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Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 888-212-3203
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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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“dim sum” (148 reviews)
“chinese food” (105 reviews)
“grant street” (84 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 888-212-3203
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chinatown is a really good place to spend a few hours. We did the lonely planet self guided tour and really enjoyed it. Would recommend.

Thank deathbyblackcat
Reviewed 2 days ago

Streets lined with restaurants, green groceries, shops and dim sum palaces characterize Chinatown. It is large, probably the largest Chinatown in the USA. We popped into several shops and found things to take home. City View was a fabulous dim sum restaurant.

Thank jer b
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I live in San Francisco , I love this place. You can fine anything you want for souvenirs from San francisco for your friends and family. Just walk around, it is great place for shopping and a great place to eat too. It's a must...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

I would not recommend driving this area but if you are walking you can see a lot of things and find a lot of good deals. There are a lot of people and a lot of shops. Commerce is alive and well here. Within a...More

Thank Ward D
Reviewed 3 days ago

where do you start? - so many restaurants to visit and try. really interesting shops to take a look at busy busy

Thank chris h
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome place to find something to eat. Lots of great restaurants at reasonable prices. Highly recommend.

Thank RealSaskTraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a nice place to visit to get some gear that is hard to find at other souvenirs shops. My daughter found Squishy toys at a shop on the Main Street and they are usually only on Amazon or eBay. Didn't have time to eat...More

Thank Zafar39525
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Now mainly touristy shops. Good restaurants a block or two off the main street. Does have some nice oriental art and souvenirs.

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Colourful, vibrant and aromatic. A must see area. Plenty of eateries and souvenirs to buy. Cheaper here then Fishermans Wharf.

Thank Pauline M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having been there before I knew what to expect but my family members from Europe took one look at Chinatown and asked to leave. It's dirty, noisy, crowded and we found the patrons to be Very rude. Impossible to browse as you are quickly accosted...More

2  Thank Martinaohm
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