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Chinatown

Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Address: N Broadway at North Hill St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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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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Get the feel of China in LA

Los Angeles Chinatown is located not far from the City Hall and about 15 minutes walk from Union Station. It is not big compare to other major cities such as San Francisco or New... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited at least three blocks, some of the buildings look attractive in the distance for pictures but once you get close you can see they need paint and maintenance. We saw several small shops with lots of low price items and equally low quality aspect. Inside a local bakery we found something like ice cream wrapped in some sort... More 

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Littlerock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great time to stroll around, and look at the great architecture of the Asian culture. There's a big wish well that is very calming to see. Plus, there's this great bakery called Phoenix Bakery, INC that sells delicious cakes. Great shop's, but at times, it there's a price increase on certain items.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! Though some may say that Chinatown in LA is not big and authentic enough, I really enjoyed this place. Come visit here after sun goes down and you will see all the lights. It's beautiful! I really felt like going to another country, even though I still was in LA. Also, this is a good place to buy... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Los Angeles Chinatown is located not far from the City Hall and about 15 minutes walk from Union Station. It is not big compare to other major cities such as San Francisco or New York but still has the same characters of "Chinatown" as in other cities. It can be access by many bus lines and the Metro yellow line.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there are many reasons to visit LA's chinatown, from the many AUTHENTIC Chinese restaurants, to the newly opened 'trendy ones' like Chego and Pos Pok. But my reason for returning time and time again to Chinatown, is the Ten Red Tea SHoppe which is the most authentic vendor of tea you will find in all of Los Angeles. They sell... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

China Town in San Francisco & New York seem like you're actually in China, the one here in LA is small and not too much fun...nothing to really see.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

The Chinatown area in Los Angeles is sometimes called New Chinatown because part of the original Chinatown was taken for expansion of the transportation system It is still big enough to enjoy a good meal and check out Chinese markets. The Chinese arch is showing its age and needs a little touch up, but there is plenty of architecture in... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

There are many stores selling all kinds of Chinese junk and clothes. There are also many restaurants, some better than others

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Phoenix, AZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Chinatown Los Angeles is small and was a little boring in terms of shops and things to do here; unlike Chinatown San Francisco. I also didn't feel safe here. There were quite a few homeless walking around. As a solo female traveler, you must always be aware of your surroundings and be super smart about it when traveling alone. Some... More 

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Turlock, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

It is a small area. The stores we went to everyone was very nice. We actually stayed in a hotel in Chinatown and really liked how it was not so busy.

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