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Chinatown International District

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Address: Yesler Way and Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206 382 1197
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Seattle's oldest neighborhood is rich with history and serves as the...

Seattle's oldest neighborhood is rich with history and serves as the cultural hub for Asian-Americans in the area.

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HIGH POINTS Very authentic community, not created for tourists but is a place where people live, work, play. Friendly shop owners and residents willing to give directions and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Almere, Nederland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would skip this neighborhood, there is not much there to see. In comparison to Chinatown in other city, there is not much 'Chinese'.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

HIGH POINTS Very authentic community, not created for tourists but is a place where people live, work, play. Friendly shop owners and residents willing to give directions and information. Great selection of restaurants in all price points and food selections. LOW POINTS Very limited parking. One pay parking lot was next to tent village that was filthy with garbage everywhere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The food is incredible! Every single place we went, we got something to eat. It's all authentic, super cheap and the people are incredibly friendly.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Seattle Kung Fu has been in Seattle for 50 years. The Master is Se Fu John Leon. The style of Kung Fu is called Kung gar. Their is Tai Chi classes as well as Kung Fu classes every day. The costs are 150 dollars a month. It is good for children as well as families. It is a wonderful martial... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

It was awesome to had chance explored Seattle little bit more. Wing Luke Museum is highly recommended, located at the Chinatown district. The tour guide was very professional, resourceful, and shared all the story clearly.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Came here at 4/5pm on a weekday and there wasn't really anyone around. Kind of disappointing. The only cool thing is some Chinese restaurants and the big gate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to walk and see Chinese things but it's expensive some of places smells not nice but must try their fresh sweet called dragon beard, and u can find fortune cookie factory

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I've never been to a Chinatown that I enjoyed but that's just me. Crowded, stinky and lots of junk to eat. You have to go once to experience it....

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

If you have been to other 'Chinatowns' this one is pretty uninteresting, apart from the incredible Japanese store called Uwajimaya - that alone is worth the visit however. The Chinese gate is really the only Chinese-looking thing around. I was there on a Saturday afternoon and it was pretty empty.

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Boise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The area is interesting and full of delicious places to eat and shop. There are usually street performers playing erhu, which is a lovely instrument and culture festivals in the area.

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