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Chinatown

N Broadway at North Hill St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Central L.A)
213-680-0243
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Ranked #143 of 391 attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Owner description: Though much smaller than the Chinese neighborhoods of New York and San Francisco, great food and numerous small Chinese specialty stores still abound... more » Owner description: Though much smaller than the Chinese neighborhoods of New York and San Francisco, great food and numerous small Chinese specialty stores still abound in Chinatown. « less
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Toledo, OH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I felt like I was on the TV show The Amazing Race. It was like being in a different country and trying to find my way around. It surprised me how many people didn't speak English. Lots of shopping lots of bazaars!

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Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

There are a lot of knick knack stalls. If you want more bargaining power, have cash on hand. You can shop for blankets, pajamas, men and womens clothing, household items, jewelry and more. Always look around first, and go back to the store to get the best prices. I saw turtles at the very first stall and was quoted 2... More

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Portage, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We came here looking for Chinese herbs that I read about in a book by Dr. Henry Lu. We went to Wing Hop Fung, at 5PM and after looking around for 10 minutes, we asked for help and were directed to a back counter, where a woman had been standing. As we came towards her, she left and didn't come... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband first took me to Chinatown when we were dating. That was about 25 years ago. We have seen it change so much, but it still holds the magic of when I was younger. There is not as many tourist entertainment as there used to be. No dragon beard candy makers, no lion dancers. In fact a lot of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was able to find some good food in China Town. Although I need to pay parking, since it is close to Downtown, I have gone bad for more food. There is a Bruce Lee statue in case you are interested.

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Mechelen
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went to Chinatown expecting some Chinese atmosphere. But I was very disappointed.. There are a few stores and restaurants and thats it. I was hoping on something like Olvera street but it was really not. Halve the people were rude (not like most places in LA) and I felt like I was not welcome.

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Columbia, Tn
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was a fun trip to see china town, with a lot of culture shock mixed if. The food was often exotic but good, Shopping was not the most varied of selections but still fun, area was smaller than I expected. Prices were all within reason. All in all a fun few hours.

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los angeles
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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What there is not to love about chinatown! You can find all knick nag, bonsai trees to authentic fruits. It is not quite busy like San Francisco or New York chinatowns since many Chinese business have moved to alhambra and monterey park in the last 2 decades. The Chinatown commerce has been doing a decent job to vamp up the... More

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Palm Desert, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Since most everything else was closed, we decided to cruz around ChinaTown. The Chinatown swapmeet wasn't very busy. Most vendors had the same items for sale. Saigon Plaza was great but very full of people. Lots of things to look at and buy. Purchased a pineapple boba from Saigon Deli. Was delicious! They also had other food items, fresh cane... More

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Batesville, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Chinatown is a must visit if going to LA. Not a huge area, but it is big enough to spend an hour or two. If you enjoy authentic Chinese food and goods, this is the place for you. Everything is also fairly reasonable priced.

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