4th Ave S at S Jackson St
East of Pioneer Square
Seattle, WA 98104
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Adjoining downtown to the southeast, the International District, or the "ID," was originally settled in the 1880s by a group of Chinese railroad workers. The area has since developed a thriving multicultural mix of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean residents. These individually vibrant cultures have come together to form the Asian-American district of Seattle, now home to landmark Chinese restaurants, generations-old Japanese sushi houses, and venerable Vietnamese eateries, along with galleries and import shops of all sorts. The place for one-stop Asian shopping is retail giant Uwajimaya. Located at the western edge of the ID, the huge outlet features a full-scale Asian market of produce, fish, meat, and poultry alongside a warehouse sized area of imported Asian gifts, art, and house wares.
Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: The International District takes shoppers on a colorful voyage to Asia, thanks to its may authentic boutiques, markets and cafes.