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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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So cool to explore LA

Lotsa food. Really good food. Inexpensive. Shops. Cultural. Historical. Friendly, fun and safe Trinkets and souvenirs. Asian markets that aren't geared to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Malibu, California
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520 reviews 520 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Lotsa food. Really good food. Inexpensive. Shops. Cultural. Historical. Friendly, fun and safe Trinkets and souvenirs. Asian markets that aren't geared to anglos It's cool to walk 2 or 3 blocks and be in a TOTALLY different neighborhood It's always good to go to any and all ethnic neighborhoods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I have only came once and it was during Chinese New year 2014. The parade was so beautiful and my family enjoyed it. I don't know how it usually is but during CNY's it's really fun especially when you have young children.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This should be aptly re named Asiantown as these days there are more of other asiatic races in the mix( esp the other entrants of Vietnamese ,Cambodian etc who migrated more recently than the earlier Chinese migrants whom will move the social economic ladder and live n set up elsewhere and also their next generation not continuing their trades. All... More 

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Illinois
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We decided to stop here for lunch. It was easy to find parking on street during the week day (but you may find that parking in a lot is less expensive if you plan to stay 2+ hrs). We dined at Yang Chow restaurant which and walked through the shopping "mall" where you will find tons of vendors with everything... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went here to just see what it was all about some cute little stores selling anything and everything chinese and lots of restaurants all within a few blocks cute but nothing special

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Aveiro, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Do not waste your time going to the LA chinatown. It is not like in the movies. It is really horrible.

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Gold Coast Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We happened to be there during the Chinatown Golden Dragon Parade on February 21, 2015. There were lots of people already lining up along N Broadway. It was really colourful and very interesting. We saw Miss Chinatown 2015, marching bands, floats. Many of the shops were closed for the Lunar New Year. It was an awesome experience not to be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

If you're looking for a cultural immersion, this isn't the place. If you're looking for a pleasant time roaming around, checking out inexpensive items to buy in booths, and unusual spices and foods, it's a nice stop. Not worth a special trip, but fun if you happen to be in the area. Much smaller, simpler version of Chinatown in San... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

me my sister and mom did the tour with cosmos think that how u spell it we did a 17 day tour of LA LAS VEGAS AND SAN FRANCISCO did some place as well grand canyon which we stayed over night there we had 3 nights in each big city which was good to look around we went with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What can I say.. This place is awesome to have a date.. It's so romantic and has a lot of food that's the most important lol xD

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