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Chinatown

Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Address: Bounded by G, H, 5th, and 8th Sts., Washington DC, DC
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Not so Chinese, at least not what I've seen.

Worked nearby for a couple years & was never able to find a good Chinese restaurant. Dirty area, subway nearby. Nothing like Chinatowns in San Francisco or others I've been to.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Worked nearby for a couple years & was never able to find a good Chinese restaurant. Dirty area, subway nearby. Nothing like Chinatowns in San Francisco or others I've been to.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Other than the Friendship Gate there is not much to this Chinatown. It is nothing like Chinatown in San Francisco or New York. About 20 Asian restaurants to choose from but I did not find anything spectacular about this visit. It was worth seeing for myself, just don't have great expectations.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Chinatown is full of shops and food, and it's easy to walk through with plenty to see. It's small, so it's not an all day event, but worth checking out.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have visited Chinatowns all over the world and I must say that this one is THE WORST! You know you're in it or walking past it when you see one of those typical Chinatown gates and a storefront right next to it where a man is pulling noodles. That's about it folks. Nothing to see here. Move along and... More 

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Camarillo, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went here to do our souvenir shopping - well, I think we only saw one souvenir store. The rest are American brand stores with Chinese translation at the bottom of their signs. Don't even bother going here if you want to do some shopping

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stay in the Renaissance Hotel in 9th street regularly. Chinatown is a bit old and run down. We regularly go to the Italian restaurant, Vapianos in China town which is opposite the China Place / Galleria Metro. At the moment they are busy with some type of construction so walking in the streets / sidewalks is a bit tricky.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is not an actual Chinatown. There is a a Chinese gate at the entrance, but it is just large corporate stores in the area with Chinese writing on the signs.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

There's really nothing particularly Chinese about this "Chinatown" area. Yes there's the fairly average gate, but other than that it's just a normal area. If you're expecting something like Chinatown in San Francisco, London or Sydney then you might be a bit disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great Food. Tony's Korean BBQ. (I think that was the name of restaurant) they cooked your meal to order after you chose everything and put it in a bowl. Enjoyed watching them cook it on huge hibachi in center.

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Address: 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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