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Canada's oldest Chinatown is characterized by narrow, winding streets and lots of little shops and restaurants.
Fisgard St., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 14, 2014

Every hour, on the hour wonderful Chinese music is eloquently broadcast in the main block of Fisgard Street, the main part of Victori'a's Chinatown. This really ADDS to the experience and ambiance: a must hear! Also, I recommend researching WHEN they have a Dragon Dance...More

5  Thank KAREN G
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 8, 2003

I was glad we went, but it is so small you could easily pass right by it. Knowing a little about the historical background will make it more interesting.

6  Thank LightPacker6705
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Although Chinatown is only a very short block, I found it to be full of character, friendly people and delicious food.

Thank Edye R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Chinatown will not let you down. There is a lot of history in this area as well as shops, boutiques, and restaurants.

Thank DuHamel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the smallest Chinatown I saw. Some good restaurants. Had to take taxi to get there. The water taxi is better.

Thank rgeulen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was excellent for my girlfriend, I was not hungry. They brought different food cart around so you could order right at your table. She ate steamed bbq pork, stuffed green peppers, Pan Fried pot stickers, and shrimp balls. She received 3 of these...More

Thank BigTPoppa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is tiny with only a handful of shops and restaurants. You can walk it in about 1 minute. Not worth going.

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cleaner and more inviting than the Chinatown in San Francisco or Vancouver but it is somewhat ironic that none of the top-rated Chinese restaurants in Victoria are located in Chinatown.

Thank GrandPooBa1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe all the Chinese restaurants here are good. They all smelled good, but we chose to eat at Wah Lai Yuen, and it was delicious and inexpensive, We had a couple of lunch specials from the blackboard and were well pleased.

Thank PBSpeakeasy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to walk around and sample some dishes. Wonderful atmosphere and well worth a visit especially with friends. If you love Chinese food this is for you.

Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This shopping district has lots of chinese restaurants and supermarkets and some hotels. You can get all the different type of Chinese goods here. There is a nice arch on the Eastern edge of the street. The Fan Tan Alley is just off this street.

Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a self guided tour but a map can be obtained online. The small alley ways and shop are worth wondering in and out of but make sure you stop for food. There are 2 top rated restaurants and we have been to both...More

Thank jlpn66
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July 19, 2018|
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Response from ProfAragon | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the signs all over note that it’s the oldest in this country. I don’t think it’s the smallest in this country, though. Hope you had a good trip to Victoria.
January 16, 2018|
Response from AngusDad | Reviewed this property |
J and J Wonton Noodle Shop, but it’s not in Chinatown, it’s up on Fort Street
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April 9, 2017|
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Response from pegdick | Reviewed this property |
The first thing we always do in a new city is take the Hop On Hop Off Bus. We came on the Clipper ship and walked about 4 blocks to the Fairmont Empress Hotel.....the main bus stop is right in front.. Chinatown is one of... More