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  • The experts at The Wall Street Journal and New York Habitat recommend this place
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  • Enid A.
    "Cheap, aggressive street vendors push their counterfeit wares."(6 Tips)
    The Wall Street Journal
    "... a study to rethink Canal Street as they ratchet up a controversial effort..."(4 Tips)
    Elaine T.
    "And for tourists : don't forget to buy cheap souvenirs in Canal St."(5 Tips)
    Kimmie O.
    "Delicious, authentic Chinese food!"(4 Tips)
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  • Chinese food
  • dim sum
  • street vendors
  • dumplings
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  • 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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • Virginie L.
    Virginie LiaoAugust 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
    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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 陳雄暉 弟.
    陳雄暉 弟兄October 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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. 👜
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerDecember 31, 2015
    Delicious food, and good shopping. Love the bustling crowds and the sensory overload you get here. Great experience.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to always bring cash with you. Places rarely accept credit cards here.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • 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:
  • 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 $1.00!
  • Gloriann C.
    Gloriann ChhouthAugust 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    China town has plenty of things to do, Whether it be eat good food, ice cream,go to the arcade,go grocery shopping and more. It's also an affordable shopping area :)
  • The Wall Street Journal
    A group of real-estate developers have commissioned a study to rethink Canal Street as they ratchet up a controversial effort to allow for taller buildings along Chinatown's main thoroughfare. Read more
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DelfinoFebruary 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Nom Wah, North Side Dumplings, Golden Unicorn, Dim Sum A Go Go -- my favorite Chinese nosheries in the area
  • Linh T.
    Linh TaSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Jing Fong in Elizabeth Street for the best dim sum! There's always a line on the weekend but it's worth it!
  • Tiffany W.
    Tiffany WongDecember 23, 2014
    So many choices in types of cuisines. The fruit and seafood markets are always so fresh and cheap! !
  • Bobby I.
    Bobby IrvenOctober 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Got to spicy village or shanghai Cade. Best authentic Chinese food ever! I lived in china. I know authentic!
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCDecember 29, 2011
    Dumpling, bubble tea, fish you've never seen before and cheap knock-offs. What's not to love about that?
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceSeptember 17, 2016
    You can occasionally find good street art in this NYC neighborhood.
  • Losninos W.
    Losninos WillyJune 18, 2013
    We hesitated but we did dare to push the door ... Try a foot massage! Starts at 15$ or so.
  • Paul Y.
    Paul YanOctober 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    When you're in Chinatown at the peek of the busiest times -- watch out! This area can get pretty crowded, fast.
  • D F.
    D FAugust 20
    Terrific vibrant place with real street markets and great food!
  • Mandy W.
    Mandy WalkerApril 27, 2013
    Don't forget to negotiate for a great bargain! Walk away.. They will give it to you!
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhMarch 14, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious, authentic Chinese food! You know it's legit when the natives go there!
  • 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!
  • 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.....
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanApril 17, 2011
    Cheap sunglasses and cute shoe stores abound!! 60 and sunny and a great place to wander in NYC
  • Oleg G.
    Oleg GaevoySeptember 14
    Can find a lot interesting, not expensive fruits and vegetables. Prices are better than target and similar places.
  • 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!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LunerApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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 ;)
  • SSK016
    SSK016January 17
    Nice area to visit once so Chinese , everything is Chinese but I wouldn't do it again
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Quentin L.
    Quentin LafonAugust 4, 2014
    Very nice quarter. Come here to eat authentic Chinese food !
  • Kris Laverdure Corleone F.
    The shopping is amazing in Spring....Little Italy is soo small though!
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LeeOctober 18, 2016
    Love this area for the late night opening for some restaurants.
  • 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!
  • Jefferson L.
    Jefferson LouieMay 25, 2013
    A day of great food and shopping.  You need not to go any where else.  
  • S
    SDecember 11, 2016
    Interesting place, you can find great restaurants in an accesible price range
  • Clmedi
    ClmediApril 12, 2014
    Bizarre foods can always be found in the Chinese market
  • 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.
  • Phillip M.
