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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
+1 415-433-1817
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“mongolian beef” (40 reviews)
“dim sum” (98 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found service polite, but main courses arrived in a disjointed manner. Plates were cold and food was lukewarm. This combination made the food almost inedible. Very disappointing end to a great day in SFO.

Thank voyager020
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't go to San Fran and not eat at Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. this was our choice. Very satisfied with it. Traditional fancier type Chinese restaurant. Food was very good, service was same. Price was reasonable give type of restaurant it was.

Thank BobR_NJ-2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with some friends while we were all in town. They wanted vegetarian we didn't. The servers were very careful to make sure that we all had everything we needed, even gave us a few tasters. Unfortunately the food was of a low quality,...More

Thank Ikorel
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We were surprised to find Chinatown is mostly retailers and not restaurants so finding an eatery wasn't straightforward. We found 'the Pearl' off the main Chinatown Street. We intended to have a snack and a beer so ordered appetisers only, they were delightful. Then we...More

Thank Reuben M
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This restaurant was recommended to us by the concierge in the Sheraton Hotel. It was the best meal we had in San Francisco. Food was gorgeous, hot and well presented. Staff was great and friendly. I'd highly recommend.

Reviewed 23 September 2018

The headline is a result of reading the mixed reviews of this place, AFTER we had already dined here as a result of doing a tour of Chinatown with a local guide. He recommended it and dined with us at lunchtime. He liked the place,...More

Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as recommended by a local to the area. We arrived around 215pm and ordered quickly. At 250pm we were advised the kitchen was closing at 3pm. We were asked if we wanted anything else to eat before 3pm. Staff ten proceeded...More

Thank 295tillym
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Visited on a Monday lunchtime. We had vegetable spring rolls for starters and I had chicken black beans sauce. Food was freshly prepared and of good quality. Restaurant seemed fairly busy and well used by the locals.

Thank shifty8934
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Six of us were visiting SFO and were recommended to go to this Chinese as it had awards... many years ago. It looks extremely tired and to be honest dirty. We were seated where they almost threw the plates and glasses down on the table....More

Thank Lorraine A
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We came here looking for a reasonably priced meal and some good dim sum. Reading the reviews we thought we would get that but was very disappointed. The dim sum range was very limited and the meat within them that we had was grisly and...More

Thank Jaf8130
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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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Mattia I
16 January 2016|
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Response from Prickycritic05 | Reviewed this property |
I think there was a tofu dish that didn't contain meat. However this isn't a vegetarian restaurant so do bear in mind that the same wok is used to cook meat dishes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-1817
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