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Rating: 4.9  335 rating points
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Gourmet 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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
REAL Chinese food, presented well
Mon, Mar 18, 13   12:00 PM ZuZuLou Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I've never been fond of Chinese food but that's because I hadn't tasted REAL Chinese food. On this tour, I enjoyed each taste--or dish-let--at each stop we made. Our guide, Raheem, was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and conducted the tour even in the bitter, windy, cold. We all went away quite happy!
Rating: 5
the best E.V.E.R......
Mon, Mar 18, 13   12:00 PM coline Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
My sister and bro-in-law from WI and my husband and I (Boston) decided to 'try' this tour as we had all been to NYC quite a few times before but had never ventured into Chinatown ... it felt too 'scary' and confusing. I had always loved the colors, activity and purpose of this community so I decided to book this tour. My sister and her husband had previously taken 2 of your tours and they liked them so I figured ... let 'er rip! Our guide, Raheem was extra-special as he took us ALL over the area with information oozing out of his every pore ... traditions, hidden doorways, history, superlative food knowledge and respect for each of us and the merchants and residents of the area. The 4 of us in our small party never 'really' experienced true chinese cuisine previously and were blown away with Raheem's knowledge and expertise ... you could tell he LOVED this food and all the history behind it. Of course we asked numerous questions and (at least I did) took lots of photos so that i could repeat what I had learned to other NYC traveling friends. Since we came back to Marblehead, a little town on the north shore of Boston, I have been on the computer looking up "the Bloody Angle", "Apotheke", Mott St., Columbus Park (5 Points Park) and every other point of interest Raheem mentioned. My eyes are blurry! One of the things I appreciated so much is the friendly manner Raheem had with the proprietors of the restaurants and shops we visited, especially Richard in the "Beef Jerky" shop. My husband and I had just finished the book "Downtown" by Peter Hamill which made this visit even more intriguing. His book laid out the lower Manhattan beginnings, traditions, cultures, streets and 'peoples' which tied in so well with Raheem's explanations. These histories melded seamlessly. I will indeed recommend your Chinatown tour to all my friends who frequent NYC. I have posted photos on my facebook page hoping that someone will ask me about it ... will I have an earful for them ... ! :)))
Rating: 5
Excellent food tour
Sat, Mar 16, 13   10:30 AM Rrodino Female 60-69 Local Family With Children
I truly enjoyed the Chinatown Food Tour.The tour was a Christmas gift from our daughter and her fiance. Our son and his wife and their son also joined us. The foods chosen were delicious, very cultural and presented beautifully. Our tour guide, Bert, was exceptional, in that he provided us with interesting commentary, was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about Chinatown and its people. He truly enjoys his profession and makes sure he includes everyone in the tour with individual attention. We had about 17 people joining us, just the right amount for seating at the various locations. I especially enjoyed the Peking Duck, and also appreciated his explanation of its preparation. I am sure my family and I will avail ourselves of the other tours you have to offer. I do believe that Bert made the tour most enjoyable for all of us.
Rating: 5
Great value
Sat, Feb 2, 13   10:30 AM vandermp Male 60-69 Unspecified Individual
Super guide, aimiable group, wonderful food. I've been coming to NY for years and still learned things. About half the price of a show and much more fun.
Rating: 5
Delicious Chinatown tour
Mon, Oct 22, 12   12:00 PM tadlow Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had Rahim once before on a tour of Soho and really enjoyed him. This tour was a little different, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. We will definitely be going back to a couple of the restaurants. DimSum Gogol was a favorite as was ABC and their delicious eggplant dish. We look forward to returning to New York and revisiting some of the tours we've done before since we have now done all of them. We recommend this company to anyone going to New York or locals, many of whom have never heard of these tours.
Rating: 5
wonderful!
Sat, Oct 20, 12   10:30 AM lralph Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I really enjoyed the tour! Loved, getting to try all the different foods. My favorite was the Peking duck & dim sum. I had to leave a little early so did not get to try the custard, which was okay as I can not have milk products. Our guide, Bert, did a wonderful job of answering question and giving us the history of the area. I would highly recommend this tour and our wonderful guide Bert!!!!
Rating: 5
Excellent experience with great guide- Bert
Sat, Oct 6, 12   10:30 AM cffrie Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Bert was absolutely superb re both history and food.
Rating: 5
Excellent!!
Sat, Oct 6, 12   10:30 AM janglass Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Bert, our tour guide did a fantastic job describing Chinatown sites and was very informative about the restaurants and the food being served. This tour was well worth the money and we would highly recommend it.
Rating: 3
TOUR OVERPRICED
Sat, Sep 29, 12   10:30 AM Katzenstein Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Tour Guide (Bert) excellent (knowledgeable and interesting). Tour price too high considering food served.
Rating: 5
Love to eat? Love to learn? This is for you!
Sat, Sep 22, 12   10:30 AM richmcleod Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
I hate exercise and love to eat. My brain is always going 90 to nothing. Finding a touring activity that meets both my needs and wants is tough. This tour did it. We walked enough to keep the blood flowing, stopped often and long enough to enjoy great food, and learned enough about the food and the surroundings to agree, "Hey, that was fun and interesting!" This isn't a "killing time" activity, it is a "making time come alive" activity.