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Great Eastern Restaurant

649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
+1 415-986-2500
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (195 reviews)
“dumplings” (39 reviews)
“roast duck” (16 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bland Chinese food with indifferent service. The secret to its popularity escaped me. On the plus side the prices are modest

Thank asiahand1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had been advised to come here to try the dim sum. The waiter sat us downstairs where there was a funny smell (Best I can describe it as is 'wee'), and brought us a pot of tea. We didn't ask for it, but he...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I hosted a large banquet in their bottom floor, with about 60 people. The food was fresh, delicious and prompt in service. Authentic Chinese food. The peeking duck was absolutely delicious.

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 4 days ago

The hotel concierge is never a place to get a recommendation for a meal especially when there are so many great choices. We could have done way better than Great Eastern. Service seemed annoyed by us. As with many authentic restaurants the menus are HUGE...More

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with my husband when we visited Chinatown. We did a quick scan on tripadvisor and decided to give Great Eastern a try. Apparently Ex-President Obama visited this restaurant back in 2012. Location-wise, it is easy to get to when you are exploring Chinatown....More

Thank Ahsyl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of seating and large menu selection. They were easily able to accommodate thirty of us out on a business meeting. If you're a large group get there before 7 before things begin to fill up and get busy. Food is ok and quite plentiful.

Thank TASunde
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was okay, but not served really hot. One serving of steamed rice costs 2 Dollars extra - quite expensive! The service was really bad. The waiters always reached across the table. The last person at the table hadn't finished and they already brought...More

Thank Silja2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal. Look at the pictures and make your choice. The food names were in English also. Fried rice and sweet and sour chicken with Won Ton soup.

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dim sum lunch with friends here. Well, the siu mai was a bit hard but the har gaw was pretty good! Also had noodles and rice. Overall pretty average so really I cannot understand all the fuss.

Thank PQ529
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Came here to start the day in Chinatown. Recommended by the bellhop at our hotel and so glad he did as there is too many to choose from. We came within an hour of its opening and it was nice to see a lot of...More

Thank Islandgirl992017
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-2500
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