Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.9  315 rating points
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Last 3 months 41 105 0 = 105 100% 4.8
Last 6 months 63 169 0 = 169 100% 4.8
Last 12 months 115 316 1 = 315 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 Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Great tour of a sometimes intimidating area.
Sat, Dec 17, 11   10:30 AM mnekaw3 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
Chinatown can be very intimidating. All the signs are in Chinese, many locals do not speak English, and there are hundreds and hundreds of restaurants. This tour does a great job of explaining the area and its history, handpicking dishes at restaurants and pointing out other places worth a visit on a return trip. The food was fabulous at every stop and Burt was a very knowledgeable and down-to-earth guide. He made everyone comfortable and had really wonderful information about the area, the food and the people. After being on the tour I'm confident that I can go back to the neighborhood and explore without feeling like I'm out-of-place and I am really excited to get back there and do that. I'm not sure that the visit and time spent in the apothecary/health store was worth while. I think that time would have been better spent outside on the streets learning a bit more about the buildings and the history of the neighborhood. Other than that it is a great tour!
Rating: 5
recommend with enthusiasm to family and friends
Sat, Dec 10, 11   10:30 AM SueGlass Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
We had a great time. Our guide Burt was knowledgeable, informative, interesting and did an excellant job. The food and choice of restaurants was outstanding. Our experience was enhanced with Burt's details regarding the various dishes we were being served along with interesting tid bits of history regarding Chinatown. We have already told, neighbors, friends and family about the good time we had. We are planning to go on the Village tour next, which was highly recommended by one of the couples we met from our group.
Rating: 5
Great time!
Sat, Dec 10, 11   10:30 AM Jesslanka Female 20-29 International Tourist(s) Individual
Great tour. Lots of fun!
Rating: 5
Not just for tourists!
Mon, Dec 5, 11   12:00 PM kendralevin Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
I've lived in NYC for ten years, and I had just as much fun on this tour--and learned just as much--as the tourists in the group. Our guide, Raheem, was really knowledgeable and shared tons of fascinating stories about Chinatown, Chinese culture and Chinese-American culture, and more. The food was incredible. It was a great way to find out where the best restaurants are in a neighborhood that I don't know very well. I'll definitely be going back for more dumplings as soon as possible! This tour is a perfect activity to do with out-of-town guests, but it's great for NYers, too (if you can swallow your pride and allow yourself to be seen following a tour guide around). No matter how much you think you know about this incredible city we live in, there's always more to learn.
Rating: 5
Chinese food as never experienced before
Mon, Dec 5, 11   12:00 PM gailwelsh Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
We loved everything about this trip and would certainly not hesitate to recommend it to friends from Scotland.
Rating: 4
great fun and awesome food!!!
Mon, Nov 28, 11   12:00 PM Tanjeng Female 40-49 International Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Great tour....Loved the tour guide named Bert. He was incredibly knowledgeable and funny. Food was great especially the dumplings.......Look forward to doing it again next year.
Rating: 3
I didn't make it
Sat, Nov 26, 11   10:30 AM AmyInDenver Female 30-39 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Hi! Unfortunately, I missed the Chinatown tour; however, I had a second one (Nolita) booked the next day, so I'll do that review when you guys send me the survey link. :)
Rating: 5
Sat, Nov 19, 11   10:30 AM SHIRLEYPOCOC Female 50-59 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
Food was wonderful, especially Dim Sum Go Go and Peking Duck, our tour guide (Bert) was very informative and funny. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Rating: 5
Chinatown Food Tour with Bert
Sat, Nov 19, 11   10:30 AM lsdl122 Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Recently went on the Chinatown Food with Bert and am happy to say it was the best food tour, out of three, I've taken in New York. Not only was the food amazing, but Bert was so funny and told many stories that made me not only appreciate all there was to eat, but also the history of this section of the city. I will definitely continue to do more tours and am hoping there is a way to get Bert as a guide again.
Rating: 5
A Fabulous midday interlude
Sat, Nov 12, 11   10:30 AM otheremily Female 60-69 Local Group of Friends
8 of us signed up for this tour after having taken several of the other "Foods of NY" tours. While the tours in general are excellent, this one was outstanding and memorable. The three sit down food experiences were each unique and of the highest quality and service. Our tour guide, Bert, gave us the inside scoop on the preparation of the foods, the historical and cultural aspects of the regional cuisine of China, and the unique and little known secrets of NY Chinatown. Highly recommended.