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Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 888-212-3203
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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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“dim sum” (144 reviews)
“chinese food” (101 reviews)
“grant street” (84 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
+1 888-212-3203
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Reviewed yesterday

I have only visited Chinatown San Fan and New York, that being said San Francisco wins without a doubt. The shopping was no hassle, great prices, and friendly people. I will be back!

Thank Tampagal77
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Go for the culture and the beautiful colors and definitely enjoy the food while you are there! The shop owners were not pushy and people on the street were very friendly. Go earlier rather than late as it seems many places close early. Other reviewers...More

Thank Natalia6363
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really wanted to go to Chinatown but wasn't what I thought it would be. Was very quiet I thought. Was nice to see thought I suppose

Thank Sinéad S
Reviewed yesterday

Chinatown in San Francisco is one of the biggest and very lively and busy. As always, food is plentiful to find and fruit market is relatively cheap. Always enjoy to spend time here for food and fresh fruit.

Thank Mama2010
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was very crowded. The stores all seemed to have about the same stuff. Finding a bathroom was tough unless you wanted to buy food at a restaurant. I will pass on this the next time

Thank m0mmy04
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are cool things to see in Chinatown (the gate, the paper lanterns), but really it is just a tourist trap. The main street is full of touristy souvenir shops selling t-shirts, magnets, etc., and there is little else to see. Maybe a local who...More

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This Chinatown stretches for blocks. Filled with restaurants, curio stores and historical sites from the Pavillion Gate at Bush and Grant to Mass Temple! Bakery's are also plentiful. Family associations are plentiful and reflect Asian designs!!

Thank Arnold C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend the CityGuides tour of Chinatown. Very informative! Our guide not only gave us the history, he also took us to a temple, a fortune cookie shop, and much more. Fascinating. Afterwards, we shopped which was fun.

Thank Sidney B
Reviewed 3 days ago

An interesting array of shops line the many streets of Chinatown, good idea is to start at the main gate and walk your way through it. There are crowds so bring lots of patience. Lots of eateries and souvenir shops that offer everything imaginable. Take...More

Thank AMPnj
Reviewed 3 days ago

China town takes you to a different place and time without leaving the US. Worth the trip to poke your head in a few shops and see what is going on.

Thank mdayrealtor
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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Hi anyone know where the public restrooms are and if they're safe to use? One reviewer mentioned Starbucks near a red dragon arch (?) but I guess you'd need to buy something first wouldn't you? Someone else mentioned that the "Park" has clean bathrooms but not sure what they're referring to.
19 February 2017|
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Response from ed o | Reviewed this property |
portsmouth square public park bathrooms in china town are very clean and safe from my experience.
Driving from Sacramento while on vacation from Maryland. Have my mom with us who walks with difficulty. Where should we park, where's a clean place to get good dim sum, and best place to shop?
3 October 2016|
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Response from paull2002 | Reviewed this property |
Here's the thing about San Francisco. If someone in your group has difficulty walking you need to research the bus system which is quite comprehensive. It can take you where you want to go. Embarcadero is a nice area to... More
I'm going to be visiting in a couple of weeks and Chinatown is definitely one of the spots we want to visit. Is there a best street to walk by? Like where all the shops and such are at? How much time should we dedicate, half a day? Best area to find good food? Thank you everyone
21 August 2016|
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Response from AllieOops69 | Reviewed this property |
I usually ask to be dropped off at the 'dragon gate' at the bottom of the hill, then walk up past the shops and restaurants. I'm unsure of the name of the street, but all taxi and Uber drivers know where it is. I would give... More