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All About Chinatown Tours

660 California St., Old St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 94108-2501
+1 415-982-8839
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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch
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This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 34th year. Join us as we visit historic landmarks, fortune cookie factory, the Stockton Street food markets, a secluded Chinese temple, an herbal pharmacy and more. Complete the visit with a dim sum luncheon at one of Chinatown's legendary restaurants.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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660 California St., Old St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 94108-2501
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+1 415-982-8839

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I booked this tour after receiving a buy one tour, get one free with our San Francisco Explorer Pass. This ended up being my favorite part of the trip. Linda was very informative and entertaining and I learned a lot during the...More

Thank MSNDIS
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear MSNDIS: I know the San Francisco Explorer Pass has many attractions and I'm glad you selected the Chinatown tour feature. Visitors tell me there is just so much to do in the city and I'm glad you have good memories of Chinatown. If you...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved this tour! Linda is informative and funny too. It's a nice overview of the history and culture found in Chinatown. Lunch after was a nice treat and a lot of food! Come hungry.More

Thank DannieTravel1
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear DannieTravel1: Thank you for this positive review of your walk. I like that you mentioned an "overview" of the history and culture found in Chinatown. Two hours cannot cover it all. We would like to leave you wanting to learn more about our history,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this tour among the many options in Chinatown and we were not disappointed. Regina was an excellent guide. She showed us all of the best places for food, gifts, etc. She shared a lot of first person experiences that really made history come...More

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear MrsMister: A true Chinatown native, Regina Quan has a lot of stories to share. Thank you for sharing your positive experiences with future guests about Regina, your tour guide.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Linda is a wonderful guide. She gave us an insiders tour of Chinatown complete with a trip to a fortune cookie factory! We stopped at several shops where she explained the history and culture of Chinatown. I highly recommend it.More

1  Thank Karen G
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Karen G: Thank you for your compliments. A visit to the factory is included with every tour. The difficulty is getting in! It's a very popular stop and my goal is to get in and out before the crowds come, so that we can...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was seriously fun. If you want to learn about Chinatown from someone who grew up there this is great way to do it. She took us into places I would not have gone on my own, made this western skeptic slightly uncomfortable (in a...More

Thank Rachel M
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Rachel M: "Seriously fun" is a great compliment! Thank you for your positive review and taking our tour of Chinatown.

Reviewed 18 June 2017

We chose All About Chinatown Tours from reading all of the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. Well, all I can say is that 300 or so TripAdvisor members posting 'Excellent' reviews were not wrong. We met Linda on the edge of Chinatown. Linda arrived 10...More

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Dear Eastsussextravelfan: I found your complimentary review very special as I know how well travelled you both are. Thank you for taking the time out of your packed itinerary to write about your tour in Chinatown. I'm thrilled to be a part of your wonderful...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

How could we come to San Francisco with learning about Chinatown? Chinatown native Linda Lee gave us a colorful tour with lots of information about the area's history and culture. Our group was small, so it was easy to follow her, hear her, and see...More

Thank Olivia P
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Dear Olivia P: It's always flattering when a reviewer remembers so many places we visited, and so many smaller details of the information that was exchanged among us. Those three children were easy to charm because they were so bright, well behaved, and really interested...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Best money spent and highlight of our San Francisco trip!! Being our first time to Chinatown we wouldn't have know where to start but with this tour we saw it all!!! Linda Lee was so much fun and so knowledgeable. I just can't say enough...More

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

If a 7 year old daughter can remember her fun experience in Chinatown, I'll take that as a high compliment! Thank you for your positive review. Please visit again.

Reviewed 19 April 2017

My wife and I and our son are visiting San Francisco later this year. We contacted Linda Lee to ask her if she take do a private tour for us. Unfortunately she is away on the day we required. However she did not just say...More

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Dear SueJim126: There are so many things to see and do in the Bay Area that it's flattering that you would include Chinatown in your itinerary. I was happy to recommend the best of Chinatown to you both.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Linda Lee brought to our family tour energy, humor, and a highly personal perspective. She knew our names, welcomed us to her neighborhood, and shared stories of Chinatown's influence on San Francisco's history and future. The experience was exactly what I hoped. It was a...More

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Dear Reviewer: Thank you so much for your positive review of your tour. The tour is a historical and cultural tour, and not a food tour, as we have a food tour that departs on Saturdays at 2pm. On that tour, we stop off at...More

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lorileblanc124
6 February 2016|
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Response from Linda L | Property representative |
Hello, lorileblanc: I'm sorry I didn't respond earlier. Trip Advisor did not send me this inquiry at the time you made it. The tours leave daily at 10am, lasting 2 hours or 3 hours if you add the luncheon. Included on... More
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VirginiaLibrarian
27 December 2015|
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Response from Linda L | Property representative |
The Chinatown and Gold Rush Tour is for private groups of 20 or more. The program is designed to visit two neighborhoods, Chinatown and North Beach for conventioneers and school groups who have a limited amount of time. If... More
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Nicole F
29 March 2015|
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Hello, this is Linda Lee from All About Chinatown Tours. I use several restaurants on any given day: Oriental Pearl Restaurant, 778 Clay St., 415-433-1817 Great Eastern Restaurant, 649 Jackson St., 415-986-2500 City View... More
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