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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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Little Off The Beaten Path From Downtown But Worth It

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Clearwater, United States
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Clearwater, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We have a chinatown,but nothing like this.it was like a little village.it had all sorts of shops all the same items but yet unique .they had the park users the straw hats all sorts of trinkets,tea,if you like tea that had every tea known to man headache tea ,backache tea,liver tea,happy tea,relaxing tea these are just a few.of course there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of stores with lots of trinkets to buy. Lots of restaurants very hard to choose were to eat, all look good. Not a very big Chinatown but worth checking out!!!

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Stratford, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Um yeah. Sorry Chi-Town but Philly and NYC both have it over on you in this. It was ok...but that's it. I won't be going back.

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JohnK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My son and I ate at Moon Palace. The experience was very good. Otherwise, there's not a lot going on. Chinatown is a residential area, with older housing stock not much different from what you'd see elsewhere in Chicago, and newer housing stock only cosmetically different from elsewhere in Chicago. My son found it dirty. I didn't notice the dirt.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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134 reviews 134 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My family and I have been coming to Chinatown ever since I was an infant, and I've always loved this place. There are so many restaurants here that have amazing food and there are many shops all over that sell bakery items, teas, souvenirs, groceries, herbs etc, you name it! I've been to New York Chinatown and Washington DC Chinatown,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I nice place to visit and sightsee for tourist, being that I'm from Chicago I pass through the neighborhood often. Saturdays are your best days lots to see and do.

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Midway, Utah
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We've been to Chinatown in others cities and while Chicago's isn't as large as some, it was a great place to spend a morning. Long ago we lived in Taiwan and being in Chinatown always brings back many memories as we hear the sounds, smell the smells, listen to the language and especially - eat the food. We walked through... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Definitely will come back each time I visit. Love the food, the different shops and especially the food! We only had a few hours and couldn't shop long but I enjoyed every minute of it.

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Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Haven't been here for a while, but they seem to have more manners and more polite to customers now. Still lack of public restroom without having to eat in a restaurant. It makes it a little difficult if you just want walk around without eating, I guess. Like always, certain parts ALWAYS smells really bad. The Chinatown parking lot is... More 

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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.