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Chinatown

318 West Cermak Ave, Chicago Il, Chicago, IL 60616 (Southwest Side)
7124800060
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$65*
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Small-Group Chicago Food Tour: Chinatown
60%
Ranked #159 of 381 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have been to a few Chinatowns and this was comparable with most. It was not as obvious as to when we had entered the Chinatown area but the number of Asian eateries was a clue. Wouldn't make a specific point of visiting but if you are looking for a decent Chinese meal there are lots of options in Chinatown.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

After you spend waaaayyy too much on the Magnificent Mile, confuse your wallet's reality by visiting Chinatown. This is the place you go to find your trinkets for those expecting presents when you get home from your trip. There are tons of little stores with lots of fun little trinkets for very, well...little. If you are a fan of Asian... More

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It was fun, first subway ride ever. Lots to look at, would love to go back and visit. We went to the wrong section first. look for the huge sign that says "Welcome to China Town"

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This time visited late morning when all the shops where open, much better without snow on the ground! Lots of interesting shops and restaurants, even found a birthday gift for myself! Plenty of people walking around and things to take pictures of.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have always wanted to shop in a chinatown, as I have never been to one. This place is so much fun! The shopping was a blast, the constant smell of food was great. The people were fantastic too. It was a great experience all around. I cannot wait to go back next time, with more money! I also want... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Of course, Chicago's Chinatown is nothing to boast of; if you compares it to San Francisco or New York's Chinatown. It is rather small and quiet. Nevertheless, it has its Chinatown hype with lots of restaurants and little shops.

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Belleville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Chinatown is a nice place to spend a few hours. There are so many places to eat and buy your souvenirs.I enjoyed the bakeries and architecture.The parking is a little limited but the few times that i've been there in the past it has never been a major problem. Be sure to get some dim sum and a fresh fruit... More

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