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Chinatown

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Address: N Broadway at North Hill St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 213-680-0243
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Though much smaller than the Chinese neighborhoods of New York and San...

Though much smaller than the Chinese neighborhoods of New York and San Francisco, great food and numerous small Chinese specialty stores still abound in Chinatown.

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It's seen better days

Apart from some trinket stores and a few food stores carrying traditional Chinese food items, including live fish, Chinatown seems tired and in decline.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
rblumer2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Sanford, North Carolina
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chinatown is another destination in LA that I always enjoy visiting. I love the Asian culture and always pick up souvenirs for family and for my classroom. The people who work there are helpful and courteous. I always enjoy our visits. The foods are delicious and I really love the cultural experience. There is paid parking down the street that... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Apart from some trinket stores and a few food stores carrying traditional Chinese food items, including live fish, Chinatown seems tired and in decline.

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Thank rblumer2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's nice for a walk. There're really cool staff to see (and to buy if you want). Just a couple of hours and you'll see it all.

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here you can find a lot of the funny/fail bootlegs and knock offs of various brands of goods and toys. Whenever I'm in L.A. I like coming here to spend the day seeking those out and get Chinese BBQ.

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Compton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our friends and my son and me (two adults, two kids) who took a trip out to Chinatown on the metro. It was a really great idea since we didn't have to worry about parking. We got there at about 11 am and there was not much to do. A few stores were open, and as the morning... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chinatown is always a fun way to spend the day, especially during lunchtime. It's right next door to Olvera Street and Downtown L.A. so you can kill 3 birds with one stone if you are visiting L.A. The reason I recommend lunchtime is because a lot of restaurants have lunch specials that include soup, rice, and some include fortune cookies,... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

worth a visit not huge so it doenst take long all the weird (to me) chinese things like live turtles in little bags for sale for soup and lots of amazing buildings to photo and admire

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous functioning Buddhist Temple in the heart of Los Angeles' Chinatown! Open to the public. Donation suggested. Located at 649 N.Broadway Los Angeles, California 90012 Phone (213) 613-1010

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Been to a few US Chinatown (New York, Chicago, San Fran, Phili etc) ... In term of uniqueness, this one probably is near the bottom of the list . Area is quite large and there's quite some interesting eatery; but it just does NOT have that type of atmosphere nor the variety of food choices common in other US Chinatown.... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Hidden away in the Far East Plaza with Chego, Pok Pok, Amboy, Incubator 21 lies the best ice cream in downtown Los Angeles.

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