Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Activity #1357
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  324 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 31 87 0 = 87 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 56 156 0 = 156 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 122 324 0 = 324 100% 4.8
All 618 1,663 0 = 1,663 100% 4.8
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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
Time well spent
Mon, Aug 24, 09   12:00 PM pemerson52 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Raheem, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He provided a delicious and highly informative glimpse into one of New York's most vital and fascinating neighborhoods. In addition to the excellent fare, our tour was replete with invaluable facts about history, local culture, and etiquette. I would recommend this to both tourists and locals.
Rating: 5
The only way to go
Mon, Jul 13, 09   12:00 PM greenwoodd Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
If it's your first time to New York Chinatown I highly recommend that you take this tour first. As you get off the subway you are bombarded with sites and sounds and a crush of people. There is so much to see it's hard to tell what you should be doing. Our tour guide eased us in to this sensory overload by having us at a quiet table in an incredible dim sum restaurant and introduced us to the pleasures of a culinary experience. We walked through the streets and he gave us a history of the area and reccomendations for eating in other restaurants. Along the way we feasted on duck, pork, and other great foods. Come hunger because you will be full when finished. HAVE FUN.
Rating: 3
Too Much Meat!
Mon, Jul 6, 09   12:00 PM nankando28 Female Unspecified Local Group of Friends
The places we went to were nice, clean and friendly. Our guide was very enthusiastic! Rahsheem needs to stop saying, "Ladies and Gentlemen!" It got annoying. Our group felt there needed to have more of a variety of food. This tour DOES NOT compare to the Greenwich or Meat Market! I don't think I would recommend this one unless there is a change. This was my 5th tour and the experience was OK:(
Rating: 5
Fun & informative
Mon, Jun 29, 09   12:00 PM RitaDolce Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Great tour! Raheem, the tour guide, was very knowledgable about the area & the food. We all enjoyed it.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun!
Mon, Jun 15, 09   12:00 PM julia_z Female 30-39 Combination Group of Friends
We really enjoyed this tour - it starts off with 5 delicious dumplings at Dim Sum GoGo, and follows with *real* Peking duck. These two sit-down tastings were the highlight of the tour! Delicious! While I liked the following tastings, especially the plum iced tea, I'd get rid of the beef jerky (weird, wet, couldn't finish it) ,the Chinese BBQ (too much meat at that point, would rather have had the scallion pancake to mix things up). I'd also go back to the egg custard tarts, rather than the tiger roll (OK, but nothing special). Our tour guide Raheem was a delight! Afterwards, be sure to go by Chinatown Ice Cream Factory for some almond cookie ice cream! :)
Rating: 5
Mon, May 11, 09   12:00 PM CliffFoley Male 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We were enthusiastically greeted by our guide and began our Chinatown adventure with a sit down tasting at a local restaurant. The explanations that went along with our tastings were very informative. There were detailed explanations given on the preparations that went into the food. We walked around Chinatown and had a real feel for the area. We would highly recommend this tour. This was our first but we look forward to others in the future.
Rating: 5
Chinatown Walking Tour - Terrific Tour
Mon, May 11, 09   12:00 PM lweiss Female 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I have been to Chinatown many times and it is not all about pocketbooks! Our group instructor Rahib showed us the different foods, how to eat them and where to go for the best inexpensive foods. He also showed us where to go for gifts and herbal medicine. Rahib was very informative on the history of China/Chinatown and there customs. I loved this cultural tour and highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Mon, Apr 20, 09   12:00 PM mms5444 Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
This was a walking-eating tour. The food was delcious and the tour interesting. We covered a good bit of China town with Raheeb stopping at all of the historical points of interest. There was enough walking between samplings but not so much as to be tired. We will definitely take this tour again and we highly recommend it.
Rating: 5
Don't miss this tour of Chinatown
Mon, Apr 13, 09   12:00 PM judyberke Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The 3 hour walking/eating tour of Chinatown was so well-organized and so much fun. We learned a lot about the history of the area and the different establishments along the way, all while sampling delicious foods of many varieties at several stops. Our guide, Raheem, was enthusiastic and informative. You can walk around Chinatown on your own and have fun, but going on this tour makes it much more fun and interesting. I wouldn't have known where to go inside and eat, but Raheem knew the best places. Great tour!!!
Rating: 4
good intro
Mon, Apr 13, 09   12:00 PM 1peggy2 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
The tour and tasting was a nice introduction to Chinatown. The tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable.