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“Looks, feels, smells authentic, because it is” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
Ranked #16 of 115 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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145 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Looks, feels, smells authentic, because it is”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

It is the real thing, not like San Francisco's tourist trap.Tao Dim Sum on Webster between 7th and 8th is outstanding.

Visited December 2012
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Folsom, California
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77 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Oakland's Chinatown”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Just like with any Chinatown, if you are not really a big fan of their products like groceries, food and cuisine then there's not much to see--BUT there is a lot to smell! The place is quite dirty.

Visited July 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Best on the West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is my favorite Chinatown On the whole west side of the country. If you visit you have to explore all of the markets and stop for dim sum

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“So.....so......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Been around CHina town in different cities, this wanst the best in my opinion, could just be us.......

Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“charming.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

You found everything that is n San Fran's Chinatown but in a smaller area to walk in and less hectic. That made it much more accessible. Knowing Chinese would have made it easier with the vendors as many don't speak English. Authentic.

Visited May 2012
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