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Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
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Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this...

Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.

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good for Chinese foods, or an Asian market, or tea

We actually stayed in Chinatown on this visit to NYC, which seemed a bit unusual at first, even though we live in Bangkok. It seemed nice there though, casual, of course with... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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122 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We actually stayed in Chinatown on this visit to NYC, which seemed a bit unusual at first, even though we live in Bangkok. It seemed nice there though, casual, of course with lots of Chinese food options and Asian markets. It doesn't have a dressed up Chinese tourist-destination look to it, besides the typical signs, but then neither does Bangkok's... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place does not have special Chinatown atmosphere like at San Francisco, but os excellent place for dinner. Check you eating place properly and advise Tripadvisor for best placecfor you.

Thank Eran K
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Going through Chinatown was very interesting. A lot of the merchandise is what everyone is used to seeing. I did enjoy visiting the open air markets with fresh vegetables and fruit. It was also interesting to have ladies walk up behind you and ask if you want to buy purses (must be illegal knock offs, because of their secretive way... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a quick walk from the 9/11 Memorial through Chinatown. It seems to have lost alot of its authenticity over the years, but it was still colorful with some interesting shops. We also landed on canal street to experience the 'fakes' which are now more updated with using blue tooth headsets and laminated cards. If you don't see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited China town from the Big Bus walked around it's defiantly the older part of New York and showed it plenty of food shops and cheap tourist stuff bought 5 shirts for $10 dollars but as good as the shirts in New York City selling at $10 each also got a good hoodie which was pric d at $35 for... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I was in NY i used to take the underground for about 20 minuted just to hit my favorite spot in chinatown for lunch. Prices were really low, food was tasty and i would then walk till brooklyn bridge and then take the underground back to my hotel. I have always fancied chinese cuisine and culture and here you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ventured into chinatown on a busy Friday afternoon. Mainly came here to buy cheap souvenirs to take home. Definitely would recommended making a trip here to buy souvenirs over times square as they are at least 50% cheaper. Area is a bit on the dirty side and is incredibly busy. Didn't eat here but many of the restaurants looked like... More 

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Kerkdriel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

incredible to see this, and compare it with other parts of the city. lots of shops, smells, tiny restaurants, cultures etc.. great food as well on unexpected places

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Southwest Oklahoma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to China Town in San Francisco and Beijing itself, we were not impressed. However, we did find some of the best Chinese food on Mott St. Souvenir vendors are identical to the ones found in Jamaica, Mexico, Eastern Europe, and Korea. Don't pay the asking price, they will sell you most items at about 50-60 percent of what... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking the streets looking at all the sidewalk vendors and listening to all the chatter from the vendors and visitors. There's a lot of activity in this area. It's very different and we liked the experience.

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Little Italy
While Little Italy is one of the city's smallest neighbourhoods, its streets are packed with visitors from around the globe, especially on summer weekends when the streets are closed to traffic. Stroll up Mulberry Street, the heart of Little Italy, for a dense mix of Italian restaurants with sidewalk tables, cafes, and old-school food shops. Don’t be surprised when the hosts beckon you to pay them a visit. Stop in for a coffee and a cannoli, or grab a streetside table to take in the scenery over a hearty Italian meal.
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