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Once an unfamiliar part of town visited by locals for their dim sum and noodle fix, LA’s Chinatown has recently gained popularity with hip events, a devout foodie following among diners seeking an authentic LA experience without the Hollywood hype.

Every February for Chinese New Year in LA, crowds flood the streets for the Chinatown Lunar New Year festival. As the most popular lunar festival in Los Angeles, this event exposes the best Chinese food in LA with a Chinese cultural celebration. Food Truck pioneer Roy Choi’s brick-and-mortar shop Chego and the Chinatown Summer Nights food festival are also a big draw, and there's the rare opportunity for winter fun with an ice rink each winter.

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Asian Fusion


727 North Broadway #117, Los Angeles, CA 90012

From the Kogi BBQ team comes their first sit-down restaurant, Chego!, Roy Choi's riff on L.A. soul -- in a rice bowl. Celebrating the best parts of L.A. with both out-of-towners and locals.

Chinese Restaurants

Master Chef Restaurant

937 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Sam Woo Chinese Bbq

803 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Alpine Recreation

817 Yale St, Los Angeles, CA 90012


643 North

643 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

643 North offers delicious small plates full of unique dishes like our Lamb burger or Seared Diver Scallops. We also have a full bar!

Chinese Restaurants

Yang Chow Restaurant

819 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mandarin Szechuan Chinese Cuisine,

Chinese Restaurants

Plum Tree Inn

913 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Chinese Restaurants

The Empress Pavilion Restaurant

988 N Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Referred to as the Grande Dame of Los Angeles' Chinatown, the Empress Pavilion offers delicious culinary masterpieces in warm and comfortable surroundings. Come in and experience the Empress Pavilion where the tasteful blend of Chinese tradition and

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