Washington, DC's Chinatown is a small historic neighborhood with approximately 20 Chinese and Asian restaurants and a handful of other small businesses. The Friendship Arch, a traditional Chinese gate, prominently marks the neighborhood at H and 7th Streets. Chinatown is located near Penn Quarter, a revitalized arts and entertainment district with new restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, museums, theaters and trendy stores. Much of the area was torn down in the 1990s to make way for the MCI Center (now the Verizon Center). Chinatown is most visited for its restaurants and the annual Chinese New Year parade.
Chinatown is located east of downtown Washington, DC between H and I Streets and 5th and 8th Streets, NW.
Metro Station Near Chinatown:
Major Attractions Near Chinatown:
- Verizon Center
- National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum
- International Spy Museum
- Gallery Place
- Washington Convention Center
- US Navy Memorial
- Marian Koshland Science Museum
- National Museum of Women in the Arts
Restaurants in Chinatown - Washington, DC:
Washington DC's Chinatown has approximately 20 Chinese and Asian restaurants and a variety of other restaurants within walking distance. See a list of restaurants near Chinatown in Washington DC.