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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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Nothing special

Chinatown in DC isn't anything special to make a trip out of the way to see. It's similar to those in many other cities throughout the US, but kind of small.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Plano, Texas

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Chinatown in DC isn't anything special to make a trip out of the way to see. It's similar to those in many other cities throughout the US, but kind of small.

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Bangkok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Go for Dim Sum Sunday or swanky after hour sneaky alcohol in Chinese hotpot tea. While the local Chinese joints couldn't careless about community outside their culture, D.C.'s Chinatown spotted Happy Ending Massage Parlors for those who have inside connection services.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very underwhelming. Read reviews that said it was dirty and they were correct. Got off the old trolley close by. Wasn't worth the time or effort.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was excited to learn that there was a Chinatown in DC area because I wanted my children to experience it. However, we were all very disappointed. There are only a couple of blocks with a few shops and limited number of restaurants that offered authentic chinese food. It has been overtaken by american stores and restaurants that you can... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Chinatown in DC is not all the Chinatown I expected. First of all, where are all the Chinese? I am probably the only Asian in Chinatown whenever I go there, and I'm not even from DC. Apart from the ornate gate and business signs with Chinese characters, I cannot say this is Chinatown at all. There are very few Chinese... More 

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My wife and I visited Chinatown while in D.C. The only nice thing I can say is that the entry arch into Chinatown is very ornate and beautiful. There is a Metro stop that will let you out right at the arch. If you are in the area, stop to take a picture and admire the arch, otherwise avoid this... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Verizon Center has revitalized a run down area and in the interim displaced most of the Chinese businesses that used to reside in this area. The area has new businesses and restaurants but don't come here expecting to see a "Chinatown" like the ones in San Francisco or NYC. Regardless, the Friendship Arches are beautiful..

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Step into another world just a few blocks away from the heart of America. The people are friendly and the food divine definitely worth visiting!

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Miami Lakes, Florida, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

So as tourist you want to go visit all the famous areas of where you are staying. please stay away from here!!! It was a waste of time. I only saw 1 Chinese resturant and that was expensive. Besides the arch and Chinese lettering on all the businesses this place didn't remind me of Chinatown at all!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There are a few Chinese restaurants at the end of G but I definitely would not consider this even in the ballpark of the Chinatown in San Francisco or Los Angeles. There are more mexican/italian/'american' food places than Asian cuisine plus there aren't any cool stores around. Not worth checking out

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Address: Bounded by G, H, 5th, and 8th Sts., Washington DC, DC
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown

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