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Chinatown in Africa (Johannesburg's own)

Almost every city (probably) has a 'Chinatown'. Each has its own charm. One attraction of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Not a Big Fan

I am not a big fan of Chinese Food so I never try to explore them no matter which part of the world... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Mumbai, India
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“Chinatown in Africa (Johannesburg's own)”
Sep 11, 2018
“Not a Big Fan”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Derrick Avenue, Cyrildene, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost every city (probably) has a 'Chinatown'. Each has its own charm. One attraction of Chinatowns for me is to find in the grocery stores such a wide choice of tasty snacks and drinks with different exotic ingredients and flavours. This Chinatown has an inclusive...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2018

I am not a big fan of Chinese Food so I never try to explore them no matter which part of the world I am in. I used to commute in Uber when I was in Jo'burg ad everyday I used to travel from Bedfordview...More

Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed July 17, 2018

In the space of just a few blocks, you feel as though you have temporarily left Johannesburg. There are a few shops, but mostly it is fresh produce markets and restaurants. It's a very interesting space to explore.

Thank EmJayBV
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Its a lovely place for lovers of asian food, sweats and ingredients. Also an amazing place to get your hair done. Not a good place for posh or snobbish people, they wont be able to see the beauty of this place. If you can't handle...More

3  Thank JessiM277
Reviewed January 1, 2017

In the mornings the smells of rotten fish can be overwhelming down the sidewalks. You can also see the dirt. By night, the smells seem to disappear & the darkness hides the filth. The food can be really good, although at times there is no...More

2  Thank MiniverM
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice mall with a 1000 and one things. The parking and getting in and out is an absolute nightmare. almost everything needed is available. a must stop

1  Thank sikihassim
Reviewed February 10, 2016

There are bigger and better Chinatown in rest of the world,this Chinatown you can get some Chinese ingredients and they have some restaurants around but that's about it

2  Thank Flitz8
Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

If you have time to walk around many stores and shop for making junk but some good quality items then this is worth a day visit.

2  Thank William G
Reviewed December 18, 2015

Chinatown is worth a visit if you need to stock up on Chinese food ingredients, including Chinese vegetables (and electronics and DVD's). There are a range of good Chinese restaurants as well.

Thank Gerhard J
Reviewed December 12, 2015

First had difficulty in finding the right place. But was amazed at the array of shops. Catering for every possible customer at very low, cheap, competetive prices. Definitely worth the trip, but one word of caution. Rather leave your credit card at home.

1  Thank Holidayjunkie2015
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