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Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 2123469288
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Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this...

Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.

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Nice for just a walk through

As tourists, my family was stopped several times by women trying to sell purses. As long as you politely decline and just keep walking not much of a bother. However, these streets... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Bryan, Ohio, United States

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We never go to NYC without a trip to China town to enjoy the shopping and food. If you do not like the density of people a city can achieve this is not for you, but if you do it is a wonderful place.

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Bryan, Ohio, United States
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As tourists, my family was stopped several times by women trying to sell purses. As long as you politely decline and just keep walking not much of a bother. However, these streets were some of the dirtiest in NY. This is where we seen rats (huge ones) walking along the street. Neat shops and looked like some good food places... More 

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Thank Tasha F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

W went down to Chinatown early on a Saturday morning , instantly your surrounded by vendors with knock off's of Louis V , Rolex etc etc ...most have a slight resemblance to originals but only to the untrained eye , some are just awful and pricey . Some good deals to be had if you into buy knock off merchandise... More 

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we were in new York we went to Chinatown one night for dinner I can't remember the name of the restaurant we used but most of them were pretty busy with locals and tourists so I guess they are all good. We had chicken and black bean very tasty and very cheap so very good value for money as... More 

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Thank christine0253
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want knock off goods this is your place. Every corner some one trying to sell you watches is bags. We ate where the locals ate , good experience and very tasty. Don't expect what you see in the movies, worth visiting to say you have been.

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Thank Tony W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Chinatown for 10 days. A fantastic area to be based in. We were only 5 mins walk from the subway, and so it was easy to go anywhere in Manhattan. Chinatown itself is a great area for cheap and good quality food. Food/fish markets line some of the streets, and souvenir shops line others. A busy and exciting... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

China town is a bit dodge with heaps of people selling knock off stuff on the streets. Expect to have someone in your face every 10 seconds trying to sell you a genuine fake handbag, watch or jewellery. It was worth seeing, but I'd never go back the next time I'm in NY.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was something we decided to visit on a whim after visiting the Brooklyn Bridge..it's very different and interesting to see another side to New York. We never went into any shops or restaurants hence the 3 stars...if we had more time and gone in stores or for food I might have been able to give a higher rating but... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's an interesting Chinatown, filled with history. Unfortunately there are dozens and dozens of small souvenir shops with people hawking their wares that are hard to avoid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Chinatown many times before. In January 2016 I went to Chinatown for a business lunch at Joe's Shanghai. After the lunch, my business associate returned to work and I wondered around Chinatown for a while before my next meeting. I went to Oriental Culture Enterprises. It had a large selection of Chinese books - 95 percent... More 

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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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