Houston Community News >> Houston Chinatown

1/21/2008 (ChinatownConnection.com) - Many of you might be thinking, Houston has a Chinatown? Yes, Houston has a Chinatown, and it is not located in downtown Houston as suggested by some (signs still point to downtown) but located now in Southwest Houston. (map)

Houston is the 4th largest city in the U.S., and has one of the most diverse cultures anywhere in the World. The Chinese population continues to grow considerably. Driving down Bellaire Blvd and the Beltway and you will see the growth.

Many have also asked what there is to do in Chinatown? Well since Houston's Chinatown is the largest in the U.S. in terms of square miles, there should be plenty of things to do. From dining at authentic restaurants to doing a little bit of shopping, it is a great place to experience the Chinese-Asian culture without travelling thousands of miles (to China).

Dining is especially unique in Chinatown. There is a variety of foods to choose from. Hunan,
Shandong, Szechuan are just some of the different types of Chinese food to choose from. There is also Taiwanese style food. Note: Chinese food in Chinatown is very cheap so don't be shocked by the bill.

Shopping in Chinatown can be adventuresome. With the openings of Dung Huang Plaza and Golden Plaza, there are now more stores to shop from. (
Chinatown Shopping Guide)

In the near future, a few attractions / landmarks will pop up. For now, Chinatown in Houston is beginning to take shape. It is one of Houston's wonders!