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Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 212-346-9288
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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.

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Chinatown Food Tour and Historic Downtown Walking Tour

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Confusing and crowded

My review is tainted in that I last visited Chinatown on an unbearably hot and humid day. There are what seems to be thousands of Chinese restaurants in the area, so I couldn't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bradford, Vermont
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am surprised to see such a messy town in New York's Manhattan. It looks like a different world altogether. I never expected US Govt. has allowed Chinese to create this mess in US land. Immensely crowded & shabby roads, Small shops with low-quality Chinese products, Shops on footpaths (or sidewalks). This gives a glimpse of Chinese life, it is... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit. Wasnt too impressive. It seems like it's growing and even overtaking little Italy. There's no charm at all. It's just seems dirty and dingy. Every few feet I was approached by someone in a whisper ringtone asking me if I wanted shoes jewelry or purses. Basically it seems like on one of Chinatown has become just a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently my wife and I spent some time in Chinatown, including a dim sum lunch. We love Chinatown and go as often as possible. On this particular visit the weather was still reasonably warm. Whenever I get out of the subway on Canal Street and dive into the mass of humanity lining the street, I feel that I have become... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My review is tainted in that I last visited Chinatown on an unbearably hot and humid day. There are what seems to be thousands of Chinese restaurants in the area, so I couldn't recommend a particular one. Also, the streets are tiny and confusing. Do not try to drive to it; park the car somewhere uptown and take the subway.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun taste of different culture. Good for shopping and walking around. You can go with children. Good for tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the big 3 Chinatown's in the United States, including Chicago and San Francisco. New York's Chinatown is a bit spread out and I have found Pell Street to be some of the best examples of a real Chinatown experience. Not to mention your journey to Pell Street will take you past many interesting sights. Be sure to try... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great place to just walk around and taste food that is available. China town is right next too Little Italy, so there is a lot of food available. Since we ate a lot at Little Italy, we settled for dessert at one of the Chinese bakeries, it was so good! Next time we will certainly try and get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was interesting to see with some good food to sample along the way. I found Little Italy to be a lot more scenic with a lot more to see and experience. This was okay but I don't think I would do this again unless I happened to be here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chinatown is a absolute must see place in Manhattan. It's amazing to see how the culture changes when you literally just have to step on the other side of the street to leave Italy and visit China.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During our visit to New York we wanted to see all the typical sites and of course this included Chinatown. There are some very good things such as the statues remembering important men from the Chinese culture and the buildings are amazing. It is a lot bigger than I expected and very easy to get lost around. My overall impression... More 

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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.
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