About the Chinatown-International District

Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (C-ID) is home to history, culture, and tradition. The C-ID offers a wide variety of authentic food spanning across Asia, eclectic retail, and family friendly activities. Located just one mile south of Downtown, Chinatown-International District is easily accessible and conveniently located.

Chinatown-ID has been the heart of the most extensive Asian community in Washington State and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Its rich cultural history has helped Chinatown-ID thrive as both a residential and commercial space where community members and tourists alike are able to gather and celebrate experiences together.

Eat, Shop, Work, Play, and Stay in the Chinatown-International District

Known as one of Seattle’s best restaurant districts, Chinatown-International District offers over 50 dining options, spanning Asia and beyond. Discover foods from China, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, and more. From authentic to fusion, Chinatown-International District has a delicious option for every meal of the day, including several late-night options for post-game snacks.

Both T-Mobile Park and Lumen Field are just a short walk away from the Chinatown-Internatonal District and the ID/C Link Light Rail station. Riveting sports games are made complete by a meal in the neighborhood.

The Chinatown-International District is a one-stop-shop for services. With businesses operating in the neighborhood for decades, many of the services found are staples of the community. What you’ll find unique to the C-ID is the tight-knit community formed around services available to both residents and visitors alike.

Discover seasonal produce from the many neighborhood grocery markets and medicine from herbal shops. Everyday tasks are much easier to complete with the offerings of Chinatown-ID services. Need an auto shop? You got it. Back pain? Visit a chiropractor right in the neighborhood.

Giant CID letters in front of pagoda

In addition to the wide-ranging services offered and renowned restaurants, Chinatown-ID also offers unique retail not found anywhere else in Seattle. Supporting small businesses is critical now more than ever. From eclectic and modern to high end fashion, the neighborhood offers a variety of options for fashion lovers. Find unique art galleries, floral shops, high end jewelry, bookstores, and unique toy shops in all three neighborhoods – just browse through our directory to find your next stop!

If you are unfamiliar with the Chinatown-International District, the historic destination is home to serene gardens and parks that reflect its culture and tradition. From museum-guided tours to endless self-exploration around activated parks and community-based gardens, the district provides the perfect getaway from the typical pace of life.

About the CIDBIA

This site is managed by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area.

The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit tasked to improve the economic vitality of Seattle's historic Chinatown-International District. CIDBIA focuses on sanitation services, public safety coordination, marketing and events, and advocacy for small businesses to create a clean, safe, and welcoming neighborhood. Visit https://cidbia.org/ to learn more.

A Special Thank You

This website was generously funded by a grant from the Historic South Downtown Community Preservation & Development Authority (HSD)

The HSD is a state agency responsible for preserving, restoring, and promoting the health, safety, and cultural identity of Seattle’s Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods. HSD was created by the Washington State Legislature in 2007 as the first community preservation and development authority in the state to respond to impacts from ongoing construction of major public facilities, public works, and capital projects in both neighborhoods.