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Most visitors to Washington, D.C., end up in the East End, the old downtown district containing most of the city's major cultural attractions. For a more authentic Washingtonian experience, consider staying at a smaller hotel just a little north or east of this busy area. Neighborhoods outside downtown offer less expensive accommodations and affordable street parking, as well as opportunities to meet more locals and fewer tourists. Alternatively, try a hotel in Georgetown, packed with high-end shops and Colonial architecture.
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  • Chinatown has always been a special part of Washington DC. From its beautiful landmark entrance to its small, quaint little Chinese restaurants. The sad thing is that each year it seems to disappear m...  more »
  • With my daughter living in this area for several years, my wife and I got to visit this interesting section of Washington quite a bit. The food here is wonderful and just being surrounded by a differe...  more »
  • My family of four visited hoping to walk around and then meet a friend for dinner. It was an 'eh' Chinatown. There are some good restaurants and we ended eating at Absolute Noodle which was pretty goo...  more »
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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.