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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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“chinese food” (125 reviews)
“dim sum” (156 reviews)
“grant street” (102 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
Chinatown
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+1 888-212-3203
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Reviewed today via mobile

There is clearly a big Asian influence in this city. Chinatown, Japantown being two examples and the size of Chinatown dwarfing the one in London tenfold. Lots of Chinese shops and restaurants, plus of course the obligatory foot massage shops

Thank David M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once we parked ourselves in the parking garage, we were free to walk around Chinatown and experience little bit of the culture. All the signage is in Chinese and there are many locals around. We tried food from a different couple different vendors and restaurants...More

Thank flmom26
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have heard about Chinatown for many years. During my recent visit I took time to check it out. I was highly disappointed at only finding many stores with low quality imported gift items I went to a massage parlor and after getting a massage...More

Thank ddmullis
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This area is the oldest Chinatown in North America & the largest Chinese community outside Asia. There are many ornamented houses, decorated temples & shops flooded with Chinese goods and also eateries with delicious Chinese dishes. The large Chinatown Gateway is also known as Dragon...More

1  Thank Arun K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Every block wall are well painted and is an attraction in itself.As name suggests..you can find food.sovenigers of China made of San Francisco and China.. surprised..it is walking distance from Powell Street..from where team starts..cross the garden and few lanes..and you can reach there easily.

Thank Seema G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I researched Chinatown ahead of our visit and found a local who had posted a walking tour map and guide of historical places. We did this tour on our own and totally loved it - even my two teens enjoyed it! It also brought a...More

Thank travelingmom233
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This area is big and busy with lots of shops and restaurants,Nice architecture, street lanterns and lamp. Very authentic!

Thank coolmom50
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked Grant Ave from Bush to Broadway, the entire spine of Chinatown. We shopped, checked out the interesting stores, poked around a few alleys, went to the Fortune Cookie Factory and checked out all the architecture, street art and decorations. It was really cool....More

Thank Frank D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

an amazing place, in past visits I have been lucky enough to be there during the Chinese New Year celebration. The whole place just takes you to another country. I would recommend a walking tour and some experiencing a Chinese seafood restaurant. You won't be...More

Thank Cliff K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We found this Chinatown easier to navigate than NYC's Chinatown. Do yourself a favor and get off of Grant Street and away from the souvenir shops! I would also eat outside of Chinatown, because the best Chinese food is ironically elsewhere. My suggestions: St. Mary's...More

Thank Stefanie H
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brwneyedharris
3 July 2018|
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Response from deelish411 | Reviewed this property |
Id park somewhere else and make getting to Chinatown part of the adventure via BART, waljing , peddle cart, or trolley. Much more fun and adds to the overall experience. Pier isn't too far via telegraph hill...... Look for... More
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brwneyedharris
1 July 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
No, try a muni cable car or bus, or Lyft.
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Mel A
5 June 2018|
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Response from Albert J | Reviewed this property |
Golden gate fortune cookie factory . They featured this place on amazing race last season. 56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 806-8243 hope this helps
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