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Things to do in Seattle Chinatown-International District, Seattle

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Plaza
“Go there when you're craving for Asian food, such as Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and more!”
  • 83 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“One of our favorite Vietnamese restaurants if you're open to trying authentic Vietnamese family-style dishes. They have a nice seating area and ambiance. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you have BoA card, entrance is free on first full weekend of every month for one with picture ID. Historic Hotel Tour offered free (no advance reservation required) on Tues-Sun - 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm and runs about 45 minutes. Please verify tour time before you go. I would highly recommend the tour as the museum itself is small and the historic hotel is only avaible for viewing during those tour times. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Not in the neighborhood, but totally mentionable, is the oldest Japanese restaurant in Seattle. You can book a tatami room for a little extra bit of luxury and authenticity. Very cool ambiance and great food. Reservations recommended.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Hop in and out pizza and salad joint. Although less than a mile not as convenient walk, as you would have to cross street west across busy Rainier Avenue.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Museum
“Entertainment center with unlimited play for one price, featuring classic & modern pinball games.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“A great option for dim sum in the International District. The wait can be long, so grab a pastry nearby and gorge yourself on food when you get a table. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Real authentic Chinese food in Seattle's Chinatown. If you go in daytime they have Dim Sum.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Newly opened but with a long history. This pho restaurant offers some of the best flavors, perfect for a rainy day”
  • 17 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“THE BEST RAMEN in Seattle, (and some of the best sushi as well) is at this hard-to-find Japanese eatery in Seattle's International District. It is worth every minute trying to find the place, every penny (though it's not that pricey), every hour of waiting and every failed attempt to get it before it sells out.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Behind this humble storefront diners discover a menu of Vietnamese fare including pho noodle soups. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“It's a deli...Vietnamese style. Solid Vietnamese food. The place is a bit run down, but that's just way things are around hear in Seattle. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Awesome spot for soup dumplings and other quick foods. Good for kids and groups. We love this better than Din Tai Fung.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Excellent Chinese food. Favorite dishes: Kung Pao Fish, Shrimp Chow Mein (the perfect noodle!), spicy green beans.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Have a cup of delicious tea and learn about the history of Seattle's Japanese community at Panama Hotel.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bubble Tea Shop
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“My family is a little obsessed with Bubble tea, we have probably tried them all and Oasis Tea Zone has kept the #1 spot on our list for over 5 years now. We love that there are board games to play , great music and fun atmosphere and they are open late! (11:00) For you night owls looking for a treat ”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Vietnamese Restaurant
“One of our favorite Vietnamese restaurants if you're open to trying authentic Vietnamese family-style dishes. They have a nice seating area and ambiance. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Not in the neighborhood, but totally mentionable, is the oldest Japanese restaurant in Seattle. You can book a tatami room for a little extra bit of luxury and authenticity. Very cool ambiance and great food. Reservations recommended.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Hop in and out pizza and salad joint. Although less than a mile not as convenient walk, as you would have to cross street west across busy Rainier Avenue.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“A great option for dim sum in the International District. The wait can be long, so grab a pastry nearby and gorge yourself on food when you get a table. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Real authentic Chinese food in Seattle's Chinatown. If you go in daytime they have Dim Sum.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Newly opened but with a long history. This pho restaurant offers some of the best flavors, perfect for a rainy day”
  • 17 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“THE BEST RAMEN in Seattle, (and some of the best sushi as well) is at this hard-to-find Japanese eatery in Seattle's International District. It is worth every minute trying to find the place, every penny (though it's not that pricey), every hour of waiting and every failed attempt to get it before it sells out.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Behind this humble storefront diners discover a menu of Vietnamese fare including pho noodle soups. ”
  • 18 locals recommend

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