    Phillip MaMay 20, 2012
    There are a lot of Chinese people here. Maybe Korean or Japanese or some other Asian. I can't really tell the difference.
  • 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.
  • Mr. Z.
    Mr. ZJune 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    No tax unless you don't bring a catfish po-boy for the mayor!
  • Dickson Y.
    Dickson YuenJune 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Look to your to your right. One of these chinese people will offer to sell you a counterfeit product.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Cheap prices, interesting people. Lots to see.
  • Tisa S.
    Tisa SFebruary 15, 2012
    Try Buddha Bodai on Mott Street for great veggie Chinese food!
  • Ramon R.
    Ramon RamirezDecember 26, 2016
    Amazing and always busy!
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan ProsperJune 29, 2013
    Watch where you eat, anything that has a "B" rating, think twice about.
  • Luke Worlds
    Luke WorldsDecember 4, 2012
    Here is like China :) sametimes you can not find someone speaking English language :))
  • Jared P.
    Jared PApril 7, 2013
    The only place in the USA where everything is made in this country.
  • The New York Daily News
    The New York Daily NewsJanuary 28, 2011
    PHOTO: Boyscouts parade through the streets with banners asking for aid donations in 1932, at the link! Read more
  • LaLa
    LaLaJuly 16, 2012
    Not only chinese people lives here but also middle east people!
  • Charles T.
    Charles TabangcoraMay 16, 2012
    Go try Hop Kee. Best food in the area.
  • Jackson I.
    Jackson IsaacsonOctober 22, 2016
    Secrets around every corner, but gross during the summer.
  • Jill C.
    Jill CornellAugust 20, 2011
    The best cheap eats in NYC. Come hungry.
  • Michelle F.
    Michelle FeltonNovember 30, 2011
    Try some Malaysian food at Nyonya! Best Malaysian food around!
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren CanonicoJuly 8, 2014
    Cash only everywhere! A few ATMs but high fees
  • Antonio R.
    Antonio RodriguezNovember 20, 2010
    They only accept cash, great deals if you have the time to negotiate and have time to kill.
  • Ralph M.
    Ralph MaginAugust 26, 2012
    Love the chow fun.One dinner is enough for teo.
  • Muhammad M.
    Muhammad MalikJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Tourists, street vendors and the bootleggers completely block the sidewalks, if you're in a hurry, walk in the street!
    LawyerLocator.comDecember 14, 2011
    The Chinatown bus lines are rumored to have connections to Chinese organized crime gangs.
  • Eduardo P.
    Eduardo PolitJuly 5, 2014
    Biking over Manhattan bridge for some yumminess in C town
  • Renzy M.
    Renzy MargarethaMay 24, 2011
    They hv the largest Buddhist temples in NYC. A lot of Chines food too
  • Repeat A.
    Repeat AttendersMarch 21, 2013
    DO NOT BUY PERFUME. It is fake. Go to Relax Foot Spa for great foot massage.
  • Katherine B.
    Katherine BustamanteFebruary 5, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    You can find anything you want here.
  • Amy U.
    Amy UySeptember 3, 2011
    Excellent Dumpling House for xiao long bao! Yum.
  • The Organic V.
    Lots of vegetarian restaurants that offer organic food!
  • Yousif D.
    Yousif DMay 31, 2016
    Get a mask lol then enjoy your walk
  • City of New York
    City of New YorkJanuary 13, 2014
    One of the filming locations for cult classic American Psycho (2000)
  • Sailor Jay
    Sailor JaySeptember 25, 2016
    Lots of nice quality accessories, hand bags, wallets.
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy McCrayNovember 15, 2016
    I had one of my best meals in NY here.
  • Jad C.
    Jad Cigar ManMarch 5, 2011
    A lot of things to be doon down there but the chinese food is the best thing i have in there.......
  • Jeanise C.
    Jeanise ChaplinFebruary 26, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    my home away from home.. you can always find something great to eat here 24 hours a day!
  • @theMichaelShane
    @theMichaelShaneApril 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Chinatown always smells like fish heads. Eat them up yum.
