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Chinatown

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Address: Bounded by G, H, 5th, and 8th Sts., Washington DC, DC
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A lot of italian restaurants in China town

I thought it was really strange how many Italian and American restaurants were in China Town. It was nice, we felt safe and there were a ton of restaurants to choose from.. in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Gold Coast, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Chinatown in Washington is a clean, safe and well-lighted area with many restaurants to choose from. As an area for dining out, it is wonderful. But then, is it truly a 'Chinatown'? In my view, it is far from the real thing. It does not appear to have grown organically and naturally like a genuine Chinatown; for example, in San... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The first thing we did after arriving in DC: go to Chinatown to get something to eat as we arrived around 10 AM, tired and hungry. And... there is no dim sum there, there was no restaurant opened. The first restaurant open was at 10:30 and we went there right away to have some noodle soup. The Chinese community was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Little to do and if you are not doing something else to fit this in, don't it's not worth it. Just a couple of shops and cafes, nice features on arch way, but pretty much that's all.

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Middlesex, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I thought it was really strange how many Italian and American restaurants were in China Town. It was nice, we felt safe and there were a ton of restaurants to choose from.. in fact, so many that we were overwhelmed on where to actually eat. Neat place to visit.

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Paris
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We had lunch is a Peruvian restaurant in the neighborhood. We walked a little bit in Chinatown after our lunch. It is very artificial and not worth going there on purpose.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I spent multiple days at the Fairfield Inn in China town. The area is loud and crowded but it's full of great Chinese food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Chinatown aka Gallery Place is an extremely busy part of DC. It is like the connector to anywhere you want to go. So many places to eat, shop, and just relax and watch movies or bowl. Shopping and dining money is recommended but you can just look around and walk in and out of stores and museums. Connected right to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This has to be one of the best Chinatown I have ever seen with the one in San Francisco. The area is fairly large with so many shops and restaurants all around. My personal favorite is the huge decorated gate leading you in the heart of China town. A must do while in DC!

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Its a very small China town. But, its a great place to go late night/very early morning on the weekends after a night out in town. Some sights and decent to good restaurant's around too.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I always begin my circuit of Chinatown at the arch, which is near the intersection of 7th Ave and H Street. Only a block in area, Chinatown is dominated by the Verizon Center; and, fast-food outlets, like McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Panera, Starbucks, Potbelly's and the like. There remain quite a few authentic, Chinese restaurants, although I have only visited one... More 

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