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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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LA Chinatown

The road is wide and the Chinatown Gate lights up a bit at night. Most of the shop closed early here and the place we get our dinner also closed at 8.30pm. Nothing much to see at... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to stop by China Town after visiting Little Tokyo and Korea Town. China Town was it's own little world. We got lost in a plaza where there had to be hundreds of stores. The people working the stores were always friendly and open to negotiations sometimes! Although be careful if you take photos as you may get reprimanded.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The road is wide and the Chinatown Gate lights up a bit at night. Most of the shop closed early here and the place we get our dinner also closed at 8.30pm. Nothing much to see at night. Quite & windy here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grand market is best place to walk through. Really quiet on a Saturday but nice to see all the buildings. We (myself female and two female friends) were stalked but a crazy man for three blocks so best not to walk alone.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its typical chinatown with gift shops groceries and asian food. parking is a bit difficult and we got lucky to find some secure parking space for $10 for 2hours. we walk around, we went to one restaurant and order a noodle dishes the lady said sold out, we order another dishes and again she said its sold out. so what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Short visit, due to the difficulty to find a reliable and affordable parking spot. Visited the shops and restaurants but decided last minute not to eat there. This place look like it will be more fun to visit during nighttime.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Saigon market is good for souvenir shopping and getting some cheap clothes but apart from that China town is mainly worth going to for seeing the architecture and trying some authentic cuisine. Comparing other 'Chinatowns' in cities across the world I would say this Chinatown is pretty similar to the real thing in some cases.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my Daughter and her friend on the train from Orange County to Chinatown and thought it would be a fun day and was very disappointed!!!! The girls were happy for a couple minutes as they were able to take there picture at the spot where a music video was filmed but then we were done! We ended up... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 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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