Chinatown, Washington DC

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  • July 26, 2017
    It is a beautiful city and I was soon hosted on dívisa the arc of Chinatown. Two blocks away were high-level stores and the famous department stores. In 15 minutes of walking was already in front of the White House.
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  • July 19, 2017
    The arch is cool but the place is sketchy and the restaurants were just ok. I wouldn't waste your time.  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    This is the historic Chinatown for DC. It's small in area, and you will be able to find some OK restaurants and shops. But Chinatown is being swamped by redevelopment and the sports center, so it's ba...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    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!
  • April 10, 2017
    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.
  • June 3, 2017
    I love the authenticity of the area. Would go again.
  • December 16, 2016
    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.
  • February 18, 2017
    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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