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Agree with other reviewers

My friend and I went to Chinatown just to take a peek. We have to agree with other reviews. It’s a... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Central Florida, Florida
via mobile
Nothing but the gate

I walked up and down the street in downtown San Jose and notice a Chinese gate, I walked down and... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Apr 29, 2018
“Agree with other reviewers”
Mar 19, 2018
“Nothing but the gate”
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went to Chinatown just to take a peek. We have to agree with other reviews. It’s a gate and a few scattered shops not all owned or operated by Chinese people. Worth a peek but don’t have high expectations

Thank Campusanoo
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Only one typical China Town main gate with Chinese characters but nothing else. There are several shops with similar characters. This is not China Town!

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed March 19, 2018

I walked up and down the street in downtown San Jose and notice a Chinese gate, I walked down and find a nice little church in the park. As far as I concern, there are not much to sea that show characteristics of "Chinatown". There...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed January 26, 2018

The arch, the cement lions, one window with hanging Peking ducks, one shop with Chinese bric-a-brac. And the restaurant Tin Jo. That’s all more or less Asian that I counted in San Jose’s Chinatown. Ah, yes, Plaza de las Artes and a nice Catholic church...More

Thank acorna
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

I mean does putting up a Chinese Arch give license to call a neighbourhood Chinatown? I counted one Asian business within eyesight.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Not your typical Chinatown, except for the welcoming arch. A few souvenir shops, one or two Chinese businesses and restaurants.

Thank Brent D
Reviewed February 17, 2017

An arch with Barrio Chino written on it shows you are entering the Chinese neighborhood. If you proceed in the direction of Plaza Viquez you will be in a pedestrian zone most of the time. On both sides of the street are Chinese shops and...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed January 26, 2017

very small compared to what we are used too in europe, put nice to see and walk around ,unlike what we see in london a lot smaller

Thank Steve S
Reviewed January 10, 2017

If you happen to be walking by, it couldn't hurt to walk down the street, but it's not worth going out of your way. There's not much Chinese about this chinatown. We were there in Dec 2016. Not much was open due to the holidays,...More

Thank jasonxkeller
Reviewed December 20, 2016

I entered Chinatown from the opposite end to the main arch, not realising until I had walked down the street that it was indeed Chinatown.

Thank Fadamos
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