Alicia B: Chinatown was built in 1938. It runs through parts of Alameda St, Broadway, Spring and Hill St. A place where locals and tourist meet to enjoy great food, go shopping for fresh produce, seafood, poultry, souvenir shopping, get massages or find your favorite herbal medicine.
The Main Post Office on Alameda is a Los Angeles Landmark/ a beautiful historical building. Philippes Restaurant also on Alameda is a Los Angeles landmark . One of the famous restaurants in Chinatown that does not serve Chinese food and for 103 years is serving the community and tourist alike. Home of the world famous French Dip sandwiches and delicatessen.
There are great places to eat like Ocean Seafood Restaurant, Plum Tree, Sam Woo Barbecue, Yang Chow and our family enjoys New Dragon a small restaurant run by a family that serves excellent seafood, poultry and vegetarian dishes at great prices.
Chinatown have Alpine Park, a public elementary school, a Chinese School. hospital, library, a Chinese American Museum and many Christian Churches
Great movies like Chinatown with Jack Nicholson and Rush Hour with Jackie Chan were filmed right here in Chinatown.
Chinatown is conveniently located near Mexican Olvera Street, Little Tokyo, Music Center, world famous Walt Disney Hall, City Hall. It has his own Metro Station and close to Union Metro Station. No wonder there are so many apartment buildings currently under constructions in the area!.