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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 #139 of 385 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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scotland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The grant plaza is a good place to stay for location right at the start of chinatown,the hotel itself is clean rooms are quite small with only hanging space for clothes (no chest of drawers) also could be done with tea and coffee making facilities.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband first took me to Chinatown when we were dating. That was about 25 years ago. We have seen it change so much, but it still holds the magic of when I was younger. There is not as many tourist entertainment as there used to be. No dragon beard candy makers, no lion dancers. In fact a lot of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was able to find some good food in China Town. Although I need to pay parking, since it is close to Downtown, I have gone bad for more food. There is a Bruce Lee statue in case you are interested.

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Mechelen
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went to Chinatown expecting some Chinese atmosphere. But I was very disappointed.. There are a few stores and restaurants and thats it. I was hoping on something like Olvera street but it was really not. Halve the people were rude (not like most places in LA) and I felt like I was not welcome.

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Columbia, Tn
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was a fun trip to see china town, with a lot of culture shock mixed if. The food was often exotic but good, Shopping was not the most varied of selections but still fun, area was smaller than I expected. Prices were all within reason. All in all a fun few hours.

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los angeles
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What there is not to love about chinatown! You can find all knick nag, bonsai trees to authentic fruits. It is not quite busy like San Francisco or New York chinatowns since many Chinese business have moved to alhambra and monterey park in the last 2 decades. The Chinatown commerce has been doing a decent job to vamp up the... More

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Palm Desert, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Since most everything else was closed, we decided to cruz around ChinaTown. The Chinatown swapmeet wasn't very busy. Most vendors had the same items for sale. Saigon Plaza was great but very full of people. Lots of things to look at and buy. Purchased a pineapple boba from Saigon Deli. Was delicious! They also had other food items, fresh cane... More

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Batesville, Arkansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Chinatown is a must visit if going to LA. Not a huge area, but it is big enough to spend an hour or two. If you enjoy authentic Chinese food and goods, this is the place for you. Everything is also fairly reasonable priced.

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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I visited LA's chinatown a few years ago and had a great dim sum buffet. Felt the pricing was reasonable and the quality was great. I also liked the decor of the resident. I find the area is very small and walkable, but it pales in comparison to Victoria or Vancouver, BC. I would not walk the area at night.... More

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Hereford, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Beautifully kept area. Authentic Chinese people selling their wares. We enjoyed it so much we attended twice in one week. *Foo Chow restaurant delicious food and sensible priced.

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