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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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,
tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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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
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 the parrots!