I go down to Glodok mostly to look for electronics and IT-related devices with good prices. But this really is my last choice and I can only go when I'm in a very good mood. The most disturbing part for me is the pirated DVDs sellers along the sidewalk. They just keep on offering things that are just simply disturbing (especially porn). However, the real Chinatown part is quite nice though compared to the Chinatowns I find in other cities, it is probably not even on the top 10 to visit. What I can vouch for sure is that it's far from touristic.