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Chinatown

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Address: 318 West Cermak Ave, Chicago Il, Chicago, IL 60616
Phone Number: 7124800060
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: Chicago's large Chinese neighborhood is full of popular restaurants.
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Authentic food in Chinatown

Chicago Chinatown is a great location for lots of authentic Asian food and great ambience. But I want to cut to the chase and give you the info you're really interested in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Kent, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I was not impressed with Chinatown at all. It was dirty and scary and the parking wasn't very convenient. The buildings were very interesting but other than that I would not recomend this place

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Chicago Chinatown is a great location for lots of authentic Asian food and great ambience. But I want to cut to the chase and give you the info you're really interested in; parking. Parking East of S Wentworth Ave between S Archer and W Cermak is convenient and safe. We found that we could park there for 3 hours with... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Stayed downtown Chicago and made a special trip to Chinatown and was disappointed. Little to see and experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Every large town used to have a Chinatown, now Chinese businesses are everywhere. But I especially like to take children to walk the streets and see the stores unique to Chinatown. Parking near the Chicago Chinatown will likely mean a lot nearby, and a short walk. Go for Dim Sum if you can so you can eat family style and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Chinatown, Chicago LOCATION Chinatown is located south of the loop. For tourists staying in the loop or river north, your best option is to take the Green Line to Cermak-Mc Cormick or even better the red line to Cermak-Chinatown. From there stroll down on Wentworth Ave. and you will feel like you left the Country. Chinatown Chicago is not as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Stopped for some dim sum. The ox tail was awesome. The chicken feet were not. As always the dumplings are our favorite. Very cute part of town that doesn't seem to open before 9am

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Newburgh, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It does not have the feel of San Francisco Chinatown. I found stores more expensive than elsewhere and they would not bargain. Sales tax in Chicago is also quite high. Moon Palace had nice inside and food was good, though too spicy for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I think this must be the best place to try authentic food in Chicago. In what can only be described as one of the weirdest things I've eaten, I tried chicken feet in one of the restaurants here. The texture was quite different from most other parts of the chicken, and once you get to the bone, it is much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Super! Little china experience with the good shopping and great food. They have authentic chinese food. Will definitely return on next visit to Illinois.

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Clearwater, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We had a delicious meal and enjoyed walking around and shopping. Just wish we had a little more time to see more cultural and historical sites within the district.

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Address: Address: 318 West Cermak Ave, Chicago Il, Chicago, IL 60616
Phone Number: 7124800060
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown

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Chinatown
Chinatown may be one of Chicago’s smallest neighborhoods geographically, but it's big on character, colors, sights, sounds, and flavors. In this South Side neighborhood, you’ll find authentic Chinese restaurants dotting the length of Wentworth Avenue. After a meal of dim sum, noodles, duck or other tantalizing food specialties, satiate your visual appetite with dozens of public art sculptures sprinkled throughout the neighborhood ranging from animal structures to pagodas, a tile mosaic, Chinatown Gate, and a Buddhist Temple.