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Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 888-212-3203
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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“chinese food” (115 reviews)
“dim sum” (151 reviews)
“grant street” (89 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 888-212-3203
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chinatown offers some interesting architecture and some different shops to visit. Glad we saw the Dragons Gate but for me there are better things to see in San Francisco.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking this district so much. Allow a day if possible as there is so much to see and do and also many places to choose to eat from too. The streets have incredible photography opportunities and there is color and vibrancy all over....More

Thank wendy g
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here around 6am when there’s hardly no people around to avoid the chaotic San Francisco traffic. There’s old buildings here and there, Chinese lanterns across the screen buildings; that was neat. I really enjoyed the graffiti mural on some of the buildings. Spoiler...More

Thank Harold L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

China town is beautiful area full of culture and great food. No parking is free so down load the app and pay for parking that way. If you are looking for souvenirs this is the place to go. You can get more for your money...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visit China Town on every vacation, if they have one. It compares to Hawaii. Very interesting to see. Many shops and restaurants down several streets. We recommend eating at the Capital restaurant. There was a shop there that handmade fortune cookies. That was cool...More

Thank Carolyne H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited Chinatown on our last trip to SF. Very colorfull. We ate at the Hong Kong Clay Pot restaurant (by the way a excellent deal) and had a great time visiting stores and boutiques. Be prepared to walk with a good pair of shoes.

Thank YvonC_12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to chinatown, it was different from NYC and LA chinatown. It was really big, lots of stores and restaurants, it was a pleasant walk and for a moment you fee out of USA.

Thank daninoguera31
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of exhibits, unique products, and food that makes you feel like you are in Asia more than the US. It was enjoyable to watch people interact and display a part of Asian culture. Streets were lined in tents and several thousand people. Fantastic experience.

Thank aftalarico
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is “THE” CHINATOWN. Accept no substitutes. It’s aging with fewer Chinese but it’s well worth a long walk to see the hanging ducks, smell the spices, eat a tasty almond cookie, and laugh at the souvenir shops. Such neighborhoods are disappearing in our fair...More

1  Thank Leon G
Reviewed 6 days ago

thought it will be better since it is so famous. still kind of disorganized and typical like other Chinatown in Northern American.

Thank Feng L
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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18 February 2017|
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Response from ed o | Reviewed this property |
portsmouth square public park bathrooms in china town are very clean and safe from my experience.
2 October 2016|
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Response from paull2002 | Reviewed this property |
Here's the thing about San Francisco. If someone in your group has difficulty walking you need to research the bus system which is quite comprehensive. It can take you where you want to go. Embarcadero is a nice area to... More
21 August 2016|
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Response from AllieOops69 | Reviewed this property |
I usually ask to be dropped off at the 'dragon gate' at the bottom of the hill, then walk up past the shops and restaurants. I'm unsure of the name of the street, but all taxi and Uber drivers know where it is. I would give... More