Hidden Chinatown Adventure


Quick Details:

Did you know that there’s a hidden Chinatown in Northbridge? It’s true! Come with us as we uncover a whole new world of amazing, authentic Asian cuisine.

  • 3 Hours
  • Photo Friendly
  • Great For Big Groups
  • All Weather

Tour Description

Whether you’re a novice or an Asian food aficionado, you’re bound to learn something on this amazing exploration of Perth’s “unofficial Chinatown”. We’ll take you to venues that you probably wouldn’t visit on your own and introduce you to a plethora of mouth-wateringly delicious dishes. From the deeply satisfying delights of Malaysian comfort food to the fiery-tinged sensations of Hunan-style Chinese cuisine - this is an experience you don’t want to miss out on!

Journey Of Culinary Discovery

In addition to eating lots of amazing food, you’ll also learn about the history and culture behind what’s on your plate.

Delicious Food At Exciting Venues

We take the mystery out of trying new and exciting cuisines and give you the confidence to try things that you might otherwise miss out on.

Expert Local Guide

All our tour guides have years and years of local knowledge. They’re passionate about Perth’s Asian dining scene and can’t wait to share what they know with you!

Learn About The Rich Cultural History

Did you know that there used to be 14 different Chinese laundries in the Northbridge area? Learn how the Asian community has helped to shape our amazing city.

You’ll learn a lot and fill up on all manner of mouthwatering noodles, rice, dumplings, wok dishes and curries. It really has to be seen (and tasted) to be believed!

We’ll also introduce you to a range of other great places to come back and visit later on.

This tour is predominately BYO DRINKS, so remember to bring some wine or beer along with you if you fancy a tipple.

Like all Food Loose Tours, our Adventurers buy their own food along the way. This is all part of sharing and interacting with your fellow food lovers. 

We estimate it will be no more than $30 in food costs per person. Please bring small notes to make settling our bills as we go a whole lot easier.

“The food was fantastic. Most of these dishes I would never have tried by myself.”– TripAdvisor Review

”Excellent venues with some of the tastiest, most reasonably priced food we have seen here.” – TripAdvisor Review

When & Where?

Tours depart at 11am sharp, so please be at the meeting point by 10:45am for registration (we have a lot of awesome food to pack in so we need to leave on time). We will meet on the corner of William and Newcastle St in Northbridge (in front of the Grab N Go convenience store).

Whats's Included?
A guided tour of some of Northbridge’s best, most authentic Asian eateries – including our tour guide’s wit, charm, good looks as well as their discussion of the food and culture of the area and access to chefs/restaurant owners to discuss food with.
What's Not Included?
Food samples. Our model is for guests to pay as we go along. Your guide will inform you of food choices at each venue as well as order for the group, but our pay-as-you go method allows us the flexibility to change orders on the spot depending on dietary requirements and changing tour numbers. Total food cost for the tour is normally $25-$30 per person.​

Tour Pricing

Group Tour
3 Hours
  • Expert Guided Tour
  • Cool New Restaurants
  • Hidden Culinary Gems
  • Great Small Bars
Private Tour
3 Hours
  • Expert Guided Tour
  • Cool New Restaurants
  • Hidden Culinary Gems
  • Great Small Bars


We have lived in Perth for almost 20 years and this brief tour showed us 4 excellent venues with some of the tastiest, most reasonably priced food we have seen here. Natalie was an excellent, bouncy host with just the right amount of urgency to get our large group moving. The group made pleasant acquaintance with ease… Do this tour when you arrive in Perth for maximum benefit. Highly recommended.
Nick S
TripAdvisor Review
…the choices of restaurants as well as food was fantastic. Most of these foods I would have never tried by myself. The group size… was just right for all of us to get to know each other and have friendly banter. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about food, and Perth eating spots. I had a really terrific time as did my friend; it was certainly a unique experience. Everything was easy organised from booking tickets, to the meeting point to the ability of the restaurants to cater for our large group. I am looking forward to trying another different tour soon.
S Thorne
TripAdvisor Review


A key ingredient to having a great time on our tours is the sharing of food. You will join with other Food Loose Tour Foodies and share the delights of varying portion sizes along the way. We recommend bringing small notes and coins, approximately $20 to $25.

