We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Chinatown

Neighbourhood: Central L.A
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: N Broadway at North Hill St, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number:
+1 213-680-0243
Website
Description:

Though much smaller than the Chinese neighborhoods of New York and San...

Though much smaller than the Chinese neighborhoods of New York and San Francisco, great food and numerous small Chinese specialty stores still abound in Chinatown.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 49.00*
and up
Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour
More Info
US$ 79.00*
and up
6-Hour Los Angeles City Tour
More Info
US$ 129.00*
and up
Small Group Tour of the Los Angeles with a Luxurious SUV

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 447 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 92
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Chinatown!

As in any big city of the United States one can encounter Chinatown. Basically they always seem alike, with Chinese shops and restaurants of all types and qualities, of course the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Travelcooking
,
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

447 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 292: English reviews
Level Contributor
222 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

China town LA is foodie paradise and there are new evening hot spots for music and art. Easy to get to, a part of LA to see on spring break, or holiday.

Helpful?
Thank TonyFi18
Arlington, Texas
Level Contributor
38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so Chinatown's square is beautiful but the shops are minimal. Everything has moved out to the main street in front. Shop till you drop shops up and down the street. Great finds and fabulous prices. This is a MUST is you are in Los Angeles.

Helpful?
Thank Texas2016
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
722 reviews
556 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,035 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As in any big city of the United States one can encounter Chinatown. Basically they always seem alike, with Chinese shops and restaurants of all types and qualities, of course the main feature is they are never clean. One particular thing of Chinatown in Los Angeles is the life-size statue of Bruce Lee, if only to differentiate themselves from the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Travelcooking
Cayce, South Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went during Chinese New Years! And it was fantastic! A big celebration, a parade, dancing, great food, good vibes! Would recommend!

Helpful?
Thank Tim M
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a bunch of junk stores. It was dead and nothing to really do. Very boring so don't waste any time going there. It's not like China town in New York or Toronto. There was only one small restaurant and I wouldnt chance eating there.

Helpful?
Thank hanky2
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Looking for a nice little walking tour? Then, LA's Chinatown is worth a visit, especially if you already have an interest in how Asian communities outside of Asia originated and adapted over time. We were staying in downtown LA and exploring the city on a Metro day pass. Chinatown is just a hop, skip and a jump from downtown and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AGiLiT
Springfield, Missouri
Level Contributor
84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Tons of little tourist shops with cheap prices. The Saigon market was huge. Make sure to haggle with the shop owners for a better deal. Tons of little places to eat as well. We ate at the Golden Dragon, you can see my review for them.

Helpful?
Thank Brandi S
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Level Contributor
66 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Living in San Francisco when I was young, the family would occasionally stop for an hour or two at China Town. It is a perfect place for tourists; bright, colorful, full of sounds, exciting sights, and delicious smells. Our parents knew the perfect restaurants to eat at. Now, whenever II visit SanFran, I try to spend time there. For tourists,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Manay
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We only spent about 45 minutes browsing a couple local stores. Cute little shops, all the locals were very friendly. Lots of places to eat too

Helpful?
Thank Haylee H
Belgrade, Serbia
Level Contributor
1,146 reviews
974 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 785 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Visiting LA Chinatown wasn't on our bucket list. We were first in downtown LA, and then eating at Phillipe's which is very close, so decided to pay a visit. Nothing special, but many stores selling everything, eateries and a nice temple just after the Dragon's gate. Everything looked soulless, without a charm, vibe,...far below SF or NY. If you're not... More 

Helpful?
Thank B1714D

Travellers who viewed Chinatown also viewed

 
Los Angeles, CA
 

Been to Chinatown? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chinatown and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Chinatown staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?