Chicago Chinatown Tour: Multicultural History and Cuisine
310 Ratings
Discover the multicultural history and mouthwatering cuisine of Chicago's Chinatown on a 3-hour walking tour. Sample Cantonese dim sum, Portuguese-Chinese bakery treats, Szechuan chicken, and more while learning about the cultural influences behind these dishes. Don't miss this unique culinary experience!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Chicago Chinatown - Enjoy the neighborhood of Chinatown via our walking and food tour
  • Phoenix Restaurant - Enjoy Dim Sum
  • Yummy Yummy Noodles - Enjoy a delicious noodle dish
  • Pui Tak Center - Enjoy the history and culture of Chicago’s chinatown
  • Chiu Quon Bakery & Dim Sum - Enjoy a portuguese egg tart
  • Chicago Chinatown - Chicago’s Chinatown neighborhood
  • Chinatown Square - Enjoy Chinatown Square
What's Included
  • Local guide
  • (with purchase of VIP upgrade)
  • Dinner
What's Not Included
  • $10-15 per person (or more) suggested guide gratuity. (via Cash, Venmo and PayPal)
Additional Information

Few places in America can pride themselves on the marriage of rich history and delectable food as Chinatown in Chicago. Embark on a journey with Bobby’s Bike Hike, the oldest city bike tour company in the country, whose walking tours have received national recognition from publications like National Geographic, USA Today and Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. During this half-day expedition, the sights of vibrant Chinatown Square and the taste of mouthwatering dishes such as Cantonese dim sum and tea, Portuguese-Chinese bakery delights, Szechuan chicken, and Mongolian hot pot await you. Plus, you’ll gain insight into the historical journey of these cuisines and cultures to Chicago. This culinary tour is a one-of-a-kind experience that should not be overlooked! Upon arrival, there’s an option to upgrade your tour to a VIP Drink experience for alcohol and traditional drink pairings at multiple stops!

  • If you have dietary restrictions, please add a note in the special requirements section when booking, and email to [email protected] after booking to confirm they can accommodate
  • Tour Operator can accommodate vegetarians or those who don’t eat beef or pork but can’t cater for vegan (limited options) or gluten-free (extremely limited options) diets.
  • VIP Adult Beverage upgrade (3 samples) available upon arrival (Ages 21+)
  • TripAdvisor rated this tour its highest-level Traveler’s Choice Award each year since 2002.
  • Our groups have exclusive VIP access to locations we visit.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
Phoenix Restaurant
South Archer Avenue
Meet Inside the restaurant. Your guide will have a Bobby's Bike Hike shirt and a paddle.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(310 Ratings)
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May 31, 2024
A Topnotch Food & Cultural Tour - I would highly recommend this delicious food, culture & walking tour to any & all. We had a beautiful sunny day to walk & digest the sumptuous dim sum, pastries & Szechuan delights with a lovely rest at the Ping Tom Park. This food tour would be a great gift to give to someone special.
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May 30, 2024
Year of the dragon - Book tour for Chinese new years bringing a tourist in my own city. The weather was good and not too cold for this walking tour. The places we weren’t were very pleasant and tasty.
Review provided by Viator
May 28, 2024
Walking food tour of China Town - Great experience with our guide Jeff. Jeff was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and accommodating. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in checking out china town. Jeff went out of his way to make our experience as wonderful as it was, and we look forward to requesting him on our next tour. He even brought my family and I to a hard to find boba tea location after the tour was over! Top notch guide, service, and experience.
Review provided by Viator
May 27, 2024
Fun food tour - We enjoyed the excellent food and hearing the history of Chinese immigrants and their cuisine in Chicago. Jeff was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Overall we had a great time with our group!
Review provided by Viator
May 27, 2024
Put your money where your mouth is... - When I booked this tour, I wasn't sure what we would get, but Jeff made it so enjoyable. The tour truly exceeded our expectations!! Jeff was super knowledgeable about Chinatown and included many interesting facts along the way. The food was also delicious!!! My favorite was the lamb!! I would highly recommend this tour! The walking wasn't horrible either, because we were able to rest at each stop.
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May 27, 2024
Best food tour I’ve ever been on - I rarely ever write reviews but this was very worthy. We do food tours in every city we visit. This was the absolute BEST. York is an amazing tour guide. His Chinese heritage was an added bonus so he was able to add many personal stories that really brought the tour to life There was soooooo much food!!! Definitely worth the money and then some. 5 different stops and some had very large portions unlike many other food tours. You will not be disappointed with this tour and request York as your guide, he’s the best.
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May 26, 2024
Take the Chinatown tour with York. - Our guide, York, was amazing. Knowledgeable, friendly and I Informative. The food was wonderful and the tour was well worth the money. Highly recommended!
Review provided by Viator
May 26, 2024
The Perfect Gift - This tour was a belated Christmas & anniversary gift for my parents, and it was an incredible experience! It was respectfully done with cultural enrichment combined with adventure and pure fun. The food was amazing across the board, and our guide Jeff is very well-informed and incredibly fun to spend time with, as well as a wonderful storyteller. It's great for families or really anyone who wants to experience Chinatown from a new perspective.
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May 26, 2024
Inspirational tourguide, delicious food - York was an amazing, inspirational tourguide. He gave us a fascinating story of Chinese-American history to set up his story about Chicago’s Chinatown, and he shared examples of cuisines from three different regions in China. THe best part was learning his personal story. I won’t give away too much, but enough to say that he seems to have led about ten lives, all of them to the fullest — and at age 70 he has no signs of slowing down. He absolutely loves life, and it’s impossible not to feel uplifted by spending a few hours with him. Oh, and the food was very good, too!
Review provided by Viator
May 26, 2024
Amazing tour - York was an amazing guide. He had grown up in China town and shared so much history. Food was amazing. Make sure you come hungry. There is a lot of food!
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024