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Chicago Chinatown
Chicago Chinatown

Chicago Chinatown

318 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, Illinois

The Basics

The most popular activity for most Chinatown visitors is eating; there’s a range of budget-friendly options along Wentworth Avenue. Discover Chinese delicacies that you may otherwise have missed on a food-and-walking tour, which typically include dishes such as Hong Kong-style barbecue, Cantonese dim sum, and spicy Szechuan noodles. Pick up imported Chinese herbs and traditional ingredients at local grocers, or shop for Far East-inspired trinkets at souvenir shops.

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Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
star-4.5
USD74.99 per adult
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Great tour fun experience
The tour was awesome starting with our amazing tour guide York. Food was great, pace was perfect and our tour guide was knowledgeable and he was so genuine. Our group was great too and 10 people is just right size of a group. This was better than I expected.
Patricia_G, Jun. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Chicago

star-5
Fun Evening in Chinatown
Kirsten_W, Apr. 2022
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
My husband and I greatly enjoyed this tour. We sampled cuisine from 5 different regions of China, and many of them tasted just like what I remember from my trips to China pre-COVID. The guide was engaging and we had fun getting to know the other couples and families in our tour group. It was easy to get to/from the meeting point and ending point using the Red or Green CTA lines. Highly recommended!
star-5
Don't miss this tour!
Samantha_M, Jun. 2022
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
This was a fantastic tour! One of the best I've ever done. We had so much amazing food and so much great history about the area. This tour is a must on your Chicago list.
star-5
Great tour of Chinatown!
Natalie_G, Jun. 2022
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
York was a great guide! Very knowledgeable about the different types of food in the area. We opted for the VIP drink package. It gave us a few extra drinks above the typical water and tea. Thank you to the person that said not to eat breakfast before the tour. You receive a lot of food and wont leave hungry. I would highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Enjoyed our time with...
Faith_C, Jun. 2022
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
Enjoyed our time with family touring chinatown. Our guide was super friendly and informative. Especially liked the history and culture that was part of the tour.
star-5
I highly recommend this...
Jill_L, May 2022
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
I highly recommend this tour! Chicagos Chinatown should be more popular- it has great atmosphere, amazing restaurants and fun shopping! Our tour guide nick was also very knowledgeable and accommodating
star-5
Perfect!
Brian_K, May 2022
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
If you’re expecting a tour with a small taste here and there, this tour is not for you. Each stop was a healthy portion of delicious food. The guide was personable, engaging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Chinatown and the places we stopped at. We lived this tour and the food was amazing!
star-5
Definitely worth it!
Ashley_H, May 2022
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
York was an incredible tour leader! We learned a ton about Chinese immigration into the Chicago area while enjoying a wide variety of Chinese food! Would highly recommend!
star-5
Fantastic! Would do again!
Nancy_C, May 2022
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
Our tour operator was so informative and funny. Is enthusiasm was contagious! The food was fabulous and very generous portions! Well worth it!
star-5
Food Tour
Dan_O, Mar. 2022
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
The Review on the food and its culture!!!! Had such a great time ...Tour guide and helper was very good ..
star-5
Something a little different in Chicago
Rick_G, Jan. 2022
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
Dillon was a terrific guide. He knew a lot about the regional varieties, the history of Chinese migration and even architecture of the area. Big compliments to him!
star-4
Great food tour in Chinatown!
Kelly_J, Aug. 2021
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
Great food, information, friendly & engaging tour guide. Appreciated the walk through Chinatown with the architecture, colors, and people. Only complaint was there was no social distancing. All Covid-19 Safety measures information on vendor ticket was not adhered to.
star-5
Learn about Chinatown
Ashley_G, Dec. 2021
Chicago's Chinatown Food and Walking Tour
Nick did a excellent job! Love the information on the growth of China town and the historical background on the Chinese immigrants.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • If you’re short on time, make a quick stop in Chinatown via a hop-on hop-off bus tour.

  • Many restaurants can validate paid parking for up to 2 hours.

  • Remove shoes before entering the Buddhist temple on Wentworth Avenue.

  • There’s a Chinatown post office that’s ideally located for shipping any large purchases home.

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How to Get There

Chicago's Chinatown is centered around Cermak Road and Wentworth Avenue. It’s bounded by 18th Street on the north, 23rd Street on the south, State Street on the east and the Chicago River on the west. Catch the L Red Line to Cermak-Chinatown station or take a water taxi from downtown Chicago.

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When to Get There

Chinatown is especially lively during annual festivals such as Chinese New Year in January or February; the Chicago Dragon Boat Race for Literacy in June; Chinatown Summer Fair in July; and the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in September.

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Chinese Cultural Walk

While Chinatown is best known for its food, there are a handful of cultural attractions worth visiting, too. Step inside a functional Buddhist temple on Wentworth Ave, stroll past traditional-style buildings in Ping Tom Memorial Park, and admire public art such as a column covered in spiraling dragons near Cermack and Princeton streets.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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