ponchos in case of rain but you need to dress appropriately for the weather otherwise.
  • You'll be provided a bottle of water and a juice in the summer as well as a choice of a dessert or bubble tea at the end and tea
  • Most travelers can participate
  • There is a 30 minutes of walking
  • There is also some time outside and in the winter, Montreal weather in winter can be quite cold
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour
  • Due to government regulations against Covid-19, we require every participant wears a mask when moving inside of establishments, sanitize their hands upon arriving and departing from each place visited and show the appropriate proof of vaccination and photo ID. Thank you for your collaboration!
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour?
How much is Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour?
Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour price starts from $116.17. Discover and book Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour cancellation policy?
Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour?
Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour is hosted by 'Round Table Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact 'Round Table Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Under the Surface of Montreal's Chinatown: Guided Food Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6351P5

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Place d’Armes
    Côte de la Place d’Armes and, Rue Saint-Jacques, Montreal, QC H2Y 1K9, Canada
    We will be at the bottom of the Monument to de Maisonneuve with black and white bags with orange writing on them. If the weather is really bad, we will meet under the overhang of the Notre-dame basilica.
    See address & details
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    Chinatown
    Stop: 4 hours
    This 4hour tour scratches the veneer and gets beyond Chinatown's facade to taste its best treasures! Visit seven food tasting stops and explore the history of Chinatown and its local characters. After meeting at Place d'armes in Old Montreal, your guide will give a brief overview of the history of Montreal. Then take a short stroll to Chinatown. If there are children in the tour group, you'll make a stop at the water garden at the Chinese Holiday Inn. Head to the largest Chinese grocery store in Chinatown, learn about its history and take time to look around and shop. Afterwards, enjoy a Bahn Mi sandwich and learn how to make this local treat. Next, enjoy a quick bite of szechuan, Dongbei and Hunan food, while tasting some crispy pork, BBQ pork and duck. Then follow your guide to a classic Hong Kong style dimsum. Eat a fortune cookie and learn about the oldest business in Chinatown that makes them! Afterwards, taste Chinese pastries at a Cantonese bakery, try some famous dragon's beard candy and finish off with high quality tea from a Montreal based company with farms in Southern China. You will be very full at the end of this tour. Step into a different world that you may have never found on your own!
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  • You'll end at
    1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent
    1063 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2Z 1J6, Canada
    See address & details
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laraw729
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Great Girls Trip Activity!
Highly recommend! Melissa was just incredible!! She was professional, knowledgeable, and just really fun! I was t
bigmidge1
bigmidge1
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So good you'll plotz.
This was a GREAT tour!!! The guide, Melissa, was great, and the food was FANTASTIC. And there was sooo much food!!!
Kate K
Kate K
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Must do!
We had a fantastic time on this tour. It was appropriate both for those who knew a lot about tea already and those
Kingtrips
Kingtrips
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Left full of food and with more insight into Montreal’s history
A great food tour should fill your belly with great food and your head with a sense of place. This was a great tou
T6698MMpeterc
T6698MMpeterc
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Interesting and delicious
I enjoyed walking along the various sites and learning about the histories of the Jewish community, both in general
sheldon n
sheldon n
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Food intersects history
Fabulous food and history tour. Melissa is an excellent guide- thorough and animated. Learned a lot and had delici
Barry W
Barry W
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Amazing Tour
What a wonderful tour. Unfortunately, we had to cancel dinner reservations since we ate so much food. Two delis, t
saranmfk
saranmfk
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Wonderful Jewish Food Tour!
This tour was phenomenal! Melissa, the company founder, was our tour guide and was a wealth of knowledge. The food
loriz880
loriz880
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Beyond delicious and fascinating history!
The entire experience from start to finish was top notch. Melissa is knowledgeable, personable and flexible. She
509lawrencek
509lawrencek
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Fantastic Jewish Food Tour of Montreal
What a wonderful tour with Melissa!!! I know the area well, but was blown away with the depth of her knowledge, ext
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scottpW6013PY
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Tremendous Tour!
Our family of four (kids 14 and 12) loved this tour! Incredible food. Great stories. Interesting neighborhoods. Ou
howiei
howiei
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Great Tour
Everything was great. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. Learned a lot about Jewish Montreal and the foods t
Jason G
Jason G
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Phenomenal way to experience Montreal and its rich Jewish history!!
Melissa is a phenomenal tour guide of Montreal thru the ages and Jewish history & food. She is a wealth of knowledg
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Q7042WWjillm
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Wonderful
Wonderful tour. Lots of food to sample. Very informative about neighborhood and people Thank you Melissa
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Fabulous tour!
We went in this tour after being closed out of a recommended tour. To our delight, Melissa, the owner, was our gui
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tanya g
2 contributions
I picked this tour to do for my husband’s birthday. We had some friends come in from out of town and I also invited some locals.

Melissa, the tour guide, was amazing. I’m usually not to interested in history but some how, she made it interesting. Her personality, the way she expressed herself and the facts she told us, all easy to understand and enjoy.

