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Chinese Cultural Center

Address: 668 N 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
Phone Number: 602- 275-8578
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Ranked #74 of 93 Attractions in Phoenix
Type: Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Oldsmar, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We were never there when it was thriving with many stores but it does seem odd that there are only a handful of places in this center. We still go to the grocery store when we are in town because of the unique experience of feeling like you are in China. We also spend time walking around the garden area... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Once upon a time, this place was thriving. There were many restaurants, a bank, a few shops for kitsch. Now, most of the cultural items are gone. About all that's left is a restaurant or two and the mostly-oriental grocery store. We still hit the grocery store when we're in that part of town and don't have time to go... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What once a great place to visit and dine is becoming a Ghost Center. I still do my shopping at the Market since is one the places in the Phoenix area where I can purchase ingredients to do my Asian cooking. There were several great restaurants in this place; but now there are only 2 or 3 places that served... More

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Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Though a lot of the shops were closed up, the architecture is beautiful and there is an amazing garden/pond well worth stopping for.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Pretty much and empty plaza, only one oriental restaurant left and the large food market . This food market has all the oriental products you may want, Too bad the Dim Sum restaurants and Chinese restaurants closed up. They use to be a great place to eat.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place is limited in things to do, but the Chinese garden/pond is really pretty and neat to see. The restaurant nearby, Szechaun Palace was pretty tasty and for a really decent price! It's worth seeing, just don't expect too much.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I read the reviews and thought it can't be that bad. It was. I thought there may have been something relating to Chinese culture. There was not. There are only handful of shops and restaurants open at the Chinese Cultural Center. By a handful, I mean 6 -7 establishments, at best. Most of the store fronts are empty. The best... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The Chinese Culture Center was like a Chinese Ghost town in the making. It was a fair idea to begin with but now one I would visit again. It was like visiting a business center build for 50 businesses and there was only six there. There was two gift shop and in one the employees were very rude and everything... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I still return here often and find grocery items that are hard to find. also the prices are about half of regular grocer nad lower than lee lees but the best is the whole Peking duck inside the grocery store also love the bbq Chinese pork

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

COFCO Chinese Cultural Center is a gem in the rough. It had two restaurants, couple of KnickKnack stores, Bakery and a large Ranch 99 Supermarket. I ate a weekday Lunch Special (Hot and Sour Soup, EggRoll and MooGooGai Pan) at the Szechwan Palace for $7. Very good service, food quality/quantity and price. With the healthy option of Brown Rice (no... More

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