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Chinatown International District

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Seattle's oldest neighborhood is rich with history and serves as the cultural hub for Asian-Americans in the area.
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Yesler Way and Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relatively to other Chinatowns in other big US cities, this one is relatively small. Other than that, it is very typical neighborhood. Great authentic restaurants, wonderful dim sum and many unique little shops. It is fun to walk around and explore the neighborhood.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Neta_Avivi
Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

The International District in Seattle is a place that still provides a peek into the Asian culture of old. Here you can get old Chinese Herbs for healing. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for whatever might ail you. You can get a Chinese Food Massage or...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

Unlike Washington DC where there is a small district, this one is substantial. It remains smaller than the one in NYC. There are tons of small Asian restaurants, most of them frequented by Asian people

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank yveslouisp
Reviewed June 6, 2019

This chinatown was not as big as the one in SF. Now since this is Seattle, the sea foods were great!! We tried dim sum as well and they were even better than those in SF area! Also there is a toy store which specialized...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank stephent922
Reviewed April 27, 2019

Visited this area twice in our four day stay in Seattle. We recently moved to the west coast from Toronto and I miss Toronto's vibrant, messy, chaotic, dirty, crowded Chinatowns (there are five). Seattle's Chinatown is nothing like that. Extremely, clean and orderly, quiet and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank busyeater
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Seattle is having a homeless problem. That does not seem to be happening in Chinatown. There are the daytime vagrants, visual distraction and limited, but nothing on the sidewalks. The shopkeepers keep their areas clear and there is a safer feeling while walking the streets....More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Barry E
Reviewed April 14, 2019

There are some very good places to eat in the International District (like TamarindTree) as well as some interesting stores, Kobo as an example. But compared with other International Districts in the US it's just OK. Not worth a special visit unless you just looking...More

Date of experience: April 2019
5  Thank Alec D
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Not very a big Chinatown. Had dimsum in one of the Chinese restaurants. Spend 2 hours here including lunch. Nothing much to see actually. Wa'king distance from the Amtrak train station.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TMa48
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Ehhhhhhhhh . Wanted to visit as I love Chinatown’s, usually. Well this one was up there with it’s charm as one of the worst C.T I have had the displeasure to visit which was in Vancouver. It was dirty and honestly there was nothing there....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Headed to the district on the recommendation of the lady at the hotel. Not sure what we were expecting, but reality fell well short. We were greeted by a series of run down buildings and a set of sketchy Asian restaurants that look like they...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank tablaboy
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luvbug69mom
March 28, 2018|
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Response from AprilFNP | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I wasn't looking for any grocery stores.
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March 28, 2018|
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Response from Gary2425 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is a terrific market in the middle of Chinatown Seattle. It is called Uwajimaya and they are wonderful. A must see if you are even close to Chinatown.
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TheFinicky4
May 22, 2017|
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Response from monicanea | Reviewed this property |
Not too many stores gearing for souvenirs in the heart of it. Mainly restaurants and groceries types of shops. There's Uwajimaya though that has a huge selection of things that she may like.
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