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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 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting here, on our own. Unfortunately, we only had a couple hours before we had to leave and meet others elsewhere. However, the areas that we visited were interesting and we enjoyed our brief time here. Hopefully, we will be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dragon789wv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting place to walk around to explore the area with a lot of shops, restaurants, wet markets. Worth to spend at least an hour here!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kiet Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chinatown is an incredible place in NYC. There is plenty of history and old architecture in the buildings. So many authentic Cantonese restaurants and not to mention dim sum lunches. Also, plenty of shopping. I've enjoyed coming here for many years. I hope to take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
9  Thank TheSushiGuy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a visit to meet friends over tea, lunch, and dinner in Chinatown. As a multiple time per year visitor to China, it doesn’t have the same feel as being in China. There are many souvenir shops and eateries catering to visitors. A good...More

Date of experience: March 2019
72  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at one of the small chinese establishment. Good value for money. For USD21, we each had a bowl of wanton soup, deep fried spring rolls and a dish of sweet and sour pork with rice.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LionCity88
Reviewed March 15, 2019

Chinatown show us how a community can integrate while not giving away their complexity of values, customs and overall culture. Its a great place to just marvel at human movement through the world and history. The products sold in their stores show the amazing diversity...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fabi A
Reviewed March 12, 2019

Chinatown itself is average, but it a great place to eat cheaply and buy some cheap souvenirs. Also pretty close to Brooklyn Bridge so that's a plus.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Geo89_12
Reviewed March 5, 2019

We visited on Monday 3/4 and walked the streets and visited the shops. We may have set our expectations too high. We aren’t overly adventurous eaters, but it’s hard to choose a spot to eat. There are not a lot of things to go there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank John K
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Had a walk here as was in the area and wanted some Chinese food for a change. Shops are poor, restaurants are not very good and the people are rude.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank deanbain1982
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Well worth checking out whilst your out and about. The sights and sounds of China Town are excellent. Good food and shopping too. What’s not to like 👍🏻

Date of experience: February 2019
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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
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