The gate with 2 Dragons marks the entrance to Chinatown Los Angeles
The gate with 2 Dragons marks the entrance to Chinatown Los Angeles

Discovering Chinatown Los Angeles

Chinatown is another one of Los Angeles’ unique neighborhoods, just on the outskirts down town Los Angeles Read blog post here. A massive gate with 2 dragon sculptures at the top encloses Chinatown. It is located right on the intersection of Cesar E. Chavez Blvd and N. Broadway Street.

Chinatown Los Angeles is a foodie’s paradise, and when we visited this district there were so many Chinese bakeries and restaurants to choose from. Anyone visiting Chinatown Los Angeles has to make sure they visit the following landmarks to get a proper feel of this amazing district.



Shop At The Chinese Markets

The Chinese Markets along the side of the street.
The Chinese Markets along the side of the street.

If you are into East Asian literature, crafts, herbs, spices, or food, you will find the Chinese markets and stalls more than enough here to keep you occupied.

Listen To Jazz At The Grand Star Jazz Club

The Grandstar Jazz Club in Chinatown Los Angeles
The Grandstar Jazz Club in Chinatown Los Angeles

This club has been in Chinatown since 1946, but don’t be fooled by it’s location, it’s a restaurant that also doubles as a nightclub and Jazz bar and depending on the night you go, you might be treated to some Old school hip hop, Dj mixes, or new generation Hip Hop.

See Dr. Sun Sat Yen’s Statue

Statue of Dr. Sun Sat Yen a Chinese revolutionary 1st president and founding father of the Republic of China.
Dr. Sun Sat Yen a Chinese revolutionary 1st president and founding father of the Republic of China.

Doctor Sun Sat Yen was a Chinese revolutionary, first president, and founding father of the Republic of China. His statue if placed right in the center of the Chinatown Plaza.

Pay Homage AT The Statue of the Legendary Bruce Lee




Pay Homage To The Statue Of The Legendary Bruce Lee
Pay Homage To The Statue Of The Legendary Bruce Lee

Need we say more? Bruce Lee, was a legendary martial artist from Hong Kong, who came to Hollywood, declined demeaning roles and bucked existing trends in the 1970’s to become a leading action figure on the silver screen. A sculpture of this great martial artist is placed in Chinatown in his honor.

Visit The Amazing Bakeries

There are tons of affordable bakeries in downtown Los Angeles
There are tons of affordable bakeries in downtown Los Angeles

Chinatown has several bakeries that sell baked goods at prices much lower than what you would find in other parts of Los Angeles, beware though, your waistline could quickly get out of hand. The baked goods here are that good.

Blossom Vietnamese Restaurant

Blossom Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown Los Angeles
Blossom Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown Los Angeles

A classy restaurant with three locations in Los Angeles, this is another great restaurant to indulge your appetite, if you love East Asian Cuisine.

Thanks for reading, in our next post, we head to another dynamic neighborhood in Los Angeles. Westwood to be exact, home to The University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), and a lot more.



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