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Chicago's large Chinese neighborhood is full of popular restaurants.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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318 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616-1916
+1 712-480-0060
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Reviewed yesterday

Lots of places to eat. A few stores with cheap Chinese tourist stuff. From what I hear, don't go there at night.

Thank Shirley M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Take the Red Line Train from the Loop and it takes you right to Chinatown. Nice to walk around and take in the sights. Ate at Lao Sze Chuan excellent! People are friendly

1  Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting so much more don't waste your time to go there few restaurants but nothing spectacular dirty very disappointed little dinky stores nothing classy about it

Thank Dorota V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent the day up here with a friend, I’m already planning to come back with my son. We ate at Joy Yee’s, the Shabu Shabu is a must try, and the Bubble tea was Amazing.. We shopped at the Candy Store, grocery stores, several...More

3  Thank Itsmekcr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed in a condo in Chinatown and really didn't know what to expect, not being Chinese, that is. We took the L from the airport and were amazed how close our condo was to the red line, only a few blocks....More

5  Thank texasgirl75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While I loved the idea of seeing China town in Chicago, skip this one. It’s dirty, a lot of shops aren’t open and it’s not worth the trip. If you were to compare to cities likes NYC or San Francisco, I’d rate as terrible. Don’t...More

6  Thank northernlights40
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Not sure why some didn’t appreciate Chi’s Chinatown? It’s small, has easy access with street parking and centralized restaurants. Go for the food - you’ll sample plenty mixes of Asian dishes with great Cantonese Chines options. If your craving Chines food, come visit - if...More

3  Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Chinatown is south of the Loop and easily accessible by the CTA red-line or by water taxi in the warmer months. The center of Chicago's Chinese community since 1890, Chinatown is more of a neighborhood than a tourist attraction. So while there are some touristy...More

2  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

A must see place but run down Not as great as New York or San Francisco but worth a visit Close to train but can rent a bike $3 for thirty minutes

2  Thank AndreaCherry
Reviewed 22 May 2018

I really enjoy my damson while in Chinatown, No places for massagemand very old deteriorating business vibe.

Thank Nedith C
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Chinatown may be one of Chicago’s smallest
neighborhoods geographically, but it's big on
character, colors, sights, sounds, and flavors. In
this South Side neighborhood, you’ll find authentic
Chinese restaurants dotting the length of Wentworth
Avenue. After a meal of dim sum, noodles, duck or
other tantalizing food specialties, satiate your
visual appetite with dozens of public art sculptures
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Ramón H
5 April 2018|
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Response from Itsmekcr | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! Absolutely Yes.. I can’t wait to go back, I cant imagine how fun it would be to stay for a few days, time to sample the bakery items, several bubble teas, dim sum, Shabu Shabu, I would be in heaven here..
Jessica B
24 September 2017|
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Response from 197marian | Reviewed this property |
Chicago's Chinatown is smaller than New York. There are many stores to buy inexpensive things, One restaurant I highly recommend is Ming Hin for dim sum, entrees, etc.They own 3 restaurants in various areas, so are... More
6 July 2017|
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Response from Itsmekcr | Reviewed this property |
Joy Yee this place has the Best bubble teas and the Shabu Shabu is awesome..