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“Cultural Oasis”

Chinese Cultural Center
Scottsdale
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44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cultural Oasis”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

The gifts of the Valley's Chinese population are often overlooked. This is a lovely little cultural oasis not far from the airport.

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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Don't Expect Too Much”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

This is nothing like Chinatown in SF, LA, or NYC. Actually, the market is the best part. Some fun shopping for Asian furniture that you can't find elsewhere in the city.

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Thank aznative1955
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Phoenix, Arizona
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74 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Talk about culture shock”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Loved every bit of this experience. The very friendly shop owners to the very novice for me food. I even found fresh quail eggs there.

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Thank Kristina062
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Glendale
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75 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Not much here”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

This is designed for the Chinese community, not for the tourist or Anglo shopper. It is owned by the PRC, so that's a turnoff.

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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Authentic, with a good and right sized chinese supermarket”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

This is as authentic as it gets here in the valley, even the construction was done with Chinese style bamboo scaffolding! (which caused the County construction inspectors no end of heartburn!). My quick summary - The supermarket is great, complete with live fish and if you want a sit down meal I can also recommend the Golden Buddha (see my review on it). On Chinese New Year they have a dragon dance too and other cultural events.

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