We visited hidden supermarkets and learned of some great healing tea places!

The restaurants we went to were delicious and allowed us to try things we wouldn’t normally try.

The food was also abundant and we didn’t feel hungry or like we were missing anything.

Even though this tour was in my “backyard” I learned a lot and would do it again.

We definitely recommend this tour and will do others for sure.
Written November 14, 2021
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Turkeysoup44
It was a pleasure and a great tour for a rainy day in November! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it. I really did too!
Written November 15, 2021
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susanmcc63
Ontario, Canada18 contributions
Jul 2022
Melissa was a fantastic guide. Her love of Montreal, it’s history and the knowledge of Chinese food and traditions was exceptional. Melissa’s enthusiasm was contagious.
Lots of great food, too much by the end. The walk has lots of stops for food, and Melissa was conscious to stop and talk with benches close by, so suitable for people that are not able to walk very far.
Best food tour yet.
Written October 11, 2022
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Turkeysoup44
Wow! Thank you so much for the detailed stellar review Susan. Thank you for taking the time and coming on the tour! Maybe I’ll see you on another one?
Written October 12, 2022
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Careen
2 contributions
Aug 2021
Melissa was very informative and brought great energy to the tour! She provided a good amount of history of the Chinatown area as well as the surrounding area of Montreal, which we really enjoyed! All the food was delicious! There was a good variety of Asian food, starting with Banh Mi and ending with Cantonese pastry! We recommend for anyone looking to eat good food and learn a little more about Montreal!
Written September 3, 2021
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Coastal435414
1 contribution
Dec 2019
My husband and I went on this tour on a very cold December day but we still had a great time. The food was super tasty and Melissa, our guide, was warm, entertaining and full of fun historical facts. Even though we're both from Montreal we nonetheless discovered a lot of new places to eat and more about the history of Asian immigration to Montreal.
Written December 4, 2019
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Turkeysoup44
Thank you so much! That was a great day! :) I still remember it! I somehow missed this review! Thank you again! Hope to see you out in regular times. Check-out our new virtual products, where you can do guided tastings and cooking workshops from home with us!
Written January 29, 2021
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cappt
Lake Placid, NY31 contributions
This was a very special day we spent with Melissa. We immediately connected and had a terrific time touring China Town. Melissa is a great host and has a great repertoire with the merchants we visited. We felt welcomed by each of them and it felt like we had friends at each establishment. I love the way that Melissa was able to join our group and break bread with us. She truly enjoys learning about people and is very energetic about sharing her place in Montreal. I would highly recommend her for any tour you may be interested in. We also took the Old Montreal food tour which we enjoyed but the personal nature of Melissa’s tour truly made it special.
Written December 17, 2018
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Bruce C
Plattsburgh, NY4 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
The is a wonderful tour, one that will fill your stomach and mind. Our tour guide Mélissa Simard made our experience engaging from start to finish. She was very interested in what kinds of foods we liked and disliked, then really customized all of our tastings/meals. We visited a variety of restaurants, a market, a candy store and bakery. In addition to the amazing food, Mélissa really knows the history of the area and held a real interactive tour where she answered questions with thorough, knowledgeable explanations.

Be hungry for this tour, and be ready to have your eyes opened to the history of a geographically small, but historically significant, neighborhood of Montréal.
Written December 2, 2017
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cristina
1 contribution
Sep 2019
Melissa is very knowledgeable and amicable. I liked the variety of places, experiences and flavours that the tour includes, as well as the historical information.
Would definitely recommend and would want to do other tours with her as well!
Written September 29, 2019
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Turkeysoup44
Thank you so much Cristina! You were wonderful to have on the tour. Your energy is kind, helpful empathetic mixed with great humour and zest for life! All the best in your endeavours!
Written September 30, 2019
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Jacbella
Blair, OK28 contributions
Sep 2019
Melissa was very knowledgeable and friendly. She knew all the best places in Chinatown, and all the food was delicious. You will be happy and full at the end of the tour.
Written September 17, 2019
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Turkeysoup44
Thank you Jackie for sharing your enjoyment of the tour! I hope it brings many more! All the best until next time!
Written September 18, 2019
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BlueHorizons1
Burlington, Canada49 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
This tour was filled with wonderful tidbits..of food AND information. We learned a great deal about the history of Montreal as a whole, along with the origins and evolution of Chinatown. Food tastings, and meals were varied and delicious! Everyone was more than satisfied with the wonderful flavours and the amounts we received. Leftovers anyone?

Melissa was extremely knowledgeable and wonderfully personable. We will be talking about our adventure for a long, long time. Thanks again!,
Written July 4, 2019
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Daniel D
2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Our guide Melissa was the perfect guide for this tour. She knows a lot about food, especially Chinese food. Melissa made every effort to choose the right food according to the taste expressed by the member of our group so everyone could make new and interesting discoveries. We all had a great time and learned a lot! Thank you, Melissa!
Written June 11, 2019
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