The Chinatown Adventure

Duration: 3 hours

Neighborhoods: Chinatown





12 & Under

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Savor Chinatown with a full immersion into the culinary & ethnic pageantry at five authentic, mouthwatering sit-down restaurants [Seasonal]

  • 4+ sit-down meals and tastings – including etiquette demonstrations as we explain the pageantry of ancient Chinese customs!
  • Bypass the language and cultural barriers and join us as we take you behind the scenes in the heart of Chinatown Chicago.
  • Nosh on Hong Kong Dim-Sum delicacies at Triple Crown Restaurant the top-rated Cantonese restaurant in Chicago's Chinatown
  • Full portion samples, enough for a large lunch or dinner, include Chinese food delicacies from the Canton, Mandarin and Szechuan regions.
  • After the tour you'll feel comfortable exploring Chinatown on your own with a new found appreciation of Chinese culture and customs.
  • Take home a Chinatown Neighborhood Booklet – with maps & recommendations!

Hourly departures Friday-Sunday beginning at 11:00am

Tours run rain, shine or snow. Please dress accordingly (ponchos are provided).

Small group sizes (14 people maximum) allow for a more personalized experience

Our experience is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Restrooms available periodically throughout experience.

Vegetarian substitutions are available. Notify us of SERIOUS allergies.

What to Expect

Previously called the Chinatown Food Tour, our Chinatown Adventure visits five sit-down tasting locations in Chicago’s historic Chinatown community. The Chinatown Adventure uncovers China’s sophisticated flavors and vast spectrum of regional cooking styles in a neighborhood filled with a rich ethnic heritage and modern mystique. Bypass the language and cultural barriers and join us as we take you behind the scenes in the heart of Chicago’s most iconic food destination waiting to be explored.

Between samples of Hong-Kong Dim Sum and Szechuan cuisine, you’ll receive a behind-the-scenes look at Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood with visits to intriguing cultural, religious and historic landmarks. Your informative guide will share their expertise of local customs, eclectic folklore and authentic Chinese specialty stores.

Our Chinatown Adventure is ideal for Chicago residents and travelers eager to discover the culinary secrets and ancient traditions of this extraordinary neighborhood. Whether you’re vacationing in Chicago for the first time or a proud Chicagoan- we guarantee that you’ll walk way with a greater understanding of the geographic diversity and culinary techniques of Asia’s finest cuisine.

Walk away with a greater understanding of the geographic diversity and culinary techniques of Asia’s finest cuisine

Triple Crown

Triple Crown was opened by Ling Ling Tin in 1996, who originally came from Hong Kong and established this Canton regional cuisine and Hong Kong style Dim Sum family restaurant.

Lao Sze Chuan

Chef Tony shaped Lao Sze Chuan into one of the America’s most beloved Chinese restaurants with a nationally-acclaimed reputation for Sze Chuan regional-style cuisine.

Chiu Quon

Featuring traditional baked goods, Chiu Quon, first opened in 1986, and is the oldest existing bakery in Chinatown. Owner, Pui Chiu, came from Hong Kong in the late-1970's.

Saint Anna

Traditional Chinese-style baked goods, desserts and Shanghai-French inspired pastries that has been serving Chicago since 1994.

Ice Point

This restaurant offers unique dessert concoctions of bubble tea and the newly-famous rolled ice cream. Come and give your tastebuds an adventure!

    Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

    A majority of Chicago Food Planet attendees live right here in Chicago. Chicago locals partcipate to learn about the neighborhoods and the city in which they live in as well as take advantage of knowing the best specialty food store locations and local restaurants in Chicago’s tastiest neighborhoods, away from Downtown and traditional tourists. Consider reviewing our Chicago Foodie Blog to learn more about the Chicago restaurant and dining scene.

    Chicago Food Planet Neighborhood Food Experiences serve enough food that for most participants, lunch afterwards is not necessary. With the combination of drink and food tastings along with breaks for architectural, cultural, and historical insight, most participants are comfortably full after our food tours. Please understand our experiences are not intended to replace two meals, so please consider eating breakfast before afternoon tours or lunch before evening tours.

    We CAN provide substitutions for vegetarians, but we CANNOT provide substitutions for any other allergies or dietary preferences. Allergies and preferences must be indicated in advance at the time of ticket purchase. Please notify us of any serious allergies so we can tell you which food(s) to avoid.

    Tickets must be purchased in advance as the Gold Coast and Old Town Food Tour, Bucktown/Wicker Park Food Tour, Lincoln Park Food Tour and Chinatown Food Tour typically sell out quickly ahead of time. To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, AMEX, or MasterCard from our website or by calling (312) 932-0800. Cash and/or walk-up traffic the day of the tours are not accepted.

    We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional experience on that day. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability. We also have Private Group and Custom Tour options available which allow more flexibility with date and time availabilities, please see our Private Group Experience page for more details.

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    The pacing of the tour was pitch perfect with just the right amount of interesting stories, history and a mixture of subjects; just the right amount of walking and stopping for unusual hidden gems in Chinatown and of course, the food was delicious. I was impressed by the whole package!

    Deborah, TripAdvisor

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