Chinatown

Chinatown, Toronto: Address, Phone Number, Chinatown Reviews: 3.5/5

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With more than 200,000 Chinese who reside in Toronto, visitors are attracted to this lively and colorful district for bargain-shopping and restaurants.
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Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of being the largest in North America. Gaping down across Dundas Street West and Spadina Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of shops and restaurants, busy signs and bright red gates, a destination for foodie fun. Chinatown's streets are always bustling, packed with people and outdoor stalls hawking fresh produce and products. The restaurants and authentic marketplaces that shoulder in against each other display shining roast ducks and menus studded with dumplings and noodle bowls. The air is pervaded with music. different languages, and the smell of fried food and mouth-watering desserts. Chinatown's restaurants represent a broad range of fare, from traditional Szechuan and Shanghai foods, to other Asian delicacies, including some of the top Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean spots in the city. Whether you're in the mood for a sit-down tea house or a bubble tea to go, Chinatown is the spot to enjoy an exciting walk and the promise of leaving satisfied.
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3.5
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TravelinSuz
Chandler, AZ899 contributions
Nice place to stroll n shop
May 2019
This is a place with restaurants and shops. It’s nice to walk around and compare with other Chinatowns.
Written April 22, 2020
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Quack H
HONG KONG2,810 contributions
Good selection of Chinese restaurants in Chinatown
Feb. 2020
I always like to go to Chinatown because there are a couple of good restaurants with Cantonese yam cha, congee and noodles. Recommended to foodies.
Written April 18, 2020
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sonja2183
Trinidad and Tobago215 contributions
Lovely neighborhood to walk around and eat ramen
Feb. 2020 • Couples
You don’t need to pay for a tour to enjoy Chinatown, Kensington marketplace, graffiti alley, little Italy and Koreatown. Each area is adjacent to each other and you can walk around an explore on your own. Chinatown was very nice and authenticity Chinese. It didn’t feel like a tourist trap and I enjoyed exploring the neighborhood. I even found a lovey supermarket where I got lots of green tea, Thai curries, fresh fruits and vegetables. There are also lots of restaurants where you can devour bowls of glorious ramen- vegan options available.
Written March 17, 2020
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SnaxMuppet
Saltash, UK211 contributions
Not at all what I expected
Jan. 2020
Having been to many "China Town" areas in many cities I expected something more touristy. Instead it is truly a "China Town" within Toronto. It is a bit grubby, random and disorganised but it has a charm all of its own. With the majority of signs in shops in Chinese characters, and only occasional English, it was limited in how interesting it could be but it was worth a visit especially if you are looking for cheap souvenirs. We visited on the way to Kensington Market which is right next door.
Written January 18, 2020
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bosanke
Temperance, MI5 contributions
Just like in the Tv shows filmed here
Nov. 2019
The district is very intriguing but was a bit gritty. I was overwhelmed by the choices of shops and restaurants. I felt that I needed greater knowledge before going, as minor language barriers inhibited my experience. The Dumpling House was my choice for steamed dumplings! Cooked fast & hot but not watery. Recommend the red pepper dipping sauce highly! The General Tso’s chicken and the chicken and broccoli had good flavor. Go there when in China town.
Written December 2, 2019
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aj5223
Troy, MI51 contributions
It's a small place, not as expected
Nov. 2019
Very disappointed that lots of business do not accept credit card. It is a short sighted way of doing business. It will affect the future development of the business. Also government should crack down on this. Because cash business will affect tax collection.

The whole town is small, not as expected.
Written November 21, 2019
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ASH
New York City, NY3 contributions
Chinatown
Oct. 2019 • Solo
Everything affotable and location walkinh distance closed to alot recomend felt super safe at anytime to walk around solo
Written November 5, 2019
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK1,235 contributions
INTERESTING DISTRACTION
Oct. 2019
Typical cultural Chinatown area of a large city. My wife and I passed through whilst touring East Canada and enjoyed the sights and colours all around.
Written October 28, 2019
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DJ B
London, UK56 contributions
Great place to visit
Oct. 2019 • Solo
Oh my.
So many different shops to check out and bargains galore to be had.
Lively and colourful. Well worth a visit.
Written October 10, 2019
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Thara G
22 contributions
Lots of stores and food places, cheap souvenirs
Sep. 2019
I was lucky enough to walk through and visit torontos Chinatown, it had a lot of culture and looked like another part of the city, It is the best place to get cheaper souvenirs then you will anywhere else. I had the best tacos and a crepe around the corner from a side street in china town, so it is a cultural melting pot.
Written October 5, 2019
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