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A tiny Chinatown compared to other Australian cities - half a mall a few Restaurants some shops in a seedy part of the city

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Michael S
Brisbane, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do not waste time out of your day. It's a very small street with a few decorations. Not like any other Chinatowns we have seen, an absolute disappointment.

Thank Kate B
Lae, Papua New Guinea
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67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I totally agree with most of the latest reviews. Chinatown in Brisbane is boring. You'll find some shops and restaurants, however this place does not have any style. If you have already visited some famous (Sydney, Singapore etc.), than Brisbane Chinatown will totally disappoint you. To asian lifestyle, no street life - most of the shops are closed or for... More 

Thank stzw77
Avalon Beach, Australia
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175 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We went there on 9/3/17 in the afternoon Nothing much open It could be so good if it has restaurants open and Asian grocery stores Compared to other Chinatowns very poor

Thank samsonSydney
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My wife and I went there on 09/03/2017. The place was dead, none of the shops or restaurants open 11AM. we probably walked passed four or five other couples who were the stereotype tourist, (large camera, middle aged). they like us were confused, as if to say is this the right place? or is this it?. located in a seedy... More 

Thank Adam H
Cairns, Qld
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141 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This has to be the worst "Chinatown" we have ever come across. The main street was almost deserted, had a variety of average looking Asian style restaurants, one good record shop (as in the old fashioned vinyl) and that was about it. The general area was very seedy (Fortitude Valley). Don't waste your time going, it will only disappoint.

Thank CairnsGirl25
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Don't expect the glamour of the other world renowned China Town! this is just a couple of over-crowed slight grotty streets.. Alas I find myself here all too often myself & friends are suckers for overly lit garish cheap BYOB Chinese resturants arnt'we all?

Thank J_HamptonCourt
Brisbane, Australia
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1,866 reviews
716 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

A tiny Chinatown compared to other Australian cities - half a mall a few Restaurants some shops in a seedy part of the city

Thank Michael S
Cairns Region, Australia
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was very underwhelming as I had been there recently and loved it so much that I wanted to share it with family. However, when we got there majority of the shops were closed or for lease. Which made it a very boring experience. There was not much to see except the main entrance. This is only worth going to... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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396 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We stayed in Fortitude Valley so this was only a short walk from our hotel. I was a bit disappointed if i'm honest. Not a very large area and through the day there wasn't much going on. Maybe because it was the week between Xmas and New year? Many places looked closed for the holidays. Some nice ornate gateways and... More 

Thank Paul G
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254 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Have a short walk and do not go there again, small, boring and very poor. Do not really try the restaurants there - food is very average.

Thank BeaBi

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