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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 today via mobile

See it and forget it. The signs and restaurants looks like several places in China - smelly and dirty. There is not much good to say about this area, we couldn't wait to get out. So enter if you are curious or find better places...More

Thank TKazz
Reviewed today

As far as Chinatowns are concerned this one is not one of my favourites. A bit anonymous . But there a couple of nice Buddhist temples.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed yesterday

There are actually three Chinatowns in NY, the one in downtown Manhattan, one in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge) and now a larger on in Queens (Flushing). This one is definitely older and where most visitors go. Sample the many restaurants, noodle houses and dim sum places,...More

Thank Arthur Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I came through this area while on a bus tour. Stopped to eat and the food was great. A must to do while in this area.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A gentleman was selling fresh Durian. Never having seen it outside of TV, I was very interested. He was cutting up an order,so I asked him to taste a sliver,which was laying there.,(About 1/2 in.by 1/2 in.) His comment was "NO SAMPLES!" I would have...More

Thank Teddi I
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked through China Town for many blocks. I found it was smelly and very dirty. There was garbage everywhere on the streets; papers, smelly garbage bags, some of the grocery stores looked sketchy. It is a big China Town however it was not pleasant...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of street vendors looking to sell knock off Gucci and Rolex. If you aren't looking to purchase, just answer no and keep moving. Did eat in a very good authentic Chinese restaurant off a side street. Lots of inexpensive souvenirs, but sales people can...More

Thank cwgwgw4128
Reviewed 1 week ago

Chinatown of NY is disappointing. It is overcrowded, busy, smelly, dirty... this may be very authentic, but please clean the place up, so visitors can also enjoy the rich culture that Chinatown could potentially offer, like in some other major cities of the world.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a walk around Chinatown today and really liked soaking in its community feel. The area has a bit of everything, from market stalls to restaurants to temples, and it was fun just to walk around and take a look at everything on offer....More

Thank conqueror-wyrm
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in college, we used to go to Chinatown a lot for very good and reasonably priced food. The area was full of small shops selling mostly fruit, fish, and other goods. Well, many, many years later I returned and was very disappointed. Now, as...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.