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Chinatown

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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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Firecracker Festival

I ventured down to participate in the Chinese New Year festivities #firecrackerLA including registering for the 5k walk on Sunday. The festival supports tutoring in local schools... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a must see for chinese culture fans! Lots of chinese stores, restaurants and memorial scenes with a sense of local chinese culture!

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Monrovia, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ventured down to participate in the Chinese New Year festivities #firecrackerLA including registering for the 5k walk on Sunday. The festival supports tutoring in local schools with a full slate of weekend entertainment from tai Jo drummers to hula dancers. Our Chinatown is worth a visit if you are in the area or day tripping on the Metro Goldline.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and quite .. maybe because of the season .. we had lunch there very good btw . You can walk there .. shop or eat ;) nice !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the restaurant had long ques to get in. I tried no joke about 6 restaurants until I found one that I could go into without waiting. Food was great though.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the words of the movie of the same name, "It's Chinatown." Saturday is tourist central. There were families, kids running around, foot traffic stopping for the family photos, and store after store featuring the same goods. Still, it was fun for a way to kill a little time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are better Chinatowns but there is some good food here and actual Chinese people to see and interact with

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Littlerock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

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 January 9, 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

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 January 2, 2017

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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