Previously known as Seattle's Chinatown, the International District (or just "ID" to locals) is still the heart of the city's Asian American culture and cuisine. In addition to a Chinese presence, today you'll find Vietnamese, Japanese, Malay, Filipino, Cambodian stores and restaurants as well. This neighborhood is now also home to Japantown and Little Saigon.
This cultural hub has attractions like the Wing Luke Asian Museum, a Smithsonian-affiliated institution that hosts exhibitions on the Asian American experience, or the Uwajimaya market, which includes an Asian grocery store, food court, bookstore, and restaurants.
This neighborhood can be a bit rough around the edges but investment is pouring in…sometimes controversially as long-time residents fear it will drive up prices. Apartment and condo buildings provide most of the housing stock.
Downtown Seattle: 0.9 miles / 5-15 minutes by car / 10 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by foot / 10 minutes by bike
Bellevue: 9.6 miles / 15-40 minutes by car / 30-40 minutes by transit
Redmond: 17.6 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 40-45 minutes by transit
Where you can find great Chinese food available for delivery or takeout.