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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 34th 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.
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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 21 August 2016

My tour of San Francisco Chinatown was incredible! Linda Lee is a great tour guide! We visited the fortune cookie factory, went to some interesting Chinese grocery stores (they sell live frogs and turtles). We also visited a temple and afterwards we enjoyed a 10...More

Thank Nicholle L
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Hi Nicholle: Something is always going on in Chinatown and you were fortunate to have visited during a music festival. Thank you for your positive review and I hope you'll make a return visit. Good luck with the Chinese ointment, too.

Reviewed 21 August 2016

Having visited San Francisco several times between us, my partner and I were eager to know more about an area of the city we had passed through but never informed ourselves about. Linda was an excellent and efficient tour guide. Her wit and humour combined...More

Thank BGPMcM
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Awesome tour! Awesome guide! We took this tour with Linda on a Sunday morning, and really did not know what to expect. Party of 4: two adults and two teens (15 & 11). All of which had tremendous time. The content was interesting to all...More

Thank Me-Like-World
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

Dear Me-Like-World: The best compliment in the world is to be called awesome by teenagers! Thanks for your positive comments and I hope your family returns to visit our magnificent city again.

Reviewed 8 August 2016

What a great way to explore Chinatown. Alan was a friendly, interesting and informative tour guide. Teens and younger kids might be tuning out a bit as some of the explanations are detailed, but there's nothing like a fresh fortune cookie to bring them back...More

Thank efsilverman
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Thank you for your positive comments about Alan. Getting a friendly, interesting, and informative tour guide is what we strive for when we give tours of Chinatown.

Reviewed 30 July 2016

Our family of four participated in a walking tour of Chinatown with Linda Lee on our last day of our trip to SF. Kids, 15 and 11, loved it - Linda makes it fun and interesting. She tells the history through anecdotes and brings it...More

Thank docinden
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Dear Docinden: It's always a compliment to receive a five star review of us, but it's awesome to know that your kids loved the tour too! I also appreciate that your family enjoyed the dim sum meal. At every luncheon, we make an effort to...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We participated in this tour with our 16 year old son, and guess what? We, including our son, had a great time. Linda Lee was funny, knowledgeable, engaging, entertaining, and by the end of the tour I felt like she was a family friend. We...More

1  Thank VCinNOLA
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Dear VCinNOLA: What I appreciate so much about this review is that not only did the three of you enjoy the tour, you enjoyed what I enjoy about each and every tour that I conduct: Sitting down in a QUIET restaurant so that we can...More

Reviewed 20 July 2016

My friend and I found Linda Lee to be very knowledgeable about Chinatown. She is a native and had interesting anecdotes with specific examples of a true Chinese experience. There is an optional dim sum lunch which was good. San Francisco is bustling with people...More

Thank Saavytraveler44
Linda L, Owner at All About Chinatown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Dear Saavy Traveler: Thank you so much for your detailed response about your tour experience. I especially appreciate your advice about uneven sidewalks and hills on the tour. The walk is leisurely, mostly flat, with stops along the way to visit different sites. Throughout the...More

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We did not have the normal guide on our tour due to a family emergency. Our guide was knowledgeable. Our group of 10 worked our way through Chinatown learning it's rich history as well as details about how people live in Chinatown today. We visited...More

Thank Aimee E
Reviewed 23 June 2016

My wife and I have often visited Chinatown, but this was the first time we took a tour. The All About Chinatown Tour was great, and our guide was informative and a pleasure to be around. We visited little shops on tiny allies - places...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 9 June 2016

From start to finish, this was an incredible experience. Linda is an extraordinarily dynamic tour guide that kept the entire group engaged throughout--no small feat considering that half of the group consisted of 7th & 8th grade girl scouts! There was loads of interesting historical...More

Thank Nick M
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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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!:-)
6 February 2016|
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
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