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Chinatown International District

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Address: Yesler Way and Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: +1 206-382-1197

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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Very small Chinatown

We visited Chinatown around 8pm on a Thursday and it was a bit quiet. Maybe because of the rain - the entire bit of Chinatown is very small and has a 3 block radius of so... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Chinatown around 8pm on a Thursday and it was a bit quiet. Maybe because of the rain - the entire bit of Chinatown is very small and has a 3 block radius of so. Visiting is an easy trip by bus - I would recommend walking around and checking out the grocery stores.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wonderful safe streets to walk discover. Great restaurants; The market so much to see do, Relax play chess or listen to buskers see architecture take picture of the dragons on the light poles. Photographers dream

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Not a highlight for me this trip--shopping isn't a favorite activity--Chinatown International District nevertheless stirred contemplation for its history and possibilities.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Reasonable priced Asian restaurants abound in this area from one corner to another. "Wet" markets/supermarket sell inexpensive goods and Asian ingredients that you might want to try. This place has a history to share.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Nice and easy to navigate through - well marked and walker-friendly. It was nice to see elderly Asian folks to do yoga/stretching under a pagoda roof in the middle of busy streets. Also, the impromptu concert was a special touch - an older gentleman playing erhu for art and not donation bucket! Made my day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We stayed overnight in Chinatown before a cruise. It is a great area to stay as it is close to downtown Seattle and the waterfront. We also found a little market area where there were several small restaurants in a building selling all kinds of Chinese food. Also in the same place was a huge market. We felt very safe... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

If you are looking for something to do, this is not the place....lots of empty store fronts...not very exciting and not much to see or do.... The big grocery store and book store was ok...but then what?

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We enjoyed our walk through the International District, there are definite differences with Japanese flair, Chinese influence, the Thai District, and Philippino area. The Wing Luke Museum is a must-do. So is the Uwajimaya Village, especially the Kinokuniya Bookstore. Across from the Panama Hotel is a nice little park and a community garden along that street. We ate at the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I do not find the "chinese" food here authentic and there was really not much to see except: Wing Luke Museum and Kinokuniya. Compare to other neighbourhood, e.g. Fremont, Queen Anne and Pioneer Square, there really isn't anything that I find unique and worth walking around this neighbourhood.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We visited a great Chinese grocery store. However other than that there is not much in Seattle Chinatown. It's a Chinese neighborhood but not in the way San Francisco & New York Chinatown.

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