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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked from Union Square and I really enjoyed the colours and sounds of Chinatown. Lots of interesting shops to explore. Huge choice of eateries. We elected to have a Chinese massage, amazing. Very friendly environment and well worth a visit

Thank Tilly M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not a large area but plenty to see and do. Be careful of fake camera lenses in some of the cheap looking electronic stores. Plenty of places to eat and shop. Take in a Chinese massage at about 50$ an hour helps with the hill...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Souvenir shop after souvenir shop. Some nice houses, but not really worthwhile visiting. You'd better spend your time in other places in San Francisco

Thank Johan Y
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have to visit here, simply a must! The dim sum was just incredible!! We also found down a side street a place making hand made Chinese fortune cookies, absolutely awesome process. Deffo look out for it

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Big buildup of excitement turned into a damp squib. A gate announcing "Chinatown" led to a street lined up with shops and eateries on both side of the street selling junkets, chine kites, chinese medicine, trinkets. If you've been to S.E. Asia then no point...More

Thank RajuS636
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walked through here a few times on our trip. The paths can be very congested. Some lovely little shops and bakeries to visit here

Thank Elleahyouorah
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lot of cities have their own Chinatown, but San Francisco has the most lively and authentic one. You can really notice here that the very first Chinese migrants did settle at the US west coast.

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Chinatown is a big attraction in San Francisco. We walked and it is very hilly. The food was so-so.There are many shops and you can find almost anything if you look hard enough. It was a fun one time experience.

Thank RonM42311
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dirty part of town, unhygienic places to eat, lots of people crammed into the streets seemingly doing nothing. Not a lot to see, nothing iconic, doesn’t portray any heritage. Spend your time elsewhere if you don’t have long in town. More impressed with the ‘China...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don’t like crowds then avoid this area. It is inundated with people. It felt overwhelming and hard to navigate.

Thank Linda5355
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brwneyedharris
3 July 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
1 July 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
4 June 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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