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Address: Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 2123469288

Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this...

Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.

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A must see when in NYC

Chinatown really is a neat experience. Even if you don't buy anything, you should at least walk through it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Oldsmar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked through Chinatown several times. There are hundreds of small vendors/markets with very unusual fruit and vegetables not normally seen. All the restaurants are great. Also many souvenir stands and the occasional person playing an instrument

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chinatown really is a neat experience. Even if you don't buy anything, you should at least walk through it.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Take out the time to go to Chinatown! It was such an awesome experience! Barter what you want! A lot of different places to eat too! So much fun!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not really impressed after having seen so many Chinatowns all around the world. Anyway, it was OK to walk through this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Most large cities across the world have a Chinatown and New York is no exception. It fills all the parameters one expects from a Chinatown - small family restaurants, exotic cuisine, tantalizing smells in the alleys, ambience of the Far East and most of all superb delicious mouth watering food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting NYC, make sure to visit Chinatown for souvenirs. The shop owners are willing to haggle with you. The prices are better than what you will find in the shops around town. The food is also amazing. You can walk around and try many different dishes for very little money.

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chinatown is more than just a neighborhood, it is an adventure on to itself. There are so many stores, bakeries and restaurants that you could ever eat at. The neighborhood is steeped in tradition and has many historical sites to see. It is an all day affair if you want to just walk around and get lost. Unlike Little Italy... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took a stroll through Chinatown on our way to our next attraction. It's nice to take a walk through to stop at some shops, but I wouldn't make a whole trip out of it. I was a little deterred by how dirty it was, but still all the fruit and fish were laid out on the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have traveled extensively through China and my favorite part is wandering through the food markets and buying unusual things to try. You can do the same thing in Chinatown in NYC. Terrific restaurants, great fruit and vegetable stands. Definitely worth visiting!

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Tempe, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't impressed with it at all, we had lunch at a underground tiny restaurant it wasn't that great but at least i can say i went there, probably wont go back next time i go to NY.

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