Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  339 rating points
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Last 3 months 42 114 0 = 114 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 71 195 0 = 195 100% 4.9
Last 12 months 123 340 1 = 339 99% 4.9
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Gourmet 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 Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Nice Food Tour
Sat, Apr 27, 13   10:30 AM Rwiley2 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Really enjoyed the tour, and especially Bert our tour guide. We have taken all of the NYC Food tours, and personally the China Town tour was my least favorite. Had nothing to do with our guide, he was great! I just personally don't care for chinese dumplings or peking duck (two of the main courses)....but that's just me. I would recommend any of the NYC Food Tours. Great cultural experiences and a great way to see more of the city and visit places I would never venture out on my own to do.
Rating: 5
Favorite tour!
Sat, Apr 20, 13   10:30 AM pcbrett Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and myself were in NY for 6 days and I went on 8 tours in that time, the Chinatown tour was my favorite. Our tour guide, Bert was great. The tour had just the right mix of eating, walking and information about the area and the food we were tasting. I would enthusiastically recommend this tour with Bert of course he was the best!!
Rating: 5
very good interesting tour with yummy food
Sat, Apr 13, 13   10:30 AM juliemacca Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Our guide was called Burt and he was very good and the small group was nice and friendly.We learnt quite alot about the area and enjoyed tasting different foods in different restaurants, being told about how it was made and about the flavours etc too. We found the meeting place a bit tricky to find, maybe a map would help with the written instructions.
Rating: 5
Charming time in Chinatown
Sat, Apr 6, 13   10:30 AM DeeAnneGie Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
We loved our Chinatown Cultural Walking tour!! It was informative, fun and delicious!! Thank you Burt--you were a wonderful guide!!!
Rating: 5
Delicious, informative and fun
Sat, Mar 16, 13   10:30 AM Colnago Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
A great host shares the sights and flavors of a fascinating neighborhood. Take the tour, try new flavors, find the places the locals recommend, hear about the back stories of the area. Not much walking, lots of sit down time so it works no matter what the weather. Where else could you taste pork belly, and learn about the underbelly of the neighborhood? Watch a chef carve Pekin duck for you, while learning that a chef could be killed on the spot, if the Emperor was dissatisfied with his food? If you take this tour, be sure to ask who would pay $1700.00 per pound for ginseng, and what would such a person do with it?
Rating: 5
Great tour; great food; great guide
Sat, Mar 2, 13   10:30 AM KandSBrown Male 50-59 Local Other
Bert was terrific. He has knowledge of both the food and the neighorhood. Plenty of food (although the food at the last stop, ABC, was as not nearly as nicely presented as the other stops and too salty for me). The egg custard finale was perfect! All in all, highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Great Tour, Wonderful Food!
Sat, Mar 2, 13   10:30 AM robinwalsh Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Our tour guide was delightful, just the right combination of history, food facts and plain old fun! The best way to learn all New York City Neighborhoods.
Rating: 5
A revelation
Sat, Mar 2, 13   10:30 AM tertiumquid Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
All these years buying "Chinese" food and I've apparently never really had it before !! A great tour and the food quality was great, and the food quantity was just right.
Rating: 5
Bert is the Best!
Sat, Feb 23, 13   10:30 AM galayayla Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Bert was also our guide on the Greenwich Village Food Tour months ago also. He is very informative about the neighborhoods and food that we are sampling, he made us feel as we were in the know. We had to rush out of the Chinatown tour so I was unable to give him my feedback on the food selection. Bert, if you are reading this; the final dessert stop of a custard tart is not a good representation of Chinatown and done so much better in most of Europe. A suggestion would be to hunt down a good sesame ball - everyone likes those. I wasn't a fan of the eggplant & rice stop....very average food. The dim sum and duck were perfect. Thanks for an enjoyable afternoon. Cheers, Gala Yayla
Rating: 5
Another outstanding Foods of NY tour!!
Sat, Nov 10, 12   10:30 AM JBaskin Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent Chinatown food tour. This was our fourth Foods of NY tour, and we considered it one of the best. Bert (sp?) our guide was terrific--engaging, informative, thoughtful, humorous, everything you'd want in a tour guide. This tour is a bit different from the other tours offered by Foods of NY. Rather than mainly enjoying tastings "on the street," the Chinatown tour includes three substantial in-restaurant tastings and one "on the street' dessert. First stop was Dim Sum GoGo, where we had the best dim sum we've ever had. Who knew how delicious dim sum could be when it hasn't been sitting on steam carts for hours? This dim sum is all ordered "on demand," so you order what you want and out the dumplings come, fresh, delicious, practically translucent, and not the least bit gummy. We loved all five dumplings we sampled and felt that the portion was quite substantial. Our second stop was for Peking duck and was also outstanding. Our third sit-down tasting was at a Cantonese restaurant where we had a scrumptious eggplant/veggie dish and fried rice that didn't look (or taste) anything like fried rice I've eaten in my life. Just wonderful! Finally, we ended with a warm egg custard tart, which added a lovely sweet touch. Interspersed with the wonderful food were Bert's entertaining and fascinating stories and anecdotes about the Chinatown neighborhood, its history and culture. I cannot recommend this tour enough!