Trip Planner:   USA  /  New York State  /  Brooklyn  /  Chinatown

Chinatown, Brooklyn

1.9
#7 of 9 in Neighborhoods in Brooklyn
Chinatown, Manhattan is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, bordering the Lower East Side to its east, Little Italy to its north, Civic Center to its south, and Tribeca to its west. Chinatown is home to the largest enclave of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere. With an estimated population of 90,000 to 100,000 people, Manhattan's Chinatown is also one of the oldest ethnic Chinese enclaves outside of China. The Manhattan Chinatown is one of nine Chinatown neighborhoods in New York City, as well as one of twelve in the New York metropolitan area, which contains the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, enumerating an estimated 819,527 uniracial individuals as of 2014. Historically it was primarily populated by Cantonese speakers. However, in the 1980s-90s, large numbers of Min Dong-speaking immigrants also arrived. As many Min Dong / Fuzhounese and Cantonese speakers now speak Mandarin—the official dialect of Chinese—in addition to their native dialects, this made it more important for Chinatown residents to learn and speak Mandarin.
With our international travel planner, Brooklyn attractions like Chinatown can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Chinatown
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
323 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 11, 2017
    There is no pass a lot of Chinese in spirit to me positively I'll say words of People's Republic of China ... All servers come into the restaurant in the words I have heard some power by serving People's Republic of China ....
    View original
  • August 9, 2017
    Great place for souvenirs and trinkets at affordable rates which can be negotiated. What we found to be most annoying was being approached by multiple people every few minutes attempting to sell fake ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    It is dirty and smelly. I do not recommend it for anything, there is nothing cute to see or do. I just went when I went to Soho to say on basis that it is not worthwhile.
    View original

Plan your trip to Brooklyn

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Brooklyn

To enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline and have easy foot access to most of the borough's major attractions, stay in Brooklyn's downtown area. The borough's main tourism district, this area offers both luxurious accommodations for visitors wishing to splurge during their stay, as well as more economical lodgings for those traveling on a limited budget. If you don’t mind driving or taking the subway to most tourist sites, consider one of the neighborhoods outside Brooklyn's central area, such as Williamsburg or Prospect Park.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Brooklyn by other users

3 days in Brooklyn BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brooklyn BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brooklyn BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in New York State BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, teens, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Brooklyn BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Brooklyn BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brooklyn BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brooklyn BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brooklyn BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Brooklyn BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Brooklyn BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans