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Chinatown

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Address: N Broadway at North Hill St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: +1 213-680-0243
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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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Wanted to enjoy Chinese food in Chinatown

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Walking tour of shops, several restaurants. Typical of most "Chinatowns" in the U .S. If you want inexpensive items, this is the place to find them. Vases, bamboo plants, clothing, games, Knick knacks, etc. While this area isn't the most exciting, it does offer a bit of charm if one is in the mood to browse. Close to Downtown so... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We expected the Chinatown in LA to be amazing. Just did not live up to expectations. However, there were decent amount of restaurants to choose from and the prices were very reasonable. Worth a stop if you're nearby.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

We don't usually go to Chinatown because of the distance and the parking difficulties. Now that we can hop on the Metro Gold Line, it only costs us .35 cents to get there on the weekends (for seniors). That was exactly what we did last Saturday. After getting off the train, we went to the huge plaza which is between... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

LA chinatown is quite different with other city chinatown that packed into a small area. In LA chinatown is quite big area and there is no center for attraction. You will need to walk along the way to get the feel of a chinatown. There are not many things to see in chinatown, just a few shops and restaurant.

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key biscayne, Fl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Quite small in comparison to NYC but very enjoyable. We had a wonderful lunch of dim sum at the Golden Dragon and then enjoyed walking around the sites. We also had fun trying our luck at the wishing well. Many little shops and restaurants. The market was not very impressive and I actually felt a bit claustrophobic but I would... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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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