Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Activity #1357
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Rating: 4.8  324 rating points
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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 Age Where From? Group Type? Sort Descending
Rating: 5
Unbelievable Food and History - great value
Mon, Dec 13, 10   12:00 PM TNaisbitt Male 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
Amazing food, pasionate tour guide, good times!! Highly recommended to anyone looking to delve beneath the surface of Chinatown (especially those who think it's just Canal Street!) and discover much more about it's history, culture, and cuisine (trust us on the Peking duck!)
Rating: 5
FABULOUS TOUR OF CHINATOWN FOODS AND CULTURE.
Mon, Nov 1, 10   12:00 PM JSPECTER Female 70+ Local Group of Friends
OUR LEADER, RAHEEN MADE THE TOUR EDUCATIONAL AND FUN. HE WAS PATIENT AND ANSWERED ALL AND ANY QUESTIONS. A REAL GENTLEMAN AS WELL. WE HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF CHINESE FOODS FROM DIM SUM TO PEKING DUCK AND PLACES TO RE-VISIT. OUR GROUP OF FOUR RETIRED TEACHERS RAVED ABOUT OUR DAY TRIP. WE HAVE DONE OTHER ZERVE TOURS AND WE RECOMMEND THEM TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WE GIVE IT 5 STARS
Rating: 4
We loved the Chinatown Tour!
Mon, Sep 6, 10   12:00 PM IngridVega Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
The China town tour took us places a New Yorker may not ever have seen on their own. We were given a historical background and even pictures of what the sites looked like long ago. We had a feel of how the neighborhood changed as we walked through small winding streets and came upon different venues. The restaurants on our tour gave us a taste of the best and most authentic for Dim Sum, Peking Duck and Cantonese food. The tour guide (Rajiid?) gave us detailed descriptions of the food and preparation of everything we ate. The service was great, everything was ready for us and we had a quiet private area in each of our places. We also visited a Health/herbal and tea place stocked up with exotic and some very expensive delicacies. There you can also get some homeopathic remedies. Some of us enjoyed the fruity bubbly teas. The tour was most enjoyable and a great experience as the tour guide was so entertaining with his many stories and the fellow participants were so friendly. We highly recommend this tour and we are planning some other ones very soon.
Rating: 5
love these tours
Mon, Sep 6, 10   12:00 PM abutterfield Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I have done every tour you offer, and LOVE them. they are always one of the highlights of my trips to NY. The guide, Raheem, is so knowledgeable and has such passion for the food. I have all my guides from all the tours, and treat them as my food bibles whenever in NY and deciding what to eat!
Rating: 5
so much fun.
Mon, Aug 23, 10   12:00 PM barbaramccah Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The tour was just great. Our tour guide was very interesting, with a very relaxed manner, which made everyone relaxed. The restaurants were terrific. It was a nice group,and I think we all had a good time I highly recommend this tour
Rating: 5
Excellent guide and food
Mon, Jul 5, 10   12:00 PM peterabbi Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
Raheem was knowledgeable and enthusiastic; and cared for his customers. The food was exquisite! He found the best of the best to show us. Unfortunately he was unable to provide us with a paper guide to what we saw and ate. I would like very much to have one as we live in NY and would definitely return to the restaurants. Could Raheem please email us an attachment with the restaurant names and addresses?
Rating: 5
2nd food tour....just as amazing as the first!
Mon, Jun 28, 10   12:00 PM follanju76 Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
My friends and I returned for the second year in a row to do another food tour of NY. The Chinatown Food tour was absolutely delicious and provided us with a lot of knowledge about the culture and history of that part of Manhattan. We learned a lot about the traditions and styles of the various foods, how they are prepared and how they should be eaten. Our Tour guide was kind and courteous as well as funny and personable in which he made everyone feel included and involved on this tour. One of our favorite things about these tours is that they give us a taste (no pun intended) of a variety of different styles, restaurants, and shops as well as provide us with honest opinions all within walking distance of each other. For those of us who are from out of town, it makes the dining experience less daunting in such a massive city with restaurants galore!! In fact we kept the booklet we received on our tour last year that listed many of the restaurants they suggested and made reservations to eat there on our first night back. We highly recomend these tours!! Oh.....and if you're a finicky eater and are concerned that the Chinatown food tour is too exotic for your taste buds, don't worry! The food isn't so far out there that you question where it is coming from! Your guides will explain in depth all the ingredients and how most of the food is prepared and shows up on your plate! If you don't like....just pass. No matter what, there will be SOMETHING that you will like. However, I'd be shocked if you didn't like EVERYTHING!!
Rating: 5
Excellent
Mon, Jun 14, 10   12:00 PM aghajani Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Highly recommended! Plenty of food and a lot of interesting history in Chinatown. Ask for Raheem, he was great!
Rating: 5
Great as can be imagined
Mon, May 17, 10   12:00 PM MaxGabler Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Great Locations Great Food Great Information
Rating: 5
Informative,yummy,and friendly!
Mon, Apr 12, 10   12:00 PM veeharrison Female Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Enjoyed the history of the area, most of the food, and the pointers of Chinese eating etiquette given to us by our friendly and well-informed guide. Got a true flavor of China Town and am hoping to return to this part of the Big Apple when I visit again. Was disaapointed that we did not sample any dumplings which is one of my favorite Chinese dishes (even though that part of the tour was unavailable due to last minute circumstances). Did not enjoy the Peking duck, since it was just too fatty and would have preferred another tasing @ a different restaurant. The garlic pancakes were also too greasy for my palette. The first restaurant visited was excellent and the food superb. I enjoyed this tour and would highly recomment it to anyone who wants to get a good introduction to this historical area of N.Y.C. I also welcomed the printed brochure given to us highlighting the places we visited along the way which I will keep as a reference in my travel files.