The Hidden Chinatown Adventure tour is 3 hours commencing SHARP at 11am We ask that you arrive at 10:45am for registration. The tour ends at approximately 2pm.

The tour starts on the corner of William and Brisbane on the West side of the street. It is a 15 minute walk maximum from the Perth train stations, or you can catch a Cat. There is street parking close to the starting point.

Tickets must be purchased in advance online using Visa or Mastercards. Please make sure you purchase tickets well in advance of your desired tour date, as our tours sell out quickly. We have a no refund policy.

We currently do not have a waiting list system. Please email us at info@foodloosetours.com.au to find out if an additional tour has been added that suits your schedule.

Tours are conducted rain or shine. A good portion of our time is spent walking outdoors. However, we will take breaks out of the weather along the way, for both the heat and rain.

We do a fair amount of walking on our tours. You should dress casually and wear comfortable shoes or sneakers. Please wear a rain jacket and bring an umbrella in winter. In summer ensure you have a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water.

On this tour we will be stopping at 3 different restaurants. There will definitely be enough food for what most would consider and extremely hearty meal.

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, gluten free, allergy, etc.). Please email us at info@foodloosetours.com.au when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we can accommodate your needs.

Yes. We have vegetarian options on our tours. Be sure to let us know, well in advance, and we will ensure to suggest appropriate substitutions.

It is a good idea to arrive at the meeting location a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. In fairness to the people, who arrived on time, we will leave sharply at the tour start time. If you are late, you may call us at on 0467 542 437 to try and find the group, once we have left the starting point. There are no guarantees you will be able to find the group, as our guides are narrating the tour and will not necessarily pick up their mobile phones. There are no reschedules or refunds for late comers, who cannot find the group.

We have a 48 hour rescheduling policy. You must notify us by email to info@foodloosetours.com.au at least 48 hours before your tour to reschedule. Otherwise, unfortunately you will forfeit your ticket.

We’re on our feet for approximately 4 hours. We walk at a casual pace and stand in place for a few minutes at various attractions. The streets have a slight incline and you will have to walk down some stairs along the way. Please let us know in advance, if you have difficulty walking up/down stairs, and we will try to make arrangements for you.

Our friendly tour guides make learning about the history, culture, and foods of the areas we visit interesting, informative, and fun. Please gauge whether or not you think this tour is appropriate for your child. Children under the age of 5 are free. You may bring a stroller on the tour, but it will have to remain outside, if the food establishment is busy.

Pets are not allowed on any of our food tasting tours.

Our tours are specifically designed to take you to the “hidden gems” only a die hard Foodie knows about. Local West Australians take our tours and the usual response is “I never knew these hidden gems existed”. None of our tours have a touristy feel to them. Our goal is for you to interact, have fun and experience the culinary secrets of Perth City.

Tour guides tips are not included in the cost of your tour. Tips are not essential, however like most service, when its exceptional you are usually happy to provide a gratuity.

Yes Gift Certificates are available from www.foodloosetours.com.au. You can buy gift certificates for someone local, a visitor, or as a corporate gift.

Private and Corporate tours are available for our International Food Adventure Tour. This tour is a perfect team building event for a team of up to 30 people, birthday celebration, or friends gathering. To enquire about a private or corporate tour, please fill out the form on our private and corporate tours page on our site (www.foodloosetours.com.au). Our operations manager will contact you within 24 hours to inform you if the date and time is available. You may call us directly at 0413 278 387 to enquire about a private or corporate tour.

Please contact the organisers for at info@foodloosetours.com.au or 0413 278 387 or 0467 542 437.

Please bring a copy of your ticket either in hard copy or the email on your phone.

That’s fine. We encourage you to use your place on the tour. If you are unable to attend we welcome your friends or family on the tour.

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