Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  303 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
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Last 3 months 32 88 0 = 88 100% 4.9
Last 6 months 47 128 1 = 127 98% 4.8
Last 12 months 109 304 1 = 303 99% 4.9
All 710 1,920 1 = 1,919 100% 4.8
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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: 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
recommend this tour
Sat, Jun 2, 12   10:30 AM dpennetta Female 50-59 Local Group of Friends
tour guide was enthusiastic and informative. food was very good, especially the dumplings at GO GO'S.
Rating: 4
Comprehensive, in-depth food tour of Chinatown
Mon, May 28, 12   12:00 PM Legalbeck Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Interesting, in-depth tour of Chinatown with great food: 5 different types of dim sum; pekin duck; Cantonese eggplant and fried rice. We were stuffed by the end. Enjoyed the antidotal stories about Chinatown. Liked our tour guide: quirky (which we like) with a nice sense of humor. Two points for improvement. The tour seemed a little rushed (wish we could have slowed down) and the tour guide could have dressed a little less casual (like no flip flops). Otherwise, a great tour. And appreciated the allergy accommodations.
Rating: 5
Amazing Tour!
Sat, May 26, 12   10:30 AM MTSantucci Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
The Chinatown Walking Tour exceeded all my expectations. The food was incredible and Bert was the perfect tour guide. He was knowledgeable and patient and made sure every member of the tour was happy! This is a must-do tour for locals and tourists alike!
Rating: 5
Great tour and delicious meals
Sat, May 19, 12   10:30 AM DonnaSeon Female 50-59 Local Individual
I thoroughly enjoyed this tour, the tour guide, and the food. What a wonderful, historic area.

But, unfortunately, I am alergic to MSG and it was obviously included in one or more of the meals and I suffered a severe bout of migraine and vomitting for two days. I would still recommed this tour, but would caution the tour guide to alert the group about MSG being included in the meals.
Rating: 3
Fun Afternoon
Sat, Apr 28, 12   10:30 AM winstonpug Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide, Bert, is the reason my friend and I had so much fun on this tour. He was a wonderful host. There are not as many stops on this particular tour, but there is a lot of food. My 2 favorites were the dim sum and the Peking duck stops. The rice and eggplant were ok, but not the best and the tea stop was just not good at all, but then I don't like sweetened tea and this tea was sweetened. My friend liked the tea stop, so it's just a matter of sweet vs. nonsweet tea. The shopping stop was ok if you're into tea pots, cups and herbs, otherwise it was a waste of time. The cat was nice though. I had fun and did learn a lot of the history of Chinatown which I had never learned before. This was my 5th Foods of New York tour and while it's not the first tour I would recommend to my friends, I'm glad I went on it.
Rating: 3
several foods just weren't that good.
Sat, Apr 28, 12   10:30 AM jfshultz Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Our tour guide Bert was wonderful and very informative. The food just wasn't all that good. I don't think it was his fault. There were leftovers after most stops. The dim sum was the best. I felt it went down hill after that. But Bert was truly great!! He gave us a lot of information. Just did not care for the food. We have been on several tours, but this one was not that great with the food. I was hoping for more.
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
fabulous food and fascinating history
Sat, Apr 21, 12   10:30 AM ConBroc Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Group of Friends
We loved Bert. He was so obviously a foodie with a social historian's soul. The food was delicious, and Bert was able to answer all our questions both culinary and cultural. The tour was truly one of the highlights of our NYC trip. I'll be doing another one next time I come back.... YOU BETCHA!
Rating: 5
food is digestion of ingredients and philsophy
Mon, Apr 16, 12   12:00 PM Finerlee Unspecified 50-59 International Tourist(s) Other
guide was delightful...the area become alive and yet maintained a history so you were inmany time realities. THE FOOD AS AN EXPERIENCE IS INTERGRATED WITH THE STORY OF A PEOPLE,