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Great Eastern Restaurant

649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
+1 415-986-2500
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“dim sum” (181 reviews)
“dumplings” (35 reviews)
“roast duck” (13 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a very nice dinner here. We walked from the Fairmont, so we had our fill of hills, both up and down, but were recommended this restaurant. The fried shrimp dumplings were excellent, as was the hot and sour soup and the wonton soup...More

Thank zzzzdoc1
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I had dinner at Great Eastern (based on a recommendation appearing in a guide book). This is a LARGE restaurant, but when we sat down at around 5:00 pm on a weekday (being jet lagged after getting off of a plane) only...More

Thank Psychologyguy
Reviewed 3 days ago

I visited this place wth more than 25 folks who attended an art workshop. We were seated at three tables and shared an enromous and delicious array of Chinese food. It was actually rather mind boggling. Minus the beverages for which we paid individually, our...More

Thank Decoamie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for my family whenever we visit San Francisco, and I recommend it strongly! The place is always completely full--it's clearly a Chinese family hot spot which I love--so expect a wait. The atmosphere is loud and a little chaotic, but the...More

Thank Joshua G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seen one of the reviews that Obama ate here before and so we went ahead to visit this restaurant. The fish was not fresh. The beans were overcooked. Services can't comment because it's the services of the mainlanders and we can't compare those anywhere. Prices...More

Thank 2cassandrat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was born and raised here but now live in Tn. We brought friends with us on the trip I have usually ate at the Far East on Grant, but over the last 30 years the quality of the food has declined as has the...More

Thank oldguard1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

President Obama has collected ' take away ' from here which I think is about the most interesting thing I can say about this restaurant! The restaurant is large and uninviting, the waiters are scruffy and sullen, also I am afraid the food is very...More

Thank Tamedscot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Concierge at our hotel recommended Great Eastern for Dim Sum. There are no Dim Sum carts...you order from a Dim Sum menu. Dim Sum was average to poor. Service was confused. Only after we asked when one item we ordered was not delivered were...More

Thank BtonNaples
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is important to point out that what this place is known for is the Dim Sum and not the dinner which I had. It is also important to point out that 2 doors down there there is the best Peking Duck I have had...More

Thank natan a
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Very positive experience. Order your dim sum in advance, it arrives steaming hot and fresh. Delicious...Clean bathrooms. Well staffed.

Thank daroldmark
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 649 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133-5009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-986-2500
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