Visitors should make time to visit Philly's Chinatown, a charmingly small neighborhood that offers dozens of outstanding restaurants, bakeries, and tea shops. The Shanghai Bazaar department store at 1016 Race Street is well worth browsing for its interesting selection of gifts ranging from inexpensive jewelry and souvenirs to high-end carpets and furnishings. One of the most popular cocktail lounges in Philly, Hop Sing Laundromat, is located in Chinatown at 1029 Race St.
Chinatown's boundaries are roughly between 8th and 11th streets from east to west and Arch to Vine streets from south to north. Besides Chinese restaurants, you'll find Burmese, Korean, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Thai, vegetarian and ... Italian!