Ottawa Chinatown

Welcome to Chinatown

Ottawa’s Chinatown is located along Somerset Street, in downtown Ottawa. Streetsigns along Somerset Street are in English and Chinese. The start of Chinatown is marked by an elaborate Chinese arched gate (called a paifang).

Although the area is officially called Chinatown, it’s really a blend of many Asian cultures, including Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Visitors will find many colorful shops filled with goods important from Asia, as well as many restaurants serving a wide selection of Chinese and other Asian food. Restaurants specializing in Vietnamese Phở are quite common. The Asian restaurants continue westward from Chinatown.


Top Chinatowns

Every Chinatown has its own distinctive flavor. The Chinatown Directory provides detailed historical information, cultural information, and pictures for the biggest and best Chinatowns.

Top Chinatowns in the United States:

• Boston China Town   • Chicago China Town   • Honolulu China Town   • Los Angeles China Town   • New York / Manhattan China Town   • Oakland China Town   • Philadelphia China Town   • San Francisco China Town   • Seattle China Town

Top Chinatowns in Canada:

• Calgary China Town   • Edmonton China Town   • Ottawa China Town   • Toronto China Town   • Vancouver China Town   • Victoria China Town

Top Chinatowns (Outside of North America):

• London China Town (England)   • Sydney China Town (Australia)