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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 Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Great food on an interesting visit
Sat, Jan 14, 12   10:30 AM ngedmunds Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was the second tour that we have done with Foods of New York, and we enjoyed it every bit as much. This tour was more food-oriented; it included three sit-down mini-meals, all of which were delicious and interesting. The meals were accompanied by useful explanations of the culinary traditions and the methods of preparation. Our tour guide, Bert, was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to; he welcomed questions and could usually answer them. He also led us through some of the streets and alleys of Chinatown, explaining the history of evolution of the neighborhood. He encouraged us to try some of the local delicacies, but he was kind enough to warn us about the strangeness of some of the flavors and textures -- forewarned was forearmed. The only thing I would have liked added was a recommendation of where to shop for local specialties -- linens, jewelry, gifts, etc. We would certainly recommend this tour, and we will do another tour with this company when we are back in New York City again.
Rating: 5
Great time and great experience
Sat, Jan 7, 12   10:30 AM sariel Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We enjoyed the food and the guide Bert was superb. Will do it again sometime in the future... We suggest in the future links to local hotel will benefit those that don't want to wake up early in the morning and take a bus to the meeting place.
Rating: 5
I would highly recommend this tour!
Sat, Jan 7, 12   10:30 AM janepoore Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We went to places I never would have walked in alone!!! The food was terrific!! Bert was fun and very informative and we had a great time!!! Can't wait to try another one!
Rating: 5
Excellent Chinatown Tour
Sat, Dec 3, 11   10:30 AM rjmurr Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Have taken all of the tours except NoHo ( will do it on our next trip to NYC) and all have been great--this one is no exception. Having lived in the area for a number of years Bert (sp.) was very knowledgeable about the history of the area, the cuisine and some of the "nooks and crannies" we would never know or learn about. Highly recommend this tour.
Rating: 4
great fun and awesome food!!!
Mon, Nov 28, 11   12:00 PM Tanjeng Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great tour....Loved the tour guide named Bert. He was incredibly knowledgeable and funny. Food was great especially the dumplings.......Look forward to doing it again next year.
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
Chinatown Food Tour with Bert
Sat, Nov 19, 11   10:30 AM lsdl122 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Recently went on the Chinatown Food with Bert and am happy to say it was the best food tour, out of three, I've taken in New York. Not only was the food amazing, but Bert was so funny and told many stories that made me not only appreciate all there was to eat, but also the history of this section of the city. I will definitely continue to do more tours and am hoping there is a way to get Bert as a guide again.
Rating: 5
A unique view of Chinatown NYC.
Mon, Oct 31, 11   12:00 PM MarkWebman Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A lot of food with some history and culture. You will enjoy it.
Rating: 5
Perfect Food/Culture Introduction to Chinatown
Sat, Oct 29, 11   10:30 AM tlayman Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We had always avoided venturing into Chinatown due to our lack of knowledge of the area, the food, and the culture. Fortunately, we took this tour and experienced the vast knowledge of our guide, Bert, who had resided in Chinatown for several years and frequently patronizes the local restaurants there. The combination of sit-down food tastings and Bert's explanations of the food and history of this area made this the ideal tour for us. Anyone who might be a little nervous about striking out alone in this area should start with this top-notch tour.
Rating: 5
the food was great and the guide was entertaining.
Sat, Oct 22, 11   10:30 AM AlexBrownste Male Unspecified Local Family Without Children
We did not have high expectations before the tour but we really enjoyed ourselves. I am sure that we will take another one in the future