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Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours

Financial District
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Address: 750 Kearny St., Hilton Financial District, San Francisco, CA 94108 ‎
Phone Number: +1 650-355-9657
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Strolls of San Francisco's Chinatown highlighting its history, people,...

Strolls of San Francisco's Chinatown highlighting its history, people, culture and food with an optional casual dim sum lunch at the end. Award-winning and plenty of fun, our team of tour leaders are all born in Chinatown, are articulate and receive rave reviews - join us soon!Wok Wiz Tours has been in business for nearly 30 years and was founded by the late chef/author Shirley Fong-Torres who designed her tours to showcase one of the most remarkable neighborhoods in San Francisco: Chinatown. Each year, we bring thousands of guests, of all ages, from near and far, to our vibrant area. Every Wok Wiz tour leader was either born in, or grew up in Chinatown, giving a very local flavor to the tour, and each speaks fluent English as well as Chinese.Wok Wiz Chinatown Tours remains a San Francisco icon. Featured in the NY Times, LA Times, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and Cooking Light, and multiple guide books such as Fodor's and Frommer's, the tours are touted as "top attractions" in the city.

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Ginny was very accommodating and informative

I took this tour, mainly for an anthropology project that was offered at CSU Stanislaus in Turlock. Though I was very lethargic for needing to arrive early in the morning all the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took this tour, mainly for an anthropology project that was offered at CSU Stanislaus in Turlock. Though I was very lethargic for needing to arrive early in the morning all the way from Modesto, and my prescription wasn't being fair with me, the tour was very memorable and I appreciate Ginny's ability to accommodate my visit to Chinatown. My... More 

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Mesa, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gimmy was our tour guide and we were fortunate to have her all to ourselves. We got a small taste of the history, the culture, and the life of Chinatown. We saw and learned many things that we could have never seen on our own. It was great and I highly recommend. I now know it might be better to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family had a limited time in San Francisco. After reading the reviews we decided Wok Wiz was the way to go. Our boys (10&13) loved the tour given by our guide - Gimmy. She was knowledgeable, entertaining, and connected well with our family. We would never have been able to figure out what to see or how to do... More 

Thank MichelleT995
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Foodie heaven. Frank knows everything and everyone in Chinatown. This must be what it is like when a celebrity chef like Bourdain goes somewhere and has a local show him the best and coolest of everything. Great dining, the 'village' style lunch in particular, to experience the stuff that you don't find on the usual menu but is both what... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were the only ones booked that morning for a tour so it was wonderful. Harold was our guide and was very knowledgeable and friendly. He showed us photographs and took us to very interesting spots. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see Chinatown.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Informative walking tour of Chinatown with Dorothy from Wok Wiz. Highly recommend as you get to see and understand so much more than exploring on your own.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were very lucky in that my partner and I were the only people on the tour and our guide, Gimmy, was absolutely brilliant. Gimmy is a very knowledgeable and humorous guide. She showed us how fortune cookies are made, allowed us to see inside a small temple and we even had our own tea ceremony. The tour was capped... More 

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Justin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Herman was our guide and was extremely knowledgeable and personable. He grew up in Chinatown and had lots of personal stories to share with us. We would highly recommend this experience!

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Boone, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This was the first thing we did on our first day in San Francisco. Frank was our very friendly tour guide. He seemed very knowledgable about Chinatown and its history. The first hour was an interesting overview.... For the adults in our party....... However, our kids were a little glazed over after that first hour. Just as we thought it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

The guide Gimmy was lovely- very personable & kept everyone in the group engaged. There wasn't a lot of walking as the area is fairly compact. It is important to remember that while we are tourists, we are really gawking at people going about their own everyday lives, so being mindful of when & when not to take photos is... More 

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The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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