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“Nothing to write home about” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chinatown International District

Chinatown International District
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$64.98*
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3-Hour Seattle City Tour
Ranked #99 of 435 things to do in Seattle
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Owner description: Seattle's oldest neighborhood is rich with history and serves as the cultural hub for Asian-Americans in the area.
United States
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327 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Feels like most other large city China town districts. Interesting mix of shops and restaurants, enough to do for a couple of hours before moving on. After two hours though, you want to come back....very odd ; ).

Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Every big city has an authentic Chinatown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Easy metro ride to see a beautiful Chinese gate and numerous dim sum restaurants. Worth the trip is you want authentic chinese food well worth the trip

Visited May 2013
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Sheboygan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“CHINATOWN????”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

I am very shocked at this area that they call Chinatown. As some have said, its horrible. There's tons of homeless people on the streets... more than people here to shop or eat. There's a corner bar on King Ave that seems to be really busy tons of drunk people. The rest of the area is small shops. I don't even feel safe to walk around. So stayed in my hotel. One good thing is that my hotel is less than a block from the bus station so easy access to anywhere you want to go in Seattle. Busing in Seattle is awesome.

Visited June 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“not very impressive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Don't expect to find something extraordinary there. Basically, the whole district consists of the Chinese Gates, a big grocery store in the middle, about 20 different asian restaurants and traditional asian medicine places spread over 10 streets. The best part of the district is a hidden Japanese friendship garden. It is a bit hard to find, but it is a nice place to chill and rest for a second.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Chinatown International District”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Great Chinese, Korean, South and North Veitnamese cuisine amon others. Great for culture and design as well.

Visited February 2013
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