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Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.
Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
+1 212-346-9288
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Chinatown really does have an exceptional selection of food--from ramen to dumplings, and so much more, you're sure to find something tasty. But, do check out the restaurants city grade for cleanliness. Also, you can get a cheap and very relaxing chair massage ($10 for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot come to New York City and not spend a while in one of its more colorful sections in downtown Manhattan - Chinatown. Let's be frank: you will not be visiting an elegant neighborhood with fine dining venues and fashionable stores; you will experience...More

Thank Cyreese
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wandered around here on a rainy Sunday morning. It was colourful and vibrant with a great sense of community. Some bargains to be had..if you are looking for some fresh fruit, here's where to get it. A punnet of strawberries for one dollars...oh yes!...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kind of a dirty neighborhood. I stopped to eat at a random restaurant. I was disappointed that they didn't have egg rolls. The food was bland too. I've eaten better Chinese food in Indiana.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was warned not to go in any (backroom) for better price! Very busy, hectic and loud! Loved it! Fresh fish markets!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chinatown is a cultural delight. Many wonderful restaurants for dinner or yummy Dim Sum. Plan to get some flavored Boba tea at Teado Tea shop. All along Canal St are many small shops and street vendors for knockoffs and other items; be sure to bargain....More

Thank David Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love snacking at the restaurants in Chinatown. Grab some here and there ... try it all. Or, sit down for a great meal and one of many fine restaurants. Food is plentiful, prices are inexpensive ... especially for NYC.

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chinatown is a busy and exciting place, so full of restaurants that choosing one can be a challenge. We opted to pick the one that looked busiest, and had a good meal - though like nearby Little Italy (which is virtually next door) it wasn't...More

Thank TravellingMatt2013
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Another very important part of NYC's immigrant history is Chinatown...with some of the best Chinese food I have ever eaten, including authentic Chinese breakfasts...with women pushing carts calling their dishes. <3

Thank Kristina T
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Visiting Chinatown is a must for us when visiting large cities. We enjoy the food and culture. Chinatown stretches over several blocks so it takes some time to explore it all. There is a variety of restaurants and other stores selling souvenirs and items that...More

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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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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
October 4, 2017|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
The best place that I go to is right across the street from Joe's Shanghai restaurant which is Foot Heaven at16 Pell Street. I go there when I pull my back out or need a good foot massage. They are very reasonable too.