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Things to do in Chicago’s Chinatown

Have a dim sum feast, visit a riverside park and enjoy the rich culture of Chicago's Chinatown

Chinatown Chicago Lunar New Year parade
Photograph: Neal O'Bryan

Established more than a century ago within the neighborhood of Armor Square, Chicago's Chinatown is one of the oldest Chinese-American communities in the nation. Today, the area attracts visitors from throughout the city (and across the world), drawn by all of the amazing things to do in Chicago's Chinatown, including its rich culture, delicious cuisine and some of the best karaoke bars in Chicago. Take a walk through Chinatown Square Plaza and you'll spot Peking ducks hanging in windows, fancy tea houses and shops selling imported sweets. Stroll down Wentworth Avenue to walk beneath the Chinatown Gateway and grab a treat from a few of the best bakeries in Chicago. You can even catch a water taxi to Chinatown from the Chicago Riverwalk and enjoy a quick lunch before heading back to the Loop. Find your way to the neighborhood's best destinations with our guide to the best things to do in Chicago's Chinatown.

Things to do in Chicago's Chinatown

The best restaurants in Chinatown
Restaurants

The best restaurants in Chinatown

The best attractions in Chinatown
Things to do

The best attractions in Chinatown

Best bakeries in Chinatown
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Best bakeries in Chinatown

The best dim sum restaurants in Chicago
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The best dim sum restaurants in Chicago

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