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Reviewed July 15, 2021

I have been coming to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory since it opened over twenty years ago. I always have a craving for their Leechee Ice Cream especially after a big Chinese meal elsewhere in Chinatown. They have the most unusual flavors and I love...their Mango and Almond Cookie ice creams as well. This is where you will get the most interesting ice cream flavors around and it is the perfect spot on a hot day. It is a Chinatown institution.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 7, 2021

It was a welcome treat on Hot day. But was very overpriced. Basically paid $9 for one scoop of Icecream, have had better tasting Icecream elsewhere for $5 for a scoop

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 26, 2021 via mobile

Great ice cream and a bunch of interesting flavors. We had matcha cookie and lychee. We really liked both of them. Not cheap, but a nice treat in Chinatown.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 20, 2021

Walking around Chinatown on a hot day, this was the perfect stop. We each had a bowl with "two scoops" - actually about 3 small scoops of EACH of two flavors. The mango and coconut flavors were good - not overly sweet - but the...almond cookie flavor was the best. If I were in the area, I would stop every time and try new flavors each time... along with the almond cookie!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 28, 2021

I tried the black sesame, which was like eating halva ice cream. Best ever. My partner got lychee, which tasted quite authentic. Walk back to Columbus Park to sit and enjoy the ice cream.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Loads of weird and wonderful flavours (for a western palette anyway). Small shop and no where to sit inside, but I really liked the taste tourism on offer by all the flavours. Fairly standard pricing and some nice merch available as well. Maybe not worth...taking a trip miles out of your way, but if you’re in Chinatown anyway then it’s a definite.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 23, 2020

Who would think to go to Chinatown for ice cream?! But this place is great. They’re happy for you to sample flavours - we especially loved the lychee, black sesame and Vietnamese coffee. You can get some pretty cool flavoured waffle cones for a couple...of dollars extra if you like too. It’s a little wee walk in shop with no seating, and fairly expensive - but those flavours... it’s worth it!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 6, 2019

Goodness gracious , that ton tat ice cream flavor DOES NOT PLAY, I repeat IT DOES NOT PLAY!! The moment I heard that this place has a flavor like that, I threw the address in my GPS and started walking. I saw this store the...night before after dinner and saw the line but didn't know what all the noise was about , so I went back to my hotel. Once I saw all the flavors this place was packing, everything made sense. I got there around 4ish after lunch and the line wasn't bad. I was at the front door waiting to enter, depending on when you go though the lines can get pretty wild. Let me say this , I walked in with the mindset to try four different flavors before I figured out which one I was going to get, the sever gave me a sample of the don tan first and from that point on I said WE GOOD, let's get a scoop of that and cash me out. I personally think it's worth the try especially since I haven't seen a don tat flavor anywhere. If I had more time during my stay , you best believe I will be back at this place! Inside of the store was like any ordinary ice cream shop, looked like the rite aid ice cream corner but a small walkway for people to enter and leave. Price ranged from $5 - 50+ depending how cray you go! I'd definitely be dropping by this joint again for the ton tat, straight fire! **Lowkey ain't even got a pic cause I finished it before even thinking about it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

I was expecting more from my planning for this site. It is a rather small ice cream shop. There are some unique flavors. Luckily this was close to another place we went for dim sum. I would not go out of my way to see...it. If you are nearby and want to get some dessert, you won't go wrong.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2019

Following a short walk in Chinatown and lunch, my phone alerted me to the fact we were near the Ice Cream Factory. Given the high ratings on Trip Advisor we decided to give it a try. We almost missed the shop as it has quite...a small frontage and at the time wasn't very busy. It looks pretty haphazard inside however the ice cream whilst pricy was good. A wide range a flavours is on offer - I can definitely recommend the ginger, very creamy and not too sweet.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Chinatown Ice Cream Factory is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3