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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

Chicago's large Chinese neighborhood is full of popular restaurants.

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Stopped at this random Chinese restaurant. Great place! Very friendly. I will becoming back when i come back to visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Adriana L
Des Moines, Iowa

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at this random Chinese restaurant. Great place! Very friendly. I will becoming back when i come back to visit!

Thank Adriana L
Muncie, Indiana
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the typical tourist thing- go to Chinatown. We took the tram & it was literally a 2 minute walk to the Chinatown entrance. It was nice seeing the culture: overstocked stores with authentic oriental items, authentic Chinese restaurants, architecture, etc. I bought a tea saucer & cup. The wait was very long during lunch time for every restaurant,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there with group of 7, had a wonderful chinese lunch, then walked in and out of shops! Tske lots of pictures!

Thank Yolanda1953
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure what I expected here but in comparison to London, New York and San Francisco it felt a bit lacklustre and downtrodden. Certainly it was busy in the food shops which dominate but as we weren't in the market to buy food on this occasion that kind of passed us by. The shops otherwise were not enticing. Disappointed.

Thank Wendy119186363
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we still enjoy an annual trip to Chinatown for dim-sum and to just walk around and look at the shops, there are less and less shops open and those that are seem to have all the same stuff. Hope it comes back with the economy.

Thank kcape
Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start with Chicago's Chinatown is not in the most safe of areas. This is a place that you need to be out of before it gets too late. Although there a few nice shops overall most shops are packed with cheap trinkets. There are many vacant shops. The grocery stores are small and do not smell especially good. Having... More 

Thank Toddb62
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

My son wanted to check out Chinatown, after a college visit to UIC, so we drover over. I hadn't been there in possibly 20 years, so I didn't remember it at all. First, I just love the entrance to the main street. Very touristy, but not in a flashy, fake way. My son loves Chinese/Japanese gifts/treats, so we went into... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

There's so much traffic due to construction in Chicago it takes a long time to get anywhere - so this trip seemed longer. Tho with the directions provided it was easy to relax and enjoy the sights along the way. Chicago Chinatown is fun, small but fun. Interesting to have shops to go thru and many restaurants to choose from.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It is nice to visit it nothing like New York!! No black market. Things are cheap and you can get some cheap souvenirs but don't have high expectations.

Thank Kayla D
Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Chinatown is a fun place to visit on a warm day, because you will do a lot of walking outside. They have a variety of stores and restaurants, something for everyone. We noticed a lot of Asian people go there to shop in the food markets or eat in the restaurants. The stores range from tourist type stores, to authentic... More 

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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.