Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Activity #1357
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Rating: 4.8  325 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
A Great Day Immersed in Culture
Sat, May 21, 11   10:30 AM johnd5319 Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our very knowledgeable, friendly, and pleasant guide escorted us to several high quality establishments in Chinatown, all the while explaining the history and culture of the area. The restaurants that we visited provided outstanding quality food, dim-sum, Peking Duck, and other ethnic menu items. It appeared that our guide had personally eaten at these restaurants and that they were selected for our visit because of the quality of the food and attentiveness of the staff. We had ample food to eat and drink, including dessert, and it was doubtful that anyone on the walking tour went away hungry or unsatisfied. We loved it and highly recommend this tour to anyone who wishes to learn more about Chinese culture in NYC and Chinese food in particular. As an aside, the recommended parking facility (Champion Parking) which was just a block or two from the meeting place, had an early bird special on Saturday before 10:30am and we parked all day until 5pm for $17.00 which included tax. A great day all around!
Rating: 5
Chinatown was wonderful.
Sat, Apr 30, 11   10:30 AM Judieporter Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Raheem was excellent. A thorough job of covering history of the area. The best tour I have taken in a long time. I have traveled to China many times, and this tour was amazing to tie old and new country together. Very talented tour guide. Was able to adjust as needed when restaurants weren't ready or crowds were a problem, with sensititvity to the locals as well as awareness of his group.
Rating: 5
7th Foods of NY tour... can't wait for the next
Mon, Apr 25, 11   12:00 PM AmyM2006 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
AS it says above, this was my 7th Foods of NY tour... the first for the Chinatown tour. It did not disappoint at all. It is different from the others in that there is less history and more food time, and the food for the most part is sit-down and service... it was explained, and makes sense, that this is what is the best for this part of NY. The food was fabulous from start to finish, and quite a lot. And again, it had us trying restaurants that we most probably would not have done on our own. There is history and explanation of the area, and that was informative and very interesting. We had Rajim as our tour guide, and he has a wonderful way to give the background and facts while always being entertaining and easy to follow. We highly recommend this tour, as well as all of the Foods of NY tours...
Rating: 4
Interesting and tasty
Sat, Apr 16, 11   10:30 AM twjared Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I enjoyed the tour. Great balance of interesting and educational talking points, coupled with some delicious Chinese food! As a local who has considered himself an experienced Chinatown vet, I still learned a lot of things I hadn't known. The guide was well-versed in what he was talking about and seemed to really enjoy his job. I would recommend this tour.
Rating: 4
Very Informative
Mon, Mar 21, 11   12:00 PM pambonzoumet Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour was relaxing and very informative about the Chinese food and culture. I did not know what Peking Duck was and what a treat it was to taste it. We would do it again. Thanks
Rating: 5
Awesome Time!!
Mon, Jan 17, 11   12:00 PM DMelone2284 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
As a new yorker, I am always looking for fun and different things to do when people come into town, rather than the typical "tourist" stuff. This tour met that need and then some! Our leader was great, the history of the area was awesome, especially since I live near by, and the food was delicious. Definitely worth every penny and the time.
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!