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Chinese Cultural Center

668 N 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008 (Camelback East)
602- 275-8578
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Ranked #98 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Malls
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Phoenix, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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36 attraction reviews
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

It is a small garden with a Chinese touch. If the weather is perfect, then spending few hours here would be awesome.

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