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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 September 4, 2013 via mobile

My husband really wanted to visit Chinatown. I didn't really have any desire but I think I enjoyed it more! We went the "long" way in- walking from Lombard Street. Great shops, markets and the life - it was more impressive than I anticipated. The...More

Thank Tricia S
Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We did a night tour through china town on segway by electric tour company. It was definitely worth it. Coz its a major community in san fran. And who does not love dim sums!!

Thank Varsha K
Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a great community within a city!!! Ethnicity reigns here, and it's a safe, great little neighborhood, filled with shops, cafes, venues of all kinds! Got a haircut here for $6, better than most I've had in my life paying up to 4 times that...More

1  Thank Al J
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Busy, lively vibe. Gets a bit repetitive of tourist gimmicks (like a lot of main cities in the world). I like the tea houses and having a wander along the fish markets.

Thank SailFlyTrain
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Its big. Bigger than LA Chinatown. And its full with souvenir shops and stuff. If you go there you need more time so you can look around. I went for an hour - two and it wasnt enough.

1  Thank DDinova
Reviewed September 3, 2013

San Francisco's Chinatown is incredible - and huge. Definitely a great insight into Asian cultures. Great to just walk through and do a little shopping. But I also recommend a stop the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory - a tiny tiny fortune cookie factory where...More

1  Thank Jesika B
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Chinatowns in America do not do justice to Chinese culture. San Francisco's is no different. The shops are quite antiquated, perhaps frozen in time to half a century ago. They sell wares catering to maybe Western visitors. The restaurants are hardly authentic, and appear to...More

Thank AlanTham
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Felt homely knowing that the people usually speaks Cantonese. Lots of walking to do, going up and down the slopes. place is a little crowded, with some people pushing their way through. Parking is really hard to find here, so its advisable to take the...More

1  Thank DianaCSW
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Chinatown is easy to get to by cable car or 'F' train. It is 7 blocks long on Grant Street, not to mention the side streets and alleys. There is a fortune cookie factory down an alley. There are knock-off purses, cameras, shoes and thousands...More

Thank mychaddy
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I definitely expected something different from China Town than being only a huge bazar. Of course it is a must-see in San Fran, but you should not spend much time there - there a better places to be in the city. Get a snack at...More

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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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Response from Curiosity779993 | Reviewed this property |
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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