some ideas…


experience dim sum

be adventurous and try a new exotic fruit or another kind of food from a street vendor.

check out any of the restaurants we recommend on the tour. There is so much good food in Chinatown - eating is honestly half of the experience! We’ll mention good restaurants as you go along the tour, so you can stop when you’re close-by. Here are a few of our best recommendations in case you were hoping to eat before starting the tour:

sip on some hot tea or grab a bubble tea

take a tea break at a Tea Parlor that’s been around since 1920.

take advantage of the inexpensive massages or acupuncture treatments while you’re in the neighborhood.

join in on a Tai Chi class at Columbus Park

relax in Columbus Park – listen to music, watch the games and just experience the vibe

check out Museum of Chinese in America

experiencing the Chinese New Year Parade in person is a MUST. (Jan/Feb).

snag a few knock-offs on Canal Street (remember to always negotiate prices).

browse through hundreds of gift shops

walk across the Manhattan Bridge and check out Chinatown from above. There are also some fun rooftop scenes to spot from up there.


find more…

New York City changes constantly. These sites have their fingers on the pulse of the city and can point you in the right direction based on your interests or introduce you to unique NYC experiences you never would have thought of:

Time Out New York
food, drink, & entertainment

food, drink, & entertainment

food, drink, entertainment, nyc news

New York Times Event Guide
food, drink, & entertainment

Zagat Restaurant Lists

food, drink, & entertainment

Loving New York
food, drink, & entertainment

The Infatuation
best restaurants in Chinatown


How to Get to Chinatown:

Here are the subway stops we recommend:

  • F Line - East Broadway stop

  • J,Z Line - Chambers stop

  • 4,5,6 Line - Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall stop