Chinatown
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The area
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
How to get there
  • Place-d'Armes • 3 min walk
  • Champ-de-Mars • 7 min walk
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  • N F
    Edmonton, Canada135 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but nice
    The historical Chinatown area of Montreal’s Ville-Marie district is a well-kept and busy area that nonetheless retains much of its traditional character and multicultural charm. There are a decent number of historical buildings and placards (mostly in French, but if you can read them they are quite interesting). A lot of effort has been put into the area by both the city and the business owners to keep the ethnic businesses and park area in good shape. Most of the area, about 3 square blocks, is filled with traditional Chinese restaurants, bakeries, and gift shops. Even the slightly annoying number of bubble tea shops weren’t too obtrusive. This is a good place to spend a few hours browsing and picking up some dim sum or baked goods for later. Altogether, it’s easily in the running for the best Chinatown in Canada.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 22, 2023
  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, Washington8,222 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool neighborhood
    All big cities seem to have a Chinatown and Montreal does as well. Not really large or spectacular but interesting nonetheless. Shops and restaurants just as you would expect. Worth a short visit if you are in the area but not a destination location.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
  • Asdum
    471 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Craving food
    End of day and hungry as hell made my visit all about targeting restaurants. I went to Coco bakery first and had a reverse dinner, dessert first! I then looked at all the stuff my daughter would want me to buy and ended up eating at Oh Dumplings on Clark Street. I love the decorations on De la Gauchetière Street and the door structure that defines you are in Montreal’s Chinatown.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 6, 2023
  • IAN D
    Wigan, United Kingdom25,699 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Looks rundown
    I don't know why but why do Chinatowns in most cities look rundown and seedy. This one is no different and having also gone on this trip to the one in Toronto this seemed much more rundown. Still the usual large amounts of restaurants but I couldn't find a bakery
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 18, 2024
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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,699 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I don't know why but why do Chinatowns in most cities look rundown and seedy. This one is no different and having also gone on this trip to the one in Toronto this seemed much more rundown. Still the usual large amounts of restaurants but I couldn't find a bakery
Written May 18, 2024
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Stephanie R
Tappahannock, VA30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Love this area. So many cool little stores. I really like the architecture and the graffiti actually adds to the vibe of the neighborhood.
Written November 20, 2023
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TERRAvelista
London, UK17,998 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
A rather small Chinatown than other places around the world, comprising a few streets with lots of restaurants, cake shops or drinks shop, besides Chinese businesses dedicated to tourists of their compatriots, shops etc

I always enjoyed discovering little pieces of wonder and this place was great too. Typically, some places charge much more than what they advertise to draw tourists in, so pay attention to this if is important to you.
Written October 27, 2023
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Asdum
471 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
End of day and hungry as hell made my visit all about targeting restaurants. I went to Coco bakery first and had a reverse dinner, dessert first! I then looked at all the stuff my daughter would want me to buy and ended up eating at Oh Dumplings on Clark Street. I love the decorations on De la Gauchetière Street and the door structure that defines you are in Montreal’s Chinatown.
Written October 6, 2023
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John C
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This restaurant is not upper class, but is good for value and quick service meals
Great choice and selection of dishes, taste was quite okay.
Choice of wine, only read all white by caraf only
Written October 4, 2023
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA8,222 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
All big cities seem to have a Chinatown and Montreal does as well.

Not really large or spectacular but interesting nonetheless.

Shops and restaurants just as you would expect.

Worth a short visit if you are in the area but not a destination location.
Written September 26, 2023
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john k
Ladner, Canada15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
When we went it was shoulder to shoulder humans. We had beef noodles and it was like a sauna in there. Typical north American China town. No surprises but had to go.
Written August 26, 2023
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N F
Edmonton, Canada135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The historical Chinatown area of Montreal’s Ville-Marie district is a well-kept and busy area that nonetheless retains much of its traditional character and multicultural charm. There are a decent number of historical buildings and placards (mostly in French, but if you can read them they are quite interesting). A lot of effort has been put into the area by both the city and the business owners to keep the ethnic businesses and park area in good shape. Most of the area, about 3 square blocks, is filled with traditional Chinese restaurants, bakeries, and gift shops. Even the slightly annoying number of bubble tea shops weren’t too obtrusive. This is a good place to spend a few hours browsing and picking up some dim sum or baked goods for later. Altogether, it’s easily in the running for the best Chinatown in Canada.
Written July 22, 2023
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Moe_Ipak
United States371 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Oh my god. This has to be the smallest China Town I have ever seen. It was more like now you see it, now you passed it.

You are there so might as well stop and look
Written July 19, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,509 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
It's not a big neighborhood, but it is full of Asian restaurants, so come and find a good one! There are some historic markers so you will learn the heritage here and it is significant. This is a real neighborhood.
Written June 29, 2023
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