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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though it's true this is probably the nation's smallest Chinatown it does have one of the biggest gateway arches and quite a few options for dining. It's worth an afternoon of checking out the shops and markets and then end the day with a nice meal at one of many Chinese restaurants, especially if you have never been to a... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing much to do...just a little walk and some average Chinese food. Don't waste your time. The big Chinese arch is beautiful but that is pretty much the view. I walked about two blocks and I found nice and trendy bars and American restaurant.

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Thank Sweetkellygirl16
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the Metro into DC and stopped off in Chinatown. Had a great time looking at the sights and tasting the handiwork of New Big Wong's Chinese cuisine. A fun time was had by all.

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Thank Augustus A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was really funny when I realized that I was in a Hotel close to chinatown. So I decide to explore there... and Realized that the Chinatown in Washingtoin is just two blocks with just a few options.

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Thank Anderson G
Nixa, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

oh man this was so pretty at night but be prepared to struggle with crowds and noise .we were walking and taking a tour of this place , just lots ot see

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Loved the vibe. Stepped off the subway and saw the arch, pretty impressive for this small town girl! Would have loved to have had more time to spend looking around. Will need to plan another trip back to explore!

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Solna, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

A very small part of Washington that do not have the classic ingredients of a Chinatown really. No big deal but a lot of restaurants so just go there

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a really bustling Chinatown for a cultural experience, don't make a special trip here-go to New York. Very few Chinese run establishments left. The area is sketchy. You will most likely smell marijuana and crack. I have been many places, but have never seen people so brazenly smoking crack in public areas. Bring the inhaler... More 

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