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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 place to hang out!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Delaware, Ohio
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We booked a tour through Groupon for a 90 minute walking tour. The Chinatown Cultural Institute presented it, and our guide, Mallory, was fantastic! We began off Archer Ave. in the newer area just north of the Chinatown entrance. She used a headphone so it was easy to hear everything.and to understand as well. she impressed us with her knowledge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a nice time taking the train to oglvie, then we walked a block to catch the water taxi to Chinatown. We had 3 moms and 6 kids in tow. There was a beautiful park where the kids played. We went to Cai for dim sum. Great restaurant! Then we walked the shops. We all enjoyed the candy store.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I'm a fan of Chinese food. If you're downtown and need a quick chow, head to Chinatown and find authentic chinese cuisine at very cheap prices. sure Chinatown's not a tourist destination but at least it will fill your hungry tummy.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not a very happening place. Most restaurants were closed early or void of customers. Not like most Chinatowns in other cities that are busy and crowded. Was very surprised since Chicago is a such a big city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Let me set the record straight: Chicago's Chinatown is not as large as SF or NYC's (both wonderful neighborhoods), but is most definitely larger and more authentic than Philly, Boston or any other U.S. city's Chinatown. Also unlike many others, it actually has a large foreign-born residential population that's continuing to grow: http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/chicago-chinatown-plan-development Szechuan cuisine rules the roost in this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Being a Torontonian, I am used to large Chinatown settings. This one in Chicago is relatively small, but serving the purpose for the Chinese Community.

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Kent, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I was not impressed with Chinatown at all. It was dirty and scary and the parking wasn't very convenient. The buildings were very interesting but other than that I would not recomend this place

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Address: 318 West Cermak Ave, Chicago Il, Chicago, IL 60616
Phone Number: 7124800060
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown

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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.