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Chinatown

Address: 318 West Cermak Ave, Chicago Il, Chicago, IL 60616 (Southwest Side)
Phone Number: 7124800060
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Ranked #118 of 310 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Owner description: Chicago's large Chinese neighborhood is full of popular restaurants.
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Attraction details
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place was really awesome to go to. We loved the zodiac square and enjoyed reading about all of our "traits" based on our year of birth. Our boys got to run around and play and look in the different shops. It's a great place to buy some random trinkets for family members and also the kids. The prices are... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Compared to other Chinatowns, this was very clean and very organized. I loved the colors and the pride of the culture. The stores were very organized too! I loved their zodiac sign square!

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I have been living in Chicago nearly 10 years, and I never had any pleasant experiences in Chinatown Chicago, most restaurants has bad or cold services, the design and atmosphere of the restaurants are very cold, and not tasteful at all, far from real Chinese tradition, the food qualify of most restaurants are very disappointing as well, more like fast... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Just spent Christmas Day here with my husband and our young son, we had a blast! Parking garages with extremely low rates for the city, fun atmosphere, amazing food, nice people, and great shopping! I would highly recommend visiting this part of the city and making a day of it!

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Canada
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Having been to the Chinatown in Toronto and New York (for comparisons' sake), Chicago's chinatown feels a bit lacking. The restaurants in this area are plenty but far and few actually standout as a decent place to eat. The better places are probably the ones that the Chicago Food tour group would take you to, the rest are hit or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Took the family to Chinatown on our final day of our Chicago weekend visit and had a great time. Had the best Chinese food ever at Won Kow! Everyone treated us very well and people on the streets were very friendly. Very fun and interesting place to shop as well. Made me feel as if we were not in the... More 

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