Gourmet Chinatown Food & Culture Tour

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Activity #1357
Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  565 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 61 176 3 = 173 98% 4.9
Last 6 months 103 297 4 = 293 98% 4.9
Last 12 months 203 569 4 = 565 99% 4.9
All 944 2,572 5 = 2,567 100% 4.8
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Gourmet Chinatown Food & Culture 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 Sort Ascending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 5
This tour is a winner!
Wed, Jun 25, 08   12:00 PM 162691-julieradach Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
We were privileged to be on the first-ever Chinatown Walking Tour, and it gave us not only a great experience of tasting the unique food and learning the history of the area, but we got to see all the planning and preparation that goes into these tours. Rahim and Todd did a great job handling the inevitable curveballs that occur during a first-time run-through. This was the highlight of our week in Manhattan, and it will only get better as time goes on! We loved the food, loved the atmosphere of Chinatown, loved the whole experience.
Rating: 5
Five for Five----first one to do all
Wed, Jun 25, 08   12:00 PM 33945-bluecrayon Male 40-49 International Tourist(s) Individual
I have the honour of being the first person to do all FIVE foodsofny tours ( do I get a frequent flyer card).....I have to say that the Chinatown tour was very very good. Rahmen outdid himself with knowledge and enthusiasium. The food was amazing. Might add a sweet in between all of the savoury choices though. Might also recommend that you consider a bit more of a walk between the Dim Sum place and the Peking Duck Restaurant......I can't recommend this trip too highly and I can't wait for your SIXTH experience-----Awesome job
Rating: 5
The Chinatown Experience
Wed, Jul 2, 08   12:00 PM 168450-ronsrulz Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
The Chinatown Walking Tour & Sit-Down Experience went beyond all of our expectations. It was a great experience and I would say don't miss out on this experience. It's a winner!
Rating: 5
Wed, Jul 9, 08   12:00 PM 167647-True11 Female 40-49 Local Group of Friends
The only thing I would change - I would start with "walking" and then do the sit down parts as part of a "break" - overall though - I loved it. I thought it was GREAT and the leader had so much knowledge and such a presence - A+++++++++++++++
Rating: 5
Wed, Jul 9, 08   12:00 PM 168700-EDWARDPJR Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Rating: 5
Perfect tour
Wed, Jul 9, 08   12:00 PM 172524-duchan Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
The Chinatown tour was a highlight of our trip. The combination of cultural history, food history, well-organized guides, and, not least, good food made this a perfect tour.
Rating: 5
Feel comfortable eating around Chinatown.
Wed, Jul 23, 08   12:00 PM 173644-AndreaMai Female 40-49 Local Family Without Children
The tour was great. The guides made us feel very comfortable in Chinatown as tourist. I liked eating in the restaurants , but equally liked eating on the streets.

The guides made it clear that they were not in a deal with the places we visited and were a little dissapointed when there would be a hard sell at the end by the shop. I found this fine and I think it is important for new people to Chinatown to get used to the hard sell they do and just say no thank you and walk away if they are not interested, it is just business.

Good tour guides.

We will do another tour!
Rating: 3
Rich With Chinatown History
Wed, Jul 23, 08   12:00 PM 175488-traceyc1 Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family With Children
I did this tour after doing the Greenwich Tour the day before and was a little disappointed. Our tour guide Raheem was enthusiastic and knowledgable regarding Chinatown. The first course of dim sum was some of the best I have ever tasted.. The tastings that followed were all mediocore in my opinion. Some folks did rave about the peking duck which I do not care for the taste. I should mention that this tour was on special for 1/2 price and was decent for the money. I f contemplating a tour I highly recommend the Greenwich Tour instead of this one.
Rating: 5
Honestly, a great, fantastic experience!
Wed, Jul 23, 08   12:00 PM 180136-ireneplee Female 20-29 Combination Group of Friends
My friend and I went into the tour only expecting to get food, but we got so much out of it than that! Not only did we have a very wide variety and a good representation of the cuisine but we were "taught" how to eat the foods as well as learn about the food preparation and background on how the foods developed through the times. Every food we received was very high quality (because most of the foods we had before, so we were able to make a good comparison) and in vast quantities so there were more than enough for seconds and thirds if your stomach could handle it. We were also given a mini history tour of Chinatown, which was very interesting to learn about. Overall, it was a LOT of food, lots of information, and a really good time. We definitly recommend this tour, even if you're a native New Yorker!
Rating: 5
This tour is a must. The highlight of my trip
Wed, Jul 23, 08   12:00 PM 179763-jennysita Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
I can't say enough wonderful things about my food tour of Chinatown. First, the food was amazing and I am craving peking duck and dumplings. Raheem was a terrific tour guide. He took us to outstanding restaurants and gave us interesting history of the Chinatown area. It gave me a new understanding of the area and appreciation for the multicultural groups that live and work there. I can't wait until my next trip to Chinatown with my family so I can introduce them to the Chinese food. I would highly recommend this tour to get an insiders look at Chinatown and a feel for its' people, cultures , foods and history. Make sure you end your tour with a back massage and a bubble tea. Unbelievable.