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Address: Bounded by G, H, 5th, and 8th Sts., Washington DC, DC
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Cheap food

It´s a small unsightly district. Like others Chinatowns have specific atmosphere. There are lot of restaurants where you can find very cheap meal, specialy during happy hours.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Prague, Czech Republic

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Beijing, China
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664 reviews
488 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 447 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s not as horrible as the Chinatown in New York but it doesn’t even have the feel of the Chinatown in LA. Nothing can beat the Chinatown in San Francisco. I live with my wife in Beijing and Chinese cities have a certain feel. The Chinatowns in other parts of the world don’t measure up. This Chinatown in D.C. is... More 

Thank Daniel A
Prague, Czech Republic
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57 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It´s a small unsightly district. Like others Chinatowns have specific atmosphere. There are lot of restaurants where you can find very cheap meal, specialy during happy hours.

Thank Alexx52
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

cool to see, wouldn't recommend staying here for a long time, something i would do once and once only

Thank Emily S
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Chinatown has nothing special to offer. It's just a neighborhood with a lot of mess and signs in Chinese. We did not find anything special or even remotely interesting compared to the beauties you find in some Chinese city's. Total wast of time.

1 Thank Tom H
Lexington, South Carolina
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Although some locals didn't recommend visiting the area at night...we felt safe and comfortable. It was fun to see everyday brands (like Bed Bath & Beyond) in Chinese. The stores are touristy - but it was an entertaining, relaxing way to spend an evening. Note - there's a Metro stop right in the middle of the area.

1 Thank Abr0610
Albany, New York
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22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I went there every night for dinner when I took my trip in DC back in Jan. It was a fairly small Chinatown, in fact I would doubt how many Chinese were still living there, but nonetheless, there were many great Chinese restaurants you could try. But be sure arriving early, you could end up waiting for quite a while... More 

1 Thank Yuan86
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278 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The worst Chinatown I've ever been to. Most of the China has been stripped out and replaced with chain stores and restaurants. Awful.

1 Thank Scrappleking
Gingoog City, Philippines
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332 reviews
255 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Had a wonderful time walking along looking at the shops, even had a chance to go into a Chinese Pharmacy and found a couple of teas that I had been looking for. And in one store my wife found a ceramic figure that she had to have for our home. Has the same feel as China town in San Francisco... More 

Thank Luke T
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66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I went to this place on Saturday night and it was bustling and busy. Unfortunately, there were a lot of people lingering around, possibly homeless, that made me a bit nervous so decided to leave ASAP. I came back on the next day for lunch. It was very quiet so I decided to walk around. There was police car at... More 

2 Thank hcze
Bavaria, Germany
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Nice to see once but nothing special. It's worth to go there for dinner because the big selection of asian restaurants but not much more.

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