The Chinatown-International District here in Seattle is among the best and most diverse Chinatowns in the United States. You can eat a wide range of cuisine, stop by some cultural institutions, and hang outside in a number of nice parks when visiting Seattle’s Chinatown.
There are a lot of great Chinese food restaurants in Seattle’s Chinatown. Tai Tung Restaurant is a landmark establishment serving up traditional Chinese dishes, while Jade Garden is among many can’t-fail spots to try dim sum. Those who want to get into a little fusion can stop by Hue Ky Mi Gia, a Vietnamese-Chinese noodle house that’s affordable and delicious.
There are also a litany of acclaimed, well-reviewed Japanese restaurants in Seattle’s Chinatown. Maneki Restaurant is one of the most popular for classic Japanese dishes and sushi. There’s also Tsukushinbo, and Fuji Sushi. There’s also exceptional soup at Vietnamese spot Pho Hoa Noodle Soup, Hawaiian at goPoke, and more flavor at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot.
A total changeup from the more traditional Chinatown-scene in Seattle’s Chinatown, the Seattle Pinball Museum stands strong as another edition of unique Seattle museums. The massive entertainment center offers visitors unlimited play for a single fixed price, and it’s stocked with a wealth of classic and new pinball games.
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is an exceptional cultural institution located in Seattle’s Chinatown. Focused on the fascinating history of Asian cultures settling and developing the Northwest, it’s filled with insightful exhibits, child-friendly installations, and it features a lively events calendar with performances throughout the year.
Among all of its attractions, Chinatown also has a great collection of small parks throughout the neighborhood. Take the kids to play on jungle gyms at Donnie Chin International Children’s Park, or head for a scenic overlook at Kobe Terrace by the Danny Woo Community Garden.
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