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    "Cheap, aggressive street vendors push their counterfeit wares."(6 Tips)
    The Negotiation Institute (TNI)
    "Canal St. is a great way to test out your..."(5 Tips)
    "check out Canal Street in Chinatown."(4 Tips)
    Kimmie O.
    "Delicious, authentic Chinese food!"(4 Tips)
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  • Thiago B.
    Thiago BezerraFebruary 23, 2013
    You're walking around the city and suddenly you are caught in China! everybody is got to have a place like this in their cities, it's also interesting because of the visible culture differences
  • Cherry Lynn
    Cherry LynnMay 16, 2010
    Despite the weird smells from the fish markets, there are a lot of great restaurants around here. Get mini chinese pancakes from the cart near the corner of Mulberry and Canal- they're 15 for $1.00!
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatSeptember 26, 2011
    Step into Chinatown, a world of its own, where more than 2 million NYC residents live. There is great authentic Chinese food here and street vendors are all over.
  • The Wall Street Journal
    A group of real-estate developers have commissioned a study to rethink Canal Street as they ratchet up a controversial effort to allow for taller buildings along Chinatown's main thoroughfare. Read more
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthApril 4, 2012
    “Chinatown is home to the best bubble teas in the city. Can't go wrong at Tea-riffic (51 Mott Street) or Green Tea Café (45 Mott Street).” See more at
  • WorldStrides
    WorldStridesApril 5, 2011
    New York’s Chinatown is not only the largest in the U.S., but is the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. It spreads across 40 square blocks and has more than 150,000 residents. Look carefully
  • The Negotiation Institute (TNI)
    Bargaining tip for street vendors: Always claim you have less money with you than the real amount in your wallet. They'll agree to YOUR price if they think anything higher will make you walk away.
  • The Negotiation Institute (TNI)
    Canal St. is a great way to test out your negotiation skills with the flocks of vendors selling replica bags and watches. Those vendors are negotiation PROs.
  • Virginie L.
    Walk around to explore the area. It's crowded and the sidewalks are narrow. Try something from the bakeries or the dim sum restaurants. I'd avoid the souvenir shops.
  • Gloriann C.
    Gloriann ChhouthAugust 17, 2010
    China town has plenty of things to do, Whether it be eat good food, ice cream,go to the arcade,go grocery shopping and more. It's also an affordable shopping area :)
    Viator.comJanuary 27, 2012
    There's more than 150 years of history to explore in this fascinating ethnic enclave, including the Museum of Chinese in America and a Mahayana Buddhist temple. Read more
  • Angel Hana A.
    Angel Hana A.February 12, 2013
    Chinese Lunar New Year Festivities in Chinatown.A dozen lion, dragon and unicorn dance troupes marched through Chinatown’s main street including Mott Street.Large crowds turned out for the festivities
  • Gergely N.
    Gergely NagyOctober 13, 2015
    Almost as expected, although much more quiet than 10 years ago. Make sure to check it out during the night as well if you have the time.
  • NCM
    NCMJune 13, 2012
    Though still best known for its Chinese restaurants, jewelry district and food shopping, CT is also home to a bustling multicultural scene, including a host of hip nightlife spots and restaurants Read more
  • M. Silver Associates
    M. Silver AssociatesJanuary 24, 2012
    Free Chinatown Food Tour through Chinatown designed to provide visitors with excellent insight into the neighborhood's culinary possibilities. Phone: 646-450-6831 Email:
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 23, 2010
    Visit one of the largest Buddhist temples in NYC, right across from the Manhattan Bridge. See a massive golden Buddha and get a fortune for a $1 donation! Powered by
  • Erika M.
    Erika MillerAugust 11, 2012
    Great place for seafood and purses. If someone says they have good deals - follow them with your friends. You may be weirded out but won't be disappointed in the end.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerDecember 31, 2015
    Delicious food, and good shopping. Love the bustling crowds and the sensory overload you get here. Great experience.
    Besides the drool-worthy eats, we have lots of fun with the offbeat shopping (we’re always up for haggling over cheap, kitsch “Chinese” treasures or exotic Asian fruits that we’ve never seen before). Read more
  • Kiboo
    KibooSeptember 22, 2011
    For the best prices on just about anything in NYC, check out Canal Street in Chinatown. They might be knockoffs, but who cares if your friends can't tell?
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuce1 week ago
    You can occasionally find good street art in this NYC neighborhood.
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DelfinoFebruary 3, 2014
    Nom Wah, North Side Dumplings, Golden Unicorn, Dim Sum A Go Go -- my favorite Chinese nosheries in the area
  • Tiffany W.
