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Though much smaller than the Chinese neighborhoods of New York and San Francisco, great food and numerous small Chinese specialty stores still abound in Chinatown.
N Broadway at North Hill St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Central L.A
+1 213-680-0243
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 25, 2005

I live in Los Angeles and always enjoy the atmosphere of China Town. Besides having hundreds of Chinese restaurants from which to choose, there are hundreds of tiny, interesting shops! There are many lovely and unusual gift items imported from China...all at a good price....More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 28, 2008

We expected something amazing since we'd heard all about LA's big Chinatown and everything. We got there and all we saw were dirty, littered sidewalks and homeless people sleeping on the ground. There were some stores, but they were closed. The whole section of the...More

4  Thank thetravelin3
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Fun places to explore. Great deals in the alleys and we leave with bags full of food, herbs and clothes. Something for everyone. Dragonfruit is great find here as is herbs and foods not just Chinese.

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Reviewed January 10, 2012

It's a great little Los Angeles area to visit for locals or visitors. I took my parents when they were in town and they had a great time. The food is fun to try and interesting if you haven't experienced it before.

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Reviewed January 10, 2012

I expected a busy, noisy bustling tourist area, but the place was pretty "dead" the afternoon we went. It was dirtier than I expected (and the one public bathroom we found was horrid), but my teenage DD loved the whole experience. If you are looking...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2011

Not as nice as the ones in NY or SF but still worth the trip.

1  Thank gotarev
Reviewed November 28, 2011

If you want to shop for food to bring home, they've got fresh poultry and seafood (as in ... it is alive when you pick it out). There are many many retail shops. Bamboo plants and live turtles are omnipresent. Lots of places to eat....More

1  Thank Lotta S
Reviewed November 16, 2011

It was really interesting and I would have liked to spend more time there but everything shuts down and closes up around 5pm. Food was great and prices were awesome!!

1  Thank Bickerays
Reviewed September 29, 2011

The buildings made me feel like I was in China. There were little shops that sold chinese items. I wasn't hungry so I didn't eat anything. If you have some time to kill, stop by and grab a bite (maybe the food is good). But...More

2  Thank lullabystar
Reviewed July 12, 2011

What a culture difference ! You have to see it when visiting Los Angeles !

1  Thank Max W
Reviewed June 10, 2011

If you like Chinese culture and great shopping, this is the place! Anyone can find something. Prices start at $1 and you can wheel and deal.

2  Thank rowley848
Reviewed August 25, 2010

There is an old grany selling a kind of traditional chinese snack-rice cake (in Chinese: ZongZi) at the side of the chinatown closed to the city center. The rice cake is very good and authentic. Originally from mainland China, I did not have such delicated...More

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Response from Hoben01 | Reviewed this property |
If you are into Chinese dimsum there are two restaurants where there is an attached foodtogo abc seafood and cbs seafood
October 31, 2017|
Response from dkcleaver | Reviewed this property |
I would not stay in this area. It is nice but not worth spending more than a few hours.
October 31, 2017|
Response from katork | Reviewed this property |
We didn't stay close to Chinatown, but I am sure you could find a hotel that would meet your expectations. May I suggest to Google hotels close to the area; Tripadvisor, also, could narrow down the selections for you. The... More