Chinatown, Washington DC

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  • While DC is known for its museums and national monuments, I think it is worth noting that Chinatown is neither a museum or a national monument. Is it therefore inherently free for your consumption lik...  more »
  • Dirty and shabby, nothing fancy. And just like all the other Chinatown of America and beyond. Not exactly the most peaceful area of the city, even in the daytime.
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  • Area without many Chinese. The good thing is it's a neighborhood where you feel not aupresser as in new York's chinatown. However it is certain that if you want to see Chinese culture go your way and rather went a new York or San francisco
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  • I loved it, it was easy to get to and the metro was so much more simple vs. Driving in. All the shops and street music made it very interesting and the food was delicious too!
  • It's ok. There really isn't all that much to the place. There's a great arch that is very ornate and some restaurants but it's not really a huge, immersive Chinatown like San Fransisco.
  • I love the authenticity of the area. Would go again.
  • Almost passed based on looks from the outside in comparison to other restaurants in the area. Glad I didn't. Some of the best Chinese food I've had in a while. The fried rice was amazing and the sesame chicken was really good. Will return here on my next trip to DC.
  • There's not a lot to this place. It's extremely busy and lots of people were yelling at us for apparently pretending not to see them. Got asked for money 5 or 6 times. The restaurants seemed pretty standard. Overall not really a reason to go here.

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