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  • N F
    Edmonton, Canada69 contributions
    Small but nice
    The historical Chinatown area of Montreal’s Ville-Marie district is a well-kept and busy area that nonetheless retains much of its traditional character and multicultural charm. There are a decent number of historical buildings and placards (mostly in French, but if you can read them they are quite interesting). A lot of effort has been put into the area by both the city and the business owners to keep the ethnic businesses and park area in good shape. Most of the area, about 3 square blocks, is filled with traditional Chinese restaurants, bakeries, and gift shops. Even the slightly annoying number of bubble tea shops weren’t too obtrusive. This is a good place to spend a few hours browsing and picking up some dim sum or baked goods for later. Altogether, it’s easily in the running for the best Chinatown in Canada.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 22, 2023
  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, Washington6,625 contributions
    Cool neighborhood
    All big cities seem to have a Chinatown and Montreal does as well. Not really large or spectacular but interesting nonetheless. Shops and restaurants just as you would expect. Worth a short visit if you are in the area but not a destination location.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
  • Asdum
    98 contributions
    Craving food
    End of day and hungry as hell made my visit all about targeting restaurants. I went to Coco bakery first and had a reverse dinner, dessert first! I then looked at all the stuff my daughter would want me to buy and ended up eating at Oh Dumplings on Clark Street. I love the decorations on De la Gauchetière Street and the door structure that defines you are in Montreal’s Chinatown.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 6, 2023
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,869 contributions
Jul 2022
Just another Chinatown in a large Canadian city. My co-workers told me at the office that they went to get some dumplings in Chinatown, and they said they were delicious; however, they didn’t remember the name of the restaurant. I ended up walking through Chinatown during my exploration of the downtown area.
Written August 16, 2022
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N F
Edmonton, Canada69 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The historical Chinatown area of Montreal’s Ville-Marie district is a well-kept and busy area that nonetheless retains much of its traditional character and multicultural charm. There are a decent number of historical buildings and placards (mostly in French, but if you can read them they are quite interesting). A lot of effort has been put into the area by both the city and the business owners to keep the ethnic businesses and park area in good shape. Most of the area, about 3 square blocks, is filled with traditional Chinese restaurants, bakeries, and gift shops. Even the slightly annoying number of bubble tea shops weren’t too obtrusive. This is a good place to spend a few hours browsing and picking up some dim sum or baked goods for later. Altogether, it’s easily in the running for the best Chinatown in Canada.
Written July 22, 2023
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Asdum
98 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
End of day and hungry as hell made my visit all about targeting restaurants. I went to Coco bakery first and had a reverse dinner, dessert first! I then looked at all the stuff my daughter would want me to buy and ended up eating at Oh Dumplings on Clark Street. I love the decorations on De la Gauchetière Street and the door structure that defines you are in Montreal’s Chinatown.
Written October 6, 2023
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notperfectalas2
california374 contributions
Sep 2019
Not very big, about two blocks of St Laurent Blvd and some blocks and side streets, Montreal's Chinatown is very walkable within 60 minutes, depending on your pace. Lots of restaurant choices and, thankfully, not too many shops with tacky souvenirs. Honestly, not the best chinese (or asian) food in Canada - Toronto and Vancouver far outshine it, but some of the restaurants are very good and provides an option for the visitor in search of asian food.
Written February 1, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,734 contributions
Nov 2022
It's a small area, a few square blocks. Absolutely loaded with simple restaurants and it is hard to tell them apart, so you probably need someone local to make a recommendation. Some interesting cultural and historic information on the street to read. Very lively.
Written November 10, 2022
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John
New Jersey2,199 contributions
Jul 2022
Our hotel was near Chinatown so we were there quiet often — just walking around or dining. It's much smaller than Chinatown in NYC but I still loved it. It's easy and feels like home to me as I lived in Taipei for 3 years when I was in high school. I love that whole vibe & culture. If you like the pics I'm sharing, then you will like Chinatown in Montreal!
Written August 18, 2022
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toddlerpants
Droitwich, UK983 contributions
Aug 2019
Again construction blighted our views of the entrance.
The area itself is easy to walk round and contains everything you would expect of a chinatown.
Due to the culturally diverse history of Canad it seems all the major cities have one of these.
Written July 14, 2020
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LnS2004
Cypress, CA6,228 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Chinatown is located within steps from the AC hotel where we stayed. This smallish space (two square blocks) is impressively bound on each direction by an ornate paifang gates (architectural archway) and houses many restaurants, herb stores, boba tea & pastry stores and souvenir shops. It’s clean, seemingly safe; quiet on a weekday but crowded on a weekend when we visited. We had dinner at a couple of restaurants which serve authentic Cantonese (Beijing) and Shanghainese (Sammy Dumplings)
food.
Written May 31, 2022
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA6,625 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
All big cities seem to have a Chinatown and Montreal does as well.

Not really large or spectacular but interesting nonetheless.

Shops and restaurants just as you would expect.

Worth a short visit if you are in the area but not a destination location.
Written September 26, 2023
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Blair B
73 contributions
Jul 2021
crowded and colourful with ability to keep distance. long lines at some restaurants. Great for getting food and leaving to enjoy in corner park. Still the streets were not as clean as I remember from last visit 2 years ago.
Written July 18, 2021
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