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Chinatown International District

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Address: Yesler Way and Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206 382 1197
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Seattle's oldest neighborhood is rich with history and serves as the...
Seattle's oldest neighborhood is rich with history and serves as the cultural hub for Asian-Americans in the area.
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Dim Sum, Food and few shops plus a Museum

You are not missing much. I have seen horrible Chinatowns and awesome Chinatowns from Chicago to DC to LA to San Francisco and etc. You are not missing much keep moving. So many... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
jdreynoldsjr
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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259 reviews 259 reviews
131 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

You are not missing much. I have seen horrible Chinatowns and awesome Chinatowns from Chicago to DC to LA to San Francisco and etc. You are not missing much keep moving. So many Dim Sum places low end and high end. Streets decent and no street vendors.

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Indianola, Iowa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Uwajimaya is an Asian specialty supermarket which sells a large variety of produce, seafood, housewares and groceries. There is also a nice book store attached. After browsing the grocery and book stores, we ate lunch at the attached Asian food court, choosing Bebimbap at the Skilla Korean BBQ, and enjoyed it very much. There is a Daiso variety store across... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Because the food a only because it, I given 3 starts: delicious and ship food. Unsafe place, dirty and ugly.

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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I live in Seattle and used to work not too far from China town. even i avoided the area as much as possible. i have been to China town in other cities and they are much much better. There are some great and affordable restaurants there, but you pretty much need to be a local to be able to sniff... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We walked from downtown to the International district. It is full of restaurants. We went in a little aisle way filled with booths selling noodles, Chinese food and pastries. There are several tables squeezed together so you can meet other travelers and see how they like their food!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were disappointed with this Chinatown. It was a so so Chinatown, Only good thing we can say is the restaurant, we visited gave us good food portion for your money.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Not impressed. Not much to see or do. Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Looked run down. Victoria and Vancouver BC have really interesting Chinatowns. Seattle's was a huge disappointment.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited this area between 5pm an 7pm. I was not very impressed; however there appeared to be some very nice restaurants and I think once the area had "come to life" it could have been interesting to sit and have a drink/meal and "people watch/world go by".

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Dallas, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

In our Dk Top 10 Seattle guidebook, it highlighted the International District as one of the top places to go. As we were nearby, we thought we would walk around and check out the place. Like many other people have pointed out, there is absolutely nothing here. Nothing to see, nothing to do, hardly any restaurants or shops - i... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We walked miles to get here, not knowing how far it was (obviously our fault). But, when we arrived, there was NOTHING there. I thought it would be like Chinatown in San Francisco but not even a little bit. We ate at one restaurant and left. There were no shops!!

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