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Chicago's large Chinese neighborhood is full of popular restaurants.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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318 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1916
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the day going through the various shops and stopping along the way at various restaurants. We really enjoyed the Phoenix's dim sum and will definitely be going back. The square was active with children playing a nice place to relax before heading to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 507janisg
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Forget the negative reviews. First of all please remember that China Town is not an “attraction”. You aren’t at Epcot in Disney! This is a real Chicago neighborhood where Chinese and other Asian people live, work, shop etc. Wentworth Street is the most popular and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
7  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

This was my first time going to Chinatown. I’ve heard some negative things about Chicago’s Chinatown but I still wanted to see it for myself. It was well worth it. I had our Uber driver drop us off by the restaurant MingHin. We first walked...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank SarahS099
Reviewed March 20, 2019

I have been going to Chinatown all my life. This is one of my favorite places to go. The food is fantastic.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul F
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Don’t bother is our advice. Took the train from dt Chicago while we were visiting this weekend. We were back on the train in less than an hour!!!!! From the minute you get off the train the whole area looks run down. Broken pavement, dirty,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Alison1207
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Special and different place where you can get easily. Just steps away from the McCormick subway station. Nice family friendly with numerous restaurants and nice stores with a wide variety of products and souvenirs. Had a great time during a snowy afternoon!!! Highly recommend it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank daisyg2017
Reviewed February 9, 2019

Chicago’s Chinatown does not exist to be a tourist attraction, and is considered as one of the largest and most vibrant ethnic communities in North America. But if you are tourist, here are some tips for a self-guided exploration, free of charge! The first thing...More

Date of experience: February 2019
16  Thank Lou_per
Reviewed January 16, 2019

I remember going to Chinatown in highschool over 25 years ago. When in town for a girls trip with no plans we decided to check it out and have lunch there. We walked down the street where the entrance is and stopped in a few...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank carrie9678
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Chicago China town reminds me of a 3rd tier city in China. Dirty with crappy shops and restaurants that look like they would make you sick. Everyone was smoking. We went into one shop and if you need a picture of a naked woman with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Soccerdad2
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

We decided to head over to Chinatown for dinner on a whim and were not disappointed. The couple shops we stopped in at had amazing things for sale at reasonable prices and all of the food places looked amazing as well!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Chinatown may be one of Chicago’s smallest
neighborhoods geographically, but it's big on
character, colors, sights, sounds, and flavors. In
this South Side neighborhood, you’ll find authentic
Chinese restaurants dotting the length of Wentworth
Avenue. After a meal of dim sum, noodles, duck or
other tantalizing food specialties, satiate your
visual appetite with dozens of public art sculptures
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Becky L
May 20, 2019|
Response from Alison1207 | Reviewed this property |
We took the train to Chinatown. To be honest I would not bother visiting! We were majorly disappointed. It is not like San Francisco China town or what you see in the movies...... it was so dirty and everyone was smoking... More
Ramón H
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Itsmekcr | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! Absolutely Yes.. I can’t wait to go back, I cant imagine how fun it would be to stay for a few days, time to sample the bakery items, several bubble teas, dim sum, Shabu Shabu, I would be in heaven here..
Jessica B
September 23, 2017|
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Response from 197marian | Reviewed this property |
Chicago's Chinatown is smaller than New York. There are many stores to buy inexpensive things, One restaurant I highly recommend is Ming Hin for dim sum, entrees, etc.They own 3 restaurants in various areas, so are... More