Chinatown

This diverse and lively south Downtown neighborhood is home to Greater Seattle’s Pan Asian communities. Here Chinese, Fillipino, Japanese, and South east Asians live and work together, side by side. Family owned restaurants, Asian style bakeries, unique specialty shops, Karaoke bars, Asian art and galleries, shops selling traditional Asian gifts, goods and groceries, and ethnic specific social service agencies characterize this historic neighborhood whose central hub is the Chinese pavilion in Hing Hay Park. Beautiful dragon sculptures and Chinagate emphasize the community’s culture and history. The area’s cultural gem, the Wing Luke Asian Museum is a nationally acclaimed, Smithsonian affiliate museum. Multicultural community festivals and events include the Lunar New Year Celebration, Summer Festival, Bon Odori, Lion & Dragon Dances, and Taiko Drumming. Condominiums and apartments are found throughout the neighborhood.