Chinatown is an exciting and bustling area of Los Angeles that has plenty to offer to both locals and visitors alike. Located conveniently along the Gold Line, it’s also easy to access via Metro. If you’re looking for things to do while in Chinatown, check out this guide featuring some of the best things in the city.
If you love dim sum, Won Kok is one of the best places in Chinatown for it. In fact, one of the most expensive items on the dim sum menu is just $1.50. Won Kok is also great for late night eats when you’re simply craving good Chinese foot. In fact, the restaurant is open until 3am every day! Enjoy steamed bbq pork buns as well as mung bean and chicken buns. Don’t forget to go for dessert and order the egg custard tarts that feature a perfectly flakey crust. You’ll find Won Kok restaurant at 210 Alpine St in Los Angeles.
Looking for the best drinks while in Chinatown? If so, General Lee’s is the place to be. In fact, this place is located right in the Chinatown plaza. When you go upstairs you’ll find a full bar as well as a full dance floor to match. Enjoy delicious drinks - many of which are inspired by asian fusion flavors such as a wasabi infused vermouth or the black sesame syrup. As the night goes on, a DJ will take over spinning live tracks. For good drinks and fun dancing, stop by 475 Gin Ling Way.
The Chinese American museum is one of the best places to learn more about the history of Chinese Americans in the US. While the location of the museum may seem odd, since it’s in the El Pueblo area of Los Angeles, it's actually quite fitting as the museum is in the area of what was once the original Chinatown built in 1890. You can learn more interesting facts such as these by stopping by the museum today. The CAM is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Stop by today!