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Chinatown

Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A historical place located in the CBD of Melbourne. Great architecture with the buildings and Chinatown archers. Chinatown has food, shopping, arcades and lots more. Would highly recommend a visit here.

Thank Adventureswetake
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This is a really buzzing area with lots of restaurants, shops and a Chinese museum. We walked along during Chinese New Year so saw lots of celebrations around which made it a really special experience.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

You don't 'go' to Chinatown in Melbourne, you just find yourself there, as it's integrated - or that's how it feels. We walked through it several times, enjoying the hustle and bustle, the evidence of 'something different but something normal' of it all, with small...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

On the go all the time! Was there for Chinese New Year. Harder to get in to a restaurant then... Has a huge variety of dishes from many cultures!

Thank Philby11
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

A great precinct of the city for picking up a bargain, some Asian groceries or a cheap and cheerful meal. Not really any different from Chinese quarters in any other city of the world but always fun to visit. On my recent visit, Chinese New...More

Thank KitchenMagick45
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

The one major plus for Melbourne's Chinatown is the number of places to eat. When we walked along its main area -- Little Bourke Street between Swanston and Spring streets and the nearby alleys -- that's mostly what we saw. We're great fans of dim...More

Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Not huge but along the length there are a huge selection of restaurants. Most are cheap and cheerful, frequented by students. But there are some higher end examples such as the Flower Drum. My favourite is Secret Kitchen. Plenty of grocery stores and specialist Asian...More

Thank TRexTheCat
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We were lucky to be in China town as preparations for Chinese New Year were in full swing - very festive, brightly lit up and lively. The restaurants all look good and it is not easy to choose which one to go to.

Thank Gayatri G
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Chinatown in Melbourne can not be compared to San Francisco or New York, it is fairly, just one street and a few alleys. Lots of Chinese restaurants of course but personally I didn't really get a Chinatown feeling. As it is not far from some...More

Thank GlobetrotterJ16
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

The area buzzes day and night. lotsof very good places to eat and drink withprices to suit. Easy to reach.

Thank robwilliams01
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Aimbillington
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Response from Kevin H | Reviewed this property |
Most sold a package deal with food, Yes there was but not in China town, It was in a food mall beside the train station at the top end of China town.
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Aimbillington
28 October 2017|
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Response from boolbada | Reviewed this property |
I did not see a single buffet while there. sorry
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29 May 2016|
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Response from Seymour J | Reviewed this property |
I strolled around this morning on my way to work and I did not see any restaurants advertising gluten free offerings. I looked at a few menus that were in windows and saw nothing of a gluten free nature This does not mean... More
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