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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 #159 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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Tennessee
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174 reviews 174 reviews
66 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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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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172 reviews 172 reviews
74 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Great Britain
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Not sure what we were expecting, but It seemed spread to spread out and did not have the same buzz as the China town in Soho UK

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 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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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 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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