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You irsh wanrt sumr Chinerrse Food?

Da' harroh reader, You are probably looking to see what places or activities can be done being in... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
LongF k
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Costa Rica
Agree with other reviewers

My friend and I went to Chinatown just to take a peek. We have to agree with other reviews. It’s a... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Campusanoo
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Central Florida, Florida
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12 Sep 2018
“You irsh wanrt sumr Chinerrse Food?”
29 Apr 2018
“Agree with other reviewers”
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Reviewed 12 September 2018

Da' harroh reader, You are probably looking to see what places or activities can be done being in downtown, right ? Well, come visit "Chinatown" . It is a good place to eat Chinese food and buy shoes,clothes, handbags all made in China.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went to Chinatown just to take a peek. We have to agree with other reviews. It’s a gate and a few scattered shops not all owned or operated by Chinese people. Worth a peek but don’t have high expectations

Thank Campusanoo
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Only one typical China Town main gate with Chinese characters but nothing else. There are several shops with similar characters. This is not China Town!

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I walked up and down the street in downtown San Jose and notice a Chinese gate, I walked down and find a nice little church in the park. As far as I concern, there are not much to sea that show characteristics of "Chinatown". There...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The arch, the cement lions, one window with hanging Peking ducks, one shop with Chinese bric-a-brac. And the restaurant Tin Jo. That’s all more or less Asian that I counted in San Jose’s Chinatown. Ah, yes, Plaza de las Artes and a nice Catholic church...More

Thank acorna
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I mean does putting up a Chinese Arch give license to call a neighbourhood Chinatown? I counted one Asian business within eyesight.

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Not your typical Chinatown, except for the welcoming arch. A few souvenir shops, one or two Chinese businesses and restaurants.

Thank Brent D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

An arch with Barrio Chino written on it shows you are entering the Chinese neighborhood. If you proceed in the direction of Plaza Viquez you will be in a pedestrian zone most of the time. On both sides of the street are Chinese shops and...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 26 January 2017

very small compared to what we are used too in europe, put nice to see and walk around ,unlike what we see in london a lot smaller

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 10 January 2017

If you happen to be walking by, it couldn't hurt to walk down the street, but it's not worth going out of your way. There's not much Chinese about this chinatown. We were there in Dec 2016. Not much was open due to the holidays,...More

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