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Rating: 4.9  321 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
Woderful tour!
Mon, Dec 10, 12   12:00 PM IlanMano Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We are father and a 21 year old daughter, on her release-from-the-army trip (yes, we are from Israel…). The ‘foods tour' was part of our one week stay in NYC, and turned out to be one of the most wonderful experiences we had. It revealed for us the secretes of Chinatown alongside with the wonders of the Chinese food, in a way we never experienced before. The group was just the right size, with plenty of wonderful and colorful people, the places we visited topped one another in atmosphere and (of course) their wonderful dishes, and finally – our guide – Rahim – who truly wrapped it all the best way possible. Worth every penny, great fun, superb tour.
Rating: 5
Another outstanding Foods of NY tour!!
Sat, Nov 10, 12   10:30 AM JBaskin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent Chinatown food tour. This was our fourth Foods of NY tour, and we considered it one of the best. Bert (sp?) our guide was terrific--engaging, informative, thoughtful, humorous, everything you'd want in a tour guide. This tour is a bit different from the other tours offered by Foods of NY. Rather than mainly enjoying tastings "on the street," the Chinatown tour includes three substantial in-restaurant tastings and one "on the street' dessert. First stop was Dim Sum GoGo, where we had the best dim sum we've ever had. Who knew how delicious dim sum could be when it hasn't been sitting on steam carts for hours? This dim sum is all ordered "on demand," so you order what you want and out the dumplings come, fresh, delicious, practically translucent, and not the least bit gummy. We loved all five dumplings we sampled and felt that the portion was quite substantial. Our second stop was for Peking duck and was also outstanding. Our third sit-down tasting was at a Cantonese restaurant where we had a scrumptious eggplant/veggie dish and fried rice that didn't look (or taste) anything like fried rice I've eaten in my life. Just wonderful! Finally, we ended with a warm egg custard tart, which added a lovely sweet touch. Interspersed with the wonderful food were Bert's entertaining and fascinating stories and anecdotes about the Chinatown neighborhood, its history and culture. I cannot recommend this tour enough!
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
CHINA TOWN TOUR 10/20/12
Sat, Oct 20, 12   10:30 AM LARIDLEY Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My sister & I took the tour as part of our vacation to NYC. Burt/Bert (sp) was our guide and he was AWESOME! He took such great care of everyone, made sure our every need was taken care of; he told us great stories, kept the tour moving, it never got boring, the food was fantastic, and we LOVED the egg custard at the end. We also met the lovliest people in our group; the weather was perfect and all in all it was a great time and great memory. For me the only bad thing was seeing the ducks head hanging off the platter LOL but other than that I would HIGHLY recommend the tour to anyone I know going to NYC. Thank you so much! Loretta (and Marie) Ridley
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
Well Fed
Mon, Sep 17, 12   12:00 PM mommyana Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
Very informative about Chinatown. Visited many interesting places to go back and shop. Above all the most exciting part of the tour is the food which is a very tasty meals. You must go very hungry because samples are real meals. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
Rating: 5
BURT ROCKS CHINATOWN!!!
Sat, Sep 15, 12   10:30 AM Sunnygal Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My son and I took the Chinatown Walking Tour led by Burt and enjoyed every minute of it! He is very knowledgeable and made the experience a lot of fun. The food was excellent (so good that we went back to Dim Sum GoGo the next day!) and the portions were extremely generous. The Peking Duck House is an experience in itself. The duck is carved tableside and is to die for! What I would give for that duck carcass now that I'm home! This tour is worth every penny spent and more! Thank you, Burt for making this Florida girl's first trip to NYC complete! Kim Turano
Rating: 5
Had fun, plenty to eat, nice sit down restaurants
Sat, Sep 8, 12   10:30 AM kpallas Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Would recommend to anyone curious about Chinatown and doesn't know where to start. Our tour guide, Bert, did a great job.
Rating: 5
The best food tour I've been on. Loved Rahim!
Sat, Aug 25, 12   10:30 AM Bkderm1 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We did an amazing walking tour of chinatown with Rahim. He was extremely knowledgeable and fun. He told us the history of the area, it's beginnings and how it has changed over the years. We loved the three restaurants he took us to. He was quite attuned to the chinese culture and we learned lots of fun facts in addition to enjoying some really delicious food. I definitely would recommend it, especially with Rahim as your guide!
Rating: 3
MEH
Mon, Aug 20, 12   12:00 PM pamgoodland Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
I loved the Food Tour of Greenwich Village and thought this would be as good. It's OK, interesting, not a waste of time or money, but no where near as good as Greenwich Village. Not enough variety. How about tasting different teas or trying some exotic fruit at one of the street vendors?