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“Interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chinatown

Chinatown
Ranked #16 of 115 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Calgary
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

So much good food and not enough time. Lots of interesting shops and busy daytime crowds. Some good Vietnamese places as well.

Visited January 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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New York City, New York
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247 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Dim sum on the go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

It is gritty, but it is a Chinatown. What Chinatown is spotless and doesn't smell? There's a mixture of cooked and raw items for sale and garbaged is not picked up daily. With that said, my finicky 3-year-old ate steamed buns, soft warm bread, noodles, etc. Picked up yummy treats. Be prepared to sit on a stair or public bench somewhere to eat. Taos definitely throws it down.

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Thank isletripper
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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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Thank party p
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