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Oriental Pearl Restaurant

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760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
+1 415-433-1817
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Westbury, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I generally don't dine anyplace twice when in a city for only a short period, but made an exception for Oriental Pearl--it was that good! The second-floor dining room is spacious and quiet, away from the bustle of Chinatown below. Service was attentive and very helpful; our servers asked our preferences and made suggestions about dishes we might particularly want... More 

Thank Mary L
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was surprised at the the high prices and low quality of the food. It was also surprising that Marriott Marquis recommended them. We went to Chinatown expecting a traditional, reasonably priced meal and a more local ambience/experience. This restaurant was a tourist trap. I ordered Mongolian Beef, my friends ordered a Ginger and Scallion Beef, and Mixed Vegetable Deluxe... More 

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175 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure how this made it to the top of the yelp dim sum list in Chinatown, but it clearly is not the best. It's just OK. But once you see the price tag, it drops a few notches. It's really pricey - Especially for dim sum. With all the different options available in Chinatown, you can skip this place,... More 

Thank Toro9
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in this restaurant one year ago and were satisfied so much with peking duck. This year we came back again specially for the duck! Would recommend this place.

Thank Olga M
McLean, Virginia
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at the Oriental Pearl in Chinatown San Francisco in February 2017. You climb stairs to the restaurant and the setting is comfortable and quiet. The menu is full of many options and I do not believe anyone will not find something that they would like to eat. We ordered two entrees with rice, tea and water. We... More 

Thank Michael B
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of 6 and we got to China Town in time for the lunch specials which were filling and very delicious. We punched in the best Chinese restaurant in china town into the phone whilst standing in the street in China town and believe it or not we were just around the corner from the Oriental Pearl... More 

Thank Steve B
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Location: Right off of Grant. It's up a flight of carpeted stairs to the right (there's also an elevator). It looks like a hole in the wall but trust me it was anything but! The Service: Everyone was suoer friendly! The manager was kind enough to take my dying phone and charger and plug it in behind the bar.... More 

Thank Safady
Rochester, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Originally when we visited this place it was not easy to find the restaurant but now I make sure we go there every time we visit this town. Just as you walk in you are instantly in a different country. The host keeps announcing names and calls out whatever said in Chinese and Finally they get to you. Food all... More 

Thank M E
New Jersey
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189 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I have been to SF many, many times and have been to countless restaurants. We consistently return to the Oriental Pearl, however, because honestly it is terrific. It doesnt look like much on the outside, but inside is very nice. Compared to the "tourist trap" Chinatown restaurants, the food here is fantastic. The service is very friendly too. I will... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

So impressed that he has given us such great recommendations for a gluten free meal! I can't believe that there was no wait! This place smells delicious! I suppose if I dislike the food I will amend my review, otherwise assume it was as amazing as I predict it will be !

Thank Hillary l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$15
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94108-1808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-433-1817

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.
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