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Chinatown

Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Address: N Broadway at North Hill St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 213-680-0243
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Description: Though much smaller than the Chinese neighborhoods of New York and San...
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.
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Small but fun

Small by San Francisco standards, but still offers many good restaurants and shops. There are deals to be had in clothing, jewelry, and knick-knacks in the many shops. Closes up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Berkeley, California

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When you have experienced Chinatown in San Francisco the one in LA always comes across as a poor relation. Its a historic area that goes back to the 1860s but its something you can miss if you plan to go to San Francisco.

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Small by San Francisco standards, but still offers many good restaurants and shops. There are deals to be had in clothing, jewelry, and knick-knacks in the many shops. Closes up rather early so get there before 6PM on weekdays. May be longer summer hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

my first trip there years ago was with two of my fraternity bros. of Chinese decent and they gave me the grand tour. One had a large chinese restaurant in the town area by the hair of his chinny chin chin. or Kingsley T..what a great place and the shops and food is outstanding. This is a location that should... More 

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Beijing, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Through our extensive travels, we like to stop and visit the country’s or city’s Chinatown. This has to be one of the smallest and most forgettable stops. It’s not really a Chinatown at all. It has no character. It wasn’t filthy though and that’s the best thing I could say about it. We live in Beijing and thought there would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

one block you are in USA, the next block you are in China, so funny to see how the people turns all chinese, the town is very small but do recomend just to pass thru, sightseeing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I Always like visiting Chinatowns all over the world, so I've seen enough. This had some nice shops, but unfortunatly I didn't feel safe around here, what was made even worse after getting some warnings of the people who live around. Too bad, but returned to downtown instantly

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Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Chinatown is an acquired taste… For me I have been going there for over 30 years. It is crazy and messy and even has a few unknowns smells to discover… But, the food and the "attitude" of the Chinese people and immigrants there is fabulous. You can find all kinds of things there that you want never find anywhere else!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

China Town is a busy street , nice place for shopping , main attraction , totally forget you are in US. I felt great walking across this street with chinese friends explaining the stuffs and their culture

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Seattle
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

It was super interesting to drive through, but it is really dirty and crowded, and you just know that if you eat anything there you will regret it. To be honest, I really didn't like the look of the place, even though I have traveled a fair bit in Asia. We had kids with us, and we didn't want them... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

if you went to china town in london, do not go to this place because is not cool at all, its not cleat and is very ugly.

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Address: N Broadway at North Hill St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 213-680-0243
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A

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