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Chinatown

318 West Cermak Ave, Chicago Il, Chicago, IL 60616 (Southwest Side)
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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Chinatown
60%
Ranked #134 of 307 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Chicago's large Chinese neighborhood is full of popular restaurants.
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Chicago's large Chinese neighborhood is full of popular restaurants.
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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Just spent Christmas Day here with my husband and our young son, we had a blast! Parking garages with extremely low rates for the city, fun atmosphere, amazing food, nice people, and great shopping! I would highly recommend visiting this part of the city and making a day of it!

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Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Having been to the Chinatown in Toronto and New York (for comparisons' sake), Chicago's chinatown feels a bit lacking. The restaurants in this area are plenty but far and few actually standout as a decent place to eat. The better places are probably the ones that the Chicago Food tour group would take you to, the rest are hit or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Took the family to Chinatown on our final day of our Chicago weekend visit and had a great time. Had the best Chinese food ever at Won Kow! Everyone treated us very well and people on the streets were very friendly. Very fun and interesting place to shop as well. Made me feel as if we were not in the... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

There are many choices for eating and a little shopping. Otherwise, it's not a huge Chinatown like in other cities. It's easy to get there on the "L."

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raleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Took the red line to Cermak-Chinatown The goal was to find tea similar to what I found in Beijing. Had breakfast at the Great Wall restaurant in the strip mall area close to the square with different Chinese zodiac statues. Note, when you get off the stop, if you want to explore the main area, you need to go around... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have such a great and underrated Chinatown in Chicago! It is relatively small, but you will definitely feel like you are not in Chicago, or America for that matter! Great food. Great people. Great shops. and some great views. don't miss chinatown!

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Saint Paul, MN
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My friends and I went to Chinatown in Chicago, IL on October 11, 2014. The food and products were okay, but the waitress and sales associates were mostly treated us badly. The waitress forced us to tip them no matter if we have enough money or not. Some of the sale associates in stores gave us the look that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I love how one of the reviewer said, "Very Chinese." Very Chinese, indeed. The whole area are packed with Chinese, Chinese-Americans, American-Chinese! As soon as you turn to Cermak, you will have the feeling that you are in China! Even though the area is not quite as big as that of LA, or San Francisco, Chicago's Chinatown does have its... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I am from Guangdong Province, China and the major population in this Chinatown is also from there. They are from a rural little town called Taishan and they made this Chinatown look like that town successfully. I am from a very big city in that province called Guangzhou but I have traveled to Taishan for a few times. I thought... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Took a cab from the Mag Mile to see Chinatown. The most obvious thing is the smell of Chinese food being cooked. To bad we had just eaten breakfast or we would have eaten here. Lots of shops to walk into, will go back for lunch.

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