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“The least Chinese Chinatown I've seen”
Oct 5, 2019
“Quick walk thru”
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Bounded by G, H, 5th, and 8th Sts., Washington DC, DC
Downtown / Chinatown
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With my hotel at the Chinatown Gate, I was hoping for a "real Chinese" feel to my overnight stay, with perhaps some Asian style grocery stores or food courts to enjoy. What I found was a much more regular American downtown street, with some Chinese signs and a few
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Was really looking forward to checking out Chinatown... Highly under impressed. Besides the beautiful arch not much else to see or do here. My mother had always wanted to go, so we went.. and left rather quickly. My daughter purchased bubble tea that was the highlight. The
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Worth a visit only if you’re going there for a Chinese meal. There’s still a few ‘traditional’ Chinese restaurant left.
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Other than the giant gates that welcome you to "Chinatown", there's really nothing else that makes this area worthy of the title. It is located next to the National Portrait Gallery and to my shock and surprise, the Capital One Arena is right smack in the middle of what is
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First impressions are everything. The entrance to Chinatown makes a great one. What is typically a pragmatic city block feature, has been transformed to a colourful gateway. A creative use of the Shengxiao (Chinese Zodiac) for the actual crosswalk! The swirling dragons, and
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