Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour

Foods of New York Tours

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Activity #1357
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  322 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 23 63 0 = 63 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 56 148 0 = 148 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 124 322 0 = 322 100% 4.8
All 582 1,561 0 = 1,561 100% 4.8
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Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Taste a diverse selection from acclaimed NYC Chinatown restaurants while celebrating the tradition and etiquette of this rich culture.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
A tasty and delightful excursion.
Sat, May 12, 12   10:30 AM dthomas56 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
This tour combined excellent food with atmosphere and history. The guide was friendly and skilled. A winner.
Rating: 4
An inside view on China Town and the food
Mon, Apr 30, 12   12:00 PM troettig Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
Led by a fantastic guide, we enjoyed not only the great food but also the inside information about China Town. We definitly will try another Foods of New York Tour. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Best Food Tour I've Ever Done
Mon, Apr 30, 12   12:00 PM mdnoble81 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Awesome, great guide who was very informative and obviously personally interested in Chinese Food, Culture and NY Chinatown. It gave us a very local feel for the area including many non-food sites and history tidbits, as well as great tips for NYC in general. The food was fantastic and authentic (I have had Dim Sum and Peking Duck in China). Highly Recommended.
Rating: 5
Great experience that we WILL recommend to friends
Mon, Apr 23, 12   12:00 PM FrancoisPage Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great food and cultural experience. The guide, Burt, is incredible in his food and cultural knowledge of Chinatown and gave us a great time. We will recommend this tour to others. We would recommend to add half an hour, cut the Cantonese stop and add a walk through the Mott street market.
Rating: 5
A must do tour
Mon, Apr 16, 12   12:00 PM wissamgm Male 30-39 International Tourist(s) Other
The tour was amazing, lot to learn about china town and chinese food and the guide Rahim was super nice and knows a lot about the area. It is a different way of exploring new york city. Beleive me every tourist should take it.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun!
Sat, Apr 14, 12   10:30 AM johnstampfli Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Very good guide. Excellent food. A fun way to learn more about Chinatown and its food.
Rating: 5
worth every penny
Sat, Apr 7, 12   10:30 AM tomsuper2002 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
great time, bert was excellent, food was outstanding, i live in the city and cant waite to go back.
Rating: 5
It's All About the Guide
Sat, Mar 31, 12   10:30 AM cadguy07 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our guide was Bert. He was excellent!!! We want to come back later in the year and do the Greenwich Village tour and we will be asking for Bert! The tour & restaurants were excellent as well but ultimately, you have to have a good guide to keep things interesting & have knowledge to be able to offer historical information. Not just any history, but interesting history.
Rating: 5
Chinatown tour was wonderful!
Sat, Mar 31, 12   10:30 AM Twerickson Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The Chinatown tour was wonderful. Burt was our tour guide and was a wealth of information and clearly enjoys his job. We had fantastic Peking duck at one of the hottest restaurants in Chinatown that will be remembered for years to come. Burt is very knowledgeable of the history of the area and the culture. Burt had many interesting stories to tell us of Chinatown in addition to the food we were served. All three restaurants that we ate in are highly rated and are widely recognized as in the top tier. We also visited several local stores selling a wide variety of different merchandise. I would recommend this tour to anyone that enjoys food and history. Tony E Minnesota
Rating: 5
Plan this tour for the start of your New York Trip
Mon, Mar 26, 12   12:00 PM lordcivin Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was our second food tour with Food of New York Tours and it was just as enjoyable (and tasty) as the first! My wife and I plan on having this be one of our new traditions from this point forward as they do such a great job for foodies who want a bit of history and entertainment with their tastings. First though let me stress that you should book this tour at the beginning of your trip. While you do get a few amazing sit down tastings you will be pointed towards a slew of other restaurants that you will want to try and the ones you do visit you will likely want to return to at least one on the trip. We made the mistake of planning this tour on our last day and much to our stomachs' and taste buds' regrets we did not have more time to explore the area after the tour was completed. The tour itself consists of three sit down tastings and concludes with a tea tasting at the very end. As you walk from one location to the next you are told of the area's rich history and how greatly the area has changed overtime. At each of the restaurants you are told in detail of what you are about to eat, how it is prepared, and any number of fun little facts about how the cuisine itself evolved. The tour started at the Dim Sum Go Go Restaurant who I am sad to say has ruined me. I grew up with home made pork buns that one of my best friends' mothers used to make and sadly these blew them away in flavor and I don't have the heart to tell her now. They have a variety of Dim Sum for you to try with different sauces that match them perfectly. Moving on we next headed over to Peking Duck House Restaurant where we, you guessed it, shared a Peking Duck between the group. It is hands down one of, if not the best Peking Duck I have had in my life. Not only was each bite perfect but we learned a lot about the history of how the Duck is cooked and how much work goes into it. Our last sit down was at ABC Cantonese Restaurant where we enjoyed their signature fried rice and a Cantonese eggplant dish which went perfectly together. Our tour ended at the Ten Ren Tea House which was perfect on the brisk day that we had been walking all over Chinatown in New York. As always a fun tour, a fun guide, and a fun tasting of New York.