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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 #152 of 397 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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363 reviews 363 reviews
184 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Not the best Chinatown I've visited. In comparison with others lil new York and San Francisco, it seemed very small and uninspiring. Not really a major LA attraction in my book.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Since we have been to China last year, and have also visited Chinatown back home as well as in Malaysia/Singapore, we weren't too impressed with the American ChinaTown. I just feel it lacked character.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a great time in Chinatown, it was really fun to explore the different stores and see what life is like on the other side of town. Lots of weird smells, tastes and things going on, definitely a lot to see! Check out our post and photos on our experience :) Enjoy! http://mrandmrsadventure.com/2014/10/07/los-angeles-chinatown/

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was my families first time visiting Chinatown and they had a great time. We spent $$$ of money and found a small Chinese restaurant and the food was so good. We will definitely be back.

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boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

At first I thought this was going to be a waste of time, but we had a splendid afternoon strolling about and browsing.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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