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Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.
As featured in First Time in the City
Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 212-346-9288
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Reviewed 3 days ago

NY Chinatown has been a tourist attraction over the past few years, where visitors could buy all types of Chinese goods and souvenirs. Since the US tightens its border control policies, tourists to New York City have been declining. Many shops cut down their services...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank shangnans
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying in a hotel nearby. The first night we walked through the streets of Chinatown. Streetvendors selling flowers, fruits and vegetables. Many many restaurants and convenience stores. This being our first night in the big city we did have a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NeomeVdd
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed tons of shopping and a really neat cultural experience of the "must visit" Chinatown - From foods to purses - to clothing - Chinatown was super fun

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MeriBeth U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy Street , Offers galore :) , People on the corners offering replica handbags etc , Bargaining a must :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We passed through here on our way from the Manhattan Bridge to the Holland Tunnel. We saw the stores with the Chinese headings. It was super unbelievable cold. We didn’t stop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a cab to Lafayette and Canal! YOu will be greeted by multiple helpers to find fun purses and watches and sunglasses and hats. Always bargain. If they offer a $100 you counter with $50. In the end you will be at about $60. If...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank johndS6267VU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got hassled a lot. Shops looked like cheap prices but I couldn't be bothered with the haggling. Been to other china towns and preferred them. I won't be going back.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tr8v2l3r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! My wife and I went here after the 911 museum and I found the best Dim Sum! I had so wanted to eat in Chinatown when we were here and I was anything but disappointed. There are many small streets so don't just stay...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Travelingpatternmake
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed walking around Chinatown and experiencing the culture, but it is a very busy and crowded place. And I was disappointed in the shops there. I’d say come for a peek if you have the chance but don’t plan on spending too much time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mriann
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

District inhabited by Chinese people, it's a bit different scenery comparing to the Manhattan skyscrapers. Still there is nothing extraordinary to see.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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December 23, 2018|
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Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
Just about all the vendors sell them. Do not pay the price they first give you. They will negotiate and go down if you are firm. If they say 20, you say 10 then agree at 15.
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
You best bet is to take the A,E,C, N, or R subways to Canal Street. From Canal Street, walk down to Mott Street which is the traditional heart of Chinatown. Some good restaurants for a first timer to the city are 4-5-6... More
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May 22, 2018|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
The two I enjoy going to are 456 Restaurant on Mott Street and Wonton Noodle Garden also on Mott Street. The good thing about Wonton Noodle Garden is that if you have a cold, their Cantonese Wonton Soup with Roast Pork will... More