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“chinese food”(125 reviews)
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This electric neighborhood of 100,000 people is not to be missed, and it's not hard to find: listen for the clack of mahjongg tiles and nose out the salty spicy squid.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
Chinatown
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+1 888-212-3203
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Reviewed today via mobile

Every block wall are well painted and is an attraction in itself.As name suggests..you can find food.sovenigers of China made of San Francisco and China.. surprised..it is walking distance from Powell Street..from where team starts..cross the garden and few lanes..and you can reach there easily.

Thank Seema G
Reviewed today

I researched Chinatown ahead of our visit and found a local who had posted a walking tour map and guide of historical places. We did this tour on our own and totally loved it - even my two teens enjoyed it! It also brought a...More

Thank travelingmom233
Reviewed 2 days ago

This area is big and busy with lots of shops and restaurants,Nice architecture, street lanterns and lamp. Very authentic!

Thank coolmom50
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked Grant Ave from Bush to Broadway, the entire spine of Chinatown. We shopped, checked out the interesting stores, poked around a few alleys, went to the Fortune Cookie Factory and checked out all the architecture, street art and decorations. It was really cool....More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 2 days ago

an amazing place, in past visits I have been lucky enough to be there during the Chinese New Year celebration. The whole place just takes you to another country. I would recommend a walking tour and some experiencing a Chinese seafood restaurant. You won't be...More

Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 3 days ago

We found this Chinatown easier to navigate than NYC's Chinatown. Do yourself a favor and get off of Grant Street and away from the souvenir shops! I would also eat outside of Chinatown, because the best Chinese food is ironically elsewhere. My suggestions: St. Mary's...More

Thank Stefanie H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked through Chinatown and it was OK. I guess we had higher expectations. Next time we‘ll try one of the restaurants.

1  Thank MikeyPS
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This area is big and busy with all souvenir shops and restaurants. The town adds more diversity to San Francisco thanks to its architecture, culture and people.

Thank saalvyy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We walked and rode the bus as we went to/through China Town. A must-see are the markets with tables of veg, fruits and fish, dried and raw. Many people doing daily shopping. Had a great visit to a tourist type store where I bought slippers,...More

1  Thank Jillmyersg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s fun walking around in China town. But not much is making this one more different from others. Ate lunch in one of the restaurants but that was the worst experience ever. Totally tasteless.

Thank Jimsan72
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Chinatown
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic
streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs
awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on
dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who
gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or
practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
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brwneyedharris
July 3, 2018|
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Response from deelish411 | Reviewed this property |
Id park somewhere else and make getting to Chinatown part of the adventure via BART, waljing , peddle cart, or trolley. Much more fun and adds to the overall experience. Pier isn't too far via telegraph hill...... Look for... More
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brwneyedharris
June 30, 2018|
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No, try a muni cable car or bus, or Lyft.
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Mel A
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Albert J | Reviewed this property |
Golden gate fortune cookie factory . They featured this place on amazing race last season. 56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 806-8243 hope this helps
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