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Chinatown International District

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Address: Yesler Way and Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
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Seattle's oldest neighborhood is rich with history and serves as the...

Seattle's oldest neighborhood is rich with history and serves as the cultural hub for Asian-Americans in the area.

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There was a happy hour tour where on the X (3rd?) Thursday of the month several participating restaurants have discounted dishes. There is a map of the restaurants that were... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting more out of Seattle's Chinatown based on reviews. It was not what I expected and we got great Vietnamese food in Capitol Hill.

Thank Alisha N
Champaign, IL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like dim sum, there are lots of great little restaurants. Delicious! There's a really awesome pinball museum, which is more of an arcade than museum. It's $15 admission but you can play all the machines and it's AWESOME. It can get pretty busy on the weekend, but I still never had a hard time getting a machine. Lots... More 

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Cameron, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was a happy hour tour where on the X (3rd?) Thursday of the month several participating restaurants have discounted dishes. There is a map of the restaurants that were participating. Super cool concept, but not what I expected. We found ourselves wandering sketchy streets at night trying to find the restaurant on the map that was serving the dish... More 

Thank femalenomadperu
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I love the community and have a good stroke through China Town, completed with a small lunch at a Dim Sum Restaurant.

Thank Animefan1980
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Strolling into Seattle Chinatown was a pleasant surprise. Many typical restaurants, a square of meeting with open-air chess, and of course, eat my favorite dish: Pekinkg Duck

Thank EradiLuce
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

My friend and I had never been to Seattle before, but in the course of our short trip, we found ourselves heading here several times for dinner and grocery shopping. As with most Asian food, you get good value for what you pay: hearty, satisfying food in generous portions.

Thank Joanne L
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

During the week I was in Seattle, I visited Chinatown many times – for grocery, food and for the Chinese New Year celebrations. The huge Asian grocery store Uwajimaya offered so much from produce, meat and seafood, cooked food, bakery and so on. The few eateries I tried were: Mike’s Noodle House (delicious wonton noodles), Dim Sum King (items you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Migrants come, make it, move up the socio economic ladder and out of China town In come a new wave of migrants from Asia(not China - they move up from poor country towards middle class !) voila Chinatown becomes Intl Town. This is what s happened to Seattle chinatown . The second generation don t want to hang around Chinatown... More 

Thank Highadventurer
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It's a very small China town. But there are plenty of good eats around there. Expect it to get busy with parking. But overall, there is plenty of good eats in all corners! Worth a short visit and a bite to eat. It's not too far from the stadiums. So many people park here and walk to games as well.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Many people come to the International District just for the food, but I would encourage you to take some time to explore, starting with the Wing Luke Museum. Their tour is great. Also, check out Fuji Bakery--it is amazing.

Thank rbrogan

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