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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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“chinese food” (125 reviews)
“dim sum” (156 reviews)
“grant street” (102 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
Chinatown
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+1 888-212-3203
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Reviewed yesterday

This area is big and busy with lots of shops and restaurants,Nice architecture, street lanterns and lamp. Very authentic!

Thank coolmom50
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked Grant Ave from Bush to Broadway, the entire spine of Chinatown. We shopped, checked out the interesting stores, poked around a few alleys, went to the Fortune Cookie Factory and checked out all the architecture, street art and decorations. It was really cool....More

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed yesterday

an amazing place, in past visits I have been lucky enough to be there during the Chinese New Year celebration. The whole place just takes you to another country. I would recommend a walking tour and some experiencing a Chinese seafood restaurant. You won't be...More

Thank Cliff K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We found this Chinatown easier to navigate than NYC's Chinatown. Do yourself a favor and get off of Grant Street and away from the souvenir shops! I would also eat outside of Chinatown, because the best Chinese food is ironically elsewhere. My suggestions: St. Mary's...More

Thank Stefanie H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked through Chinatown and it was OK. I guess we had higher expectations. Next time we‘ll try one of the restaurants.

1  Thank MikeyPS
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This area is big and busy with all souvenir shops and restaurants. The town adds more diversity to San Francisco thanks to its architecture, culture and people.

Thank saalvyy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked and rode the bus as we went to/through China Town. A must-see are the markets with tables of veg, fruits and fish, dried and raw. Many people doing daily shopping. Had a great visit to a tourist type store where I bought slippers,...More

1  Thank Jillmyersg
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s fun walking around in China town. But not much is making this one more different from others. Ate lunch in one of the restaurants but that was the worst experience ever. Totally tasteless.

Thank Jimsan72
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a blast exploring Chinatown. There are so many fun shops to go in and browse through. Tons of delicious restaurants and specialty shops. Is just really a neat place to visit and walk through and take your time to fully soak in all...More

Thank Dawn H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went mid morning and it wasn’t very crowded, which was nice. We went to the Fortune cookie factory, a Buddhist temple, ate at the great eastern restaurant, and browsed the shops. Many are full of low quality “junk” but you can find some better...More

Thank Whitney S
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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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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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