Las Vegas Apartments | Checking out Vegas's Chinatown

Apr 18 11:13 2009 michael Print This Article

Moving to Las Vegas is a dream for some people. The excitement, the cuisine, the opportunity and entertainments. It's a potent mix that is full of allure. But getting to Vegas and finding a decent apartment are two different things. You have to be well versed in what is available and what the neighborhoods entail. Before you go, just to get you more excited, here's some information about Chinatown in Las Vegas that is sure to whet your appetite.

Chinatown Las Vegas is located within a stone throw from the luxurious Wynn Hotel,Guest Posting just west of the "Strip" and I-15. This Asian enclave is located on Spring Mountain Road, one of Vegas main arteries, formerly known as strip club central, this once run down section of the city is now growing by leaps and bounds, hustling and bustling with thriving businesses, supermarkets, massage parlors, and endless amounts of restaurants. But don't expect to see the traditional Chinatowns of San Francisco or New York, Chinatown Vegas is comprised mostly of shopping center strips such as the Chinatown Plaza which covers about 85,000 square feet of retail businesses and it is well know by it's gigantic ornamental traditional Chinese arch known as the "Paifang".

For the most part Taiwanese businesses are credited for the development of this Asian district; many of them had their beginnings in southern California establishing extensions of their businesses around the Las Vegas valley. However, Chinatown is not only about China; there are plenty of Koreans, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Filipinos (by far the biggest Asian population). Chinatown quickly has become the Vegas foodies best kept secret.

The Asian cuisine here is the real deal; yes, they do have buffets but why even bother with them when you can enjoy a delicious authentic Chinese dinner for two for less than $40 dollars. Among the Chinatown favorites is the ever-popular Vietnamese Pho Kim Long, it offers authentic Vietnamese Pho noodle soup that is to die for. For fiery food lovers there is J&J authentic Szechuan cuisine, this place never ceases to amaze, with its high quality food at fire sale prices, try the "Boiled in sauce sliced pork and lamb. For authentic Chinese, the highly recommended KJs Kitchen, is simply the best Chinese food in town, and the service? Well, that is another story; if you do not mind non-attentive service or non-verbal waiters, this place may be for you.

There you have it, the complete rundown on Las Vegas's Chinatown. If you plan to relocate here, be sure to visit.

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Michael Russell writes about a variety of subjects. This article discusses moving to Las Vegas. For more information about Las Vegas apartments, visit Apartment Finder.

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