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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 #117 of 369 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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London
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Visited Chinatown early evening, around 8 p.m. and the whole area was closed. Went there to see Chinatown and have a bite to eat, not far form Civic Center and Grand Park which has nothing to eat, only discover the Chinatown was closed. there were a couple of shops open which you had to search for to find and maybe... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
36 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The New Dragon Seafood Restaurant on N. Hill Street has good prices, great food and generous servings! The two of us ordered off the regular menu and had the best garlic stir fry Chinese broccoli we've ever eaten; delicious beef and rice noodles; and tasty chicken with vegetables and wide rice noodles all for under $25-plus we had enough leftovers... More

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I liked the food and the ambiance of the shops but there were few of them. I purchased two remembrances of when we lived in China. There were some tourist/Chinese goods. Chinatown itself was a shadow of China (of course) and Chinatowns in San Francisco, Seattle and other places.

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Westwood Los Angeles County, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I'm a big fan of Asian culture, so I was very excited to visit Chinatown in L.A. This is a small Chinatown with bad food and cheap stores. It has some traditional architecture but is not worth the visit. It looked run down. It could be a nice area for walking but at least they should take care of the... More

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This place is again a historic district area that in reality consists of mostly cheap storefronts offering their wares. There are a few good restaurants in the district. The entrance to Chinatown is very impressive with the dragons facing each other. Still the area is something to see if you have a few hours on a sunny day.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This bit of LA has an oddly tragic history- the anti-Chinese riots in 1871 by murderous white guys left 19 people dead, and then the whole place was torn down and moved a few blocks north to accommodate Union Station. That said, its a quirky little Chinatown with all the obligatory odors and illegal fireworks and knife shops and some... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I hadn't been to Chinatown for ages but it's just as I remembered it. The shopping is great and inexpensive and the food (ate at the Golden Dragon) was wonderful. I stuck to the main shopping area on Broadway - there is a little indentation off the road where there are several shops and a wishing well. Great way to... More

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Sacramento, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Came here in year 2011! Is this too long ago to write this? Stayed at Sheraton in Pasadena, my way to think, had have Chinese food in China Town on Chinese New Year! Was Year Of Teh Rabbit! Very authentic! So authentic, a couple, yellow hair, ask if I speak English! Why is it any China Town I go (INCLUDING... More

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Cornwall
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159 reviews 159 reviews
54 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Unlike some of its namesakes in other Western cities, this really is more than just a concentrated group of Chinese restaurants. This serves LA’s significant Chinese community and has banks, shops, food, restaurants and everything else that you would expect the community to need. It’s not pretty in the usual tourist sense, but it’s real and it’s very interesting. Definitely... More

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Toronto, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I found Chinatown to be pretty empty. I could categorize two main groups that were mainly found when i was there. Elderly Chinese people doing their day to day groceries or beggars. My friend noticed that there was a lot more Vietnamese stores popping up. I'm not sure if I went on an off day but I went on Tuesday... More

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