Chicago Chinatown Tour: Multicultural History and Cuisine
239 Ratings

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!

Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
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)
  • 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
Additional Information
  • 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.

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Jan 8, 2024
Lots of great food from different regions of China! - Great and varied food selection, interesting historical tidbits, a good amount of walking between locales (which we loved). We eat a lot of different kinds of food, so it was great to get to try some things we had never had before! We have a few new spots we'll return to with other family and friends!
Review provided by Viator
Jan 7, 2024
Wonderful! - Wonderful Tour!! Lillian was both energetic and knowledgeable. She made the tour interesting and fun. She gave a look into the history of the people and the food of the town. She was well organized and made sure everyone was comfortable and having fun.....even if it was cold!! Food and drink was delicious!! Would do again!
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Jan 5, 2024
Unique and Tasty Tour - This was a worthwhile food tour. I had never been to Chicago's Chinatown; this food tour was a unique and tasty way to experience it. We explored some great restaurants to revisit, and learned the history of the Chinese food and culture migration to Chicago. Our guide was funny, entertaining, informative, and friendly. We enjoyed this tour!
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Jan 2, 2024
Perfect mix of history, great food, fascinating stories, and great sightseeing around the area. - Very good mix of history, great food, entertaining host, and sightseeing. We have done dozens of food tours all over the country and this one was definitely in the top three. We highly recommend this tour. Also, for this tour and other food tours, we recommend bringing small tuppperware containers; the food can be a lot and it's all delicious, so if you are traveling with a partner, I recommend y'all split one serving and save the other serving for later. Otherwise, you'll have to decide whether to stuff your selves or leave some food on the table; up to you.
Review provided by Viator
Dec 30, 2023
Top Notch Chinatown Cuisine Tour - Jeff was an extremely knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide. We chose this tour because our family of six (including teens and college age kids) are staying in Chinatown and wanted to kick off our visit with insider info and to get acquainted with the area. Our tour definitely checked those boxes and then some! Come hungry and do NOT plan on dinner afterward! This tour highlights the best of various cuisines that Chinatown has to offer and after four restaurant stops, we were all very full and satisfied. The restaurant choices and food picks were top notch and everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed our traveling dinner and some very fascinating history of China and Chicago’s Chinatown. Five+ stars to Jeff for making this experiences incredibly entertaining and enjoyable!!
Review provided by Viator
Dec 29, 2023
Great experience on the Chicago Chinatown Food Tour - Our tour guide Jeff was AMAZING! My husband and I had a great time on the Chinatown Food tour in Chicago. Jeff made it a great experience for everyone. He is incredibly knowledgeable. The food was delicious and very filling. Would highly recommend the tour.
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Nov 24, 2023
Fabulous Food Tour - Jeff was a great tour guide on our Chinatown food tour. You can tell that he loves what he does and wonts to share his passion for Chinatown and the City of Chicago. A great variety of food - everything was delicious. You won’t go home hungry. Highly recommend for those visiting Chicago or for Chicagoans that want to learn more about Chinatown and its delicious cuisine.
Review provided by Viator
Nov 19, 2023
Best new get ever - Small group Lillian was a terrific guide and very knowledgble Food great and learning about the different regions of china wonderful!
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Nov 14, 2023
Excellent tour - Jeff was a amazing tour guide. The food was great as well. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to learn about Chinatown.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 26, 2024
Good choice - Go with empty stomach as you will be full by the end. The tour guild was awesome. Here's some pic of food. We did get to see cool places.
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
February 2024