  • Nesz LF
    Nesz LFDecember 12, 2011
    Stay behind a person's car while the driver's eating and bug him by asking a hundred times if he's leaving the parking spot
  • Nick C.
    Nick ContesNovember 18, 2011
    Great stuff around here but it does have a funky smell
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥September 6, 2014
    A ton of great Chinese restaurants here
  • Baby V.
    Baby VMay 28, 2013
    Alot of spitting, smoking and snot-rockets going on here. Be careful what u touch and eat..
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarrenderMay 6, 2016
    China Town themed.
  • Bilge E.
    Bilge ErdemSeptember 15, 2013
    Very fresh and cheap seafood
  • Derek P.
    Derek PennMarch 3, 2013
    Huge variety of restaurants!
  • Pulse-Escola de inglês N.
    Going on our scavenger hunt
  • Howcast
    HowcastJuly 21, 2011
    Learn how to make your own fortune cookies! Read more
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 10, 2014
    Fun and cultural experience
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CondictSeptember 15, 2010
    I've been cussed out by vendors a couple times here. Love it. Read more
  • Wen N.
    Wen NieJune 8, 2014
    Tip free at the bakery
  • Taben N.
    Taben NikeNovember 1, 2012
    Большая жёлтая фабрика по производству всего подряд и нихуяненужного. Неисчислимая алгебра плотности населения на квадратный милиметр. Вторая мировая экономика внутри первой. Полный Парадоксон.
  • Manu N.
    Manu Nicás 🇪🇸April 22, 2012
    No se puede ir a Nueva-York y no visitar Chinatown, el encanto de comprar en sus bazares cualquier reproducción de las mejores marcas de relojes, bolsos, pañuelos, etc... es una experiencia única.
  • Florent
    FlorentNovember 6, 2011
    Un petit tour dans Chinatown, qui grignote peu à peu Little Italy. L'ambiance y est très animée, méfiez-vous toutefois des arnaques !
  • ismail v.
    ismail vAugust 8, 2016
    hediyelik eşyalar "pazarlıkla" midtown'dan 3'te biri daha ucuz. sadece çin mutfağı değil bütün uzak doğu mutfağını bulabilirsiniz. bak yazarken acıktım canım çekti olsa da yesek bi pekin ördeği
  • David A.
    David AtabekyanAugust 30, 2015
    Много много китайцев и интересных граффити
  • Ruth M.
    Ruth MarinhoAugust 17, 2013
    Só em Chinatown você encontra um Mc Donald's chinês sem ser na China!! Amei muitão!!
  • Khalid K.
    Khalid KhasApril 12, 2014
    Tente sempre regatear, nunca pague o preço marcado, peça desconto sempre e tente comprar tudo o que quer numa só loja pra ficar mais em conta
  • Khalid K.
    Khalid KhasApril 12, 2014
    Tente sempre regatear, nunca pague o preço marcado, peça desconto sempre e tente comprar tudo o que quer numa só loja pra ficar mais em conta.
  • Fer M.
    Fer MastersDecember 24, 2016
    El mejor lugar para comprar recuerdos baratos
  • Ross M.
    Ross MMay 5, 2014
    Es una locura de gente, no huele tan bien pero hay muchísimas opciones para comprar carteras, relojes y cualquier cosa de imitación de marca
  • Sagy M.
    Sagy MirandaAugust 24, 2014
    Todo lo puedes encontrar, a mitad de precio! (No es pirata, es replica dicen)
  • nastya n.
    nastya normAugust 16, 2013
    Как будто в Китае побывала:)
  • Матерь К.
    Повадилась обедать в Чайнатауне. Всегда вкусно, дешево и очень быстро!
  • 🐾КотофейКа🐾
    Самое классное место в Нью Йорке!
  • Tuba C.
    Tuba C.August 10, 2015
    Hediyelik eşyalar burada daha uygun. Yanınıza biri gelip sizi çakma çantalara götürmek isteyebilir.
  • Sozo
    SozoApril 12, 2015
    Los chinos resultaron ser un poco desagradables con los turistas. La limpieza no es una de las virtudes del barrio... 😏
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