Chinatown

Chinatown, Houston: Address, Chinatown Reviews: 4.5/5


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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,753 contributions
Eaten Here Several Times
Oct 2019 • Family
Wonderful assortment of Asian restaurants of all kinds. Lots of parking, although it can get pretty crowded. There are also several grocery stores. A really nice experience if you enjoy Asian food and Asian grocery stores. There are also other Asian businesses, but I have not frequented them.
Written 7 December 2019
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Alex Lee
El Monte, CA236 contributions
Lots of Chinese/Asian restaurants, and lots of Chinese people
Mar 2019 • Couples
There is no visible sign of 'Chinatown' at this 'Chinatown'. But there are certainly a lot of Chinese restaurants and lots of Chinese people at this friendly neighborhood. There are several big plazas with lots of choices of good Chinese restaurants and many other Asian restaurants. I'd go for Dunhuang Plaza first, which is the newest and largest plaza here.

There are also some other nice gift shops and boutique stores in the area. You can pick a popular restaurant for lunch/dinner and walk around some nice stores.

Many of these restaurants open very late, like until midnight or later.
Written 4 June 2019
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pnkgirl27
Katy, TX3,308 contributions
Chinatown
May 2019 • Friends
We visited on a Tuesday afternoon and parking was still an issue. The shops are pretty standard of the usual foot massage services, bakeries, low cost giftshops, and bakeries/restaurants. The roads are also labeled in English and other languages to help visitors from other countries. The best part of our trip was meeting a female monk in the Hong Kong mall that blessed our Buddhas.
Written 29 May 2019
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Food_Junkie911
Madison, MS1,034 contributions
Spread out Asian businesses
Mar 2019 • Family
We really enjoyed our trip to Houston Chinatown. Definitely not the densely packed Chinese village atmosphere that is seen at several other major US cities. Rather this is a more modern concentration of Asian businesses in a strip mall format. Don’t be disappointed though- still a ton of fun and much to experience.
Written 16 March 2019
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travelmakesUrich
Winter Garden, FL3,783 contributions
So many choices for food and massage!
Jun 2018 • Couples
We stayed at a Hilton Garden Inn (Westbelt) right behind this shopping center a few months ago without knowing ahead of time that it backed up to this plethora of shopping, massage, and dining. So when we were in Houston last week, we planned ahead of time to stay at that same hotel so that we could enjoy the affordable, good massages available there. I went to JL Foot Spa and loved it, and my husband who likes a deep tissue massage went to Oasis, and was equally thrilled. Last time we ate at Neway (upstairs on the corner) but were looking for something lighter this time, and were very pleased with Cafe Kabo Sushi (great happy hour pricing on appetizers - we made a meal of them!) with dessert at Aqua S next door (both restaurants are downstairs from Neway). Because we walk from the hotel, parking isn't an issue for us, but it does seem to be problematic, and drivers don't stop for pedestrians, so tread carefully!
Written 29 June 2018
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Caitlin C
Rochester, NY55 contributions
Not what we expected
Dec 2017 • Couples
This is a very modern style Chinatown and not the cramped street style you think of. Lots of great shops to explore, visit, and eat.
Written 28 December 2017
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BrendaH40
Alvin, TX531 contributions
Wonderful day of experiencs
Jul 2017 • Family
When my Son and Daughter in law said let's goto Chinatown, I figured a couple of shops. I was wrong there were many. A few we visited were Jusgo Supermarket, Lai Lai Dumpling House, The Teahouse, New Olympic Bakery, and my favorite Six Ping Bakery. We spent the day walking thru stores and finding good deals.
Written 22 July 2017
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GBO-1271
Houston, TX15 contributions
West side Chinatown, not Downtown Chinatown.....Good to experience!
Jan 2016 • Family
Downtown Chinatown has been replaced with the one on the west side of town (Bellaire and Beltway 8), Downtown still has a few good restaurants, but if you want more, go west. It is very diverse and feels like it is 50% Vietnamese. There are many good restaurants, tapioca shops and more. Koreatown is more on the north side of the city (I-10 and Gessner). People drive like idiots and the roads are in horrible condition, but for authentic food, shopping, massage, etc., this is where to find it.
Written 6 January 2016
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malaysiansenior
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia473 contributions
Houston Chinatown, an Asian Food Heaven!
Jul 2015 • Couples
Our experiences in many Chinatowns in North America give us a stereotype concept of Chinatowns in this part of the Western world: a very Chinese Gate stands majestically at the entrance, one or more narrow and congested streets of goldsmith shops, Chinese medical shops, Chinese grocery shops, and of course plenty of Chinese restaurants of all sizes and colors! Whether you are in New York, or San Francisco, or Vancouver, these are the common characteristics of the Chinatowns.
Not until we are in the Chinatown of Houston that we manage to gain a new impression of how a Chinatown can be so different! To begin with, it is so huge. The neighborhood covers such a big area that we can’t just walk around and explore on foot! Unlike most Chinatown in North America, here, you don’t see a Chinese Gate at its entrance. In fact we can’t find any “entrance” at all because we can drive into Chinatown from all directions, north, south, east, and west! Then how do we know we have actually entered this Chinatown? Well, the answer is when we start seeing road signs in Chinese!
What impress us is that we find that Houston Chinatown is so modern, orderly and clean! Yes, there are always people in most parts of the Chinatown. But we don’t feel congested at all! It is also amazing to discover such a vast diversity of Asian restaurants serving delicious cuisines especially Chinese (from mainland China and Hong Kong), Vietnamese, Thai, Malaysian and Singaporean!
To mention a few that we have frequented and liked, Kim San and Arco for Hong Kong Dim Sum, Szechuan House for spicy Mala Tofu, Dong Po Pork, Mala Sichuan Bistro for Dan Dan Noodles, Fu Fu for soup dumplings and pan-fried pork dumplings, Banana Leaf and Mamak if you like Malaysian and Singaporean chicken rice, fired noodles and coconut rice!
Written 14 July 2015
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