We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Chinatown

Neighbourhood:
Little Italy
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number:
+1 212-346-9288
Website
Description:

Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this...

Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$35.00*
and up
3 New York Neighborhoods Small-Group Tour : SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy
More Info
US$70.00*
and up
Private Soho Chinatown Little Italy Tour
More Info
US$99.00*
and up
Chinatown Food Tour and Historic Downtown Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,007 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 336
    Excellent
  • 427
    Very good
  • 381
    Average
  • 142
    Poor
  • 90
    Terrible
Was cool to see

We only spent a few hours here but glad that we got to see it. Very easy to find we just jumped on a big tour bus to find it. Lots happening down here, nice food, you forget your... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
sheffieldmiller
,
sheffield
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

3,007 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,376: English reviews
sheffield
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We only spent a few hours here but glad that we got to see it. Very easy to find we just jumped on a big tour bus to find it. Lots happening down here, nice food, you forget your in New York, lots off ppl trying to sell you watches n bags etc. Worth a few hours of your time... More 

Helpful?
Thank sheffieldmiller
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
199 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an exciting part of the city to be in -- so full of sensory stimulation! Take a walk around and notice differences in architecture, smells, food and listen to the different languages spoken around you. There is a lot to see and experience -- from the mini-cake sellers on the street, to the Chinese grocery stores, and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank okpowell55
Level Contributor
82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I always enjoy visiting Chinatown! Enjoy the hustle and bustle. Enjoy the deals on trinkets. And definitely enjoy some Dim Sum

Helpful?
Thank DaleDale2
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was fun - i Bought several very nice scarves. there are lots of t-shirts, hats, Cell phone cases, selfie sticks and lots of scarves. We quickly got bored, though, as many of the shops are the same, and they are very pushy. there are constant offers to purchase knock off purses and sunglasses as well. It's easy to get... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lynda C
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
706 reviews
481 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is literally like stepping into a small part of China built wholly in a NYC style but with foods and a way of life that is from another world. It's a very colourful place but when we visited it was hard to find anyone who could speak any English from whom we could seek advice / directions - surprisingly... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve T
New Brunswick
Level Contributor
120 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

wow! just like stepping into another world, and into a different country, with all in chinese writing, the people, the shops, with all the fish on display, the chickens etc hanging in shop windows, the shop keepers wanted to barter with you. it was an unique experience!

Helpful?
Thank irish194960
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Level Contributor
560 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of checking out the 2017 Chinese New Year parade. This event was full of firecrackers, dragons, and lots of free goodies. Aside from that it's pretty cool to see how one culture has taken over every inch of a part of the city from banks, to restaurants, and even all of the street signs having chinese... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank HanKelly
Level Contributor
76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from Singapore, Chinatown was a must see for me. Whether you go to just walk around and take in the sights, sound and smells or are going there for a traditional asian meal, New York's Chinatown won't disappoint.

Helpful?
Thank David F
Chandigarh, India
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a different experience altogether as compared to the rest of NYC obviously awesome, fresh Oriental food, some best tasting chinese, vietnamese and thai. a must visit if you have a peppy palette like mine

Helpful?
Thank Razul G
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
471 reviews
185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the Lunar New Year celebration. Chinatown is one of the most colorful neighborhoods in Nee York City. So lucky to work downtown and be able to be here for the Lunar New Year celebrations.

Helpful?
Thank Marciahi

Travellers who viewed Chinatown also viewed

New York City, NY
 

Been to Chinatown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chinatown and other visitors
16 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (16)

Questions? Get answers from Chinatown staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Little Italy

Neighbourhood Profile
Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors from around the globe, especially on summer weekends when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables, cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in for a coffee and a cannoli, or grab a streetside table to take in the scenery over a hearty Italian meal.
Explore this neighbourhood