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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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Kinda loud

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

If you've been to Chinatowns in NYC or Boston OR anywhere else you'll be very disappointed in this one. The arch is very pretty but that's about it. Putting Chinese writings on CVS, Fuddruckers, Chipotle, and other stores does not make it a chinatown. Time is precious. Don't waste your time here!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Chinatown in Washington DC is unique. It does not overwhelm visitors with "Chinese-ness" of stores and restaurants. Although it is at the other end of the city but it is quite within the center of the city. Chinatown is considered closed to many attractions namely American Arts Museum, Spy Museum, Newseum and 10-20 minutes walk to the National Mall and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

My hubby and I came up here for a Washington Capitals game and we stayed at the fabulous Hampton Inn in Chinatown and the culture is just great and they have some of the best restaurants are we found the greatest pho we have ever eaten! You've got to see Chinatown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The subway stop is very convenient as it takes you to the gate of chinatown. Great food and Smirthsonian museum of art is there.

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Carrollton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It's a small area of the city that you could easily miss. The food is good and the arch is a must see. Definitely worth the side trip!

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