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Chinatown

Address: N Broadway at North Hill St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Central L.A)
Phone Number: 213-680-0243
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Ranked #147 of 315 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
Owner description: Though much smaller than the Chinese neighborhoods of New York and San Francisco, great food and...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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 in Chinatown.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

For me, as a native mandarin speaker from Taiwan, China town is not that special since I am surrounded by all these traditional buildings and Chinese food everyday!! Still here is a cool place to visit since it is in the US not Asia. I bet people would come here for Chinese food. Too bad, it's just not that outstanding... More 

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Adelanto, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have been here a few times. Fun place to spend a few hours shopping. Cool architecture. Just really cute.

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Wichita, Kansas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

It is small compared to the big Chinatowns in North America, but I enjoyed walking around for an hour or so. It does have a bit of a dark and rundown feel to it, I wouldn't want to be there after the sun goes down. I avoided the food as I didn't get a good feeling looking at the dining... More 

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High Point, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We lived in Los Angeles for over 30 years and never visited China Town before. However now we live in NC and visited LA for the Holidays. Our 15year old was told by a school mate that it was a must go! So he was adamant that we took him. Lot's of shops and restaurants but way too crowded and... More 

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Casper, Wyoming
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Checked out broadway street in Chinatown. It has a bunch of shops and restaurants but not much else. It was cool to see but probably won't go back.

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Santa Clarita, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Many locals have avoided Chinatown to other places like Alhambra and San Gabriel Valley. But Chinatown is going through its resurgence with the old and the new. Don't discount the classics like Master Chef and the newly refurbished Empress Pavilion for dim sum. Or the wild and crazy Starry Kitchen with their amazing tofu balls. Take your time and stroll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

In both D.C., and NY, I find myself in Chinatown relatively frequently. I think I went to Chinatown, D.C., almost EVERY day. So, of course I loved it in L.A. I like people from China. I like people from all over the world, but I met a couple, visiting from China, and I found a new love. I also love... More 

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Tennessee
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213 reviews 213 reviews
72 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We ended up here as part of a tour of L.A. and I guess I expected it to be similar to other cities I've been to. But this Chinatown was not as impressive. The best part was the entrance/exit with dragons facing each other across the street. But the rest seemed dirty and ran down. We didn't have any desire... More 

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Karachi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A fun place to be. Got to shop what I needed. Also saw the old Chinatown that is awesome. Saw the places that have been featured on moves and TV.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Was looking forward to walking the area after a great visit to San Francisco's China town.was very disappointed,the atmosphere was bordering aggressive ,whereas San Fran's was so friendly ands welcoming.wouldn't like to be here after dark.

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