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Chinatown

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Address: Bounded by G, H, 5th, and 8th Sts., Washington DC, DC
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Small and lack the buzz and shopping that is typical of your regular U.S. Chinatowns. What it does not lack is genuine Chinese cuisine which can be found at a few restaurants... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Chinatown in 2016 is nothing like it used to be. There are so many more food options. I will say, to some extent, it has come full circle. When I first moved here, downtown D.C. and Chinatown was not a safe place to be after dark. Then D.C. experienced a renaissance, and it became exciting and safer. Now Chinatown is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Small and lack the buzz and shopping that is typical of your regular U.S. Chinatowns. What it does not lack is genuine Chinese cuisine which can be found at a few restaurants along the way. You can walk this area in about 5mins so be forewarned and not be dissapointed. There is a bus station at the entrance which can... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well, there is a nice entrance and a few good restaurants but thats about it. The main area is busy with a Metro station, lots of street performers and people hanging around for a variety of purposes. There are some shops, residences, and many restaurants. It is close to many other areas of the City, including the Verizon Center and... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chinatown in Washington DC is now reduced to about a block and one of the restaurants is a Wok & Roll where the food is probably better than most of the restaurants here. Chinatown has about five traditional restaurants beyond the arch and does not leave much room for creativity. There is not much to see here. Although an important... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited Chinatown numerous times before this afternoon, so i did not really consider this time to be particularly special. Upon arriving my sister, mother and I made a plan for the stores we needed to spot at, so that we would not get distracted. If you're hoping to experience a Chinatown like on in New York or Epcot, this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had already read previous reviews about here so i wasn't expecting anything spectacular but we really wanted good chinese food and a picture. Wok and Roll was a good pick. If you're expecting lots of shopping or food options then i wouldn't bother but just to sight see and enjoy a good meal will work.

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Longwood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When the cab dropped us off we almost felt like maybe coming was a mistake. There were some angry people yelling about something to do with Trump. Then there was a very religious protestor with a megaphone yelling about the end of days. We asked several of the "locals" were was the best place to get dim sum and they... More 

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Dumfries, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing to see, not even a block tall! So used to cool and crowded china towns where you can find about anything, this one is really disappointment.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

A rather small Chinatown with most buildings looking in relatively disrepair. A few chinese restaurants about but they didn't look particularly attractive or busy in the afternoon we were there. There were quite a number of boutique and other hip cafes which are certainty worth checking out in the vicinity.

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Utopia, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Sure did enjoy walking through Chinatown, it reminded me of when we were in Korea last year. They have the friendship arch that is beautiful. So many restaurants and shops. Signs are in English and Chinese! It was such a safe place to be also!

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