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Chinese immigrants have brought their traditions and culture to this neighborhood in New York City's Lower East Side.
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Canal Street to Bayard Street, New York City, NY
+1 212-346-9288
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Chinatown in NYC was fantastic. It very real, very authentic. We had some very good food and found some great shopping bargains. Chinatown is like stepping back in time. It is very busy area, so you must pay attention to what is going on. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly parts do have a bit of a rundown feel but not in an unsafe way. It felt authentic as well with a large Chinese community going about there day to day lives and all the shops selling Asian produce and live fish to dried...More

Thank Ferg28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chinatown is a quarter of New York City that has over the years become very much a way of life in this city. Lots of Chinese shops selling a variety of things like souvenirs, clothes, fresh vegetable produce, and fresh sea food. Lots of cafes...More

Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed walking around and seeing all the fish markets and produce vendors. I didn't think this area of NYC was dirtier than any other as some reviews stated. In fact, some streets were cleaner and I did not see any homeless people here. No...More

Thank Sandy817
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not glitzy, but it has a real gritty original feeling about it. It is, in a way, similar to walking through parts of China (the parts that are not pretty-upped for tourists). Chinatown is more for the local Chinese than it is for the...More

Thank geotech522
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the worst area we visited in Manhattan. Lots of trash blowing around, lots of graffiti, and the people bugging the crap out of you selling knock off Gucci and Louis Vuitton bags and fake watches were so annoying! There were people on both...More

Thank michelelT6478IB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After living in Shanghai and Beijing, this area brings me back to living in China. If this is the closest you will ever get to China, please go! Choose a little hole in wall place to eat!

Thank CTMerebear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

See it and forget it. The signs and restaurants looks like several places in China - smelly and dirty. There is not much good to say about this area, we couldn't wait to get out. So enter if you are curious or find better places...More

Thank TKazz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As far as Chinatowns are concerned this one is not one of my favourites. A bit anonymous . But there a couple of nice Buddhist temples.

Thank shatiel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are actually three Chinatowns in NY, the one in downtown Manhattan, one in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge) and now a larger on in Queens (Flushing). This one is definitely older and where most visitors go. Sample the many restaurants, noodle houses and dim sum places,...More

Thank Arthur Y
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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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26 June 2018|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
You best bet is to take the A,E,C, N, or R subways to Canal Street. From Canal Street, walk down to Mott Street which is the traditional heart of Chinatown. Some good restaurants for a first timer to the city are 4-5-6... More
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22 May 2018|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
The two I enjoy going to are 456 Restaurant on Mott Street and Wonton Noodle Garden also on Mott Street. The good thing about Wonton Noodle Garden is that if you have a cold, their Cantonese Wonton Soup with Roast Pork will... More
4 October 2017|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
The best place that I go to is right across the street from Joe's Shanghai restaurant which is Foot Heaven at16 Pell Street. I go there when I pull my back out or need a good foot massage. They are very reasonable too.