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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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Fun to meander and explore- hit the museums too!

We had a great afternoon in Chicago's Chinatown. Yes, other cities have bigger ones- we've been to NYC and Philly. Yes, there are plenty of cheesy souvenir shops, but I've found... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Mara D
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Muskego, Wisconsin
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Muskego, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great afternoon in Chicago's Chinatown. Yes, other cities have bigger ones- we've been to NYC and Philly. Yes, there are plenty of cheesy souvenir shops, but I've found that in the other Chinatown's I've been. Go for the FOOD! We found excellent bakeries and restaurants. Dim sum is divine. Find a place highly recommended on TripAdvisor and... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I have been to China town many times, its always fun going there. I love going to stores in the Chinatown we get all kind of stuff from clothes to spices. I even love the food out there. Great for taste buds and good for pocket as well :) It is easy to go there, we get Red line "L"... More 

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Miami, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We've been very disapointed by the location. There is barely one street which is a bit typical with cheaps items to sell and "restaurant". Nothing to do with New York or San Francisco Chinatowns. Not really worth it a stop.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Steps from the green line train station is a cultural neighborhood worth the visit. Restaurants offer authentic dishes, souvenir shops have something for everyone, and the atmosphere is unique. I enjoyed a quick lunch before heading back to the convention center.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Definitely not what I expected. Disappointed as soon as I saw it. If you're looking for cheap souvenirs, then that's the place to go. But I was ready to leave as soon as I got there and I have been to other Chinatowns .

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Chicago Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Ok here goes an HONEST review of Chinatown Chicago. ONE thing Chicago is very well known for is their Neighborhoods. Chinatown is just one of 77Remapped Neighborhoods (used to be well over 150 Neighborhoods) Anyways.... Almost all (If i had to guess i would say 85% of the Neighborhoods are awesome in their own way!) I was Born and raised... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Don't have any experience to compare it to, but we had a good time. Were only there about 2 1/2 hours and could have spent more time. It was a bit touristy but isn't that to be expected? Made several purchases - for gifts and myself. The parking was very reasonable and centrally located - could have parked for free... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Not really sure what to compare it too, however, we enjoyed all the little shops up and down the streets of Chinatown Chicago. Lots and lots of places to eat so you surely won't leave hungry. A nice way to spend some time enjoying all Chicago has to offer. Also, if your patient, free parking is available off street.

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Holland, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We saved our trip to Chinatown for an evening thinking the lights would be pretty in the area. Not much exciting in that regard. The place didn't have much of anything going on and in fact most shops had already closed for the evening. After walking in a few places that didn't really smell that great the kids were the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Love their fried rice and the fruit smoothies very small place the stores are small and the people are very rude follow you thru the whole store like if your going to steal something and everything is very expensive only liked the food. . .

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