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Great Eastern Restaurant

649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
+1 415-986-2500
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (193 reviews)
“dumplings” (39 reviews)
“roast duck” (16 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here to start the day in Chinatown. Recommended by the bellhop at our hotel and so glad he did as there is too many to choose from. We came within an hour of its opening and it was nice to see a lot of...More

Thank Islandgirl992017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to me by one of the well known traveling book. I ordered the asparagus and chicken for $14.95. I could not believe how small my order was. It looked more like an appetizer. The food was tasty but what a small...More

Thank trekky429
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by out hotel. Very busy and had to wait for a table which we thought was a good sign. However the dumplings were very average. We ordered the chicken and salt fish fried rice but what came was seafood. Lucky neither...More

2  Thank Julia N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were guided there by a person who knows Chinatown very well. Her advice was right on! The frog dishes and all of the the dim sum were delicious.

Thank FEP8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can honestly say I've never been to a restaurant and not know who my waiter was. After my family of four was seated, we waited at least 20 minutes before we even got our drink order taken and that's only because we finally got...More

1  Thank Kristen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in San Francisco in May and made a point of going for lunch at the Great Eastern Restaurant again. We stumbled on it years ago and now we always go for a meal when we are in SF. This time, we were there...More

Thank sweetpeaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hungry for a good Chinese dinner. Food much better than at home. Service was fair we had to grab for anything we needed like napkins and water.

Thank gator90gal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't comment about the food, since I couldn't get past the terrible service. We waited 20 min at our table after having been seated and no one even came to ask for our drinks. After that we just stood up and left to find food...More

2  Thank Pablo G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time we've panned anything on Tripadvisor but this place earned it. It's famous for hosting President Obama a few years ago. Our visit was less than impressive. We get that there's a hustle in Chinatown and customer Service isn't at a...More

1  Thank Jim A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local Chinese seemed to be in the majority here. We took that as a positive endorsement of the authenticity and quality of the food. Great Eastern met both with ease. Menu has photos and names to help those who aren't familiar with dim sum possibilities,...More

Thank Sue L
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-2500
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