Several weeks ago, my two friends and I booked a private walking tour of Chinatown and had Isabel as our guide. It was a wonderful experience-Isabel was very knowledgeable about the area, very patient with all our questions, and introduced us fully to Chicago's Chinese...More
I wanted an authentic tour of Chinatown after having lived in this city for 6 years, but felt intimidated to try and go explore this section of the city on my own. The tour was a fantastic introduction to Chinese food and also included important...More
On May 27th I took the Chinatown Walking tour and it was very impressive to say the least! I was with a small group that I arranged through Goldstar. Our tour guide was very knowledgably and had some interesting stories to tell. The Chinese Catholic...More
If you want the real deal and a fantastic window into Chicago's vibrant Chinese community, look no further than the Chicago Chinese Cultural Institute! Knowledable, passionate, helpful and tireless are just a few words to describe their staff and commitment to client satisfaction. Couldn't recommend...More
CCCI has great walks and events-really fun. The folks who run CCCI, as well as the staff, are all knowledgeable and interesting.
While lunching with friends in Chinatown, stopped in to view the historic memorabilia of Chicago's Chinatown and enjoyed reading the stories of families from this community and learning about the evolution of Chinatown.
If you're interested in Chinese culture, you can learn everything there is with CCCI. However, I miss the monthly Chopstix Club! Each month a different part of China was showcased with an authentic multicourse dinner and a lecture about the region. This would also be...More
I have taken the CCCI tour multiple times both on my own and with visiting friends and family from out of town. Chicago's Chinatown is such a fascinating place, and few people really know the history behind its beginnings. The CCCI tours are staffed with...More
The Chicago Chinese Cultural Event is one of the best events I have attended. It is gracious in the way it is organized and the way it is presented. The food is traditional and lends a real sense that you are visiting China. It is...More
We were a small group on a Girl Scout trip to Chicago, with high school age kids. The guide was well informed and pointed out a lot about the history of the Chinese area, including details about the buildings that we would not have learned...More