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Rating: 4.8  343 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.

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Rating: 5
Loved it!
Sat, Jan 7, 12   10:30 AM erinsmith126 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I got my husband tickets for this tour as a Christmas gift. I had high expectations because we had tried the same company's Greenwich Village tour a few years ago and absolutely loved it. This tour did not disappoint! We had a great time, and our tour guide Bert was wonderful. He was friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. We live in New York and have been wanting to spend more time in Chinatown but were intimidated and didn't know where to start. This tour was perfect. We not only got to try a few restaurants, but we also got many recommendations from Bert and from the neighborhood guide they give you as part of the tour. We're already making plans to go back to some of the recommended restaurants with friends and family. It was great to learn about not only the food but also the neighborhood and the history. I would definitely recommend this tour for locals and tourists alike. Thanks for a great Saturday, Bert!
Rating: 5
informative fun and delicious
Sat, Jan 7, 12   10:30 AM malindi Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
our tour guide was fabulous, the stories he told were memorable, and the food was great.
Rating: 5
Excellent Tour!
Sat, Jan 7, 12   10:30 AM CariF26 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
The Chinatown tour was one of the best things I've ever done in NYC. Tourguide Burt was incredibly knowledgable about the food and neighborhood and gave a fun presentation. The dim sum and peking duck were fantastic. We now have two new great restaurants on our roster, plus a list of others to try that Burt pointed out. It was very fun to see little areas we didn't know existed. I would highly recommend the tour and Burt specifically for both tourists and locals.
Rating: 4
Great tour of a sometimes intimidating area.
Sat, Dec 17, 11   10:30 AM mnekaw3 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Chinatown can be very intimidating. All the signs are in Chinese, many locals do not speak English, and there are hundreds and hundreds of restaurants. This tour does a great job of explaining the area and its history, handpicking dishes at restaurants and pointing out other places worth a visit on a return trip. The food was fabulous at every stop and Burt was a very knowledgeable and down-to-earth guide. He made everyone comfortable and had really wonderful information about the area, the food and the people. After being on the tour I'm confident that I can go back to the neighborhood and explore without feeling like I'm out-of-place and I am really excited to get back there and do that. I'm not sure that the visit and time spent in the apothecary/health store was worth while. I think that time would have been better spent outside on the streets learning a bit more about the buildings and the history of the neighborhood. Other than that it is a great tour!
Rating: 5
recommend with enthusiasm to family and friends
Sat, Dec 10, 11   10:30 AM SueGlass Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time. Our guide Burt was knowledgeable, informative, interesting and did an excellant job. The food and choice of restaurants was outstanding. Our experience was enhanced with Burt's details regarding the various dishes we were being served along with interesting tid bits of history regarding Chinatown. We have already told, neighbors, friends and family about the good time we had. We are planning to go on the Village tour next, which was highly recommended by one of the couples we met from our group.
Rating: 5
Not just for tourists!
Mon, Dec 5, 11   12:00 PM kendralevin Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I've lived in NYC for ten years, and I had just as much fun on this tour--and learned just as much--as the tourists in the group. Our guide, Raheem, was really knowledgeable and shared tons of fascinating stories about Chinatown, Chinese culture and Chinese-American culture, and more. The food was incredible. It was a great way to find out where the best restaurants are in a neighborhood that I don't know very well. I'll definitely be going back for more dumplings as soon as possible! This tour is a perfect activity to do with out-of-town guests, but it's great for NYers, too (if you can swallow your pride and allow yourself to be seen following a tour guide around). No matter how much you think you know about this incredible city we live in, there's always more to learn.
Rating: 5
Really great tour!
Sat, Nov 26, 11   10:30 AM StaffLowe Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
We had been on the company's Greenwich Village walking tour in the past and since we had friends in town for Thanksgiving we thought we'd try it again. To our (initial) disappointment there wasn't availability on any of the tours apart from the China Town walk, which we were actually in two minds about because we aren't avid fans of this type of cuisine. In the end we trusted the reviews we read on Zerve and booked it and we're really glad we did. Burt was an extremely engaging tour guide with a clear passion for his job which made the tour tremendously enjoyable. There wasn't a lot of walking (the entire tour takes place below Canal Street) but the food was excellent and we learned a lot about the history of the local area. Two thumbs up!
Rating: 5
excellent - great guide/Bert
Sat, Nov 26, 11   10:30 AM billshumaker Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
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Rating: 5
A Fabulous midday interlude
Sat, Nov 12, 11   10:30 AM otheremily Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
8 of us signed up for this tour after having taken several of the other "Foods of NY" tours. While the tours in general are excellent, this one was outstanding and memorable. The three sit down food experiences were each unique and of the highest quality and service. Our tour guide, Bert, gave us the inside scoop on the preparation of the foods, the historical and cultural aspects of the regional cuisine of China, and the unique and little known secrets of NY Chinatown. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
Very recommended!
Sat, Nov 5, 11   10:30 AM hangwire11 Male 40-49 Local Couple on a Date
This is a fun tour not only for tourists, but local foodies. The restaurant selections were excellent (especially the Peking Duck House) and our guide (Bert) was extremely friendly, enthusiastic, and well-informed. I'll be suggesting this tour to my friends, no doubt.