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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 #151 of 389 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As per the title, I've been to better china towns. We walked from the Metro station whilst on our way up to Dodger Stadium so killed two birds with one stone, not worth a look by itself in my opinion.

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Fremont, California
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1,151 reviews 1,151 reviews
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825 helpful votes 825 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have gone to Chinatown in Los Angeles several times. We have gone with friends to have a nice Chinese dinner there; its a good way to sit back, enjoy many good food dishes, and enjoy catching up. We have also gone to Chinatown for dim sum lunch. When I was growing up it used to be a special trip... More

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Toledo, OH
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 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
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13 helpful votes 13 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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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
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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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19 helpful votes 19 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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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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