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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 yesterday via mobile

Leave plenty of time to shop. Cheaper to buy here rather than at fisherman wharf and the pier. Mostly the shops sell the same sort of stock. Restaurants galore.

Thank Aly O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well I love Chinese food .. so where to go whilst in SFO ... too many great restaurants to choose from ...

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Check it out. So many different little shops with traditional Chinese snacks and trinkets. Great opportunity for the kids to learn about cultural diversity.

Thank Amy J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A little dirty, you need to be careful in this area, it a special street with a different culture. .

Thank pimentelrbp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Chinatown is one of those locations that define the city of San Francisco, so I guess that you need to go there at least once. However, the Main Street that crosses it (Grant street) seems to include only fake Chinese stuff for tourists. Pass through...More

Thank Corrado T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing neighborhood, one of the most American places ever- a true melting pot Bring cash as some of the businesses don't take cards, and there are great bargaining deals

Thank MIchael T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Like going through a time warp where time has stood still. China town has a lot of history. Very interesting guided tour. Went to a fortune cookie factory and again saw how time has stood still.

Thank lorraine j
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Chinatown sprawls through central SF and is a highly entertaining place to wander through. Great shops and lots of things of interest. We loved it.

Thank John-frae-Banff
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend really looked forward to seeing China Town and our hotel was right by the gate. He was so disappointed by how dirty it was. We walked around the streets and through, down to the piers and it just wasn't what we wanted it...More

1  Thank Leah-estelle
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Apparently one of the worlds largest Chinatowns. It is extensive and is worth a visit. Lots of food, tea shops, restaurants etc.

Thank Adam-Rye-UK
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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19 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.
3 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