Chinatown
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fozzie_8
Geelong409 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Not a lot seemed to be happening and it was very quiet. May be Covid has had an effect but there was also a bit of building going on. Looking forward to seeing it in 12-18 months time.
Written 10 May 2022
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,762 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We looked forward to visiting Chinatown following a recommendation from one of our taxi drivers and decided to visit on Melbourne Cup Day. Well, what a let down. One side of Duncan Street barricaded for redevelopment, no outlets open on the other side, our only interest really, the Chinese Gate and the leaping carp sculpture. Brunswick Street was little better but at least we had an enjoyable lunch at Fatboy's.
The area mostly looks run down and derelict but we were later told that it comes alive at night when the clubs and bars open.
Written 12 November 2021
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Jeff M
Perth, Australia110 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Only a small number of asian restaurants and cafes with a few themed buildings. Poorly made without much consideration for the design.
Written 8 October 2021
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TravelinSuz
Fernley, NV939 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The architecture and well maintained buildings are lovely. There’s a few restaurants but seems to be empty.
Written 12 April 2020
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Damage
Napier, New Zealand2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The only things open were a few bars and some fast food outlets. No retail shops were open even though we were advised it was a 24 hour operation (we got there at 5.30pm on a thursday). I do not recommend this place to anyone!
Written 8 January 2020
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Savvy 1
48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Just love this area at Fortitude Valley Chinatown
Starting with the Yum Cha experience everything delicious. Then shopping at the various grocery stores for all our ingredients sauces,spices,noodles,teas.
We got a peking duck and some natural herbs shark cartlidge a new wok and tea pot.I also got a few lanterns and a beautiful new vase.Highly recommend this area for shopping if you are after asian influence .
Written 10 November 2019
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Jessica S
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Business
Stairwell smells like urine, extremely difficult to find your way to an exit or machine once on foot. Spoke with attendant over intercom and he was extremely rude and unhelpful.
Written 17 October 2019
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Shihoko P
Melbourne, Australia674 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
When comparing this to Melbourne/Yokohama/Sydney/Hong Kong, it is an absolute ghost town. Nothing seems to be open during the day or night, far from the hustle and bustle I associate when I hear Chinatown. It will take a significant amount of work if this area is to be restored to something worth visiting.
Written 1 September 2019
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Paul L
Melbourne, Australia120 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
My god, what a total waste of time travelling from Surfers Paradise to this dump. Never in my Life could I have imagined the utter travesty that is Brisbane’s Chinatown. Utterly without any character or interest. And parking! $12.00 for 20mins. We didn’t spend more than 5 people in this disgraceful place. thank god I didn’t pay for the parking!
Written 13 August 2019
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Isaboy
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Some time since previous visit and decided to make a day of it. Unfortunately, there is nothing left of the old Chinatown.
Written 9 August 2019
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