Manchester Chinatown lies in the very heart of the city, focused around Faulkner Street just behind the Town Hall and across the road from the Gay Village.
The area boasts many restaurants from the Far East, Oriental supermarkets, Chinese medicine shops and popular casinos.
It wasn't until the 1940s that the Chinese started to arrive in Manchester, with the first Chinese resturant being the Ping Hong in Mosley Street, opening in 1948.
By 1960, sixteen more restaurants were open and the boom continued well into the '70s with the 600 capacity Willow Garden opening in 1962, followed later by Kwok Man (1972), Charlie Chan's (1973), the Woo Sang (1976) and probably the most famous Chinese restaurant in Europe, the Yang Sing (1978).
Whilst many restaurants are located around China Town in Manchester city centre, there's also a huge choice of Chinese restaurants elsewhere in the city and the surrounding area.