First To Review: Daskalakis V.
Oct 14, 2008
Great fast paced place to vist but have your wits about you as coming out of the subway into Chinatown might at first might make you nervous. It has a raw edge to it that as a tourist you may find overwhelming. It looks and feels unsavoury at first but after adjusting to your surroundings you realise that looks aren't everything. Its a commercial community with a lot going on. If you are after a "knock off" designer bargain keep an eye out, in a blink of an eye you will see fast an furoius trading out of black bin bags and cardboard boxes and as quickly as these traders appear they're gone. Dont be afraid to haggle. Remember to keep an appetite so as to enjoy the great variety of chinese food served on the street or in the restaurants.
Jan 7, 2010
It's a really interesting place and kind of funny when you get into one of the infamous backrooms. I asked about getting something else other than a fake purse and I got whisked away through all the back rooms and found myself in a room full of guys who were very friendly and hooked me up with the fakes I was looking for. If your in New York Chinatown is definitely a place to check out. Also the food was fantastic!
Dec 30, 2008
I love Chinatown. Parts of it (i.e. Canal St) are somewhat sketchy but I even like those parts. Also there are some great eateries here, most notably those that don't have much English on them. The Green Tea Cafe has amazing bubble tea/coconut toast (it's more like toasted angelfood cake) and the Dining Room Company International has incredible roasted duck and sauteed chicken with ginger and scallions.
Jan 10, 2012
One of the oldest and most densely populated Chinatowns in the United States. You find a mix of everything throughout the Far East here but most especially China and Hong Kong. From fabulous eateries to the Shaolin Temple's 2nd overseas martial arts school and temple. Its one of Gotham's finest tourist spots for food, culture, shopping bargains and pickpockets. Enjoy with caution!
Apr 24, 2009
I absolutely love New York's Chinatown. I went every weekend when I was there two summers ago. It's one of the few places in the city where you don't have to spend a lot for food. They have amazing dimsum and other Chinese food. You can also buy fresh groceries for cheap.