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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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Cleanest chinatown in USA maybe

I'd call it cleanest and also fanciest chinatown. I was there day time. It seem fine to me compare with other chinatowns I've been. You won't miss anything if you don't go. It had... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

While this area is called Chinatown, it is really only 2 blocks of businesses with signage that includes Chinese characters. Urban Outfitters? Shake Shack? Hardly Asian. The one large arch - sign says 'widest single expansion Chinese arch in the world' - is quite attractive, there is no other feel of community. Chinatown in San Francisco - that's a real... More 

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The lights, the action, the food, the shopping, be sure to add this to your trip itinerary while in the DC area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I'd call it cleanest and also fanciest chinatown. I was there day time. It seem fine to me compare with other chinatowns I've been. You won't miss anything if you don't go. It had different type of restaurants, for example I went to mexican place in chinatown:)

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great area for food and culture packed with restaurants, museums, real variety. Easy Metro and bus services as parking is really tight especially on weekends and during the business day.

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The best restaurants in "Chinatown" are non-Chinese, Peri Peri, Clyde's and Legal Seafood. Very dangerous area at night with many drug dealers and drugged out people acting Scary, screaming, etc. Only go in daylight hours.

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Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you have been to any Chinatown you will have high expectations but when you arrive you will be disappointed- there are few restaurants that are authentic however DC Chinatown only is a block (one city block) one Chinatown arch and that is about it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

As the District has re-developed, the Chinatown district has shrunk so that it is now more aptly described as "China-block". The shrunken area is neat to visit during Chinese New Year celebrations, etc. and see the festive decorations and parade. There are also some fantastic Asian restaurants in the area (as well as other Asian stores). We love to grab... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Well, this is not your typical Chinatown. It is small and lacking the "authentic" Chinese businesses and restaurants like NYC and San Francisco.

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

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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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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