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All About Chinatown Tours

660 California St., Old St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 94108-2501
+1 415-982-8839
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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch
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This walking tour of Chinatown is now in its 35th year. Join us as we visit historic landmarks, fortune cookie factory, the Stockton Street food markets, a secluded Chinese temple, an herbal pharmacy and more. Complete the visit with a dim sum luncheon at one of Chinatown's legendary restaurants.
  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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660 California St., Old St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 94108-2501
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660 California St., Old St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA 94108-2501
+1 415-982-8839
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Best money spent and highlight of our San Francisco trip!! Being our first time to Chinatown we wouldn't have know where to start but with this tour we saw it all!!! Linda Lee was so much fun and so knowledgeable. I just can't say enough...More

Thank ambert751
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

If a 7 year old daughter can remember her fun experience in Chinatown, I'll take that as a high compliment! Thank you for your positive review. Please visit again.

Reviewed 19 April 2017

My wife and I and our son are visiting San Francisco later this year. We contacted Linda Lee to ask her if she take do a private tour for us. Unfortunately she is away on the day we required. However she did not just say...More

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Dear SueJim126: There are so many things to see and do in the Bay Area that it's flattering that you would include Chinatown in your itinerary. I was happy to recommend the best of Chinatown to you both.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Linda Lee brought to our family tour energy, humor, and a highly personal perspective. She knew our names, welcomed us to her neighborhood, and shared stories of Chinatown's influence on San Francisco's history and future. The experience was exactly what I hoped. It was a...More

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Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Dear Reviewer: Thank you so much for your positive review of your tour. The tour is a historical and cultural tour, and not a food tour, as we have a food tour that departs on Saturdays at 2pm. On that tour, we stop off at...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Linda Lee showed my husband and me San Francisco's Chinatown from a knowledgeable, funny, story-telling perspective. She was born in Chinatown and grew up there. She has been perfecting her tour for 30 years! Our group was small---3, and what fun we had! This was...More

Thank Emily2453
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Dear Emily2453: After reading your wonderful review, I look like the Cheshire Cat! I'm thrilled to have been a memorable part of your visit to San Francisco.

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Party of four with two small kids (7 and 9 yrs) went on the walking tour of Chinatown. Linda is an excellent guide and she explained the living conditions, history and even took us into one of the temples. The kids were amazed and surprisingly...More

Thank Travis B
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Dear Travis B: Your two children were amazingly respectful and engaged, so it was easy to relate to them. One day, I will get to Buford Highway and try Atlanta's Asian restaurants. Thanks for your positive feedback and I hope you all took home great...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

Mhairi and I wanted to say a huge thank you for your fabulous walking tour and your great company over lunch. We have just stopped for a quick beer and we both agreed that in all our years of traveling, your tour was one of...More

Thank safc1977
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Dear safc1977: Your note was very flattering, but it is I who should thank you about reminding me how many important inventions came from Scotland, your country. We are familiar with the telephone, penicillin, and insulin, but what about Sherlock Holmes, Peter Pan, and James...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Linda Lee a chinatown native and tour guide for 30 plus years gave our small group a fun, informative and lively tour. She easily engaged two seniors, a mom, a 9 yr old and two teens! Not an easy feat. She was prepared with so...More

Thank Deborah C
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

Dear Deborah C: It's easy to take visitors with a ride range of ages when Chinatown is a thriving community of stores, restaurants, institutions, and residents. Thank you for your positive and detailed review of your experiences on our tour.

Reviewed 3 February 2017

San Francisco can be overwhelming, so you have to narrow things down when only having 2 1/2 days coming in from the east coast. A friend said I would not be disappointed with Linda Lee's tour, and he was correct. Linda is welcoming, gracious, knowledgeable...More

Thank RayBoas
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Dear RayBoas: I learned about Photonics, but I couldn't for the life of me explain it to someone else. Here is what I looked up: Photonics is an area of study that involves the use of radiant energy, such as light, whose fundamental element is...More

Reviewed 13 January 2017

Our walking tour with Linda Lee in Chinatown was informative and fun. We'd recommend it to everyone and include the dim sum lunch option.

Thank shelleybanner
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Hi Shelleybanner: Thank you for posting your positive review of your experience in Chinatown. I'm glad you also enjoyed the luncheon. Please visit again!

Reviewed 2 January 2017

The four kids ages 9 - 14 got so much more out of is that we five adults could have imagined. The highlight of the kids entire San Francisco visit was the tea tasting (which tied in their opinion with The Lion King). They went...More

Thank SWH166
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

It's not easy to impress four kids ages 9-14, but Jim Adams is an exceptional tour guide and your positive review supports his great tours. Thanks for the detailed descriptions of what your party found so memorable: the tea tasting, Chinatown's history, the temple, and...More

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lyd_lopez
7 August 2017|
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Response from Angela B | Reviewed this property |
I think they would be welcome but I'm not sure if it would hold their attention. Our tour guide was very kid friendly so that was a plus. Hope that helps!:-)
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lorileblanc124
6 February 2016|
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Response from Linda L | Property representative |
Hello, lorileblanc: I'm sorry I didn't respond earlier. Trip Advisor did not send me this inquiry at the time you made it. The tours leave daily at 10am, lasting 2 hours or 3 hours if you add the luncheon. Included on... More
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VirginiaLibrarian
27 December 2015|
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Response from Linda L | Property representative |
The Chinatown and Gold Rush Tour is for private groups of 20 or more. The program is designed to visit two neighborhoods, Chinatown and North Beach for conventioneers and school groups who have a limited amount of time. If... More
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