    Tiffany WongDecember 23, 2014
    So many choices in types of cuisines. The fruit and seafood markets are always so fresh and cheap! !
  • 陳雄暉 弟.
    陳雄暉 弟兄October 20, 2014
    Get your fake handbags, watches, and whatever else on the corner of Canal & Mott or Centre & Baxter. Look for the suspicious Asian guy with the pizza box. 👜
  • Linh T.
    Linh TaSeptember 14, 2012
    Go to Jing Fong in Elizabeth Street for the best dim sum! There's always a line on the weekend but it's worth it!
  • 42nd Street P.
    42nd Street PhotoAugust 16, 2011
    Grab some delicious food, and great some cool photos to share with your friends and family, you wont believe your still in New York
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCDecember 29, 2011
    Dumpling, bubble tea, fish you've never seen before and cheap knock-offs. What's not to love about that?
  • Bobby I.
    Bobby IrvenOctober 17, 2012
    Got to spicy village or shanghai Cade. Best authentic Chinese food ever! I lived in china. I know authentic!
  • Paul Y.
    Paul YanOctober 16, 2011
    go with a native & visit. black market shopping is good, but that's it. food is not so good. best chinese is now in flushing & brooklyn.
  • Jay & Shea
    Jay & SheaNovember 21, 2010
    going with someone who speaks & reads Chinese will enhance your restaurant food ordering experience. also, check out the temples!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhMarch 14, 2015
    Delicious, authentic Chinese food! You know it's legit when the natives go there!
  • Elaine T.
    Elaine TanAugust 24, 2010
    Asian food? It's all here! And for tourists : don't forget to buy cheap souvenirs in Canal St. I bought 1 <3 NY T-shirt for like $10 for 5.
  • Losninos W.
    Losninos WillyJune 18, 2013
    We hesitated but we did dare to push the door ... Try a foot massage! Starts at 15$ or so.
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanApril 17, 2011
    Cheap sunglasses and cute shoe stores abound!! 60 and sunny and a great place to wander in NYC
  • Enid A.
    Enid AtwaterSeptember 29, 2013
    Chinatown has gotten seedy and I irrelevant. Cheap, aggressive street vendors push their counterfeit wares. It's lost it's charm and allure. Streets have an awful stench.
  • Richard F.
    Richard FrancisSeptember 11, 2013
    When in Chinatown visit the Starbucks on the corner of Canal St & Lafayette. Go in side and look up at the ceiling.....
  • Howcast
    HowcastJuly 21, 2011
    Ever try making Chinese food at home? Try it out by first making homemade fried rice! Read more
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJuly 22, 2011
    When you're in Chinatown at the peek of the busiest times -- watch out! This area can get pretty crowded, fast.
  • NY Waterway M.
    Exciting neighborhood! So much to do; so little time! Check out some of the recommendations we have on our website. Let us be Your Key to the City!
  • Gray Line New York
    Gray Line New YorkNovember 22, 2011
    Hop-off at Stop #9 during the Downtown Loop and visit the street vendors known for great shopping bargains.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelOctober 27, 2012
    Make sure to always bring cash with you. Places rarely accept credit cards here.
  • Hudson L.
    Hudson L.August 16, 2011
    Ethnic enclave where dreams are made... Come see a true NYC immigrant neighborhood where community and hard work are still the currency of the land instead of...currency.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LunerApril 7, 2013
    Make sure you talk every vendor down price wise! And when they still won't give you what you want, threaten to leave. It'll be yours ;)
  • Muhammad M.
    Muhammad MalikJuly 8, 2010
    Tourists, street vendors and the bootleggers completely block the sidewalks, if you're in a hurry, walk in the street!
  • Dilara Sultan
    Dilara SultanOctober 10, 2011
    Find stall after stall filled with sparklies to adorn your ears, fingers and even your phone - a belly dancer's heaven!
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NessNovember 15, 2011
    Need a pashmina scarf or a trinket to send your grandmother? Chinatown is your answer. Walk around, don't be scared, politely say "no thanks" when asked if you want to buy a watch.
  • Marcus R.
    Marcus RiveraOctober 10, 2012
    Find Canal Street and take an afternoon walk. Insane Deals are found here, just grab hold o the right street vendor!
  • Jeanise C.
    Jeanise ChaplinFebruary 26, 2010
    my home away from home.. you can always find something great to eat here 24 hours a day!
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonAugust 4, 2014
    Very nice quarter. Come here to eat authentic Chinese food !
  • Mandy W.
    Mandy WalkerApril 27, 2013
    Don't forget to negotiate for a great bargain! Walk away.. They will give it to you!
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