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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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Great food and shops no hotels.

You can find some outstanding places to eat here. This is a small area but many interesting stories to visit. The only bad thing is that there are no great hotels in Chinatown.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

You can find some outstanding places to eat here. This is a small area but many interesting stories to visit. The only bad thing is that there are no great hotels in Chinatown.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's always fun to visit the different areas around town to sample the cuisine, view the culture, etc. When we arrived to Chinatown there really was not much going on. It was a Saturday afternoon around 4 pm and I would think there would be quite a bit hustle and bustle going on. Much to my surprise some of the... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I went for a walk on the streets , and had a lunch the food was good, at a Chinese restaurant don't remember the bame

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited here and attended the San Rocco di Simbario Feeast which started and ended at the St. Therese Chinese Catholuc Church. The entire neighborhood showed rare harmony of two great cultures. the present dominant ethnicity and the former one, trade up of Italian immigrants.

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Sachse, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Less than expected. I have traveled to all states in the USA for the exception of Maine and I have seen many Chinatowns in my trips but this I feel by far ranks as one of the lowest. Its extremely old and dirty and in a not so good part of town. all you see if restaurants back to back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visited the area once before and remembered it as an enjoyable time. However, when we decided to visit again it wasn't we remembered it. The shops are pretty enjoyable, but the food wasn't anything great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Chicago's Chinatown is quite spread out. There's the old Chinatown which is Wentworth street and the new Chinatown over at the square (not to be confused with the officially named New Chinatown located in Uptown). Straight to the point... Bubble Tea: Joyee's for fresh fruit bbtea and St Alp's for milk teas Bakery: Saint Ana - must consume at least... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We took the water taxi to china town to later discover on a tour that we got dropped off at the back entrance of china town. It was EXTREMELY run down and dirty!!!! Nothing but restaurants and grocery shops!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My cousin took us first to the park, which is her favorite place to hang out with her nieces and nephews, as there is so much for kids to do here. The park is adjacent to the river, and from here, there are great views of the surrounding areas.There is also kayak rental. Afterwards, we took a walk to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stay a couple weekends in Chicago each year and have never went to Chinatown. We went during a summer festival and had a great time. The streets were very busy and filled with vendors and little stands selling trinkets, souvenirs, and food. Can't wait to make a return visit

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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.