Support Local Businesses

Support small businesses in the Chinatown-ID

Small and local businesses make up the essence of Chinatown-International District. As we head into the holiday season, we encourage you to think about how you are spending your money and supporting local. The C-ID neighborhood serves a wide range of customers and service bases, including food/restaurants, retail, grocery, and personal and professional services. Check out our comprehensive neighborhood directory here and begin planning for your next trip.

Please keep in mind King County's directive for all residents to wear facial coverings and follow physical and social distancing guidelines and best practices when you are out and about. This is especially important to consider in communities where its residents are more vulnerable against the Coronavirus.

Take a look below at some of our FAQs to supporting Chinatown-International District businesses:

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How do I support C-ID during the holidays?

Consider showing your support to Chinatown-International District neighborhood restaurants by grabbing take-out, utilizing a food delivery service, buying gift cards to use at a later date, and shopping for retail through available online storefronts.

To avoid long wait times, be sure to call ahead to place your order with restaurants before picking up.

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Which restaurants carry roasted poultry or BBQ options?

Here are some businesses offering BBQ meat, perfect for your holiday feasting! Be sure to call ahead and pre-order to ensure you can get yours in time!

  • 663 Bistro
  • Asia BBQ
  • Harbor City Restaurant
  • Ho Ho Seafood Restaurant
  • Honey Court Seafood Restaurant
  • Hong Kong Bistro
  • Jade Garden
  • Joyale Seafood Restaurant
  • Kau Kau BBQ
  • King's BBQ
  • Ocean Star
  • Ton Kiang
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How do I shop online?

Our Shop C-ID online marketplace is now live! Shop local this holiday season and make a pact to support C-ID businesses! Here, you can find gift cards and a range of products from a plethora of busiensses across the neighborhood!

The City of Seattle also has a Shop Your Block site here.

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Where do I find gift cards?

In addtion to the gift cards we have consolidated on our Shop C-ID site, our friends at Intentionalist has put together a great gift certificate marketplace where you can indentify C-ID businesses that offer gift cards or certificates. Click here to visit!

Different ways to support small businesses
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Interior of International Model Toys
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Little Saigon crosswalk intersection

Business Resources

If you are a small business seeking resources, updates, and reopening toolkits rearding COVID-19, visit the CIDBIA's resource page here.

C-ID restaurants and other Small Businesses Relief Fund

Managed and disbursed by the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area, Friends of Little Saigon, and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (the CID Small Business Relief Team) has given direct dollars to the small businesses in the CID to help them mitigate the impacts of this pandemic. 

The fund was seeded by a generous $100,000 donation from Vulcan and has raised over $800,000 with support from various funding sources and over 1500 individual contributions. 165 qualified small businesses have received between $1,000-$5,000 over three rounds of grant distributions.

The Relief Fund is currently accepting donations for a Round 4 grant distribution! Donate here: https://scidpda.org/cidbizrelief/

#SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz

The City of Seattle's #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz map helps residents find small businesses providing takeout ot delivery in their neighborhood. You can visit the map here.

Moksha's Karleen speaks about what the CID community means to her.