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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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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

4  Thank youwinle
Reviewed August 11, 2009

It's mind boggling as to why there are so many negative reviews on Chinatown. Sure, it may not be the best Chinatown in the world, but it's far from being the worst. Centered around Broadway betw. College and Bernard, there are enough shops, restaurants, and...More

11  Thank IchigoKurosaki
Reviewed May 10, 2009

My husband and I enjoyed walking along Broadway; there are a lot of little shops that sell little nic-knacks. One side of Broadway has a lot of restaurants and the other side has fruit vendors, jewelry stores and the smaller retail stores. We tried the...More

6  Thank LuisAngie05
Reviewed January 21, 2009

Right, so it doesn't have the beauty of San Francisco's or the cozy fit of London's, but it's got a dark, sexy vibe all it's own - right out of Raymond Chandler and Roman Polanski. Most of the best restaurants (Yang Chow, The Empress) are...More

2  Thank GeorgyLA
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
Reviewed July 18, 2008

My wife and I went tonight (on a Friday night at 7:15), and practically every shop was closed. Then we looked around for a place to eat, and we passed about 8 restaurants before we found one with an "A" rating. Everywhere else that we...More

1  Thank servant4life
Reviewed June 12, 2007

I'd say this is average, having been to several large Chinese communities, Chinatown is much more geared towards the "tourist" types than those who want to visit a more authentic Chinese community (which can be found in Cerritos, Alhambra, Rowland Heights etc). That being said,...More

3  Thank SunWukong
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Response from 57chevycustom | Reviewed this property |
You cant go wrong asking locals in the area. Enjoy.
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