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- 98%Local Culture
- 74%Family Travelers
- 72%Adventure Travelers
- 70%Budget Travelers
- 66%History Buffs
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- ChinatownMember ofVegetarianLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 10Jan 10, 2013
Founded in 1983, Chinatown is a fantastic example of a culturally progressive neighborhood. Though people from all over the world visit- the locals manage to keep the energy, and vitality of the Asian culture alive with no apologies. A walk through Chinatown can be an educational history lesson on the customs of the Chinese American community.Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofVegetarianLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 14Nov 27, 2013
There will always be a chinatown in every country or large city just like in chicago however I liked the one I visited because I found authentic chinese stuff specially the herbal and medicines. Got myself some chrysanthemum authentic tea which i would usually ask my friends in china to get me. Worth the visit.Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofVegetarianLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 11Oct 22, 2013
The colorful corner of the city is alive with traditional festivals, the scents of exotic spices, and a cacophony of dialects emanating from busy dumpling houses and noodle shops. Whether you come for the dim sum or the dragon boat races, this is a culturally rich section of Chicago worth exploring.Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Jul 16, 2014
Very neat neighborhood of Chicago. Going there on a weekend and you are guaranteed great people watching, great food and an al around great Chinatown experience. It is a quick cab or train ride from downtown.Recommended for:
- ChinatownJun 21, 2014
Cool place to visit. Never been to any other Chinatown so this is all I know. There are a good amount of stores, bakeries and restaurants. Beware most stores and bakeries only take cash! The only thing I enjoy of Chinese bakery are mooncakes so I can't really say much. If you are a Kpop ( Korean pop music fan ) their is a sizeable Korean merch store owned by a nice Chinese lady. I have only eaten in three restaurants in this area. The first one was years ago and I can't remember the name. I had a Chinese take out. Horrible but cheap. I have also eaten at a newer Korean restaurant which is not bad but not authentic Korean food. The menu is limited but is one of the best places to eat around here. The third was a Viet/ Thai food down the street from the Korean restaurant. Good and cheap. The food reminded me of a Vietnamese restaurant I love in Dallas.Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Mar 18, 2014
Add Chinatown to list of places to go just to go for lunch or dinner. If your looking for lots of fun and not so inexpensive Oriental trinkets there is shop after shop. It is not a large area but is packed with many restaurants.Recommended for:
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5Jan 21, 2013
Chinatown is an awesome place to explore! There are tons of little shops (although after a while, most of them are basically the same). At the little stores one can buy anything from vitamins to cute wall decals. I've found some unique stuff at the shops, like gorgeous tea sets and beautiful hand-painted posters.
There is also an incredible amount of restaurants in the area. However, they are not all the same quality. Some are excellent, and others are risky.
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 19, 2012
this was the very first Chinatown I ever went to and it will always hold a special place in my heart, even though back in the day when I used to go there, it was surrounded by a horrible neighborhood that reminded me of a demilitarized zone.
- ChinatownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 12, 2012
Chinatown is the best place to get your Chinese food fix. They have some great dim sum places, boba shops, and seafood restaurants. You can also pick up your Asian groceries while in Chinatown as well as get a haircut or pick up some Chinese DVDs. Parking can get a little difficult though, so grab a spot where you can.