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Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.
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Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take a walk through China Town at night and see the sights and smells , take time out and grab a meal , lots of places to choose from , we picked Ginger Joes for a tasty meal.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TonyB3842
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is an educational experience to walk the streets of Chinatown and explore some of the unique shops and the merchandise. Additionally, here, there are some of the best dim sum restaurants of NYC. Take the time and enjoy this unique area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

dirty awkward place nothing to be seen at all nothing to be bought, all low quality bad food bad smell nothing special or important or not be missed

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amal-Elyahyaoui
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like visiting Chinatowns in large metropolitan centres because of their vibrancy, sights, sounds and smells. This visit to NYC we only had time for a short walk through one evening and missed the opportunity to explore one of the largest Chinese-American communities in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Larry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked here from Battery Park. It changed a little bit from back in the day. Every shop carries the same thing. They need to switch it up. If you want a knockoff, you can get it here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FAJFAJFAJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have read lots of reviews that say don't visit this area or that it's dirty, don't listen...yes, it is an old part of NYC and some areas show wear and tear, but I didn't see any trash laying around or anything that lead...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Twiddle93
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Chinatown has of course a very long history and just walking around is a treat. The street 'stores' are a fun experience and they sell just about 'everything'. A quick look at the culture, the food and the people makes it another 'must do' thing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MGordonCharlotte_NC
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Fun! If you like cheap souvenir shops. Which I do on occasion. But San Francisco & Los Angeles have better Chinatown (s). But either way it was a fun place to visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
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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
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Roving268834
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.
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kemdoll
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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Chris C
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
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