Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour

Foods of New York Tours

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Activity #1357
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.8  328 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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% Positive Average
Last 3 months 26 72 0 = 72 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 58 162 0 = 162 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 122 328 0 = 328 100% 4.8
All 625 1,682 0 = 1,682 100% 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
Excellent tour with lots of yummy food
Mon, Sep 14, 09   12:00 PM LindaBourne Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
I have been planning to take a foods of NY tour for some time now and I was not disappointed with the Chinatown tour. Besides the wonderful food, the best thing about this tour was our guide, Rasheem. He was so knowledgeable about Chinatown and actually other parts of the city and its food. It was surprising how much food we ate for the price of this ticket. WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE!! I am anxious to take other foods of ny tours when I am in town again. Thanks.
Rating: 5
Summer Day Well Spent in Chinatown
Mon, Aug 24, 09   12:00 PM barbg647 Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
Exploring Chinatown on a summer's day with a food & cultural guide was a wonderful day well spent! Raheem, our tour guide was very well versed in Chinese culture & food, patient, kind and humorous. He knew the area intricately and was enthusiastic in relaying this information to the group. I recommend this tour - highly educational & entertaining. This is the 2nd neighborhood tour we have experienced with FoodTours in NYC and am looking forward to the next NY neighborhood. By the way, the food was excellent and plentiful!!!
Rating: 5
food and facts
Mon, Aug 24, 09   12:00 PM mpalmeri Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
Food was the focus of the tour with fun facts and history of the neighborhood as an accent. As a local for the past 23 years, and a once short-term resident of Chinatown, I still learned something. Our guide Raheem was fun, knowledgeable and knew his audience well. He made everyone in the group feel welcome and comfortable, with the food, the neighborhood, and each other. The food stops were interesting and varied. Chinatown seems less daunting to me now.
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.