Chinatown Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Rating: 4.8  319 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
Fantastic beyond our expectations
Sat, Jun 23, 12   10:30 AM 8millers Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The tour was educational , fun, the food was excellent. We were extremely pleased with bert our guide, he was very informative and made sure everyone was accounted for and also any questions asked he was able to answer. Cant wait to try another tour -thinking Greenwich Village.
Rating: 5
Excellent tour with knowledgeable guide
Sat, Jun 23, 12   10:30 AM ddelgenio Unspecified Unspecified Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
I highly recommend this tour to anyone. Our guide Bert, was excellent and we learned alot about the food, history and culture of chinatown. The restaurants are clean and very accommodating. We are planning another tour in October.
Rating: 5
A New Vantage Point in Chinatown
Sat, Jun 9, 12   10:30 AM Shopper1 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We are native New Yorkers and frequent Chinatown about once every month. This was an amazing tour! We learned many facts that we never knew and experienced restaurants that were all new to us. The guide was professional, enthusiastic, and a real gem!!! Great time was had by ALL!!
Rating: 4
Bert was great!
Sat, May 19, 12   10:30 AM eileenlane Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
This tour was great! It was a great combo of food, culture and history. We very much liked the dim sum at the first spot and I thought the peking duck at the Pecking Duck House was the best I've ever had and can't wait to take my husband back with me! Where I really liked the first 2 stops/tastings I didn't really enjoy the last one. The eggplant dish was okay kinda of mushy and I really didn't like the rice as it was too fishy for my taste. Bert was a great tour guide! He was full of knowledge about the areas and great recommendations and he really got the group involved and kept us all entertained. I would love to take another food tour led by him. One thing I didn't really like was that prior to going on this tour I read on the website that there were 5 tastings 3 seated and 2 'on-the-go' and it mentioned something about eating a 'tiger roll'. We only ha 3 tastings so I was confused when the your ended at the 3rd place cause I thought there were more stops. It would have been nice to end the tour with something sweet. Although I did end up going to the Chinatown Ice Cream factory that Bert recommended!
Rating: 5
Enjoyed very much
Sat, May 5, 12   10:30 AM ConnieHerm Female 60-69 Combination Family Without Children
Our tour was very enjoyable.This one was the final one that we hadn't done yet.All the others were so much fun and were thoroughly enjoyed so we were anxious to do this one too. The guide was very knowledgeable & pleasant.We are hoping to do another one when it is added to the list. I have recommended these tours to many people.
Rating: 5
Best Food Tour I've Ever Done
Mon, Apr 30, 12   12:00 PM mdnoble81 Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Awesome, great guide who was very informative and obviously personally interested in Chinese Food, Culture and NY Chinatown. It gave us a very local feel for the area including many non-food sites and history tidbits, as well as great tips for NYC in general. The food was fantastic and authentic (I have had Dim Sum and Peking Duck in China). Highly Recommended.
Rating: 5
Great experience that we WILL recommend to friends
Mon, Apr 23, 12   12:00 PM FrancoisPage Male 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great food and cultural experience. The guide, Burt, is incredible in his food and cultural knowledge of Chinatown and gave us a great time. We will recommend this tour to others. We would recommend to add half an hour, cut the Cantonese stop and add a walk through the Mott street market.
Rating: 5
Lots of fun!
Sat, Apr 14, 12   10:30 AM johnstampfli Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Very good guide. Excellent food. A fun way to learn more about Chinatown and its food.
Rating: 5
Leisure and Enjoyable
Sat, Apr 7, 12   10:30 AM lingenit Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
I took this tour as a birthday gift for my husband. It was excellent! Tour guide (Bert) was knowledgeable, friendly, and upbeat! You can tell he enjoyed his job as he kept his enthusiasm, recommendations, and tips going throughout the tour. Food was also heavenly! Many different tastes that have left us wanting more!
Rating: 5
Plan this tour for the start of your New York Trip
Mon, Mar 26, 12   12:00 PM lordcivin Male 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
This was our second food tour with Food of New York Tours and it was just as enjoyable (and tasty) as the first! My wife and I plan on having this be one of our new traditions from this point forward as they do such a great job for foodies who want a bit of history and entertainment with their tastings. First though let me stress that you should book this tour at the beginning of your trip. While you do get a few amazing sit down tastings you will be pointed towards a slew of other restaurants that you will want to try and the ones you do visit you will likely want to return to at least one on the trip. We made the mistake of planning this tour on our last day and much to our stomachs' and taste buds' regrets we did not have more time to explore the area after the tour was completed. The tour itself consists of three sit down tastings and concludes with a tea tasting at the very end. As you walk from one location to the next you are told of the area's rich history and how greatly the area has changed overtime. At each of the restaurants you are told in detail of what you are about to eat, how it is prepared, and any number of fun little facts about how the cuisine itself evolved. The tour started at the Dim Sum Go Go Restaurant who I am sad to say has ruined me. I grew up with home made pork buns that one of my best friends' mothers used to make and sadly these blew them away in flavor and I don't have the heart to tell her now. They have a variety of Dim Sum for you to try with different sauces that match them perfectly. Moving on we next headed over to Peking Duck House Restaurant where we, you guessed it, shared a Peking Duck between the group. It is hands down one of, if not the best Peking Duck I have had in my life. Not only was each bite perfect but we learned a lot about the history of how the Duck is cooked and how much work goes into it. Our last sit down was at ABC Cantonese Restaurant where we enjoyed their signature fried rice and a Cantonese eggplant dish which went perfectly together. Our tour ended at the Ten Ren Tea House which was perfect on the brisk day that we had been walking all over Chinatown in New York. As always a fun tour, a fun guide, and a fun tasting of New York.